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Wardrobe By Generation: Dressing In Your Sixties…&

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Once upon a time, it was possible to almost discern a woman’s age by the way she dressed, made-up and did her hair. Now that generational “suitability” has not only been abolished, but distained, a seventy-year old might wear blue jeans and a twenty year-old stilettos. Though women don’t always take into account their body types or what’s personally flattering, freedom to package/express oneself as one sees fit, is probably a good thing.

All of this stands by way of a disclaimer to what follows. Recommendations of wardrobe for each generation is a movable premise depending on sophistication, lifestyle, and figure. You may easily find things outside your chronological numbers. To purchase a featured item click on the product name in red.


Left to Right Top Row:

Jill Sander Navy Sleeveless Print Shirt- Cheery and crisp. Stands away from the midriff. White multi-print (Japanese paper-folded butterflies)with black pointed collar. Hidden buttons down the front. Stitched hemline. 100% Cotton $409.00

Bombay Top- You’ll always look finished in this. Easy silhouette, striking stripe. Wear with more black or a BRIGHT color. Short sleeved top with slit on side hem. Round neckline. 100% Silk. $290.00

Cacharel Belted Top- Sophisticated retro design. Interesting color, figure flattering wide waistband. Keep the bottom narrow and simple-this does all the work. Pale acid green Cotton top with extended round neck, pleats at the sides, wide ¾ length sleeves and a wide sash at the waist that ties at the back. $355.00

Lanvin Cascade Blouse- You’ll wear this until it falls apart or fades. A handsome wardrobe addition. Flattering neckline with flat, not frilly ruffles. Adult. Ivory stretch Crepe with asymmetrical draped ruffle detail at v-neck. Hidden button closure.Viscose/Elastane. $752.00

Bottom Row Left to Right:

Button Pencil Skirt- You’d be surprised how many of you can wear these longer skirts. It’s all about proportion. Tucked in or crop top. Uncomplicated classic. Very useful. Navy blue pencil skirt with six gold tone buttons, panel detailing and zipper fastening at the back. Below the knee. Polyester/Viscose/Elastane. Machine washable. $61.00

Burberry London Nude Lace Skirt- Beautiful evening piece. Pair with beige or white silk, chiffon or satin top, perhaps a pale cashmere sweater with pearl or rhinestone buttons. Elegant, feminine, patrician. Form flattering pencil cut, knee length. Nude-colored Cotton/Viscose with elegant lace. $870.00

Just Cavalli Purple Pencil Skirt- Superb color with a bit of shine. Bling it up with a silver blouse or camisole, sex it up with black or wear white and make it a little more casual. Satin skirt hits just at the knee. Slim fit (not tight) Concealed hook and zipper fastening at the back. Back vent. $144.00

More Blouses

Left to Right:

Cordua Silk Blouse by L.K. Bennett- Pretty blouse covers what might need to be covered, yet still looks light and airy. Black or white pants or jeans. Black with white polka dots. Architectural cuffs with button detailing and bow tie. Sheer Silk Chiffon with black under-camisole. Softened shirt collar. On sale $87.00

Preen Yellow Scuba Jersey Printed Top- Genuine personality. Fabulous with white pants (or black.) A good piece to take travelling. Distinctive. Bright yellow stretch Jersey (it fits close) with crew neck, long sleeves and Japanese-style floral print front and back. Nylon/Elastane. $411.00

Helmut Lang Wave Draped Top- For those of you who are lean, to wear with or without a belt, this long, long blouse speaks of sophistication. Bright azure blue, soft 100% Cotton top. Shirring at waist and hips, small collar shape. Asymmetrical hem hangs longer in the front. $165.00

D & G Pink Scoop Neck Collar Bow Blouse- Pretty in pink. Gorgeous with gray hair. Falls softly. Flattering to the complexion. Coordinate make-up tone. Pale pink silk with scoop neck and side tie. Slips over the head for ease. Silk with a smidge of Elastane. On sale $124.00

Dresses I

Left to Right:

Lafayette 148 New York Eleonara Dress- A woman about town dress for doing all the interesting things you do daily. Easy fit, nice color. Covered. Notched Mandarin collar, v-neckline, short sleeves, faux wrap silhouette, front pleating, concealed back zipper closure, back slit; fully lined. 100% Silk. Just above the knee. $498.00

Adrienne Square Print Sheath Dress by Milly- Luncheon, meetings, Westchester dinner? Square neck, removable belt. Slant hip pockets. Button details and slit at back. Hidden side zipper. 2” Straps. Fully lined. Silk/Twill. Fully lined. Knee length. $425.00

BCBG Max Azria Pleated Color Block Dress-This one is original and, well, smashing. Feminine and soft with structure in the center where it counts. Mustard and navy blue. Scoop neck, banded elastic waist, mesh inserts. 100% Polyester. $288.00

T Tahari Vivian Long Printed Dress- If you still have good shoulders and arms, this one’s for you. Good colors, well engineered floral. Sleek but womanly. Vibrant, romantic floral print. Polyester/Elastane. Machine wash. Halter neckline, keyhole detail at back. Self tie. Side slits. $148.00

Dresses II

Left to Right:

Robert Rodriguez Scallop Dress- It’s unlikely you’ll see this piece elsewhere. Soft tone, soft scallops. The dress has implicit movement. It’s artful. Fitted Wool/Viscose dress with wide neck and silk layered scallop detail. Thin leather belt with blow closed by snap. Concealed zipper at the side. Fully lined. on sale $576.00

Jonathan Saunders Pink Romilly Dress- Marvelous spring/summer colors in an Asian inspired silhouette. Pretty and polished. Bright, Victorian print with striking shades of red and pink. Mid knee. Hidden side zipper fastening. Soft collar and top button front. Cotton/Silk. $1400.00

Fendi Contrasting Silk Dress with Tulip Skirt- A more interesting way to color block. Sweeping trim creates directional detail. Flattering colors. Apple green and lagoon blue silk dress with a tulip skirt. Bateau neck. Sleeveless. Two hip pockets. A silk sash strap crosses from the front into the back. Defined waist with light gathering beneath. Button down back. Full silk lining. Close fit in the torso. Hemline finishes above the knee Fully lined. 100% Silk. $725.00

Preen Line Santori Cotton Drill Dress- A classic and something of a blank canvas. Play with jewelry, a silk flower, belts. Make it look different every time. A real go-to dress. Navy and bright-blue stretch cotton-drill. Fitted pintucked waist, detachable buckle-fastening belt, slant pockets. Exposed silver zipper fastening at side. Cotton/Elastane. Machine washable. Hits mid-knee. $480.00

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