How not to fall into the senior style trap

How not to fall into the senior style trap

Gone are the days when being older means obligatory membership to the “beige brigade” and getting a blue rinse. Here’s how to work it when you’re 50 plus.

Gone are the days when being older means obligatory membership to the “beige brigade” and getting a blue rinse. Here’s how to work it when you’re 50 plus.

This year, Daz detergent is celebrating 65 years of making clothes look great, and we want you to be able to celebrate the same.

But while Daz does it by making your whites and colours clean and bright, you will need a few more tricks up your sleeve.

So here’s how to have effortless style no matter your age…

Say yes to brights (and no to beige)

When we were younger, it seemed like everyone who turned 50 asked for a pair of beige slacks for their birthday and wore them ever day thereafter, along with a matching beige cardi.

Thankfully things have changed, and the answer these days is to say ‘no’ to beige and ‘yes’ to brights.

Find out what colours look great on you by seeing if you suit gold or silver jewellery best. This will tell you if you have a warm (gold) or cool (silver) skin tone. Everyone suits all colours, but it’s whether you will suit a cool aqua or a warm royal blue, a cool apple green or a warm bottle green, and so on.

If you’re totally devoted to neutrals, try adding a pop of colour with a bright scarf, handbag, coat or shoes.

No matter what colours you go for, wash them in Daz, to clean and restore brightness to your whites and colours – remember, it’s had 65 years of practice, so it’s an oldie but a goodie!

Go grey gracefully

Going grey doesn’t necessarily mean growing old. In fact, fashionable youngsters are choosing to go a shade of silver for style points.

Unlike them, you don’t have to pay out at the salon to go grey – you can just let nature take its course. However, there are a few tricks to help you seamlessly blend your way to grey, and make sure your cut and condition is top-notch.

Click here to discover some great advice on going grey with style.

Keep your crowning glory

Another senior saga is that long hair is ageing, but this doesn’t need to be the case if it’s healthy and full of body.

However, hair can thin with age and becomes harder to grow, so to find out how to combat this, check out our article Roll back the years with long, luscious locks.

Or, if you are considering going for the chop, find out our nine things to ask yourself first.

Be stylish and comfortable

Gone are the days when we were willing to teeter around in stilettos and skin-tight dresses, but that doesn’t mean we need to live in slippers and baggy clothes.

Whatever you wear, make sure it fits well. A nip and a tuck by a tailor here and there could make an item look completely bespoke for a fraction of the price.

Also, treat yourself to luxurious materials, like silk and cashmere, and spend money on quality, not quantity, so that you have classic, key items that stand the test of time.

For more advice on this, check out our article Three steps to a capsule wardrobe.

Get measured

You also shouldn’t forget what’s underneath your clothes.

While you probably think you know your bra size by now, your back and cup size can vary throughout your lifetime, so it’s worth getting measured every six months to a year, or if you’ve lost or gained weight, for example.

You might not think it will make that much difference but trust us: wearing the right bra can make an outfit go from frumpy to fabulous in seconds.

Lighten your make-up (but still wear some)

Heavy make-up can make you look older as it sinks into wrinkles and makes eyes look heavy.

Instead you want to add definition and highlight your bone structure with light-reflecting make-up to give your face a natural-looking lift.

For expert tips from our fabulous-at-56 celebrity editor Carol Vorderman, and make-up artist Alice Theobald, check out our video here.

What are your tips for looking great? Spill all in the comments section below.

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Growing old disgracefully

clifford59 30/06/2017

When I am with my grandchildren I act their age not my own which is great fun for me and them but drives my children mad.

Simple and stylish

Agnieszka 29/06/2017

Keeping simple, well tailored clothes always flattens my posture.

Colorful accents

J 29/06/2017

I have a classic clothes that I know fit me just right, but I have colorful accessories that set off the whole outfit and have people talking. Scarves, hats, socks, and gloves- I keep them bright with DAZ!

Keep Daz in the family

Claire 28/06/2017

There has always been a box of Daz in every kitchen in our family for as long as I remember, there's nothing like it

Simple but classy

Gills 28/06/2017

I think keeping it simple but classy and elegant - let's face it we can't pull off those mini's no matter what our legs are like.

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