Help! I Don’t Have Anything To Wear: A Guide For Elderly Fashion
You’ve been invited to a very special event! You’re excited to see friends and loved ones. Your thoughts turn to what you’re going to wear. Uh oh, I don’t have anything to wear. Help!
Important social events, like weddings, parties, and special dinners, mean dressing up. It’s part of what makes the occasion special. You want to be stylish, sophisticated, and feel comfortable in your attire. For many seniors, though, dressing up can be challenging. Issues with mobility or dexterity, even having to accommodate assistive devices can leave you feeling self-conscious and trying to figure out how to be fashionable while still managing whatever needs you have. Here at Classy Pal, we’ve heard you. So, we’ve gathered our best tips to help you dress with style and sophistication for that all-important event.
Think about the occasion you’ll be dressing for. Is it formal? Cocktail attire or dressy casual? Start by choosing a style appropriate to the occasion. Then, think about how you’d like to dress for the event. What styles do you prefer? Maybe you like dresses instead of skirts. Maybe you prefer a tailored suit over a blazer. What colors do you like to wear? Once you have an idea of your preferred style, the next step is to find your pieces.
Choose Comfortable Pieces of Clothing
Comfortable doesn’t have to mean ultra-casual. Dressing for comfort means choosing pieces of clothing that feel comfortable when you’re wearing them – they don’t bind, pinch, or scratch. Look for materials that are soft to the touch and easy to wear. After all, you don’t want to spend the evening tugging and pulling at your outfit.
Comfort also means choosing the right outfit for the occasion. After all, you probably wouldn’t wear a tux to a ballgame without feeling out of place with everyone else in jeans and jerseys. Think about the venue you’ll be in. What is the typical dress for that venue and occasion? Choose something that won’t leave you feeling out of place. You want your focus on the event, not on your outfit. Choose what feels right for you.
Layer Up & Down
When planning your outfit, layering is your best friend at any age! You never know how hot or cold a venue might be. Being able to slip a jacket or shawl on or off can keep you comfy the whole evening.
If you’ll be attending in a wheelchair, a Classy Pal wheelchair blanket can keep you comfy and warm. With its large lap pocket, you can tuck your hands in for extra comfort. These blankets are specially designed to fit a wheelchair so you can arrive in style!
Choose Your Accessories
This is where you can really make your outfit your own. Choose accessories that compliment your outfit and your personal style. As always, consider comfort.
Accessories are not just stylish, they can also be functional. For many seniors, mealtimes bring worries about soiling clothes. No worries! Classy Pal’s Dress n’ Dine line of adult bibs make dressing for the occasion a snap. Whether the occasion calls for pearls, a brooch, or a tux, our stylish, discreet, and sophisticated clothing protectors will keep your outfit free of spills. You’ll feel confident and secure knowing you can enjoy your meal without worries.
If your hands need extra support but you worry about wearing a casual compression glove to a fancy event, Classy Pal’s lace compression gloves have you covered. They’re both functional and beautiful. Easy on, easy off, you can use them as you need to. The black lace design will compliment any outfit while keeping your hands comfortable and warm. And, guys, we didn’t forget you. We have compression gloves in a sophisticated gray moisture-wicking material that will compliment your ensemble for any occasion.
Attending a dressy occasion doesn’t have to be a chore. With a little planning and some well-chosen accessories, you can feel comfortable and confident that you are looking your very best. With one less thing to worry about, you can enjoy the event with your loved ones and friends.