VENUS understands that clothes are a form of self-branding. What you wear can influence how you feel, and how you feel can influence what you wear. When it comes to fashion, there’s only one rule: Never wear anything you don’t absolutely love. That’s why VENUS offers such an extensive array of affordable clothing choices in sizes up to 3X. No matter what your personal style aesthetic, you’ll find options that you’ll look forward to wearing. Whether you’re getting ready for a day in the office or a night on the town, Venus has you covered.
Designers are digging in their luxury heels when it comes to the almighty dot—simply put, the trend shows no sign of slowing. The innovative duo that is Dries Van Noten and Christian Lacroix found a place for the polka dot on a maxi skirt-and-simple tank pairing, topped off with a head feather, while Balmain embraced volume for the enchanting print, and Wes Gordon at Carolina Herrera went fitted, '90s, and sheer for one of his takes on dots.
While these eight style makers are by no means the only older women who can teach us a thing or two about style (hello, Iris Apfel), following along in their fashion journeys has taught us a thing or two about our own fashion inclinations. Just take one peek at these eight awesome trendsetters, and you'll see what we mean. Read on for a look at eight inspiring real women and then shop pieces for women of every age.
We all know that we dress one way for the beach, another way for church, funerals, weddings, etc. One would hope that as a woman matures, so does her sense of style. Gracefully say good-bye to the micro minis you wore at 16, skimpy half tops and very low rise pants that expose your midriff, seductive plunging necklines and sausage tight clothing that desperately cling to the bygone days of your youth.
And just like that disco’s not dead. The wide collar favored by the Studio 54 set made a surprise comeback on the spring 2020 runways. Modernized on coats, jackets, and button-downs at Lanvin, Ferragamo, JW Anderson, and beyond, the look is often shown with contrasting colors to make it really stand out. Because what’s the point of a super collar if you can’t really see it?
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Patti Gibbons advocates that fashion doesn’t have to be a certain way because you are now officially too old for low cuts, low skirts or bodycons. She stumbled upon fashion blogging quite late in life, taking inspiration from 20-something bloggers. Patti started off with such passion that she took off at full speed. Without being over the top, her style is easy to adapt to and realistic.
Just as yellow reigned supreme on the autumn/winter catwalks, another bright colour was prevalent for the new season with designers across the cities injecting tangerine orange into their collections. Seen in ballgown form at Valentino and Emilia Wickstead, in day dresses at Stella McCartney and Rejina Pyo and in separates at Prada and Ferretti, there is no bolder way to brighten up your SS20 wardrobe.
If you’ve got it, the place to flaunt it is the beach or the pool. VENUS helps you do just that. Many of the one-piece bathing suits and swim dresses at VENUS incorporate exclusive Hold U technology, resulting in a design that fully flatters your figure. VENUS also has an assortment of two-piece bottoms and tops, too, that you can pair to create a vacation look that’s uniquely your own.
A very stupid and narcissistic action. Meghan and Harry didn't request to be named Duke and Duchess of Sussex. They belong by birth and marriage to the Royal family and Sussex belongs to the Royal Kingdom of Britain. What they might want to do is to vote themselves out of Britain. Otherwise they should keep quite and accept that, if it is not that extremely beautiful couple, some other members of the Royal household will be named for Sussex without their being consulted first and there is nothing they can do about it. Their opinion is not invited. So short up.
Pack away those florals next spring because there is a new print in town. Polka dots were seen all over the catwalks, covering statement mini dresses at Richard Quinn, layered up at Max Mara, given a colourful spin at Erdem and worked into ladylike looks at Carolina Herrera and Michael Kors. Whether with your workwear or for a night out, polka dots are taking pride of place for the new season.
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Crochet is getting a cool update come spring. Think ultra-feminine dresses, polished suiting, and eveningwear that feels modern with a special touch of Grandma’s handmade crochet. As the fashion industry looks for ways to become more sustainable, there’s something special about a “trend” that embraces a slow, handmade technique that can be passed down generation after generation—à la that treasured family heirloom that lasts forever.
At Torrid, we break all the rules by taking measurements on actual women, not mannequins, to create plus size fashion that's fit to perfection. Each of our collections showcases flawless looks, comfortable fabrics, and versatile trendy plus size clothing for sizes 10 – 30 (check out our size guide)… With the days getting longer, we know you’ve got places to go, and going places equals new outfits! Peep this: our sweet plus size dresses made for Sunday outings, weddings, family photos and brunch (hopefully with mimosas). And with the weather catching up with your day dreams, picture yourself rocking cute and comfy plus size jeans in a park for a picnic date or playdate. Of course with sun, comes swim season. And you’re finally going to enjoy buying a swimsuit with our fun and easy mix and match bikinis. Our entire collection of plus size swimsuits is sexy and comfortable — you’ve never felt so confident with wet hair, trust us. So yeah, your social calendar may get full, but in any (and every) event, you’re going to look and feel incredible. Don’t forget about our plus size intimates - we spent years perfecting Torrid Curve®, our line of bras in band sizes 36 to 50 (cups B through H), and gorgeous, lacy plus size lingerie that will make your heart race. From bralettes to babydolls, these sexy little pieces accentuate all the right curves so you feel totally irresistible… At Torrid, we believe a real fit in plus size fashion is life changing. It’s what you want in plus size clothing, and it’s what we do best.

We’ve got hotter-than-hot plus size women’s trendy clothing, including plus size dresses, plus size tops and blouses for women, plus size graphic tees, plus size FN jeans, swimsuits for plus size women, and more. Get ready for a total wardrobe overhaul and your most insta-worthy OOTD yet. Because our selection of women’s plus size clothing online features over 1,000 items in on-trend cuts, colors and fabrics that will take you effortlessly from work to weekend.
I feel that less is more, I do not agree with bold prints, I leave that type of print to a wonderful scarf. French women just seem to know how to dress , what to wear at any age, I am 78 , in great shape, choose to wear only the classics, quality fabrics, good leather shoes , classic handbags/cross bodies. Easy on the makeup, natural grey hair, Find your style and live it !
Patti Gibbons advocates that fashion doesn’t have to be a certain way because you are now officially too old for low cuts, low skirts or bodycons. She stumbled upon fashion blogging quite late in life, taking inspiration from 20-something bloggers. Patti started off with such passion that she took off at full speed. Without being over the top, her style is easy to adapt to and realistic.
Looking for a way to top off the perfect pair of jeans? Go bold with an artfully low-cut V-neck tee-shirt or an off-the-shoulder sweater. Tailored blouses can go from nice to naughty just by undoing a couple of buttons. VENUS has camo tops, nautical blouses and lumber jacket shirts that work nicely when you’re going for that tomboy look, plus strappy faux leather and eye-catching sequined creations when you want to put your girliest self forward.
What we won't deny is that finding inspiration when you're "of a certain age" can be difficult because fashion magazine spreads tend to ignore this demographic. However, celebrity dressing is a constant source of inspiring style for women of all ages, simply because our favorite stars are aging right along side us—like Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Helen Mirren and Viola Davis. (Can you believe she's 51?)
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