Once you enter your 60s, you may wonder what types of styles are appropriate for this age group. The answer today isn’t as simple as it once was. You are no longer relegated to cardigans and mid-calf skirts just because you’ve turned 60. The name of the fashion game at 60 is often personal style mixed with comfort. There are a few other considerations, however.
Flattering Your Skin
Because people in their 60s tend to have more wrinkles and skin that is less elastic, there are a few types of outfits that just don’t look as good at 60 as they did at 50. Anything low-cut often doesn’t look good on someone who is in their 60s. Instead, many women in their 60s choose to wear a scarf to bring attention to their face rather than to their necks.
A shirt or dress with short sleeves sometimes isn’t as flattering to someone in their 60s either. Anything with spaghetti straps are that is strapless is often not flattering to the skin of someone who is 60. Instead, opt for something with three-quarter sleeves to show off the lower part of your arm where your arm is the thinnest. This still allows you to reveal some skin without making an unflattering mistake. If you are in very good shape and have toned arms, choose something with cap sleeves.
For men, wearing shorts with short sleeves may not be very flattering. A thin pair of pants can be just as cool as a pair of shorts and it will keep too much from being revealed. If you are in good shape, a short-sleeved shirt may show off your muscles nicely, but stay away from “muscle shirts” that have no sleeves.
Strappy shoes often don’t look good on skin that is less elastic. Wearing straps across the top of your foot may not be the most flattering look either. Flats or shoes with chunky heels are perfect to wear in your 60s. For men, anything other than sandals is usually a good look. Just stay away from these socks and sandals look. It can make you look older and perhaps even a little bit confused.
People in their earlier decades are still experimenting with their own style. They are constantly trying new looks and new trends in an effort to find what looks best on them. However, by age 60 you’ll likely already know what looks good on you and what doesn’t. Wearing a lot of trendy clothes would then look out of place. Go for classic looks more than fads because you already know that they look best in most situations.
You may wonder whether jeans are appropriate for people 60 and older to wear. Jeans used to be something that was considered appropriate for younger people but not for older ones, but those days are gone. Jeans are perfectly appropriate at 60 and older. There are so many styles of jeans now that anyone can find a style that is perfect for their figure. They are also comfortable and are appropriate for an increasing number of occasions.