Holiday Outfits for Women over 50

November 30, 2023

I LOVE the holidays!  And I love adding some extra sparkle and bling to my look to celebrate. Usually I won’t buy a new dress or outfit just for a holiday party. Instead I will take some basic pieces that I already have in my closet and add a little color, texture, or sparkle (or all of the above!).

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To start the holiday season with some fun, I met the fabulous Cathy of Bay Area Fashionista for a yummy dumpling lunch and shopping.  We dressed up for the holidays and of course made sure to get our pics by the pretty decorations at our go-to mall, Santana Row.

I wore a black and white floral midi skirt, along with a scoop neck fitted black sweater and an oversized black blazer. These three pieces have been in my wardrobe for years and are wonderful basics.  To spice up the look, I added my red suede knee high boots.  I loved how the color and the texture added so much to the outfit.  And then I really took it up a notch with some stunning new Kendra Scott jewelry (c/0), these chandelier earrings and matching necklace!  Some fabulous bling, even worn with basics, can give you a festive look.

Of course Cathy looks stunning in all black with a lovely velvet top!

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If you are shopping for a holiday dress for a special party, here are a few that I adore.  Each dress is festive and special, but also pretty modest (just my personal choice).


Also on the blog lately, a few fall outfit ideas (here, here, and here).

Fun & Fashion,

Dawn Lucy

About the blog: Fashion Should Be Fun is me talking to you, other middle aged women like me who are over 40, but not over fashion.  We still want to look beautiful and stylish.  We still want to have fun with trends.  And we don’t need anyone giving us rules, because we’re all different. We all have our own shapes and bodies, parts we’d like to cover and parts we still don’t mind showing off a bit.  This is a place for me to share my love of fashion with you, style ideas, tips, trends, and inspiration. I know how liking the way we look can translate into confidence and energy. I know we have so much life left to live and so much adventure ahead of us. Let’s show the world you’re never too old to have fun and be fierce!

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