Over 50 and fabulous: Fashion tips for stylish, older women

Following on from our “Over fifty and fabulous” posts, here’s a look at some beautiful fashion

See those posts here:


Invest in a few good pieces, then add accessories

Create your own capsule wardrobe of plain staples in basic neutrals, such as:

  • plain black shift dress, plain wrap dress
  • smart black or navy trousers for the work and cocktail parties
  • comfortable but elegant casual black pants for casual events and travel
  • black or navy skirt, just above the knee
  • white blouse, white or black casual long-sleeve top, white or black 3/4 sleeve top, white t-shirt, black t-shirt
  • selection of plain, coloured cardigans and jackets eg. red, navy, pink
  • elegant camel, beige, white or black coat
  • nude, white and black shapewear
  • one investment handbag and an evening clutch
  • nude, white and black shoes, including casual flats, ballet flats, heels and boots.

With a bit more money, start bringing in colourful printed tops, skirts, pants and dresses which can be mixed-and-matched with the capsule items, then play with shoes, hats, scarves, belts, jewellery and shoes.

See suggestions in the LUSCIOUS SHOP.



Anne Klein Printed Wrap Dress.jpgASOS Pencil Skirt With Tie Detail.jpgBLACK BLOUSE.jpgBouchra Jarrar salmon pink silk wrap dress.jpgAnne Klein Wrap Dress - black.jpgBanana Republic Gemma Wrap Dress.jpgBrooks Brothers Striped Open Cardigan.jpgCuffed Ankle Pant - Vince Camuto.jpgGivenchy Drape Front Cardigan - Red.jpgDiane von Furstenberg white Glennis wrap dress.jpgDIANE von FURSTENBERG Wrap Dress - New Julian Two.jpgCrystal Neck Blouse by Sister Jane - Topshop.jpgCC Box Pleated Pencil Skirt Natural gray.jpgDulcet Belted Cableknit Cardigan.jpgCasual Evening Whimsy Wrap Dress Red Plus Size.jpgBom Bom Islet Tiered Blouse.jpgKaliko Faux Wrap Dress Shocking Pink.jpgBB Dakota Obi Cardigan.jpgBlue Dainty Pointelle Short Sleeve Cardigan.jpgCasual Evening Whimsy Wrap Dress Purple Plus Size - Kiyonna.jpgDKNYC Plus Sleeveless Chiffon Blouse.jpgBlue-grey Viyella Petite Ottoman Pencil Skirt.jpgMango Asymmetric Wrap Dress Purple - John Lewis.jpgBCBGMAXAZRIA Top Sleeveless Silk Blouse.jpgBen Sherman - Spliced Pencil Skirt - Pencil skirt.jpgBlack Banana Republic Gemma Wrap Dress.jpgBlue Charter Club Plus Size Sweater Three-Quarter-Sleeve Cardigan.jpgGullion Silken Wings Blouse.jpgEileen Fisher Linen Open-Front Cardigan.jpgFlame Silk Stud-Sleeve Blouse With Bow Detail by White House.jpgFree People Cardigan - For Keeps Yarn.jpgFrench Connection Tie-Neck Blouse.jpgFresh Soul - Hannah Wrap Dress - Dresses.jpgGUESS by Marciano Victoria Linen Pant.jpgHattie Loose Slub Cardigan.jpgHobbs Ladder Blouse Ivory.jpgHot pink INC International Concepts Cardigan Long-Sleeve Draped Cascade.jpgJACQUARD PENCIL SKIRT skinny belt.jpgMERRELL Womens Tiffin Cardigan Accessories Mulberry.jpgJohn Lewis Viyella Tweed Pencil Skirt Cobalt.jpgMarigold Bloom Silk Blouse yellow with tie.jpgJones New York Collection Plus Size Blouse - black Sleeveless Pleated.jpgJones New York Three-Quarter Sleeved Cardigan.jpgL.K. Bennett Essie Lace Pencil Skirt Powder.jpgShort Length Button Waistband Pant - Millers.jpgLilly Pulitzer Kaitlin Cardigan.jpgMandarin Cap Sleeve Wrap Dress by MICHAEL Michael Kors.jpgMerona Womens V-Neck Sleeveless Wrap Dress - Blue Diamond.jpgMichael Stars Raw Edge Cardigan grey.jpgMillers Short Length Pull On Pant.jpgMoving On Geometric Print Blouse.jpgNavy Ink glitter wrap dress - Dorothy Perkins.jpgTopshop Long Sleeve Wrap Dress by Love.jpgTory Burch Natalie Cardigan.jpgWarehouse Zip Detail Chiffon Wrap Dress.jpgTory Burch Brigitte Blouse.jpgBlue Betty Barclay Wrap Dress.jpgOregon Road Trip Striped Cardigan In Sage.jpgNom De Plume Necktie Blouse.jpgSonia Rykiel Dress - Short Sleeve Printed Wrap Dress.jpgOpen-Front Cardigan - purple - Eileen Fisher.jpgORANGE BLOUSE.jpgViyella Pencil Skirt Berry.jpgThree Dots Faux Wrap Dress.jpgReiss Linny-tin SLIM TAILORED PANT.jpgSee by Chloe Silk Blouse in Pheonix Print.jpgSeraphine Renee Wrap Dress Black.jpgSleeveless Printed Wrap Dress - Anne Klein.jpgTed Baker Long Sleeve Wrap Dress Black.jpgWhite ASOS Blouse With Contrast Keyhole Bib.jpgViyella Embroidered Wrap Dress Amethyst.jpgASOS Wrap Dress With Belt.jpgEddie Bauer Womens Open-Stitch Drape Cardigan Sweater Sweater Wheat.jpgWarehouse Shoulder Wrap Dress Midnight.jpg10 Crosby Derek Lam Sheer Stripe Drape Front Blouse.jpgAdriana Jersey Long Sleeve Wrap Dress.jpgAdrianna Papell Belted Peplum Blouse.jpgAugust Silk Sweater Long-Sleeve Silk-Blend Cardigan.jpgBanana Republic Gemma Wrap Dress orange.jpgBlack Ivy Lace Blouse by Milly.jpgBLUE BLOUSE.jpgDVF NEW JULIAN TWO WRAP DRESS.jpgEddie Bauer Womens Knit Wrap Dress - Solid Black.jpgBURGUNDY CARDIGAN.jpgButton Detail Tailored Pant.jpgGreen August Silk Sweater Long-Sleeve Silk-Blend Cardigan.jpgCaramel Cider Cardigan.jpgJaeger Panelled Pencil Skirt Pink coral.jpgCasual Evening Whimsy Wrap Dress Blue Plus Size - Kiyonna.jpgCC Jacquard Pencil Skirt Biscuit.jpgChicos Womens Scarlet Sun Travelers Classic Rosemary Wrap Dress.jpgCotton Wrap Dress by Moschino Cheap & Chic.jpgEddie Bauer Womens Christine Cardigan Sweater Sweater Heather Azure.jpgEileen Fisher Angle Front Cardigan.jpgGrace Elements Top Three-Quarter-Sleeve Peasant Blouse.jpgGravitate Pleat Blouse black.jpgGUESS by Marciano Victoria Linen Pant AQUAMARINE.jpgLa Chaux-de-fonds Open Cardigan white.jpgJacques Vert Pencil Skirt Navy.jpgJade sleeveless wrap dress - Dorothy Perkins.jpgJessica Howard Petite Dress and Cardigan Sleeveless Printed Sheath.jpgJeunesse Edith Blouse in Navy.jpgKaliko Pencil Skirt Pink.jpgJil Sander Stretch Pique Pencil Skirt-Black.jpgMangrove Green Merona Womens V-Neck Sleeveless Wrap Dress.jpgKerchief Black Oversize Blouse.jpgMarc Jacobs CASHMERE CARDIGAN yellow.jpgKiyonna Julieanne Wrap Dress - Plum Black Womens Plus Size.jpgL.K. Bennett Essie Lace Pencil Skirt Black.jpgOrange Three Dots Elbow Sleeve Faux Wrap Dress.jpgPhase Eight Dalilah Blouse Silver.jpglabworks Womens Short-Sleeve V-Neck Wrap Dress - Navy.jpgLauren Ralph Lauren Silk Dress Pant.jpgMarc Jacobs Pencil Skirt-Blue.jpgMarl Wrap Dress by Wal G - TopShop.jpgMerona Womens Slimming Options V-Neck Wrap Dress - Black.jpgRenoir Silk Frill Blouse by Goat.jpgNic and Zoe The Perfect Pant.jpgNAVY BLOUSE.jpgNEW JULIAN TWO WRAP DRESS - Diane Von F.jpgPauline Embroidered Blouse - pale peach.jpgPetite Printed Wrap Dress - Anne Klein.jpgPink Anne Klein Long Sleeve Cascade Blouse.jpgRed Womens Flame Perfect Form Flame Pencil Skirt by White House Black.jpgReiss Esther STRAIGHT LEG TAILORED PANT.jpgVince Camuto Pleated Bib Blouse.jpgRiver Island Boxy Stripe Blouse.jpgRoberto Cavalli Floral-print silk-chiffon wrap dress.jpgsuzannah SUZ-E-TAILORED-PANT- all in ones BLACK.jpgSwathe Pink Wrap Cardigan.jpgWHITE BLOUSE.jpgTahari Pinky Blouse.jpgTahari Printed Tie-Neck Blouse.jpgTahari Two-Piece Tailored Pants Suit.jpgTory Burch Oleander Cardigan.jpgTurquoise TopShop Midi Wrap Dress by Love.jpgValentino Light Blue White Cotton Blouse.jpgYELLOW BLOUSE.jpgVince Camuto V-Neck Hi-Lo Blouse.jpgVivienne Westwood Red Label white wrap dress.jpgWhite Black High Contrast Blouse by White House Black Market.jpgSwathe Wrap Cardigan in Black.jpgWomens Auburn Cotton Sateen Pencil Skirt by White House Black Market.jpgWomens Black White Silk Tie-Front Giraffe Print Blouse by White House.jpgYour Song Bird Print Blouse.jpg




Here are some shopping suggestions for elegant women, 50 and over:

(Click on the image to see more details and to buy)






See more suggestions in the LUSCIOUS SHOP.





More suggestions in the LUSCIOUS SHOP.



See our related posts about being over fifty and fabulous:

Anjelica Huston.jpg

Over 50 and fabulous: Top women over 50

Over 50 and fabulous: Top women over 50
Ageing gracefully - Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson in somethings-gotta-give.jpg

Over 50 and fabulous: Books and movies

Over 50 and fabulous: Books and movies about living a luscious life after fifty
martha stewart photo_scott-duncan-ageing gracefully - stylish over fifty.jpg

Over 50 and fabulous: Tips for staying luscious

Over 50 and fabulous: Tips for being luscious when you are 50




You might also like:

Fashion icon Iris Apfel.jpg

Style icon: Iris Apfel

A look at some of the fashion and jewelry of style icon Iris Apfel
at the wedding - Downton Abbey costumes.jpg

Films and TV shows set in the 1900s-1940s - part 2

Films and TV shows set in the 1900s-1940s - part 2
Coco Chanel pictures - Coco Chanel - chanel biography - mylusciouslife.jpg

Style icon: Coco Chanel

Style icon: Coco Chanel

A ladylike life

Fan favourites: A ladylike life
Pictures of Jackie - Ladylike style - kennedy_jackie_onassis.jpg

Style icon: Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis

A look at the style of Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis
mylusciouslife.com - Jackie Kennedy - Mark Shaw for a cover story in LIFE 1959.jpg

The Power of Style and The Power of Glamour by Annette Tapert

Books to buy about style icons: "The Power of Style" and "The Power of Glamour" by Annette Tapert
CZ Guest by the pool in the iconic shot taken by Slim Aarons.jpg

A socialite life: CZ Guest

Style icon CZ Guest
The Last Mrs. Astor - A New York Story by Frances Kiernan.jpg

Recommended reading: Epicureans, socialites, hosts, philanthropists, and entertainers

Recommended reading: Epicureans, socialites, hosts, philanthropists, and entertainers



Follow Luscious on FacebookPinterestInstagramYouTubeGoogle+ and Twitter here.

Cheers, Natasha







What do you think of this post?
  • Truly luscious (0)
  • Fab tip - thanks! (0)
  • Oh so glamorous (0)
  • Yes please! (0)
  • I ADORE this (0)

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *