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How to Wear Color-Block Trends for Women Over 40, 50, 60

color block colors for women over 50


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There are other common sense placement rules, but they are more difficult to define.  You’ll learn the rules for your own body by getting the colors and proportions all wrong and then fixing them... hopefully, before leaving your house.

Tall Women

Tall or willowy chicks can get away with anything and look hot, but if you’re short or wide, you may have a harder time wearing color blocks that have high contrast.  A hot orange top and a royal blue skirt might cut you in half.

put best colors near your faceHowever, it’s not as simple as that.  You might be able to wear a lime green T under a buttoned-up, high-contrast, blue V-neck cardigan.  This would be an example of scale and proportion.  The bright green would become a small accent color rather than an equal partner in your composition. Hey, the more you play with this, the easier it will become for you.

Top Heavy Chicks

If you are top heavy you will probably want most of the action on the lower half of your body, to give you balance.  If you are bottom heavy, you might want something like a bold stripe across your bodice.  If you have a body like mine, you’ll really have to become experimental and play with different scales and proportions, along with the possible addition of hats and shoes and cardigans and different lengths of dresses and purses of different sizes and things until you find your own Golden Mean.

But, after all that intense work, you will be transformed into a well-dressed woman, so it’s worth it.

Final Fashion Tips: Don’t be afraid to be different, beige shoes are your safety valve, and try not to glow in the dark.

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Chic Polka Dot Clothing for Women: The New Black (and White)

How to Wear Leggings if You're Over 40 or 50

Is color blocking like Mod?

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