Hi Deborah ,
I’m going to a wedding. Is a black one shoulder dress appropriate for a 50+ woman? I don’t know if I should buy yet another item I might look ridiculous wearing.
I know, I know, we should embrace our bodies, but I don’t enjoy looking at my bulges, cellulite and crepey arm skin. I’ve seen the crepe even on the skinniest and fit older arms. If you can bare arms and not feel bad about it- more power to you, but I’m afraid to go there. My friend’s daughter calls the extra weight on the arms–Puddin Bags- as if the problem isn’t bad enough.
Thanks for any help, Anne.
A one shoulder top or dress is a great choice for a wedding or special event. I think a lot of women worry too much about their arms. Naturally your arms aren’t going to be as buff as they used to be after a certain age, but that doesn’t mean you have to hide them. The one shoulder is a great way to bare some skin and look sexy, while still remaining elegant.
In fact since the one shoulder puts the emphasis on the shoulder it actually draws attention away from the arms more than you would think.
Take a look at this photo my reader Jeri sent in. She looks stunning in her one shoulder dress, and there are lots of gals 40, 50 and beyond out there who will too! Try one on and see how you feel.
The one shoulder is also a very popular choice for a mother of the bride or mother of the groom too. Here are some beautiful one shoulder dresses long and cocktail length, that would work really well for a wedding.