The Stitch Fix Guide To Dressing In Your 60s

Today, women are redefining life in their 60s. This is no time to turn into a wallflower (like the mother-of-the-groom who shows up in beige) or become bogged down by limited options. This is a decade of distinction and self-expression, tempered by the grace and wisdom that only a 60-something woman can possess.

You're not bound by what others think an "older woman's style" should be; you've come far enough to know what a gift it is to put your own opinion first. And when you want input from a fashionable friend, our Stylists are here for you with the ultimate women’s 60+ style guide.

5 tips for dressing in your 60s 

1. Big patterns, bold colors

First, let’s toss the old “rules” and expectations for how a 60+ woman should dress. Those days are over—it’s time to live out loud! Love florals? Go for a print with full blooms. A fan of pink? Skip the safe pastels and live a little in bright magenta. Our Stylist’s advice: “Have fun showing your true colors + personality with bold prints.” In short: take up space with styles that say, I’m here!

2.  Breathable fabrics? A breath of fresh air

For durability, versatility and pure comfort, it’s hard to beat the breezy sophistication of breathable fabrics like cotton, linen and chambray. Lightweight blends are a perfect base for a minimalist wardrobe for a 65-year-old woman. Beyond comfort, these textiles have a beautiful drape and flow on the body. And you can elevate these neutral, breathable pieces—think summer wedding season, graduations or outdoor lunches—by pairing them with more structured items, like a blazer or jacket. 

3. Balance timeless with trends

Trends are for everybody. You’re not stuck with “mature ladies’ dresses,” because if you’re 60+ and want to wear a trendy dress, guess what? It’s a dress for women over 60! “Style is about self-expression, no matter what we’re styling you through,” says our Stylist Alicia.

You know what styles and cuts fit you best, so start there. Seasonal color palettes and fabrics can keep your wardrobe current. If you need styling help, write a note to your Stylist and she can help you navigate which trends may work for your wardrobe for your next Fix! 

4. Layer mixed textures

Elevate your everyday look with artful layering. Our Stylists swear by our signature “Two Texture Technique,” which is as easy as it sounds. Simply make sure each outfit has at least two contrasting textures, like soft knits with tweeds or silk with leather. This easy trick adds playfulness and interest to every outfit. 

5. Accessorize with dressed-up details

Never underestimate the power of accessories. Stylist Alicia says, “The style you’re looking for is found in the details!” Accessories are the perfect way to spice up clothing for women over 60 (or anyone, really), so look for ways to add flair with supporting pieces. Even neutral basics can pop when paired with fun details like a statement purse or bright scarf. 

Essential clothes for women over 60 

When you know yourself and what you want from life, you can start to build a wardrobe that expresses your unique voice. Your personal style is worth the investment! Knowing your worth and investing in yourself doesn’t have to mean spending a lot of money. “Our Clients often wonder what staple items to invest in, so we love to recommend wardrobe-builders they’ll wear for years to come,” Alicia says. Read on for expert recommendations worth your hard-earned dollars. Time to treat yourself!


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Eye-catching accessories

Accessories like scarves, bags and jewelry are your style’s secret weapon. They offer an easy way to switch up any look; just changing accessories can take a work look to weekend-fabulous. Accessories are also a fun way to experiment with colors and patterns you don’t typically wear.

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Dynamic denim

When it comes to jeans for women over 60, it’s time to break the rules. There are classic styles that go with everything (hello, straight-leg dark-wash denim), but you can also mix it up! Stylist Alicia suggests adding interest to traditional denim with a different rise, wider leg or even a cropped or distressed hemline. 

Wondering how to style them? For high-rise jeans, wear a front-tuck graphic tee on casual days, or pair with a sleek button-up for a work event. Sport light-wash denim in the winter as a muted base for a brightly-colored sweater, or in spring as the perfect pair for a picnic. Be bold enough to rock denim on denim! Let your Stylist know your denim dreams, and she’ll find the right fit for you.

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Updated basics

Basic items like white tops, layering tanks, cardigans and flats are easy but important pieces to keep current. Do an audit of these essentials and see what feels dated or just too worn. Replace them with elevated fabrics like washable silk, soft woven cotton or interesting details like ruching.


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Statement outerwear

Whether you’re headed out for a night on the town, a wedding or just around the corner, nothing says sophistication like an incredible coat. Over the years, you’ve purchased outerwear that does the job and keeps you warm. Now, our Stylist Alicia recommends taking the time to “select a great-fitting coat that adds style, sophistication and a final statement.” Indulge with luxurious fabrics like brocade, cashmere or faux fur for winter, and a raincoat in a standout color or a fabulous trench for chillier spring months. 

Get styled by Stitch Fix at 60 and over 

Ready to step up your style in your 60s? Take your style quiz and order a Fix. Ask your Stylist for a mix of timeless, trendy or bold colors to brighten your basics. Then relax while you wait for your items to arrive. Shipping and returns are always free, no subscription required. It’s that simple. 

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