Senior Fashion

Donna Cosmato
Update your look

Update Your Look

Just because you are maturing in age doesn't mean you have to park your fashion sense. Whether you are running around town shopping or heading to the office, there are lots of ways to pick up on trends that reflect your personality and maturity without reverting back a couple of decades in style. You will be able to find purchase information by clicking "more details" or "buy now" on the following images.

wrap ruched tunic dress
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Wrap Yourself in Slimness

Wrap dresses are forgiving cuts for all body types because they drape your curves and disguise the common problem areas associated with aging: thicker midsections and larger hips. This attractive navy wrap dress features a modest V-neck, three-quarter length sleeves, and ruching, which make the dress a good choice for mature women as it disguises the decollette, hides flabby upper arm, and makes you look slimmer. It retails for under $20 and comes in sizes medium to XX-large.

Elongate Your Legs
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Elongate Your Legs

Wide-leg pant styles are a flattering choice for mature women who may need to conceal figure flaws like larger thighs, swollen kneecaps, or heavy calves. This attractive pant contains just enough stretch to smooth over lumps while offering you freedom of movement and comfort. It's available in 10 stylish colors in sizes 12plus - 28plus for around $40.

Opt for A-line Skirts
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Opt for A-line Skirts

If you are searching for a universally flattering style for a mature woman, opt for the A-line. There's no better way to disguise less-than-perfect tummies and thighs while creating the illusion of a trim, thin waist. This flattering model features a gently gathered waistband for all-day comfort and an attractive mid-calf length. Pair with heels, flats or sandals depending on your mood and the occasion. Choose from 14 versatile colors in sizes smallplus to 6Xplus for around $12 to $22 depending on size.

Tailor Made for Business
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Tailor Made for Business

You don't have to sacrifice style to dress age-appropriate for work. Well-cut, well-fitting clothing like this tailored pantsuit make you look slimmer and younger, and the flattering neckline, hook and eye front closure, and tweed fabric add panache to a classic cut. The V-neck and ruffled front trim on the jacket creates a slenderizing line, and the sleeves can be worn turned up or left down for optional length. The matching pencil skirt features a center back vent for freedom of movement. It retails for under $160 in sizes 0 to 16 petite, and 2 to 16 misses.

Trendy Concealment
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Trendy Concealment

Boyfriend cardigans are trendy look that can be ultra-flattering for the senior woman as well. The open front, unstructured construction creates a vertical line that gives the illusion of slimness. The additional length of this boyfriend cardigan is the perfect way to hide larger hips. Choose from 24 color/print combinations that will go with almost anything in your wardrobe for under $15. Available sizes range from S/M, M/L to 12, 14-16, and 18-20.

Update Your Elastic Waist Pants
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Update Your Elastic Waist Pants

Trade those old fashioned, shapeless elastic waist pants and keep your silhouette looking slim with a style like this featuring a wide waistband, hidden slimming panel, and boot cut legs. The stretchy fabric gives just enough for the pants to glide over figure flaws without clinging or revealing those problems areas. Dress up or down to match almost any occasion by changing tops and accessories. Choose from sizes XS to XL for under $25 in three smart colors.

Rejuvenate Your Jean Jacket
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Rejuvenate Your Jean Jacket

Denim jackets are a trendy look so cash in on the trend by retiring older jean jackets that don't fit well or look dated. This modern jean jacket features a body hugging cut to flatter your curves and create a feminine, shapely silhouette. Available in sizes small and medium for under $35, the vertical seaming details are slenderizing, and it incorporates the best of two popular trends: the boyfriend jacket and jean jacket.

Top it with Tunics
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Top it with Tunics

Tunic tops are senior women's best friends; they look modern and trendy while covering up thick waists, protruding tummies, and heavy thighs and hips. Top pants with them to create a long, leggy look or pair them with skirts and other bottoms to mix and match. This versatile tunic features an extended length, button front and cuffs, and side slits. For under $30, you can add this trend-worthy top to your closet and flaunt your fashion sense. Choose from four playful prints in sizes 8 to 18.

Smart Fashion Choices
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Smart Fashion Choices

Another senior fashion tip is to update your look inexpensively by adding trendy accessories to basic wardrobe items. This leopard print ensemble is spot on for the animal print trend and age appropriate for the mature women who wants to look in touch with current styles. At $15, it's an affordable splurge that features cuffed gloves, an easy-fitting, pull-on hat, and a versatile scarf that can worn many different ways.

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