10 Fashion and Beauty Tips for Women over 60

By on November 28, 2014






Women over sixty get challenged by the modern popular culture that praises youth. But, with these guidelines a woman over sixty will learn how to use the benefit of her age and charm to look great and sophisticated.

  1. Find your personal style.

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Being in your sixties means only one thing: it is time for you to get your personal signature style that distinguishes you from hundreds of other women your age. Style is made of your hair, your makeup, your accessories, the way you wear those pants that everyone else has, your posture and the way you walk. Write down a list of qualities and features that makes you YOU and follow the guidelines that you created personally for yourself.

  1. Accept the way your body is changing.

Diane Keaton

Diane Keaton

Contrary to popular belief, there is no contradiction between accepting your body and looking good for others. You body does change, and it probably has changed a lot since you were forty or fifty, but this process is natural and there is no embarrassment in being a sophisticated woman of age. Learn to love yourself, as once you do that, others will find you attractive as well. Accepting your body is an essential part of looking your best after sixty.

  1. Be confident.

Jane Seymour

Jane Seymour

Confidence is the most beautiful thing you can wear. In most part it is your attitude that matters the most, although what you wear plays key role in building your confidence and self-esteem.

  1. Challenge stereotypes.

Susan Sarandon

Susan Sarandon

Live life with passion. Find new hobbies and interests. You have lived six vibrant decades, so you earned the right to do anything you want to your body that makes you feel good. 68-year-old Susan Sarandon says that she enjoys aging gracefully. Even though she has not had plastic surgery, she does not disapprove of women who have. In her opinion it’s an aesthetic choice for each person individually.

  1. Get a tailor.

Susan Sullivan

Susan Sullivan

It would be efficient to buy clothes at thrift shop or during sales season and have them tailored for you. These include a dress, a pair of pants, a top and a jacket or a cardigan to cover your arms and shoulders when needed. The key is to get these items tailored perfectly, as then there is no limit to the number of marvelous outfits that you can construct with the right accessories and trendy items. If you think tailoring is too expensive, think about all the money that you waste on belts to hold up your poorly fitting pants, shirts you never used, and other items that just take up space in your closet; then suddenly tailoring seems like a bargain. The other alternative is to recall those sewing classes you probably had in school.

  1. Follow trends.

Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren

Of course, I do not mean you should actively buy all the fashion magazines and dress like models in them. The rule here is to not wear outdated items that you had when you were 30-40-50. Those were in style years ago and will not flatter anyone, especially women in their sixties.

  1. Design your core wardrobe.

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The foundation for the wardrobe after sixty should be a set of four perfectly fitting clothing basics. Your must-haves are a dress, a pair of fitted pants, a shirt and a jacket. When fitted perfectly, you can mix and match them with trendy accessories and items.

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  1. Create your personalized beauty routines.

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Take care of your hair and you face. Moisturizer and sunscreen are two fundamentals you need to start using on a regular basis, as your skin gets more sensitive and dry. In addition, after sixty you might want change the way you used to put on makeup. Use softer and lighter colors, like beige, soft pink, rosy brown and skip the eyeliner. You might choose to stop dying your hair and go for a good layered hairstyle that will frame softly your face instead. Always wear sunglasses and a hat outside.

  1. Get good shoes.

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You earned the right to wear comfortable. Comfortable shoes mean a lot for our mood and the way we walk and feel.

  1. Get encouragement.

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep

There are plenty of blogs for women over sixty, they will help you understand that age is just a number and you can stay stylish and hip at any age. Get as well inspired by celebrities that are walking into their 60’s with grace and dignity.

Women over sixty are special. They have the right to be and at the same time, they are realistic expecting people to speak honestly. This is certainly true about fashion and beauty. So, if you want to look your best in your 60s, just be real, truthful and love yourself.
(all images sourced via pinterest)





12 Comments

  1. Diane

    November 12, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    LOVE the shoes you included in this post! Can’t quite make out the brand or website. Could you tell me?

    • web admin

      web admin

      November 13, 2016 at 11:02 am

      Thank you for sharing your comment. Feel free to look them up over time, and maybe you will find some shoes that fit your personal style. There are many options available and you are certain to find something that you love. Have a great day, Diane!

  2. Diane

    November 12, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    LOVE the shoes you included … can’t quite make out the website. Can you tell me where I can find them online?

    • web admin

      web admin

      November 13, 2016 at 11:02 am

      Thank you for sharing your comment. Feel free to look them up over time, and maybe you will find some shoes that fit your personal style. There are many options available and you are certain to find something that you love. Have a great day, Diane!

  3. Wendy Willis

    September 8, 2016 at 2:53 am

    I need a dress with a “wow” factor for my 70th birthday lunch. I am 5ft 2″, size 10/12 and weigh 9st. Budget limit of £130. Any bright ideas please…..

    • web admin

      web admin

      September 8, 2016 at 9:28 am

      I am not sure which dress would work best–it really depends on your personal style. Perhaps some of our other readers may have a good idea? Good luck, Wendy Willis!

  4. Janice

    April 15, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Thank you for this timely reminder as I am currently having very hard time accepting the fact I’m having to sew and buy bigger sizes. Once you get over the shock and start analysing how you need to dress the different shape it becomes manageable and I look and feel bett

    • web admin

      web admin

      April 16, 2016 at 3:33 pm

      I agree. It seems silly to live life always hoping to be a smaller size and waiting for it to happen. I think it is much better to embrace the way you look, dress the best for your size and enjoy your life. It sounds like you have adopted a very good attitude toward life, Janice. 🙂 Thanks for commenting!

  5. Roxanne

    January 3, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    Our bodies are changing? That is correct. So why is every woman featured in this article thin? We need to see real women over 60. I am 5’3 and weigh 148…overweight? Yes, but I still tend to dress stylish. I love Chicos but their models are all 5’11” and 120 pds. Let’s get real.

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 17, 2016 at 1:13 pm

      I totally feel your pain about this. It is not just the over 60 group that is affected–every woman has to deal with this problem. The main issue is that Hollywood has a tendency to only use super thin, young looking actresses. If you look at pictures of women over 60 like Jane Fonda (who is in her late 70s), these actresses look like they are in their 40s instead of being a decade past retirement age. Due to this, it is really difficult to find images of over 60 celebrities for the website that actually look like they are over 60 and have a more normal figure. It would be really nice if celebrities actually looked like normal people, but it does not look like that is happening any time soon. Thanks for commenting, Roxanne!

  6. Lyn Odegaard

    December 1, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    helped me with fashion sense for women over 60

    • web admin

      web admin

      April 14, 2015 at 10:40 pm

      That is an excellent question that deserves more than just a comment response. You should check out some of the different articles that we have on the site to get a more thorough answer.

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