How to Dress Like a French Woman over 50

How To Dress like a French Woman

People around the world are inspired by French fashion for women over 50.

Age has nothing to do with style, and great style is possible no matter how old you are.

You can be chic like a French woman at any age. The key is to know how to flaunt your body in a way that works for you.

French chic style is not a difficult style to pull off. It is effortless, classic, carefree, cool, but not arrogant.

French style is about finding the balance between looking dressed up and laid-back. They are effortlessly put together and always have a flawless style.

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@Ines de Fressange

No matter your age, you can attain this classic and elegant look by following the recommendations below.

Have Fun with French Fashion over 50 and Create Your Own Style:

1.Have a Simple and Classic Outfit as a Base

Fashion for Older Ladies
@Ines de la Fressange

Keep a base outfit in your wardrobe that you can change up with accessories. Like the classic black dress, you can always dress it up or down.

2.Add a Tweed Blazer

Fashion for women over 60
@Carole Bouquet

A Chanel blazer is as French and iconic as it gets. Add a tweed blazer to your wardrobe for a stylish French look.

3.Keep a Classic Trench in Your Closet

Clothes for 50 year old woman
@Isabelle Huppert

A classic trench is always elegant and stylish. You can stay with neutral classics or choose a fun design. A trench will add the zing you need to take your look from ordinary to chic.

4.Change up an Outfit with a Black Belt

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@Ines de La Fressange

Adding a black leather belt can instantly define your figure and give you shape when you wear bulkier clothing.

5.Have a Black Outfit in the Closet

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@Estelle Lefbure

A classic black outfit is elegant and super stylish, and it gives you an air of sophistication.

6.Buy a Knee-Length Fitted Dress

You can be age-appropriate and stylish in a knee-length dress that shows your curves and flatters your body.

Dresses for women in their 50s
@Estelle Lefbure

There you have it! Keep your look classy, streamlined, hot, and chic with these French Fashion Tips.

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