When I interviewed fashion expert, Melanie Payge, for our style over 60 video series, I was shocked to find out that I was committing several serious fashion faux pas. Not only was I drawing attention away from my best assets, but, I was actually making some of the challenges that us older women face even worse.
Here are the top 6 fashion faux pas that kill your style after 60 and some advice on how to fix them.
There’s no denying it. Beautiful underwear can be a confidence booster. There’s something about a beautiful bra that makes us feel poised and ready to take on the world. Unfortunately, wearing the wrong kind of bra can actually take away from your look. As Melanie mentioned during our discussion, “A bra is underwear because you don’t want it to be seen.”
Melanie recommends that you choose a flat bra with plenty of support. In most cases, beige is the best color choice, but, depending on your outfit, you can consider black as well. This will help to ensure that the people you meet are focused on your beautiful clothing and not on your lacy underwear. Contrary to popular belief, white underwear actually shows through white clothing, so, it’s better to match your bra to your skin color.
We all love to wear beautiful underwear, but, it’s probably best to leave it for those special times when only we, and the people that we love, can see it.
Speaking of undergarments, another mistake that women over 60 make is wearing underwear with a seam. This is a fashion faux pas for women of any age, but, since us older women are often dealing with a loss of definition around our bottoms, it can be especially damaging to our look.
Melanie recommends that we look for seamless underwear that fits us perfectly. If our underwear is too tight, it has a tendency to separate and draw attention to our “rolls.” As with your bra, beige typically works best because it blends with our skin. But, in certain cases, you may consider black as well.
Flats are fabulous! Just don’t make the mistake of letting your liners show with your summer shoes. If you can’t find an exact match for a particular pair of shoes, consider using a toe-piece instead. This will give your feet a level of protection without drawing attention to your feet in the wrong way. Also, it sounds obvious, but, you would be surprised how many women wear liners that are a different color than their shoes.