How to dress in your sixties: our top tips

The festive season is the perfect time to put on your glad rags and make the most of those flurry of party invitations.

And when it comes to which outfit you choose to celebrate in style, remember – it’s all about attitude not age.

This is an exciting and liberating time for women in their sixties.

For many, family duties and demands are beginning to ease a little, so make the most of it!

If you’ve never discovered your ‘signature style’, now’s the time. We think it’s time to start indulging in a little bit of what you fancy – so why not start with your wardrobe?

Dressing to flatter your body and express your personal style can make you feel young and confident, whatever your age.

Too old for trends? Never! One thing style in your sixties should never be is boring! Who’s to say you shouldn’t enjoy experimenting? It’s all about making it work for you, your body and your personal style.

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Read on for you top tips on…how to dress in your sixties

Put a new spin on the classics

You’ll of course have heard that “every woman should own a crisp white shirt” a few hundred times over the years. Well, we agree. But that doesn’t mean you can’t put your own stamp on it… Look out for embellished collars, ruffles or super over-sized sleeves for a fashion-forward spin.

Accessorise, accessorise, accessorise

If you prefer to keep things simple with your clothing, then amping things up with your accessories is a must. This season it’s all about statement earrings, and we at the Woman&Home fashion team can’t get enough. From playful pom-poms to long dangly tassels or colourful jewelling, get yourself a collection of bold earrings that even Pat Butcher would be jealous of.

Say yes to jeans

Think you’re too old for jeans? Pah! There isn’t such a thing. The only thing that will make you look old is out-dated denim. Stay on top of the key shapes and must-have styles for each season. Department stores such as Selfridges have their own dedicated denim studios which will be able to provide the best guidance on the style and shape that best suits you.

Treat yourself

You’ve spent years looking after everyone else, so it’s time to re-invest in you. A cashmere knit will keep you in the comfort to which you should become accustomed. Plus with the correct care, you can re-wear this for seasons to come.

Swap a style that no longer works for something similar

If pleats feel frumpy but pencil skirts are too clingy, meet your new best friend: the wrap skirt. Combining classic style with a dose of on-trend tailoring, it will go with anything and take you anywhere. Opt for a pair of patterned tights to add an extra dimension to your look.

Choose practical and pretty footwear

Love wearing heels but don’t love the idea of sore feet at the end of the night? Then why not choose a heel style with a t-bar and ankle strap to provide extra support while still looking fashion-forward. Similarly, you can amp up your weekend footwear with some shiny trainers that are not only easy-on-the-eye but super comfy too. What’s not to love?