The Stitch Fix Guide to Fashion for Women Over 70

fashion for women in their 70s


Our style naturally evolves as we age, but that doesn’t mean that our options decrease or that we enjoy fashion any less. If anything, when it comes to clothes for 70-year-old women, we can be as choosy as we want. Achieving iconic style status as a woman in her seventies is easy to do with the right mix of foundational and fun pieces. Check out our Stylists’ ultimate guide to style for women over 70. 

Top 5 tips on how to dress over 70

1. Fancy up your flats

Thankfully, the days of boring, sensible flats are long gone. We find that a fun collection of flats prepares us to add interest and pop to any look. Pick your preferred silhouette—ballet flats, Mary Janes and loafers top our rotation. No matter what shape you’re wearing, the styles are practically endless. Our Stylist Mika recommends reaching for flats that add personality, like laser-cut edging or sparkle to dress things up. And bright colors? Flat-out fun.

2. Try new collar shapes

Blazers and structured jackets are timeless classics, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with them. One way to make them feel more current is to play with different collars. Our Stylist Mika loves a Mandarin collar for subtle sophistication, a stand-up collar for a teensy hint of edge, or a collarless style for a sleek, minimalist statement. She also recommends another approach to add interest: look for a collar in a color or fabric that contrasts with the body of the jacket. 

3. Make an understatement

Personal style takes time to cultivate and requires the kind of calm confidence and self-awareness that women in their 70s are famous for. Flawless style doesn’t always have to be flashy, edgy or fussy. Sometimes sticking with classic tones in casual clothes for women over 70 can make a bold style statement, and that neutral base provides a springboard foundation to experiment in other ways.

4. Bag a trend

Handbags are one of the easiest and most fun ways to perk up your wardrobe each season, without replacing half of what you own. We recommend you look for structured styles with interesting details. Our Stylist Mika loves details like wood handles, woven sides, oversized hardware or fun shapes like circular, half moon, or a classic trunk.

5. Embrace the eclectic

In your 70s, all bets are off—you’ve aged out of arbitrary rules and have license to wear whatever the heck you want. This is the perfect time to experiment with arty styles like tailored sweater coats, wide-leg pants, unusual clutches, and colorful patterns. You’ve got all the confidence you need to pull this off. Need some help in that department? No problem! Your Stitch Fix Stylist can curate a Fix to help you step out of your comfort zone. 

Essential clothes for older women

The name of the style game: curation. In your 70s, you know exactly what styles work for your personal taste and body type (and if you don’t, your Stitch Fix Stylist can help you discover styles you’ll love). By adding a few key items, you can extend your wardrobe and freshen up your look.


Clothing essentials for older women

Mid-rise bootcut jeans

A slightly relaxed (but not baggy) fit is both classic and comfortable. Dress your denim up with a blazer or down with a white blouse and a fun statement necklace. Medium to dark rinses have maximum versatility, while light washes are playfully casual.


white pants outfit for older women

White pants

Nothing is more refreshing than a crisp pair of white pants on a warm summer day (or a pair of white wool trousers in winter). For an easy-breezy look, reach for linen in a wide-leg style. Dial up the chic factor in white denim. Mix shades of whites and juxtapose textures for a look that’s as cool as it is elegant. 


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A breezy dress

Perfection never goes out of style, and there’s a good reason that the “breezy dress” is an iconic classic. With an A-line cut, empire waist and tiered silhouette in lightweight, flowy fabric, the breezy dress is at the top of any list of must-have dresses for older women. Our Stylist Mika says, “Breezy dresses are flattering on every body type, incredibly comfortable and oh-so-versatile.” Every woman in her 70s should own at least one of these stretchy wonders.


cardigan outfit for older women

A polished cardigan

We love the versatility of the cardigan. They’re perfect for adding a pop of color, layering over your wedding guest dress or adding a touch of class when paired with a crisp button-down. Fun details, like metal buttons or contrast edging, quickly elevate this versatile staple of mature style.


turtleneck outfit for older women

A featherweight knit turtleneck (or three)

File this item under basics that are anything but boring. Find a light cotton or merino knit that hits at the hip, and then buy it in a few different colors. We love to pair with a knee-length skirt for a lunch date, a fitted jacket for chilly evenings or our favorite white jeans for a finished look that can go anywhere.

Get Styled by Stitch Fix at 70 and Beyond

Are you ready to embrace your age while elevating your look? Our expert Stylists are here to help upgrade your wardrobe with stylish clothes for 70-year-old women. Take your style quiz, order a Fix and don’t forget to ask your stylist for iconic pieces to fit your 70s style and body shape. Sit back, relax and receive curated pieces picked by a Stylist sent right to your door. Try on at home, keep what you love and send back the rest. Shipping and returns are always free, giving you even more peace of mind.

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