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Sunday, December 22, 2019

Stylish plus size tops for women over 50

It often feels like women in their 50s and older are ignored by fashion. So if you're over 50 and plus size as well, it can be difficult to shop for flattering, trendy clothes that make you look and feel good.
So which tops are the best styles for women over 50? And which brands make the best plus-size clothing for over 50s? Here's our fashionable rundown of the most stylish plus-size tops for women over 50. If you like this post, let us know so we can run a whole series on plus size fashion for your golden years.

Featured image: Fashion Schlub

Wrap Tops

The wrap top is a really popular style for women of all sizes and ages but especially for those who are plus size. They are flattering, easy to wear, and are have a smart-casual look that’s perfect for office wear or brunching with friends. Wrap tops are also ideal for strawberry and pear body shapes. 

We love Eloquii’s Peplum Wrap Top in Zermadame / Teal.  The long-sleeved wrap top with a self-tie waist and peplum detail is also available in white, black and vin rouge.

Bardot Tops

The Bardot style has been en vogue for a while now. It highlights your shoulders and decolletage area which makes it a perfect style for pears and apples who want to draw attention away from their waists. 

Our top pick is Ribbon Trim Carmen Stripe Blouse from Ulla Popken. The woven cotton top with ¾ sleeves has a vertical stripe pattern and cute ribbon trims to the cuffs and waist.


Blouses are the perfect choice for a workwear look or everyday style. Blouses are generally loose-fitting and sometimes have a fitted waist which makes them an ideal choice for any body shape. 

Insyze loves the Torrid Harper - Walnut Georgette Pullover Blouse. This easy-to-wear, block color blouse has shoulder panel detail, v-neck and turn-up sleeves for a go-getter look.

Handkerchief Hem Shirts

Another classic closet staple is a shirt, so why not mix it up with a handkerchief hem.

This simple, white Handkerchief Hem Shirt from 17 Sundays puts a spin on a classic with waterfall draped sides. This style of shirt is perfect for the strawberry body shape or if you are ‘top heavy’ and want to draw attention away from broad shoulders or a big bust.

Tunic Tops

The last type of top that we are going to look at in our round-up of the best stylish plus-size tops for women over 50 is the tunic. This long-line top works well if you have an apple body shape or for anyone who has a tummy. It just skims over any areas that you may want to hide.

Take a look at the Modcloth Back Road Ramble Tunic in olive green*. 

*Due to GDPR Modcloth is unable to sell any of its products to anyone who lives in Europe.

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For more fashion advice for mature fashionistas, be sure to check out the blogs of Fashion Schlub, When The Girls Rule and Grown And Curvy Woman.

Or for more Insyze style guides check out our ultimate guide to finding a great fitting bra  Or the best sustainable plus size brands 2019