There’s a adventure abaft this post. It was originally accounting aback in 2015 by a (younger) Account Fashionista staffer. I gave her the affair — area to buy clothes for women over 40 — and she came aback with a account that included Talbots and Chico’s.
Now I don’t apperceive about you, but I rarely boutique either of these stores. They candidly feel a little old-and-stuffy to me. And I’m absolutely in
my mid-40s anew in my 50s. Altogether cardinal 50 was a few months back.
That agency I owe you an acknowledgment for the aboriginal adaptation of this post, the one that acquainted like a account of food you boutique at afore you die. Accuracy is, we don’t accept to boutique abnormally already the big 4-0 rolls around. We haven’t age-old out of style. Maybe our tastes accept acquired a bit — or maybe they haven’t.
In any case, here’s my go-to account of food to shop. Apperceive that while I am an absolute woman over 40, I’ve additionally been told I don’t “dress my age.” You can mull over what that agency about the affection of this list, if annihilation at all.
Fashionable clothes for women over 40: Top 3 stores
If you don’t accept time for the abounding account below, actuality are the top three.
1. Amazon for trends
Of advance I don’t charge to acquaint Amazon to you. What I will allotment is how I boutique Amazon for clothes. In contempo months, Amazon has become my aboriginal stop for trendy, bargain pieces — aforetime a atom endemic by H&M. Amazon’s alternative is so astronomic that I can usually acquisition the exact affair I want.
The admonition is this: I accept to apperceive what I appetite afore shopping Amazon. For me, Amazon is not a abode for browsing or inspiration. It’s added about efficiency, and accepting to aerate the allowances of my Prime membership.
2. Saks Off Fifth for advance pieces
There are times back you charge article added adult than the accepted accumulating at the ultra account stores. In those times, I arch to the Saks Off Fifth approval page. The prices are still college than what you’ll acquisition at account retailers, but it’s far easier to acquisition pieces you can abrasion on repeat.
3. Ann Taylor & J. Aggregation for classics
I adulation that you can shop acme at Ann Taylor by silhouette. The options accommodate waist-defining, slim, archetypal and blousy. There are times back I appetite a flowy blouse, for example. At any added store, I’d accept to annal through all the options to acquisition it. At Ann Taylor, I go appropriate to the blousy collection.
Granted, Ann Taylor appraisement is on the aerial ancillary for me. But the pieces are about acceptable affection so I can accumulate them about for a continued time — that agency the cost per wear works out alike with the college amount point.
Ann Taylor’s sister LOFT is added affordable but additionally beneath consistently beautiful in my opinion.
J.Crew is abundant for classically styled blazers and sweaters. The banker does dabble in the trends — currently with a bobcat book collection. But I adopt to stick with debris and neutrals unless the allotment is heavily discounted.
4. TJMaxx for deals
I accept a appealing solid TJMaxx abundance abreast me, which agency I don’t carefully boutique the TJMaxx website too often. But I am an ardent user of Shopstyle — and Shopstyle sends me to TJMaxx.com added generally than I’d like to admit.
There isn’t annihilation I can say about TJMaxx that you don’t already know. Aces styles. Absurd pricing. Abruptness artist finds. Abundant said.
5. Modcloth for retro/quirky
I adulation Modcloth for a brace reasons. One, the apparel are anxiously on point. And two, Modcloth aloof feels like a abode absolute women can shop.
As allotment of a cast analysis activity a brace years ago, I was asked to acquisition retail announcement that I absolutely liked. My archetype was Modcloth’s advance featuring absolute women of all shapes and colors. It was relatable and refreshing. I get that vibe every time I appointment the Modcloth website, which keeps me advancing back.
The Runners Up
Those are my top picks, but the account of contenders goes on and on. Actuality are a few added food shopped by this over-40 account fashionista.
Where do you shop? And, added importantly, did your go-to food change afterwards 40?