How to Wear Colors Over 60? – A Complete Guide for Looking Fabulous While Aging Gracefully!

by Stephanie Yankova

Is wearing color over 60 the anti-aging secret no one has told you about? Although there’s no lifting or collagen-boosting effect involved, introducing a more vibrant palette into your wardrobe can definitely take a few years off your appearance! Forget about the 50 shades of beige – here’s how to wear colors over 60 and look fabulous while doing so!   

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What are the Best Colors for Over 60?

In an age of ever-changing boundary-pushing trends, curating a wardrobe for a mature woman in her 60s can feel somewhat overwhelming. You’ve probably been taught, or gotten accustomed to choosing classic and safe color combinations over bold prints and experimental color blends. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, wouldn’t it be fun to step out of your comfort zone every once in a while? After all, fashion is a way for us to express ourselves in a nonverbal manner, and when you rid your wardrobe of your personality, the clothes start to wear you – not the other way around! Let’s help you break out of this vicious cycle by incorporating some of the best colors for women over 60, which are:

  • Navy blue
  • Ochre
  • Deep red
  • Kelly green

Using these rich colors in combination with more neutral ones such as black, white, taupe, and beige will certainly help freshen up your appearance. If you don’t want to invest in new clothes you can easily introduce these colors through accessories such as scarves, hats, bags, or jewelry.

Also read: Sporty Elegant Outfits for Women Over 60: Styling Tips to Create Great Seasonal Looks

What Colors Make You Look Younger?

When we feel comfortable in what we wear we radiate confidence, which instantly makes us not only more attractive but also more radiant and youthful! One of the easiest ways to achieve that is through the use of color! If you’re not used to wearing vibrant hues, the easiest way to make those first steps is by finding the colors that are best suited for your skin tone.

If you’re not sure what your skin tone is, find out by following the super simple guide from the video below!

In order to achieve a rejuvenating effect you should really pay attention to the colors you wear on the upper part of your body, or the area that’s closest to your face. If you choose colors that have the opposite temperature to that of your skin, they will highlight your imperfections and make you appear older than you actually are. Inversely, when you choose to wear colors with the same temperature as that of your complexion, they will blend in and flatter your skin, making it appear much healthier and brighter! Let’s find out the best anti-aging color match for you!

For a Warm Skin Tone

The most flattering colors for women with a warm skin tone are those with a subtle yellow undertone, such as:

  • Olive green
  • Chocolate brown
  • Ivory
  • Burnt orange
  • Deep red

Any nature-inspired, earthy tones help highlight your face, making it look much younger and fresher.

For a Cool Skin Tone

If you have a cool skin tone, opt for cool shades that will blend in with your natural complexion. This will help make your skin appear more mattified and radiant and reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles. Such colors are:

  • Emerald green
  • Ruby red
  • Mint green
  • Lavender
  • Pastel yellow

You must avoid wearing colors that are too dark, as they will make you appear pale and sickly. Other colors you should steer away from are electric shades of blue, green, and orange.

For a Neutral Skin Tone

Although those with a neutral skin tone suit both dark earthy tones and bright pastel hues, the latter will help enhance your facial features in a more youthful way! Some colors to add to your wardrobe are:

  • Taupe
  • Rose pink
  • Jade green
  • Coffee brown
  • Classic red

You have the luxury to experiment with bold color combinations, however, be careful not to overdo it. Combine neutral colors with vibrant statement pieces for a flattering modern appearance.

Read also: What Colors to Avoid After 60 & Which Ones Go Together and Have a Rejuvenating Effect?

What’s the Most Slimming Color?

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We’ve all been taught from a very young age that black makes us look slimmer. If you’ve spent the majority of your life embracing the all-black attire for that reason, it’s time to make some space in your closet because I have news for you! Black isn’t the only color that can shed a few pounds off your figure! In fact, as we get older wearing black clothes on the upper frame of our body has an aging effect that highlights our wrinkles and dark circles. Does that mean we have to choose between looking slim and looking young? Absolutely not! The trick lies in wearing one single color from top to bottom. This will help narrow and elongate your figure by allowing you to wear a color that also flatters your skin tone and gives you a rejuvenating glow! Layering different colors and incorporating vibrant hues and patterns is another clever trick that creates the optical illusion of a thinner body frame.

Read also: Fashion for 60 Year Old Woman 2023: The Elegant Fall Trends 

How to Wear Colors Over 60: Lookbook

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Rejuvenating Colorful Fall Outfit Idea for Women Over 60

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Colorful Casual Outfit Idea Combined with a Playful Leopard Print Cross-body Bag

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Elegant Vibrant Pink Skirt paired with a Classic Button Down White Shirt and a Belt for a Slimming Effect

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Fashionable Business Casual Outfit with a Tartan Blazer Paired with White Straight Leg Pants and a White Tee

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Business Chick Outfit Built With Complementary Colors that Highlight the Skin Tone for a Rejuvenating Effect

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Comfortable Casual Sweatsuit Outfit Elevated with a Bright Furry Yellow Coat 

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Elevated Winter Outfit with Vibrant Matching Furry Bucket Hat and Scarf

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Modern Business Casual High-Contrast Outfit for Women Over 60 

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Stylish Knitted Red Long Dress Paired with an Edgy Leather Jacket, Casual Sneakers and Sunglasses

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Stylish and Vibrant Everyday Outfit Idea for Older Women to Wear for the Fall

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Read also: What Color to Wear in Fall According to Your Zodiac Sign?

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