When a knee length skirt hem height is essential

Add a touch of summer colour with this blue multi paisley print crinkle skirt from Just Elegance

Fashion tips for the over 50s that applies to a wide range of age groups…

Well-established fashion advice suggests that women over fifty often look their best in skirts and dresses that feature a hem line that finishes on or around the knee level. 

We’d take that a step further by saying that these basic principles frequently apply to women of any age! For example, we recently can across an excellent piece on the Australian New Idea website which is aimed solely at over fifties.

Author Rhys McKay has put together a very good how-to with ten top tips.

Written with summer in mind, the advice on skirt lengths is very clear – as McKay puts it “Be mindful of lengths and avoid hemlines that are too high”.

“If you’re looking for beautiful summer dresses, stick to those that end around the knee area. This cut is much more flattering to your legs and can work with shoes of any heel height.”

There are a number of other suggestions that we think are also multi-generational, including

  • Balance out with a tight top and a looser lower garment – and vice versa
  • Find some interesting flats (please!)
  • Look out for interesting textures when you shop.

Fashion For Women Over 50: 10 Style Tips To Look Your Best »

Blue Multi Paisley Print Crinkle Skirt by Just Elegance
Add a touch of summer colour with this blue multi paisley print crinkle skirt

Featured skirt – new in!

This floaty blue multi-colour paisley print crinkle skirt will make the perfect summer (just below) knee length addition to any woman’s wardrobe. And it’s exclusive to Just Elegance.


Much of the Just Elegance range is designed in house and manufactured to our own specification, enabling high quality materials and processes to go hand-in-hand with style. Perfect for buying online of course!

But even better, you can get “hands on” with our entire range at a number of real world outlets. There’s one near you – find it with our handy store locator.