Stylish Fashion buys To Suit Every Age

Forget “age-appropriate” fashion and think outside your comfort zone. Here are some ageless fashion style tips.

Orange-pants,-R1-799,-XS-to-L,-Rene-Mariane

Orange pants, R1 799, XS to L, Rene Mariane,

A pop of colour

A bright colour worn in an unexpected way like these eye-popping trousers will give your look an instant uplift.

Best for
Revving up a structured, tailored look, making a traditional formal jacket look less office-like and giving it a fresh, modern spin.

Wear with
Darker, sophisticated tones – piercing blue looks great with navy, while shocking pink might work with deep charcoal grey. Be adventurous and experiment with colour.

Why it works
It’s innovative and striking. If you don’t feel brave enough, try colour tights at first to get used to a block colour on your legs, and wear sexy shoes to give you flattering extra leg length.

Stretch dress, R649, 8 to 14, Mango

Stretch dress, R649, 8 to 14, Mango

A sweater dress

There are stretchy fabric dresses that are long and sassy, and stretchy fabric dresses that are short and snappy. Any age can wear any length, as long

as you have the confidence and body shape to carry it off.

Best for
Creating an informal dressy look- the sweater dress bridges the gap between a shift and a wrap style. Buy one if you want a relaxed dress that will really keep you feeling cool and chic.

Wear with
Heels to make the line long and lean. Keep accessories to a minimum – it’s all about the texture of the dress.

Why it works
It’s a modern classic, the basic that never goes out of fashion, especially if it’s in super slimming black.

Leopard print dress, R1 199, 6 to 16, Country Road

A power print

Never underestimate the power of print! The right one ups your fashion cred – small and geometric is figure flattering, while bold and dramatic is all empowering.

Best for
Feeling ultra-sexy and totally on-trend. A super trendy animal print is flattering and hides areas you may prefer to disguise in loose, slouch dresses.

Wear with
Classic, toning one-colour cover-ups, such as a trench, a sharp jacket, or even a nifty little hold-you-in cardi.

Why it works
It’s flattering and versatile. Anyone can wear a print, whatever age or dress size – it’s youthful and feminine in a feel-good way.

Caption-Yellow-tunic,-R399,-6-to-20,-Woolworths

Caption-Yellow-tunic,-R399,-6-to-20,-Woolworths

The shift dress

Both you and your daughter can work a shift – it’s how you do it that matters. Give it more cover with a collared shirt underneath, or keep it youthfully minimal with bare arms.

Best for
A quick fix that’s never age specific. The shift is synonymous with good design and works well for any occasion.

Wear with
Simple, but the-best-you-can-buy accessories. Court shoes make it daytime chic, while funky block heels give it an on-trend look for now.

Why it works
Make sure the proportions, colour and cut are just right. Make it stylishly knee-length, soft sorbet yellow in colour and straight cut and you’ll have the right shift for you.

Cream tailored jacket ,R1 199, XS to L, Zara

Cream tailored jacket ,R1 199, XS to L, Zara

Smart tailoring

Starting with a long-line tailored jacket to give a confident body shape, layers can be worked to suit your personal style.

Best for
Looking put-together and professional at any age. The right jacket is the pivot point of any wardrobe, and getting that shape spot-on will make everything else in your cupboard look new again.

Wear with
Skinny leggings or a lean skirt, to get the tunic proportion right.

Why it works
It’s a grown-up style that suits shapely woman who may want a trimmer, slimmer silhouette. The new tweed fabric will up the fashion factor instantly.

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