How To Rock A Maxi Skirt After 50

Hi, Ladies this month Vicki ArcherJennifer from A Well Styled Life and I are tackling maxi skirts. Are they appropriate for women over 50? I was born in 1954 and I believe the maxi skirt has ventured in and out of style at least since the 60’s . I think it is safe to say almost anyone can wear a maxi skirt, no matter their age. You can be comfortable and still look feminine, you can up your game with jewelry, with an armful of silver bangles, a pendant necklace, or statement earrings. Maxi skirts can be worn at almost any occasion, depending on how they’re styled. They can be dressed down for casual wear at home or a casual event, or dressed up for a more formal occasion. But let’s specifically take a look at How to Rock a Maxi Skirt after 50.

When I think of the maxi skirt Caroline Herrera instantly comes to mind. I wore a Carolina Herrera maxi to my daughter’s wedding and I still get emails about that skirt.  You can see it here. Caroline Herrera’s uniform a crisp shirt and a billowing maxi with maybe simple earrings. Classic and elegant.

The comfortable and chic style can flatter anybody. Whether you’re tall or short, curvy or column-shaped, a maxi skirt can work for you. All you need to do is find the right design and partner it with the right pieces. As you know unless you have been living under a rock, I am well after 50. the trick is to find one that is most flattering to your figure type.

For me it has to be one with more of an a-line cut, I have a smallish waist (compared to the rest of me) and largish hips so that style works for me.

Here I am wearing an older CP Shades Lily skirt, the J Jill Essential Linen Shirt, and Mia  Cowrie Shell Sandals.

over 50 fashion blogger cindy hattersley in cp shades skirt and j jill line shirt

You are probably thinking a long skirt is too hot for the dog days of summer. I was in Hotlanta last year this time, and I have to say the coolest outfit I wore was a linen maxi skirt and shirt. You can read that post here.

over 50 fashion blogger cindy hattersley in cp shades skirt and j jill line shirt

You can find the lily skirt online at CP Shades here

It is pretty obvious my favorite look is a full skirt with a button-down shirt. You can tuck it in with a belt or tie it off for Summer.

Here I am wearing an old maxi skirt with the fabulous Sundance Catalog Alexie shirt,  I am not a ruffle girl.  This featherweight shirt has crinkly pleated ruffles that add texture, no frills. My favorite Peruvian Connection hat (sold out) but available here from Hat Attack now on sale!

over 50 fashion blogger cindy hattersley in sundance catalog alexi shirt

Let’s face it in our neck of the woods no one is going to any fancy events.  I don’t feel comfortable showing you things that we won’t be wearing.  This look is something I can wear out to an outdoor dinner or wine tasting. I am wearing my favorite Michael Stars Shine T-shirt with the Cp Shades Lily skirt,  a simple necklace by Paula Carvalho Designs, and my favorite Olukai flip flops. I know many of you now own these and love them.  I really am coveting the silver version.

If you would like to read more about the ageless style of maxi skirts. You might enjoy Women love Maxi Skirts from Stylehive, or Alyson Walsh’s article for the telegraph Why the Maxi Skirt has Ageless Style Appeal

For more pretty maxi skirts you might want to check out:

Matches Fashion has a beautiful selection of higher-end maxi skirts here

Soft Surroundings has more reasonably priced maxi skirts here

You can find the lily skirt more reasonably on Ebay (that’s where I found mine) here

Thank you for reading How to Rock the Maxi Skirt After 50,  I can’t wait to hear what Vicki and Jennifer have to say, Pop over and join the discussion.



By Style Bestie

Super busy mom