Style at a Certain Age is a lifestyle blog by Beth Djalali dedicated to aging with grace, strength, and beauty.
to wear a dress or not to wear a dress that is the question in 2021. ‘cuz why bother when there’s no place to go? to which i say wear the dress. why? well, i still have a few spots left to go in my daily routine. this week alone, i get to add on the chiropractor (my gait is still a bit off after total knee replacement) and the dermatologist (my second round of IPL). guess what? i’m wearing this adorable outfit that i know will receive compliments. sometimes, we forget that others are impacted by the way we dress, but we can definitely brighten the landscape with a knockout outfit. and this dress fits into my now and later series which adds versatility to your wardrobe (and mine). so let’s dive in to see how to wear a cheetah dress now & later.
but first, let’s talk about all the reasons a dress is an excellent idea to have hanging in your closet even if you’re in retirement. one reason i am always on the hunt for dresses is that they’re comfortable. for those who struggle wearing blue jeans (pear shapes or apple shapes), a dress is your answer. second, they’re one and done. no muss, no fuss as to coordinating an entire outfit. if you are short on time, a dress will get you out the door looking chic and stylish in no time flat. and third, dresses are flattering. yes, dresses are universally flattering for every shape and size. instead of hiding your body, dresses celebrate it and flatter it in the best possible way. plus, dresses are fun and flirty. amen!
how adorable is this pleated cheetah dress from Banana Republic that comes in regular, tall, and petite? it’s an effortless style to wear thanks to a relaxed A-line cut. and i love the midi length, which can be dressed up with heels or down with boots. so how to wear a cheetah dress now & later? since it’s winter, a pair of suede boots (old, similar here and here) is just the ticket. the dress comes with a self-tie belt, but i exchanged that for an obi style suede belt (old, similar here). of course, a black handbag from Walmart will tie the entire outfit together. but don’t forget accessories always add the pizazz and personality to any outfit. today, i chose a gold link necklace (old, similar here) and bangles. stay tuned in the coming months for how to wear a cheetah dress now & later.