Over 45 Fashion Tips

Last Updated on January 3, 2023 by Ellen Christian

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There are no hard and fast rules about what you have to wear at what age. While these tips work for me and other women I know that are over 45, you’ll need to take the suggestions that work best for you.

Over 45 Fashion Tips

Over 45 Fashion Tips

The most important thing when thinking about over 45 fashion tips is to find your own individual style. Know what you like and what looks good on you and keep these tips in mind when you’re shopping or putting your look together.

  • Know your body type. Certain styles look best on certain body types. Don’t buy or wear clothes that don’t flatter you no matter what the hottest styles are this year.
  • Dress your age. Yes, we’re proud of our figures but just because you *can* fit into clothes from the junior’s section doesn’t mean you should. Avoid clothes that are targeted toward teens. Do you really need shorts with “Juicy” across the butt?
  • Watch the muffin top. One of the areas that women over 45 tend to accumulate a bit more weight in is our stomach area. Avoid too tight shirts that show off your muffin top. You can still look stylish and put together without having your clothes hug the spots you may not want to show off.

Over 45 Fashion Tips

  • Avoid all black or grey.  I know that black is slimming but please don’t dress head to toe in all black and grey. Don’t be afraid to add some color to your outfit. Try adding a pop of color with jewel tones like the dip dye shirt I chose.
  • Don’t hide your body – While you don’t want your clothes to be all skin tight, don’t try to hide your figure in shapeless, baggy clothes either. Look for clothes that are fitted without being form fitting.
  • Watch your skirt length – You may be tempted to continually drop your skirt length to cover legs or knees you don’t like as much but a long loose dress can make you look older. Find the narrowest part of your legs around your knees and try to end your skirt there.

Over 45 Fashion Tips

  • Stretch not sag – Your jeans should have the right amount of stretch to hug your curves without being too tight or too saggy. Look for jeans with 2% spandex for the best fit.

Over 45 Fashion Tips

  • Avoid cheap clothes – Buy the best quality clothes that you can buy. Now that childbirth has past, your weight probably won’t fluctuate as much. Buy the best quality clothing you can afford because you’ll be wearing these pieces longer.

Over 45 fashion tips

One of the best ways to afford higher quality clothing is by using a cash back shopping site like Splender. You can find great deals and cash back all in one place: no more jumping from site to site to find a great price, coupons, free shipping offers, or cash back. There are 800+ popular stores to choose from including a few of my favorites like Bloomingdales, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Over 45 Fashion Tips

Splender is very easy to use. You simply visit the site and search for the store that you want. You click through to the store and shop normally. I love knowing that I’m earning cash back at all my favorite stores. Plus, it’s free to join and use for all your online shopping. I found some gorgeous Keds for Kate Spade New York and a a Dip Dye C&C California Tee that were perfect for summer.

The cash back process is very easy. This is how it works:

  • Select a store at the Splender site
  • Click a deal or offer you want and you’ll be transferred to that store’s website
  • Complete your purchase on the store’s website as you normally would
  • The store then pays Splender a commission for sending you there to shop
  • Splender shares that money with you in the form of cash back

When you’re choosing new clothes, follow these over 45 fashion tips and be certain you shop through Splender.

16 thoughts on “Over 45 Fashion Tips”

  1. I think these are great tips for anyone from college graduation age on up! Once you’ve become an “adult”, it’s important to keep some of this stuff in mind. I, however, don’t mind dressing in all black, and do often. The key, I think, is working texture into your look if you’re going to go monochrome.

  2. These are great tips, agree with the all black a splash of color with black is a great matchup! I have never heard of Splender before what a great way to save on clothes while shopping on line!!

  3. I love those sneakers – too cute. I will admit that I love maxi dresses. I’ve been wearing them for more years than I can count. I just feel comfortable in them.

  4. My husband and I both agree that cheap clothes do not last as long therefore we LOVE nice expensive material!!! Being over 50 it’s hard sometimes to dress like I like to – hard to find a style I look good in and that I like.

  5. I’ve not heard of this site. I like the tip to avoid cheap clothes. Once I find a brand that works well, I tend to keep buying it. I don’t like tight clothes since it’s so hot here most of the time. I like the stretchy fabrics too. I don’t think much about my age when dressing but always dress appropriately–just the way I was raised.


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