over50feeling40: 5 Reasons Column Dressing Works for Fashion Over 50
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Feb 17, 2017

5 Reasons Column Dressing Works for Fashion Over 50

I know it’s obvious I believe in column dressing.  For those who may not know, column dressing is taking one solid neutral base and styling on top of it.   I am often seen in a black or brown column…and occasionally a white one….same color top and same color bottom.

The benefits for me are these:
1.        Column dressing is slimming.  It tricks the eye to believe you are a long, tall, cool glass of water!
2.       It is simple.  Great wardrobe basics are smart and worth investing in.
3.       It is easy.  On those morning I am tired …it always works.  The simplest outfit can easily become a work of art.
4.       It is economical. 
5.       It builds confidence.

Often when I dress with columns, my outfits include fun accessories…this one combined a little shine and pattern…another one of those basic rules from the old What Not to Wear!

What do you think of column dressing?  Have you found it works for you?

Have a fabulous Friday!!


  1. Oh yes, I'm under 5' tall. I need to use the column dressing strategy. I do break out of it every once in a while, but if I have a presentation or interview, I column dress and don't wear pastels.

    1. I don't wear many pastels either, Carol. I look better in saturated, jewel tone colors. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.


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