One of the most common issues women have when it comes to dressing is not knowing or being confused as to how to wear the current fashion trends. As a woman matures, yes, body shape changes, and general outlook on life, but I don’t believe that any women really wants to give up on looking good and certainly maintaining an element of youthfulness. On my travels up and down Burke Road, I am constantly excited by the options women have to incorporate fashion trends into their wardrobe, so that they never feel like they have passed their ‘use by date.’
Even though you might pick up the latest fashion magazine and see that for this season, we have prints, florals, metallic, wide leg pants, bright colours, cut outs, nautical aspirations, there is always a way to interpret the fashion to suit you and where you are at in life. In Camberwell, the selection is huge; you can dress to suit your body shape from all the major stores, including Sussan, Jacqui E, Laura Ashley, Portmans, Blue Illusion, Seed, Witchery, Decubja, Feathers and Country Road, to name a few. Then you might opt to add an element from one of the boutiques, that cater more specifically to your needs, such as Bucci, The Frock Exchange, Esse, Oska, Bojangles and Black Plum.
The main points to consider are to decide which trends you want to adopt and seek it out. A mature woman should aim to look stylish, not a victim of fashion. Adopting an appropriate skirt length, selecting tops that are not cut too low, allowing room in your garments instead of being super tight, and whether you can wear a sleeveless top if your arms need toning are just some of the tips.
A secret weapon for women is stocking up on accessories; dramatic jewellery or soft colourful scarves to change regularly creates interest, more combinations of outfits and makes it fun to getting dressed every day. Keep your hair in a current style, and suitable colour for you and check that your makeup look is adding the finishing touches you need to looking fabulous.
It’s all about having fun, ask the staff for advice on what is right for you.