DrupalWomenQ-#7880

Which designers design for the woman over 50 (60 in my case) — in other words, hemlines just above the knee or mid-knee length?

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  1. Lori Ann Robinson wrote on :

    What a great picture! My suggestions would be Karen Kane, Jones of NY, Eileen Fisher (if on sale) J. Jill may all have just the right thing for you. I have clients that request the same hemlines and I have found good choices with these brands. Happy Shopping 🙂

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  2. Susan Hersh wrote on :

    These are links to designers that specialize in dresses that are ageless but appropriate for your request.

    Lilly Pulitzer Dresses
    Some of the dresses are on the shorter side but there are hundreds of dresses to choose from. It also depends upon your height, as someone who is 5’ 9” the length will be much shorter than a woman who is 5’ 4”.

    DVF (Diane Von Furstenberg)
    There are some dresses on sale that are from the spring/summer collection.

    DVF
    These dresses are from the early fall collection w/ colors being darker.

    Neiman Marcus
    On the website they categorize dresses by daytime, party, shop by lifestyle.
    You will see DVF but different options than their website. David Meister &
    Kay Unger has simple elegant dresses that you may want to check out.

    Shop by Lifestyle
    Joan Vass & Eileen Fisher has options that are slightly above the knee.

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    • CAnative wrote on :

      WOW — I have gotten so much great advice here. Thanks so much to all who responded. Fab Over 50 is, well, fab!

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  3. Marsha Harris wrote on :

    Well, you are lucky because the longer lengths are IN now! Really in. So almost any designer from couture all the way down will have many options for these lengths. It’s tragic that we no longer have Dana Buchman and Ellen Tracy as designers as they would have been perfect. Go shopping at Dillards, Macy’s, etc and you will be amazed what you’ll find. Also, separates are a great way to build your wardrobe. Buy a long skirt and pair it with a blazer and a simple tee, or a big pullover sweater with tons of strands of beads. Rock out.

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    • CAnative wrote on :

      In for FALL? I haven’t seen longer skirts/dresses in any of the stores. I’ve been looking for a summery dress and they all seems to be WAY above the knees. My knees don’t look so great anymore!

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    • Marsha Harris wrote on :

      IN right now. Go to SteinMart, Chico’s, Coldwater Creek. You will be so happy. Anyone over 50 is too old for short skirts even if they have good legs; it’s age appropriateness.

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    • CAnative wrote on :

      Agree about clothes needing to be age appropriate. Are jeans still OK for over 50? I just retired and seem to spend a lot of time in jeans for just running around, meeting with girlfriends, etc. I wear them with flats or — should I confess — short heels. I used to know how to dress really well, but am finding it harder and harder with all the fashion mags being geared toward the 30is gals. I’m not a true 65, but nevertheless, I’m not under 50 either! THANKS for your advice.

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    • Marsha Harris wrote on :

      Oh, God, I hate jeans. Unless a gal has a super figure jeans are a kiss of death. But if you love them, wear them. I prefer beautiful pants, the lovely knit jersey ones that don’t wrinkle and always look super and are comfortable. Jeans with flats are OK, midheels = no. And, of course, fashion magazines are geared toward the younger girls because they are the ones who must have the latest styles and they buy. You will be fine. Just be yourself, always. You are a lovely woman with an entire new phase of life awaiting you, change things up a bit and you will make magic!!!

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    • tamijmoore@yahoo.com wrote on :

      I disagree about the shorts comment. If your legs are cellulite free, your knees look good and you exercise I don’t see any reason why you shouldn’t be able to wear shorts. I’m not talking about short shorts, something appropriate that’s above the knee.

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    • Marsha Harris wrote on :

      I think it said “short skirts,” if you please. She had already said she didn’t want above the knee outfits.

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    • Laurel Hill wrote on :

      I think the right jeans can look great over 50. Try Not Your Daughter’s Jeans. Some of their styles look great. And why not wear heels with them? The dark trouser or bootcut jeans look great with boots and heels. I’m no fashion guru, but I don’t see a problem with a dark denim and a crisp white shirt. Lots of fashion advisors suggest that look for timeless classics that don’t cost a fortune. Above all, don’t stress it. 🙂

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    • Marsha Harris wrote on :

      Hey gorgeous, I think wearing high heels with jeans is fabulous, just not mid-heels. I love high high heels or flats with skinny pants. Let me know what you choose. xx’s

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    • CAnative wrote on :

      I really do not like baggy looking clothing as I have a fairly decent shape. I think baggy looks women look bigger than they are in many instances.

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    • minh wrote on :

      I think jeans are great at any age. But if you go to http://www.Fabrizio-Gianni.com, they make the most flattering jeans for women ages of 45-70 look flattering! You must try the lightweight jeans, they are great for traveling and so comfortable.

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  4. mzloveyd1 wrote on :

    First let me say that you look absolutely gorgeous..My favorite designers for styling women are Donna Karan and Michael Kors….They both seem to know what needs to be covered, tucked, or shown off……..Be careful , both these designers have many collections and I find that their higher end lines work the best. Also they have super fabrics that are great for travel and mixing and matching. Easy fitting items for the waist line without giving that miserable muffin top. Have fun shopping… ………

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    • CAnative wrote on :

      Thanks so much — I should have known that the more expensive lines would be the ones to look for! I have a somewhat limited budget and don’t usually buy designer labels. Maybe I should buy less and spend more?

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    • mzloveyd1 wrote on :

      well i have always been an advocate of buy less and spend it on the good stuff!! they will always remain in style, and then eventually become vintage!!! for everyday running around ……stick to the lesser expensive lines so that when the style leaves you wont be sad that you spent too much on them.. I have never regretted any of my classic designer buys!!!

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