How to Dress for Your Age – the 50’s

50’s:   The Teacher / Sage

To dress for your age in your 50’s, consider your lifestyle.  In your 50’s you may be experiencing any of the following:

  • Downshifting career
  • Working less hours
  • Mentoring
  • Travelling
  • Golfing, skiing, etc.
  • Relaxing
  • Listening
  • Enjoying, appreciating

You’re achieving the heights of your career.  Your family is grown.  It’s time for ‘me’.  You are probably looking for ways to ease your workload and spend time in fun activities.   You are now more at peace within yourself, and you bring that sense of calm to all of your activities.  Your exercise program may need to be escalated, as you’ll probably be experiencing hormonal changes.  You may also feel compelled to eat healthier.


Style suggestions:


To dress for your age in your 50’s, you’ve already proven yourself, so your style is authentic, easy, and credible.  Dressing for your body type is becoming more important.  Pay attention to your weight distribution.  If you have curves in your bust, have shaping lines under the bust and lengthen your waist.  If you have a fuller waist, generally avoid detail in this area.  Alternatively, a wide belt can help diminish a wide waist.  Look for jeans and pants with a higher waist.  If you have curves in your hips, wear flowing skirts and soft draping fabrics in this area.  Trousers with stretch can help.  Wear colours that suit you.

Caution:  Don’t dress cheap and old.  Keep an edgy style!


Karen Brunger is an image trainer and consultant.

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1 Comment

  1. Essence on August 4, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Smack-dab what I was looking for-ty!

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