Adding colour to our outfits as we get older is a great way to look young and stylish, and it’s an ideal way of looking on-trend, while still keeping an outfit less fussy.
Jewel colours such as crimson red, emerald green, or amethyst look particularly good against older skin, plus women over 50 have the experience and maturity to pull them off.
However, bright primary colors can look draining against the face.
That good old wardrobe staple black can also make some older skins look washed out, in which case, add a hint of metallic in an accessory, or wear a brighter colour near the face in the guise of a necklace or scarf.
Colours such as plum, deep red and chocolate brown look sophisticated on women over 50, and wearing black with beige or navy looks both expensive and elegant.
There are certain universal prints that will flatter any age such as stripes, leopard print and polka dots.
However, some floral prints can be incredibly aging, such as dark wallpaper florals.
It’s also time to avoid those silly prints that look better on 20- and 30-somethings, in favour of a medium-sized print, or one with a solid background of single color.
Choose a print that relates to your body frame – i.e. if you are petite then look for a smaller print (such as on-trend polka dot or swallow prints) or you will look lost in an oversized one.
The opposite is also true; a tiny print on a large frame will make you look bigger than you are.
What’s the best rise for someone with a little extra in the middle?
If you carry extra weight in the middle, then a low rise pant isn’t the best choice because it shortens the leg and makes your midsection appear wider.
Stick with a higher rise and remember to fit the largest part of your body and alter the rest.
For example, if your waist is larger than your hips, buy pants that fit your waist and then have the hips taken in.
Shop with us and we’ll help you find the best fit!
As you age, your skin pigmentation diminishes and your skin, hair and eye colours soften.
This changes your skin undertones and can even change your whole look!
For example, when a warm skin-toned woman with auburn hair ages, her grey hair and lighter skin tone means she can now wear cool colours for the first time.
This chart can help you understand warm and cool colours.
We can help you choose the most suitable pieces. Come into the store and we’ll help you to enhance your personal palette so that you can wear colour with confidence as you age.
Our staff has been studying proportion in clothing to better serve our customers.
Simple tweaks go a long way to create a look that is pleasing to the eye.
Petite ladies or ladies with short legs often want to add some height to their look and it’s easy to do – it’s all about your sleeves.
Simply shorten your sleeve length to look taller.
If you have very short legs, wear 3/4 or elbow length sleeved tops.
Exposing your lower arms and wrists draws the eye to the slimmest parts of your body, which helps elongate your look!
Need a dress? Here are 3 dress styles for women over 40 that are guaranteed to work for you.
A sheath dress is class all the way.
It’s a long, lean body-skimming dress that encases your body, enhances your curves or creates them where there are none.
This elegant style is typically sleeveless with strong waist definition and a back slit or pleats.
It’s unfussy and is a fabulous choice for work or anytime you are going to an important event and aren’t sure what to wear.
A shift dress is the kind of dress every woman wants in her closet because it’s easy and comfortable.
It’s sort of like wearing a long top. It hangs loosely from the shoulders (sometimes has darts) and falls straight down to above the knee with no waist definition.
Shift dresses can be sleeveless, have short or long sleeves and usually have a high scoop or boatneck neckline.
Since they are loose, they give off a casual, relaxed vibe and are excellent for covering up problem areas.
The fit and flare dress is one of the most popular silhouettes this spring and it’s no wonder.
It has a fitted top with a very defined waist and a flared skirt. It can help balance a larger bust, define a waist and add curves. This style is very feminine and pretty.
Need help finding a great dress?
We’d love to help you find it at KC’s. At any time of year, we have many styles for you to choose from.
On the West Coast, we can wear colour all year round. Some of the most popular colours include red, hibiscus, coral, royal blue, ocean aqua, yellow, magenta, lime green… there’s something for everyone!
If you’ve bought bright-coloured capris or jeans and then get home and think they might be too bright, you can tone it down by adding a white or cream-coloured top to tone them.
If you aren’t comfortable in the brighter tops and bottoms or you want to freshen up your neutral wardrobe, be sure to use brightly coloured accessories to carry you into the sunny months. Add a colourful scarf, bracelet or necklace to update or modify your look.
Fashionistas – wear all the colour you can! It’s in style and always makes you feel great when you step out the door!
… starts with your bottoms!
Start by choosing 2 colours for your bottoms (capris, shorts, pants, skirts)
Then, only select tops that go with these colours!
For example, if you are going on a 10-day holiday, start with 6 bottoms and 7 matching tops.
If you are a dress girl, throw in a favourite or two!
Packing for your trip can always be a hassle but we have the formula that makes it easy!
Stop by and learn more, or enjoy the experience of booking a personal shopping appointment before the store opens for exceptional one-on-one service.