The passage of time does not distinguish a man’s fashion and style; your personality accomplishes them. Take a hint from these extraordinary seniors and uncover the style that suits your taste or your loved one best!
The trend is barely for the young or young adults; there are bunches of fashions for seniors that enable boomers to embrace their bodies and personalities without having to dress and look like stereotypical geriatric people.
Fashions for elders aren’t completely about reproducing younger people’s fashions for an older crowd; rather, they’re about seniors embracing their unique personalities and sense of style, be it classic, contemporary, or whimsical.
, The saying is, “You’re only as old as you feel,” so if you still feel like rocking fresh kicks, donning a pimp suit or tie, or turning heads with a vibrant floral dress, why not do it? Yeah! Oldsters these days are physically and mentally healthier than seniors of any previous generation, so it only makes sense that they’d want to be fashionable for as long as possible, so far as fashion moves alongside modernism.
Seniors Dress in Tough Times
Dressing stylishly gets tougher as people grow older, but it is certainly not impossible that they go without fashion. Fashion for the more advanced woman is much more limited due to demand—we have competing interests for our time and money, and we already have established wardrobes. However, I have some suggestions for finding clothes that reflect your personality and style choices…
Seniors Shopping Tips
There are fewer shopping rules about what to wear and where to shop than previously, so don’t limit yourself to any store type or demographic. There could be some great stuff in store aimed at a younger demographic, and you’re completely bypassing it. I’d avoid the junior market, which is aimed at teenagers, but anything that is targeted at adults 25 and older is fair game. There’s no reason why you can’t wear a pair of jeans or a leather jacket if it suits your personality and lifestyle.
There are also lots of options to get fantastic, reasonably priced accessories that look great from everywhere from art and craft markets to boutiques to Etsy and Amazon. If you live somewhere where there are limited clothing options, shopping online can be useful for many smaller designers who don’t have the distribution channels to turn up in a store local to you as well as larger retailers that can deliver clothing and accessories direct to your home.
What You Should Not Expect
When you shop online, the key is to remove any expectation that all the items you purchase are going to work for you. Don’t feel like it’s a failure on your part at all if the colors aren’t what you expected or the cut of the garment isn’t right for your body. You have to treat the clothes as if you were just trying them on in a store. Some will work, but the majority will be sent back.
You’ll need to spend some time getting to know the different stores, the types of fabrics they typically use, and how they size their clothing. It’s worthwhile reading through the return policies and considering the shipping costs in your budget. As you become more familiar with brands, you’ll learn which stores tend to design clothes that fit your body and the fabric types that you enjoy wearing. In this video, Jill Chivers of Shop Your Wardrobe and I discuss some shopping strategies and techniques that you can use when shopping online to ensure that your experience is more productive.
Clothing manufacturers are trying to make clothes cheaply and quickly. Often, this means cutting clothes straighter rather than curvier. Don’t wear clothing that is too large. It’s common for women to get more obsessed with comfort as they get older and choose clothes that are a size too large. This will help you avoid looking frumpy and matronly.
Alterations are a perfectly valid way to tailor an item to be perfect and comfortable. It could be a bust dart, a shorter hem, taking in a seam to slim down a sleeve, or sewing a pocket closed for a sleeker hip line. Knowing your body shape, body proportion, and body variations will help you figure out which alterations are most useful for you. Being taller and out of the “average” adds an extra layer of complexity, as you can’t tailor things to make them longer very easily—I have some suggested retailers for tall women here.
Grade what you’re Buying
Lastly, don’t buy anything you aren’t super excited about. If you have any doubts, you probably won’t like the weather. Before you leave the store or rip the tags off an online purchase, rate the garment on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being perfect and 1 being crap. Don’t allow items any space in your wardrobe without being at least an 8. There is no point in filling your wardrobe with those pieces that don’t tick all your boxes.
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