As we get older, the way we dress changes. Some people accept this and even look forward to a time when they can dress without the pressure of youth leaning on them. Others find it difficult to adapt to a changing body and changing the clothes they wear.
However, for women moving into their 40s, advancing years don’t have to mean moving from clothes that look good. While we’re not about to start with any cliché laden phrases like “50 is the new 30,” that’s certainly the type of positive approach you need to take to fashion.
Here are some ideas that will help you dress modestly while continuing to look stylish well into your 40s and beyond.
We’re going to get this idea out of the way early. Getting older used to mean getting to grips with the fact that everything in our wardrobe would be sporting a pattern of some description, and usually ones that aren’t very nice.
Fashion has turned on its head when it comes to patterns in recent years, however, and they are definitely something that are now aimed at those looking to dress younger.
While some patterns might look tasteful, they’ll probably do exactly what you don’t want them to and make you look like you’re clinging to times past.
Think Classic and Timeless
‘Fast fashion’ is all the rage for younger people; pick something up off the peg, wear it a few times, and then discard it when it is no longer ‘in.’
It’s time to let go of that attitude, if the strain on your finances such an approach brings didn’t inspire you to do so already!
To get modest and stylish, it is time to focus on things that look classic and timeless. That means professional looking black dresses or trouser suits for work and coming up with some amazing jeans, blouse, and blazer combinations for casual situations that will never get old!
Building in Accessories
As we age, the way we approach accessories within our dress sense changes. When we’re younger, we tend to own a large number of accessories that are purchased specifically to go with certain outfits. These lack personal connotations and are literally just appearance enhancers.
The accessories you wear now should be like the rest of your clothes; timeless, classic, and a reflection of who you are. Whether that means an expensive watch, designer pieces of jewellery from somewhere like Tiffany & Co, or a new wedding ring, how you do it is up to you, but you need to make your accessories personal.
Aiming for Comfort
The key to all of this is finding things you’re comfortable wearing and are happy doing so. Relieve yourself of the pressure of feeling like you have to dress in a certain way, and go for relaxed styles that enable you to demonstrate your personality in a modest, stylish manner, without having to go over the top at all.
Without this, nothing will work. Take the time to discover the modest clothes that look best on you and make you feel amazing, and fashion as you move through life will come easier with each passing year.
Hollie is a passionate fashion lover with an interest in niche fashions and accessories, constantly checking out products like the hijab pins at Aab Collection to see how they fit into their niche, in this case, Islamic fashion.