How to Wear Fashion Accessories for Older Women

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How to Wear Fashion Accessories for Older Women
Wear Fashion Accessories for Older Women

Women today are more fashion conscious than ever before. This includes women in their 40s, 50s, 60s and up. The fashion industry seems to focus on youth with styles and trends. However, older women should not shy away from the latest trends, but rather use accessories to find your own style at any age.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Take a good look in the mirror. Look for your good features and your "not so good" features. You are going to want to use accessories you have or purchase accessories to downplay your less attractive features and draw attention to your good features.

  2. 2

    Use trendy or stylish jewelry such as earrings, bracelets, necklaces and even watches to put the stylish edge on a classic outfit. Leave the trendy outfits for much younger women and focus on the use of accessories. Metallic jewelry in silver, bronze or copper adds a glow to an older woman's skin and facial tones.

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    Wear fashionable necklaces at the round part of your neck or throat if you have loose skin in this area. Wear necklaces that have a little sparkle to them or colored beads with a chunky cut to them. A beautiful silk scarf wrapped loosely around the neck also adds a punch of color to a classic outfit. Even wear a higher neck collar or turtleneck with a longer necklace in a trendy style.

  4. 4

    Spend your money on purses and shoes that are in style to compliment your classic outfits. Shoes and handbags can really age a woman, so keep these current. Of course, keep it age-appropriate as well. Boots that come up over the knees just don't look tasteful on a 60-year-old woman.

  5. 5

    Purchase coats in classic styles that compliment your size as well as your age. Scarves, again, will put that touch of style on your coat or outerwear.

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    Update your hairstyle to something more fresh and stylish. If you've had the same hair style for 20 years, it's time for a new do. Again, the new style should suit a mature woman and not try to look like a teenager. Your hairstyle really accessorizes your look, so keep it updated by trying a new style, cut or color.

  7. 7

    Schedule a consultation with your makeup stylist or at your local department store. There are many new makeup techniques for mature or older women to use to accessorize their best features and downplay less attractive ones.

Tips and warnings

  • Update your undergarments. Be realistic if something needs to be sucked in or lifted up, but use the appropriate undergarments to make this happen. You will feel better, look better and your accessories will be what people notice.
  • Don't try to dress like your daughter or granddaughter.

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