Fashion Over 50 – Wearing A Cold Shoulder Top

I can’t say that I have my finger firmly on the pulse of fashion. I tend to wear what I like, what I feel comfortable in and what I believe suits me. I almost fight against wearing what’s ‘on trend’. What can I say – I’m a bit of a rebel. But it’s been pretty hard to ignore the cold shoulder looks that have hit the high street firmly between the eyes. So I just had to try one.

Fashion Over 50 – Cold Shoulder Top

I’ve actually been thinking about what is and isn’t wearable when it comes to trends, especially from the point of view of fashion over 50. Now I have to be clear here and say that I’m not saying that anyone should or shouldn’t wear whatever the hell they like, no matter how many candles are on their cake. The point I’m making is this: what is on trend, comfortable and flattering for me (personally) to wear as a woman in her 50’s.

So I thought I might dip my toe in the water and try out a few pieces that are ‘in’ at the moment and tell you what I think of them.

Wearing a burnt sienna cold shoulder top and floral pants for fashion over 50.A close up of what I believe suits me for fashion over 50. A cold shoulder top with a huge sunhat and rose gold scarf.Close up of a rose gold scarf and a burnt sienna cold should top.For over 50 fashion I wear a cold shoulder top and a huge striped sunhat.Showing the back of my outfit: burn sienna cold should top, floral pants, rose gold scarf and blue and beige striped sunhat.Showing the back of my striped sunhat.Looking out of the marina as the sun sets, wearing an outfit I feel is great for fashion over 50.

Trousers – Florence And Fred / Cold Shoulder Top – Florence And Fred / Sandals – Florence And Fred / Sunhat – Peacocks / All Jewellery – Gifts from Mr Chic (By the way, this post isn’t sponsored by Tesco. I just happened to pick this whole outfit up on a food shopping trip – as you do.)

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Now I have to be honest here and say that my skin is in pretty good nick. I have some issues, after all my bods been around for over 50 years, but on the whole, it’s not bad. But I think, even if I were concerned about the skin on my upper arms, I’d experiment more with this look. It’s a great way of showing a bit of flesh, yet covering any sign of bingo wings.

So for fashion over 50, I’d give it a thumbs up. What do you think? Great for fashion over 50 or one to leave on the shelf? Leave me a comment and let me know.


  1. June 13, 2016 / 3:01 pm

    Lovely top Michelle, and lovely pics.

  2. June 13, 2016 / 4:16 pm

    This wasn’t what I was expecting at all Michelle. You see I’m in the very small camp of “I don’t like wearing a cold shoulder” top. Therefore I wasn’t expecting to like this outfit for me – YET I DO!
    The reason I don’t wear off the shoulder (any more) is because my saggy boobs really need more support than a strapless bra can give. Now this top of yours actually has sleeves TA DAH! Clearly I can wear my regular over the shoulder boulder holder with it 😉
    Gorge pics by the way xxx

    • June 15, 2016 / 6:37 pm

      I know what you mean Michelle, re bra. For most of my life I had nothing up top, then I put on weight and the ‘girls’ kind of stayed around after I lost it. I now can’t wear a strapless bra, or at least haven’t found one that gives me good shape and support.
      Glad you like the pics, I’ll tell Andrew – hell be chuffed 🙂
      Michelle xx

  3. June 14, 2016 / 8:42 pm

    MLD you look like a sexy but sophisticated minx… Cold shoulder tops are your friend!!!! You always look a dream in a giant floppy hat and this one offsets the lovely summer vibe perfectly. This trend is perfect for you and your age-defying skin :))

    Catherine x

    • June 15, 2016 / 6:35 pm

      I must admit, I do love a floppy hat 🙂
      I am definitely going to try out a few more cold shoulder tops, and maybe buy a few more floppy hats.
      Michelle xx

  4. June 15, 2016 / 9:32 pm

    You look fab, I love cold or off the shoulder top hope to still be rocking them that well when I’m 50
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