How to look attractive and sexy for a Valentine’s date over 50

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Showcase your best feature on Valentine’s Day

Aim at an effortless look that makes you feel comfortable, secure, attractive, beautiful, sexy, and gives you confidence. On important step to look attractive and sexy for a Valentine’s date over 50 is to know your best features and flattering shades or red. Make one of your best features the statement of your outfit.

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Enhance your shape when needed

A tailored dress can add shape or give the illusion of shape. Strapless dresses are great for an hourglass-shape when you go to the opera. A swing or empire dress hides a non-existing waist and looks awesome on women with an apple-shape. A-line dresses and fit-and-flare dresses can add the illusion of hips on inverted triangle body shapes. Straight-up-and-down bodies can gain shape with a tailored sheath. V-necks and vertical lines like princess seams give the illusion of height and have a slimming effect.

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Show skin strategically

Go for a little teaser with skin. This feature can be your collar bone, your underarms, neck, whatever seems best. Use your jewelry to highlight your best features.

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#Fashionover50 woman in Valentine's Day outfit in red and burgundy
Brooks Brothers cashmere sweater, T-shirt, wool beret, Dior neckerchief, garnet statement necklace and earrings, smoky quartz statement belt, Manolo Blahnik booties, lace socks, and Aeropostale colored skinnies (all own). This look features the collar bone and the legs.
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Zoom-in on the floral belt buckle

Shoes make or break a look

Wear heels that you can walk in with grace and comfortably to look fit and hip. A chic wedge heel or sturdy heel – thanks goodness they are a big trend right now – is much easier to walk in than a stiletto. A wedge or sturdy heel looks self-confident, but still sexy with a deep vamp.

A heel you can walk on is more sexy than a sky-high stiletto on which you wobble. #shoelove Click To Tweet

Be aware: Red adds weight

Go for a muted red or dark red when you don’t want to look heavier than you are. Go for a flattering shade of red from your palette when you want to wear red.

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#advancedstyle mature woman in monochromatic red Valentine's Day outfit suitable for dinner at a casual restaurant
G-III suede skirt, GNW tight, Manolo Blahnik booties, Kieselstein Cord belt, statement buckle, GNW cardigan worn as top, Moda International (dyed) cardigan, Hermes collier de chien bangle (all own), and hand-painted artisan made scarf c/o Uno Alla Volta. This look again features the collar bone, and the legs. the belt provides shape and defines the waist.
#fashionover50 mature woman in monochromatic red Valentine's Day outfit
Back view of casual Valentine’s Day look with G-III suede skirt, GNW tight, Manolo Blahnik booties, Kieselstein Cord belt, Moda International (dyed) cardigan (all own)

You can find another fashion forward look that communicates a red monochromatic vibe suitable for a casual Valentine’s dinner at the link.

Dress with the weather, place and commute in mind

On a Valentine’s date over 50, you want to look attractive and sexy without going over board. You always will look your best when you don’t sweat or feel cold. Thus, when you pick your outfit keep in mind the dress code of the place you will go. When you will use public transportation, dress for the outside temperatures and weather. Have a cover-up when wearing a cocktail dress.

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When you like these dressing tips, you may also want to  buy my style recipe book to have a recipe what to wear when a dressing occasion comes up.

Photos of me: G. Kramm

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