Welcome to my monthly collaboration with Jennifer from A Well Styled Life. Each month we invite someone to join us and we try something one of us might not wear. This month Tania from 50 is not old is joining us. When Jennifer said we are doing a post on strapless or one shoulder tops I thought to myself hmmmmm, this might not be pretty. Our shoulders do not age like the rest of us thankfully. However the neck is a different story. Sarah Rutson, vice-president of global buying at Net-a-Porter says of this trend. “It’s elegant and it doesn’t age. No one has bad shoulders.” So what do you think of the bare shoulder look on women over 50 or in my case 65? Let’s talk about Over 50 Fashion-Bare Shoulders?
The first thing you need is a good strapless bra that will stay in place. You might find these articles helpful.
I have had this barefoot dreams poncho for a couple of years and I love it. I would like to have a lighter weight one for summer, that could be thrown on like this. I am wearing it with my cross earrings (similar below), gap girlfriend jeans, and my super comfy Ilse Jacobson shoes that my friend Elizabeth gave me (aka the Contessa).
I don’t think a lot of jewelry (especially at the neckline) is appropriate with this look. A pair of large Native American Cross earrings does the trick.
This top came from Nordstrom a few years ago. I am wearing it with the same jeans from the Gap and my favorite horn bracelets. My sandals are by korkease and no longer available but I have linked similar below.
I almost left this shot out but I dragged it back in. If you like this look you can see how the shoulder area looks pretty good compared to the rest!! If only the rest of our skin were as taught!! This shirt has embroidery across the bottom and ties. For some reason, I find anything with ties appealing.
Allison from That’s Not My Age wrote a great post on How to Wear Off the Shoulder When You are Older here Interesting commentary from her readers as well.
The covid reality is I am not dressing up much these days. A sweatshirt, sun hat, and flip flops are the norm. I am thinking the slightly off the shoulder is better for me, but note the neck, if only it didn’t age! I am wearing the sweatshirt with my favorite Olukai Ho Opio flip flops (yes they have support), a Morrocan straw bag, and an older hat. I have listed similar options below.
I would love to hear what you think of the off the shoulder look for women over 50? Would you wear it? If so why or why not?
You read over 50 Fashion-Bare Shoulders? first here on Rough Luxe Lifestyle. If it is hot where you are you might also enjoy How to Stay Stylish in a Heatwave.