over50feeling40: Hit Your Style Sweet Spot: Favorite Fabrics for Women Over 50
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Dec 11, 2016

Hit Your Style Sweet Spot: Favorite Fabrics for Women Over 50

Welcome to a fun collaboration with Jennifer of A Well Styled Life and Pam of over50feeling40.  We desire for all of us… the fabulous women over 50 …to look and feel our best each and every day.  After years of blogging for this audience, we have heard from so many of you about your discouragement and despondency when you look in the mirror every morning.  But, we both know just how transformative style can be, and hope to encourage you right here each week.  We want to see all of us empowered with strength, joy, and confidence.

Cold weather time seems perfect for a discussion about
 our favorite fabrics over 50,  because we are so aware of
 it touching our skin!
There are many fabrics I love during this time of my life 
and I know I love quality...it does make such a difference
 in the feel, the fit, and the longevity of the garment.  
There are many different price points for quality...it takes
research, trying things on, and true shopping skills.

For example, today I am wearing three fabrics I love:
The Pants...Eileen Fisher  56% Rayon, 38% Nylon, 6% Spandex
The Long Tunic...Eileen Fisher   100% silk
The Jacket...CHICOS  also, rayon, nylon, and spandex
But, I confess to also loving leathers, knits, cotton, wool...the fabrics must breathe, feel soft, and fit!  You also may want to read about what Eileen Fisher says on the topic of SUSTAINABLE FABRICS HERE.  I always feel good when I wear her clothing!  But, I do have many favorite brands when it comes to fabrics and wear them often here.  Fabric plays a major role in my purchasing decision.  

What are some of your favorite fabrics and why?  Please share and then go see JENNIFER OF A WELL STYLED LIFE to discover what choices she loves!

My two favorite Christmas decoration fabrics are found in
 plaid and burlap...yes, I said, burlap!


Stay warm!


  1. Winter favorites are different from what I prefer in the warmer months, but I love cotton with stretch built in for both cold and warm temps. Cotton knits always work for me and I love knits that drape/flow. If I'm staying home and it's cold out, I'm in fleece jackets and leggings.

  2. I just love that coat on you!! Leopard is certainly an awesome or not on you. I love all
    The fabrics you love too!

  3. Do you remember mohair sweaters? When I was a preteen, mohair sweaters were all the rage. I remember getting one for Christmas and loved its softness. I haven't seen mohair since then, but would love to try it one more time.

  4. Love this look, and your table is so inviting! Thanks for linking up, xo



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