Three Fashion Experts Opine on Age Appropriate Dressing

By: The Honey Good Editorial Team

When it comes to age appropriate dressing, we are on the fence.

Is it true that age should dictate style? We say no… and yes! Hear us out.

It is important that we keep a pulse on the evolution of our style. If you find yourself wearing the same clothes you were wearing a decade ago, you've officially been left behind.

In that respect, great style at any age, is about keeping up-to-date with who you are today and making sure the image you present reflects that woman, not the  younger, less-experienced version of you circa 1982. 


Ellen Barkin famously told O, The Oprah Magazine that women over 50 should never wear blue jeans to dinner. And while that may be her truth, these are exactly the type of rules that we eschew.

Embrace denim by all means perhaps skipping the acid washed, torn at the knees version that the younger you may have appreciated.

British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman has a few simple style tips for women over 55: know your shape, don't be afraid to embrace colors, and downplay the sparkle.

Alyson Walsh former editor of Good Housekeeping and author of the soon-to-be-released book Style Forever: The Grown-Up Guide to Looking Fabulous, agrees with our no rules mindset, declaring that fashion should be fun! Her tips for timeless style include investing in a great hairstyle and well-applied makeup. (After all, isn't that why magnifying mirrors were invented?!)

"There’s simply no need to be confined to frumpy, basic or boring," she says.

We translate that to mean fashion should be fun! And that, ladies, is the one style rule we stand behind.

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