Make sure each garment fits
- Don’t get hung up on size – fit is more important.
- Not too tight, not baggy.
- Make friends with a tailor and have clothing altered.
- Wear a properly-fitted bra. Gravity is not our friend.
Pair classics with trendy items
- Invest in basics – suits, dresses, jackets, skirts, trousers. Pick classic styles that stay in fashion.
- Express trends through accessories – an easy way to freshen any look.
- Get rid of outdated clothes and mom jeans.
- Athletic wear is for athletic activities. Period.
Be bold with colour and patterns
- Don’t wear black near the face – it’s too harsh.
- Don’t wear monochromatic pastels. Choose an anchor piece in pastel and pair with solids, prints or neutrals.
- When mixing patterns, scale is critical. Pair small patterns with large-scale ones.
- Understated is better, so avoid too many sequins and sparkles.
Avoid these fashion no-nos for mature women
- Holiday and theme sweaters and souvenir tops.
- Short shorts and rompers.
- Cargo pants or shorts.
Tips for hair and make up
- Change your hairstyle. It’s ok. Hair grows.
- Avoid pearl or frosted eyeshadow, which can emphasize wrinkles. Use matte instead.
- Pick one feature to highlight at a time – a bold lip or dramatic eyes, not both.