What Are Some Tips for Buying Clothing for Women Over 50?


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Some tips for buying clothing for women over 50 include purchasing undergarments that fit and flatter, showing off shapely arms and shoulders, and keeping jewelry or hair accessories to a minimum. Some other tips include buying comfortable but stylish shoes and staying away from poorly cut jeans and pants.

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Women should get measured each year for undergarments to ensure the best possible fit, especially for bras. Women's bra sizes change a few times over the years, but wearing the right size give breasts a flattering appearance. When the undergarments fit properly, the look of the clothes worn is maximized as well. Some foundation garments help even further by smoothing stomachs and legs, and many are functional pieces that are simple to use.

For women over 50, age-appropriate clothes are typically modest, although shapely attributes are easily emphasized. Scoop necks and V-necks are more flattering than other plunging necklines for allowing an appropriate amount of cleavage. Skirts and dresses hit just at or below the knee and are cut away from the body. Flat front jeans with a slightly lower rise are more stylish than "mom" jeans, but they also provide appropriate coverage. Comfortable shoes do not have to be orthopedic or chunky and can include tennis shoes and dress shoes.

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