*In this late-night feature – which will run Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each week – I’ll gather up three fun items that are currently on sale online and share them with you! I would LOVE suggestions: Stylish wide-width pumps? Classic v-necked sweaters? Chandelier earrings? Petite dress slacks? What would you like to see featured?*
This is a special edition, with this request from Anna:
Plus-size style for women over 65. Many style blogs are created by older women who tend to be slender. Many are created by plus-size women who are young (or at least youthful) and still have much of the freshness of youth. Advanced Style is gorgeous fun but usually New-Yorkishly over the top. Aging ladies in Middle America need to feel stylishly adventurous, too!
Generally, I want these posts to be short and sweet. Tonight, though, I’m going to throw out a handful of suggestions, and beg you all to contribute resources in the comments. Products? Companies? Blogs? Magazines? Even celebs or movies that showcase stellar plus-sized style for older women? Please, help Anna (and me) out!
I’ll get the ball rolling:
Allen Allen Open Front Slub Knit Cardigan – was $74, now $36.90
I adore drape-front/waterfall cardigans, and this one excites me for several reasons. First off, great price. Secondly, machine washable. Thirdly, that mottled blue has a very denim-y look to it, which means this piece could be a stand-in for a jean jacket through spring and summer. Though, I also love how they’ve styled it here, with that darling striped skirt. Available in 1X – 3X.
AK Anne Klein Tonal Printed Matte Jersey Dress – was $149, now $119.99
This vibrant dress has such great details. Non-binding flutter sleeves, a modest but flattering v-neckline, removable self belt in a matching shade, and a floaty skirt. The knee length and short sleeves may feel a bit young, but hopefully the classic styling will make up for it. This dress would look fabulous with a solid cardigan or wrap! Available in sizes 0X – 3X.
Elementz Long Sleeve Pleated Top – was $44, now $30.99
This top is so fabulously elegant. It’s a bit on the sheer side, so prepare your camisoles, but would look absolutely stellar with straight-leg jeans (try these for only $36.99) or flowy palazzo pants (these at $69). Available in this indigo, coral, black, white, and taupe in sizes 1X – 3X.
Other not-currently-on-sale resources for stylish plus-sized garments for women over 65:
- IGIGI – My favorite for plus-sized clothing, though nothing EVER seems to go on sale. Styles are generally either work- or party-appropriate, and there are more dresses than anything else. But the clothes are high-quality, contemporary without being trendy, and most garments are marvelously ageless. (Most, not all)
- Eileen Fisher – Eileen’s plus designs are arty, beautifully made, and incredibly flattering. If full price makes you balk, stalk pieces on eBay or at consignment stores.
- Nordstrom – Nordstrom shows up a lot in these posts because they really do an amazing job of curating their stock. This department store’s plus offerings are diverse in style and price range, and although there are many edgy options, there are plenty of classics, too.
- Jones New York – I adore this brand for quality and classic design, and have loved their plus offerings for years. The JNY homepage has options, Amazon has great prices, and Zappos also carries a selection.
Now, over to you! Can you contribute some ideas for Anna’s search? Gorgeous plus-sized pieces perfect for the 65 and over set? Any resources to share? Please, let us know!
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