One of the misconceptions about our society is that the older you get, the more frumpy, boring, and shapeless your clothes become.
This is true only if you want it to be true.
For those of you who don’t wish this upon yourself, there are some wonderful clothing options for women over 50. You can still be stylish, sexy, and fun at this age, so let your clothes reflect that.
Clothes that make you feel good are just a few clicks away, so let’s get into it.
A favorite for all ages, Nordstrom is a particularly popular store for women over 50. There are several reasons for this.
For one, Nordstrom has high-quality pieces. Most of the brands sold there are built to last, and when you’re in your 50s and above, cheap fast fashion is no longer what you want.
Second, Nordstrom has a wide range of styles. Whether you like something funkier or something more classic, there are pieces for you here.
Third, Nordstrom has a wide range of sizes and shapes so that every woman can find clothing items that make her feel confident and comfortable while looking her best.
If basics are your thing, then Eileen Fisher is where you want to go. This store offers all the classic looks that also manage to be trendy at the same time, without trying too hard.
We also love that this brand strays far from the wasteful fast-fashion route and instead focuses on creating environmentally-friendly pieces that are sustainable and beautiful.
This store is a minimalist’s heaven. If your style can be described as clean and cool, then we would be surprised if you don’t already own something from Everlane.
With just a few staples from Everlane, you’ll have a versatile closet that works for any occasion.
In need of something that blurs the line between office and dress wear? Look no further than M.M. LaFleur. This brand can be defined as chic and smart and will quickly solve any of your fashion problems. And if you need to travel and take nice clothes with you, M.M. LaFleur’s pieces travel beautifully.
This brand can be described as effortlessly cool. Its pieces tend to be a bit more on the side of tomboy-esque, which means this is the place to come for jeans, great flats, and a chunky sweater, among many other things.
The key of Madewell is that its pieces are designed to mix and match together, which is a huge bonus. As much as we love signature pieces, they are much harder to wear regularly.
Visit the Loft to bring some seasonal fun into your closet. This store has fun with the feminine parts of style and manages to be casual while doing so.
Sundresses are a favorite here, along with the casual workwear and loungewear that has quickly become a staple in everyone’s closet over the last year.
If your style can be described as boho, then make sure you’re shopping at Anthropologie. The clothes here are definitely more unique but also timeless. The trends here will last for a long time and veer more to the feminine side, though we love a good pair of Anthropologie jeans.
This store is a cult classic that is loved by women of all ages.
Do you enjoy spending time outdoors but don’t want to go full outdoorsy mode with brands like Patagonia? L.L. Bean is a great middle-ground that gives you attire that is outdoorsy yet still feminine and stylish.
The pieces here are on the casual side, which brings a level of comfort to match their laid-back style. You can choose pieces to enjoy while hiking or adventuring outside or pieces that feel great wearing around the house.
For a preppy take on some of your favorite looks, head to J. Crew. This store has been a favorite for years and has mastered the art of preppy looks with a bit of a twist. They have options like colorful blazers and some fabulous statement jewelry to pair with an otherwise basic pair of jeans and a white t-shirt.
The biggest store of any on this list, Amazon has become an unexpected place for fashion. Though much of what you find on Amazon is hyper-trendy, there are plenty of options for fun and classic pieces for women over 50.
Our main piece of advice when shopping on Amazon: do your due diligence and read the reviews. Make sure there are at least 200 reviews on something before you buy it, and make sure those reviews are mostly positive.
Altar’d State is a rapidly growing women’s fashion brand with more than 100 boutiques in 30 states. They offer a place of respite and a distinctive shopping experience with the latest fashion finds, the most sought-after accessories, charming home decor, and gifts. Twice a year (sometimes more) they have an incredible sale, so be sure and keep an eye out for that! In addition, the company seeks to inspire through action and supports a mission of standing up for good in the world.
Red Maxi Dress, $89.95 | Tan Heels, $59.95 | Floral Earrings, $19.95 | Crossbody Bag, $59.95 | Sunglasses, $24.95 | Travel Perfume, $20
Talbots began from a singular and personal vision, inspired by a joy of discovery and fueled by a commitment to timeless and timely fashion, extraordinary quality, and memorable service.
Through the decades, Talbots has expanded beyond New England and developed a devoted following of smart shoppers who rely on gracious service, great quality, timeless pieces—and Talbots famous “surprise and delight.” Today Talbots is a dynamic combination of heritage and innovation, translating the original Talbots DNA for today’s culture.
From the beginning, we’ve believed in the power of originality—that what’s different makes us bold. And we design with this philosophy in mind. For every piece we create, we ask how it will be unique, inspire women to feel good (no matter their age), and help them express their personality and individuality with confidence.
J.Jill is easy, relaxed, inspired style that reflects the confidence of a woman with a rich, full life. We’re a national omnichannel retailer of women’s clothing (we design for all sizes—misses, petite, women’s and tall), accessories and footwear. We’re committed to providing friendly, guiding service wherever you choose to shop: in one of our 261 stores, online or through our catalog.
Mott & Bow
Mott & Bow was born out of a simple question: how can we get people premium grade jeans at a reasonable price? Using the finest denim fabrics from the best mills in the world and applying the manually intensive artistic processes in the laundry we transform the denim and make it look effortless. We stick to simplicity as our core design philosophy. With a 32-year denim heritage, our experience is second to none.
As we mature, our sense of style changes in almost every area of our lives. Our choices for furniture, home decor, cars, travel, and especially fashion evolve to suit our needs and evolving lifestyles. While most of us still like to shop on a budget, we’ve found that finding flattering, chic styles that will last and can work for most occasions has become more important. Hopefully, our list of the best clothing stores for women over 50 will help you find items that bring out your confidence and help you live your best life!