We love going to the movies. Even if you have a home theatre nothing beats getting out of the house, grabbing a bite with your honey or friend and going to “the show”. The popcorn, the crowds, the big screen, but what to wear? You want to have style over 40, and you want to be comfy, so what do you throw on? Here’s a style recipe for what to wear to the movies.
You can’t go wrong with classic and crisp. That’s the look here.
Let’s start with the Pants
Yes, they are black, and if you know us you’re probably thinking, ” Black, they always say to stay away from Black”, but alas Glam Gal, you have not been hearing us quite right. Here’s our take on black. It’s slimming, it’s versatile, it’s chic, but don’t wear a lot of black, such as a solid black top up by your face. as it drains you after 40. The only time a grown-up gal can possibly get away with a ton of black up top is if she wears some colored jewelry or a scarf with the black. Otherwise it is too harsh. You need that bit of color, or sparkle up top near mature skin and hair. So, black leggings are great and work really well with this shirtdress. You could also wear black skinny jeans instead.
Color up at the top, see! This shirt is a smashing shade and the style is a little generous through the waist, perfect if you are noticing some middle age spread. We suggest you unbutton the shirt, and show some skin (more youthful). Then tweak the collar up a tad to frame your face and knock off a few years too. Next, loosely belt the shirt. You can get a belt like the above, or one of those Suzie Roher type Belts we’ve mentioned before, that sit kind of just below the waist on an angle towards one hip. We’ve chosen long sleeves because we find it can get chilly at the movies. They keep those theatres so cool sometimes! For a sportier, more youthful look you could roll those up to 3/4 length and that would look very chic.
One note – If you do go with this look and wear leggings be sure your shirt/top covers your fanny. Nothing worse than seeing women over 40 trying to wear flimsy leggings/tights as pants. I think the only Glam Gal we can think of who really rocked this look was Olivia Newton John in Grease. But she was a young thing then!
We kept them simple and classic, but you could go with anything you want. Jewelry is really an expression of your personality. The only thing we would suggest is that you match your metals to look more polished. So if you have gold earring, go for a gold belt buckle as we have her, not a silver one. If you had silver earrings then go for a silver belt buckle or silver hardware on your purse or shoes etc.
You might not show up at corporate headquarters carrying this but for the movies it is light and fun and a great accent. It will give you Style over 40 and a youthful vibe.
Simple, Chic, easy to walk up and down stairs in a dark theatre. You could also wear a ballet flat or a small wedge shoe if you prefer.We like the balck as with the balck pants it ielongates your leg. If you tried to be matchy matchy and wear pink sandals it would be too much… too loud with the pink shirt and purse and just not as elegant. Plus, it would break the nice lean line of your leg and make you look shorter.
Do you have a movie date night outfit? Tell us what you would wear for a casual night grabbing dinner and a show.