Cullman Senior Magazine Summer 2019 - Page 29

How to Be Fashionable After 60 Parish Fitts and Francis Anderson are dressed up fashionably for the annual Senior Christmas Party. Let’s face it, when it comes to fashion for those over 60, formal wear is not as difficult to find as casual wear. For the simple reason that formal wear such as evening gowns and tuxedos have a timeless appeal, and always look elegant and graceful on men and women of all ages. But when it comes to casual wear always aimed at youth, it can seem almost impos- sible to choose clothes for those who are 60-plus. For day-to-day wear, senior women can go for outfits like denim jeans in boot cut, paired with bright-colored t-shirts. When choosing jeans, make sure the denim material is a bit stretchable so that it fits the body. You can even pair your regular pants with denim jackets, however, experts say avoid wearing both denim jeans and denim jacket to- gether. Another casual option is skirts in straight cuts which are of mid-calf length. They can be paired with colorful loose blouses for a cool look. Also, the choice of clothes should solely depend upon your body shape. For exam- ple, women with slim and shapely legs can opt for trou- ser suits. Shirt dresses and wrap dresses are options for women who want to flaunt shapely arms and legs. If your waist is small, you can highlight it by wearing long skirts. Also, covering your neck by wearing dresses with an appropriate neckline styles such as V-necks or turtlenecks may be an ideal option. For footwear, one can go for heeled or flats, which look comfortable and stylish. Sources for this article include: sixtyandme.com; senioradvisor.com; the Today show; and local seniors. CULLMAN COUNTY SENIOR MAGAZINE SUMMER 2019 | 29