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What to Wear for over 50s Women

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What to Wear for over 50s Women

Finding Your Style Blueprint and Avoiding A Blue Rinse - An Elegant Option for the over 50s!...

Who is really catering for the 50+ woman? Are you all struggling to find relevant advice? As personal stylists our main concern is how to offer styling advice to women at different times in their lives. Often fashion and style advice only seems appropriate to specific ages and we're always conscious that style advice need to be redefined within different age groups, what might be great advice to one age group of women is not relative to another age group.

NHJ Style offers personal stylist services to all age groups. However the woman hitting 50 these days is vastly different to the woman hitting 50 say 10 years ago - you really are 10 years younger in your attitude and how you like to dress.

Let's focus on some style advice that should be a style blue print to help your styling needs to wear flattering and chic outfits and avoid any fashion faux pas.

The NHJ Style glamour guide to ageless style:

  • The correct underpinnings are essential. Invest in a bra fitting and consider shapewear options to help you feel confident in your clothes.Your posture will also improve as a result!
  • Good fit and cut is essential in a garment especially a jacket and trouser.
  • Classic fits need to be considered to accommodate certain body shapes. Some women prefer a looser cut, nothing clingy or uncomfortable around the tummy area, bottom, bust and thighs, particularly as your shape may change a bit before, during and after the menopause.
  • Fall back in love with black - all over colours, patterns and prints can often overwhelm your body and overpower you. Black is a good neutral when strong colours may suddenly seem brash against the skin tone and therefore a need to go back to neutrals may take hold. Grey, beige and white offer the same chic fresh look.
  • Team your neutrals with darker tones of colours such as khakis, French navy, dark pinks. Darker tones have more depth than paler colours. Older skin need illuminating and because of this many of you will opt for softer colours thinking this might work well against your face but the overall effect is to lose an element of sharpness. Hair colour and make-up have a more important role in illuminating your skin.
  • Learn to accessorise in colour to soften your classic look and add a current trend element to it. A ceramic bangle in a deep pink or orange will suggest simplicity and elegance.
  • Less is more - really zone in on your key essentials and invest in quality over quantity.
  • If your body shape changes then re-evaluate what clothes suit your shape. Don't think in terms of the classic body shape types; focus on using your eye to see what flatters. Flaunt your best feature.
  • Aim for a classic chic look that suits you rather than looks that are on trend or stylish, so that you look great for your age and don't have that ‘mutton dressed as lamb' feeling. But don't ignore fashion trends; pick out accessories, scarves and bags that update a look.
  • Every item should be about quality and this should also be considered when choosing your accessories. Avoid only wearing fine jewellery as this can look dated; choose statement pieces which are versatile across all your looks.
  • Footwear can either make or break an outfit! Ensure that you choose your shoes carefully, even when comfort is a factor.
  • Make sure your outfits still project your personality, as this can sometimes get forgotten along the way.
  • You do still need to ensure that you aim for current classic as opposed to dated classic and so an experienced personal stylist will help you to travel through your style journey successfully.

At NHJ Style we believe that you can look amazing at any age, and the right clothes will ensure that not only will you look fantastic but you will also feel fantastic.

Our personal styling services are tailored to your age, budget and lifestyle and we always match you up with a personal stylist you can relate to.

To book a wardrobe makeover, personal shopping service or a complete makeover to ensure you look the best you possibly can call 0845 430 9388 or email us.

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I found out that the clothes I was always buying did not create a good image for my shape or age. If only I had invested in a personal stylist years ago!

It really was time to get my wardrobe into shape. My personal stylist knew what worked on me and what didn't. The advice was invaluable and now I have an outfit for every occasion!

The whole experience has changed my perspective about me and my life and my clothes. I feel so much more confident and I can't thank you enough.

She knew exactly what would suit me. I tried on outfits I would never have thought of. It was fantastic to go shopping with a true expert.

Every time I go out I feel brilliant and it's so easy to dress now. I have had so many compliments which has really boosted my self-esteem.

I now know what to wear and when which is so helpful having just had a baby. My body shape has changed but I now know I can still look good. My husband is very happy too!

She's done things to my eyes that remind me of pictures taken 25 years ago!!! I would recommend the make-up masterclass to anyone. The advice is truly fantastic.

Every experience was over and above my expectations and something I will cherish for a very long time. I can't thank the whole team enough - my personal stylist, my make-up artist and my hair stylist were fantastic, and the organisation of the services were flawless.

It's the little changes that make all the difference, and you've raised her self-appreciation and confidence, great work. It's the best Christmas present I have ever bought my wife.

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