How to dress right for your age during the festive and party season!

What to wear and what to buy for your 20s, 30s and 40s and what to avoid varies from woman to woman. There are an infinite number of physical features and each person has their own unique combination of these. We are all different to one another and have our own STYLE DNA, therefore we all need an individual and personalised advice how to dress right.

Fashion and style is not a matter of age but a question about how to dress right for your body shape, personal colouring, age, occasion and weather – in short it is a matter of dressing appropriately. Your outward appearance should be a reflection of your “know how” , who you are and where you are in your life at that moment. Other factors are your style personality and your budget.

In order to find out what is right to wear for your age you have to do first a self assessment of yourself.

Golden Rules of Self assessment:

  1. What body shape are you- so, you can choose the right items to create visual balance in your body shape
  2. What is your personal colouring- which colour looks best on you as well near your face
  3. Age appropriateness- nothing is more dating and ageing than wearing clothes and fashion trends too young for your age – even if you have got the body, the legs or the bust.
  4. Occasion appropriate- the older you get you should know what to where when. It’s like showing your “skill set” based on your experience rather coming across you are still experimenting with your look
  5. What is your life style? Do you have kids? What age?  Do you travel a lot? It’s about building up a wardrobe that you can rely on, make you feel comfortable, are you multi-tasker and what can bring you from office to after hours engagements.
  6. Where do you live? Are you living a in a warm or cold climate? Are you living in the city or country?
  7. Style personality- it is your very own personal interpretation of fashion, which makes your dress style unique. It’s like adding your signature to it.

Once you have done this and you know of what to wear when it’s about doing a second self-assessment of how to wear the fashion trends, which are age appropriate. Wearing the right clothes shouldn’t be about following the latest fashion trends desperately, but how it all ties together with the golden rules as well about what makes you feel comfortable and confident.

In general women in the 20s are still experimenting with life and trying to figure out what they want to do with their life in terms of career, married life, mother hood and where they like to put their roots down.  At that age wearing fashion trends bolder, mixed up is a way of life and expressing their lives.

Women in their 30s will have made decisions in terms of their private life as well in their careers, meaning they know more of where they are heading to as well what they are. This “knowledge” should be reflected in their outward appearance. So, experiments with fashion trends and styles are replaced by knowing what investment pieces they need to have a workable wardrobe for their life style as well how to accessorise them to keep them current.

 While women in their 40s will express a more self assured style, because they feel more comfortable in their skin and therefore will be and feel more confident of who they are.

Nowadays women look great in their 40s, because they take care of themselves and many have not changed in their dress size to when they were in their 20s or 30s.  This is the time when many times confusion can occur, because though we still manage to fit in the clothes from the past or we get excited that we still can fit into the clothes of our teenager kids but we have to realize we can’t pull them off anymore in the same way. Simply we because we don’t have the youngness, freshness and youthfulness of that age to make that fashion work.  It makes us look actually older than we are because it gives our face gives that look a dated rather a current look.

Golden Rules for dressing age appropriate:

  1. Know yourself first, before you dress yourself .For example at 40 you should be less revealing in your cleavage and not showing too much legs even if you got the skin, bust and legs. At 40 it is more about displaying a more elegant, self assured style of a woman rather trying to be a teenager or young woman. Don’t try to compete with what you are not, but do the best of what you have instead.
  2. Looking groomed becomes more important at 40. Going natural in our look or looking natural without fixing our hair or make up a bit it up is simply a no no. Our skin and face features are older and need some make up when getting dressed and stepping out in order to add colour, gloss or shine.

“I don’t understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little – if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that’s the day she has a date with destiny. And it’s best to be as pretty as possible for destinyCoco Chanel

3.  Make the most out of each age group, so you don’t look back in regret. Each decade has something new and exciting of how you can wear and mix fashion.

 Be the best version of yourself at any age or/ stage of your of life. That way you keep changing how you wear fashion and style and will guarantee you a current look, because you keep evolving rather staying stuck in a routine or time that you passed and will date and age your appearance. Plus you keep feeling you are chasing the young and their fashion trends and feel you are never getting in front but always stay behind. So, get in front by knowing how to dress right.


Work dress code for the 20s, 30s and 40s:

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Going out dress code for the 20s, 30s, 40s:

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