Cullman Senior Magazine Summer 2019 - Page 31

the shears. Fundamentally, the function of a tai- lored fit is to make your body look good. Keeping your adjustments up to date can be important if your body is changing in weight or proportion, which isn’t unusu- al in older men. Stay on top of your sizes — if something’s starting to pinch or to sag, get it in to the tailor. It’s good advice for any man. But it can matter a lot for older men. There’s some deep cultural conditioning that thinks of an old man in an ill-fitting suit as “sad,” “poor,” “lonely,” and lots of other nega- tive things that probably aren’t true. It’s just the impression that’s out there. Stay on top of your tailoring needs, and dodge it. Fashion Tips for Women Over 60: Wear Denim Straight leg or wide leg jeans look fabulous on older women. A trouser cut or boot cut jean can draw attention away from the midsection. A jean with 2 percent or more of spandex/lycro content with stretch to fit and control problem areas. Use Lots of Color If you have a darker skin tone, you can wear almost any vibrant color. If you have fair skin and are nervous about bright colors, start with your eye colors. Try Prints & Textures Show personality in animal prints, florals and bold textures. Channel the master of prints and textures. Define Your Go-To Style When it comes to signature style, repeating a look isn’t just acceptable, it’s encouraged. Once you find a style that you look and feel great in, go ahead and buy one in every color. CULLMAN COUNTY SENIOR MAGAZINE SUMMER 2019 | 31