A good pair of jeans are timeless. Don’t you agree?
Sure, our style preferences change over time as we change, but a constant that tends to make its way into our wardrobe year after year is always denim!
I know I’ve talked about it before, but finding jeans after 50 can be challenging because we, understandably crave stylish, flattering, comfortable denim that wears well and doesn’t reveal our bums. Darling, I leave the low-cut jeans and the constant tugging to the younger generations. I want jeans that fit me and my lifestyle after 50.
Now, am I asking too much? No way! Here are my top tips for wearing jeans after 50.
5 Tips For Wearing Denim After 50
1. Don’t Be Afraid to Stay Abreast of the Trends
Over 50 doesn’t mean you can’t be stylish. I am not suggesting that you allow trends to define your look, but do consider that new can sometimes mean improved. Check out what is hot and of-the-moment and allow it to inspire you to pick denim that offers a modern take on timeless style.
According to Who What Wear, bootcut jeans, baggy jeans, vintage-inspired straight-leg jeans, and distressed jeans are all in this season.
Which ones will you try, darling?
2. Try Colored Denim
Black denim in particular is extremely versatile and lends a different attitude to your outfit than blue denim. I especially love this look for fall and winter. Whether we like it or not my friends, that time of the year is here!
3. Denim Isn’t Just for Jeans
Denim jackets, shirts, and dresses are fantastic ways to switch things up. I often speak (and write) of the classic appeal of the white shirt. A well-tailored, flattering denim shirt fits into this category as well… a timeless style winner!
I’ve also seen personalized denim jackets are in style as well. What I love about this is that the artists use second-hand items as their canvas, giving them new life and beauty. I just love this idea. That is why I often shop at TheRealReal instead of using fast fashion.
4. Visit a Tailor
If you have a hard time finding the right length jeans that fit just perfectly in the waist and leg, ask the store if they offer alterations. Having jeans altered is necessary if you find a pair you love, but there seems to be no right size. Purchase the largest size you need and have the parts that are too large taken in to give you the best fit. If the store doesn’t offer alterations or if you bought online, many dry cleaners can help! Nothing is chicer than well-tailored clothing. If it is not made to fit you, have someone with skill make it so! It’s also not too expensive to do.
5. Look for a Little Stretch
Regardless of age, I find a little stretch an indispensable ingredient in finding your favorite jeans. A little give takes me from “When can I take these off?” to “When can I wear these again?” And that is the most exciting element of great style. You must love the way you look and how it reflects the woman you are inside.
Darling, little stretch can go a long way! Stretch can also help to keep your tummy sucked in and give you a harsher line, making you look longer and curvier (depending on the style). Again, this is up to you! Pick the kind of denim style that works best for you.
I hope this article helped you learn how to make denim fit you, instead of making your denim fit! Don’t be afraid to try a new style on the market, or even trying an old style. For instance, can you believe that flare jeans are coming back into style again? If they fit your body type, try them out. Go wild!
Fashion isn’t just for models or young people, fashion is for everyone!
If you have something to say about fashion after 50, let’s talk! Share your tips either in the comments below or on Facebook and Instagram!
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