Best Clothing Brands for Women Over 50
Posted on 31 August 2021
Personal style is paramount for many women, but it can sometimes be difficult to find clothing that feels both age-appropriate and modern for ladies of a certain age. At Anthony’s, we pride ourselves in offering a wide range of brands that focus on fashion for women over 50. Specially designed with older women’s needs in mind, these garments manage to be mature without being frumpy. Some stylistic details that we know our shoppers greatly appreciate after age 50 are pull-on waistbands, UPF50+ sun protection fabric, and slimming tummy control panels, to name a few.
We also seek to carry clothing that is comfortable to wear and easy to care for, with many of our products being ideal for an active lifestyle due to their machine washable, wrinkle-resistant materials. With over 125 years of expertise in Florida resort wear fashion under our belt, we love sourcing travel-ready apparel that is a snap to pack for all sorts of excursions, from tropical getaways and ocean cruises to close-to-home staycations. Whether you plan to wear your favorite Anthony’s pieces for everyday errands or while jet-setting in exotic locales, we have dozens of unique names to choose from. So keep on reading for a colorful overview of our top 12 clothing brands for women over 50!
1. IBKUL: Premium Performance Sun Protection
Year after year, IBKUL delivers the ultimate in UVA and UVB-blocking apparel. Available in an array of vivid solids and intriguing prints, IBKUL is an Anthony’s customer favorite for a good reason: the brand simply cannot be beat when it comes to attractive and durable sun protection clothing with a pop of color. With a plethora of amazing features such as cooling IceFil fabric that is antimicrobial, moisture-wicking, and wrinkle-resistant, IBKUL excels in crafting premium clothing such as sun shirts, dresses, skorts, leggings, and more for all of your activewear needs. These products are perfect for golf, tennis, gardening, and virtually all other outdoor pursuits.
One of our newest IBKUL offerings is the Mesh Crew Neck UPF50+ Dress. Not only is it an adorable dress with superior UV ray protection and breathable mesh accents, it even has zippered pockets! Currently on offer in four dazzling shades, this sporty dress will add some “athleisure” flair to your wardrobe.
2. Zac and Rachel: Chic Separates at an Irresistible Price
Affordable and cute, Zac and Rachel is a top contender for our most popular brand. While Zac and Rachel is best known for their sleek pants, shorts, and skorts, you definitely shouldn’t overlook the brand’s pretty blouses. Though the tops are great for casual wear, they feature delightful details such as ruffles, crochet trim, and flutter sleeves, making them great for dressier occasions. While Zac and Rachel updates their charming printed bottoms seasonally, we attempt to keep the solid-colored basics in stock as much as possible (even though they fly off the shelves)! We also carry petite versions of our hottest Zac and Rachel pieces for Anthony’s ladies who are 5’4” and shorter.
An item that our customers are loving this year by Zac and Rachel is the Solid Ankle-Length Jogger Pant. Ideal for exercising or just lounging, these joggers come in several neutral colors, and they are as comfortable as can be with an adjustable drawstring and an elastic waistband. Cute with sneakers or dressy sandals, this ankle pant can easily be dressed up or down to suit almost any purpose.
3. Jess and Jane: Unforgettable Prints and Eclectic Silhouettes
Renowned for their rainbow-hued knit tops emblazoned with dazzling patterns, Jess and Jane is no stranger to using unique textiles such as mineral-washed cotton, chiffon, and burnout fabrics. Available in various body styles such as ¾ sleeve tunics, button-front shirts, cold-shoulder tees, and asymmetrical tops, Jess and Jane’s knit tops are flowy AND showy. This brand doesn’t stop at tops, and we are proud to now carry stylish dresses, leggings, lounge pants, and jackets by Jess and Jane. There’s no reason not to fill your closet!
In need of some Jess and Jane in your life? Check out the Vivacity Mineral Wash Double Pocket Dress- this sunny number is wonderful for wearing on a casual day trip to the ocean, and it can even double as a swim cover-up! With a scenic design featuring a relaxed stretch of beach, this blue dress is cut from lightweight 100% cotton fabric, so it will feel as comfy as it looks. Plus, the bonus pockets will ensure that you have somewhere to stow away your newly collected seashells after a long afternoon at the shore.
4. Krazy Larry: Bold Bottoms You’ll Go Crazy For
If you don’t already know about this cult-favorite brand for pants, capris, and shorts, may we introduce you to Krazy Larry? This label’s specialty is expertly-tailored bottoms printed with colorful, one-of-a-kind designs. If patterned pants aren’t your thing, then rest assured that Krazy Larry also has an astounding amount of tasteful color options for their solid pants. These pants have a wide pull-on waistband for all-day wearability and are fabricated from a delightfully stretchy bengaline fabric that will smooth and contour your curves. For a perfect pair, try coordinating these pants with your favorite button-front shirt for an instantly polished look that you’ll feel great in from morning to night.
If you want to try out a Krazy Larry printed pant, but you aren’t ready for a big splash of color, might we suggest the more understated Primary Pinstripe Pull-On Ankle Pant? The vertical pinstriped design is a classic fashion choice, while the bold red, blue, and yellow accents are a great way to infuse your outfit with a hint of the extraordinary. Only a basic tee and some strappy sandals are needed to top off this elegant pant for a fabulous ensemble.
5. Coconut Row: Classic Resort Wear Must-Haves
Look no further than Coconut Row’s collection of bright, playful tops and smart bottoms for timeless Florida style. Coconut Row’s simplicity of great fit, attractive silhouettes, and pretty prints is unsurpassed. Most popular for its basic-toned skorts, shorts, and pants, Coconut Row’s bottoms are refreshed every year with novel details such as decorative buttons, grommets, and rhinestones. This brand, which is exclusive to Anthony’s, also makes clothing in tropical-themed patterns that are sure to be a hit for Monday through Friday outfits and even on your next faraway vacation.
The Pull-On Classic Bermuda Short by Coconut Row is aptly named “classic.” A tried-and-true stretch fabric hugs its wearer’s shape while a tummy control panel supports the mid-section. This short always looks absolutely classy, whether paired with an embroidered tee shirt or a delicate blouse. Finish off the look with an espadrille wedge sandal for an elevated outfit.
6. Breezes: Comfortable Pieces to Make Choosing Outfits a Breeze
The epitome of no-frills fashion, Breezes makes separates that can help you put together a look in an instant. From beachy pullover sweaters to classic bottoms like crop pants, bermuda shorts, and skorts, Breezes is a longtime fave with Anthony’s customers. The bengaline fabric bottoms are delightfully stretchy, durable, and coordinate seamlessly with the Breezes sweaters. The lightweight sweaters, made from breathable cotton and silky chenille, are lovely for throwing on during cooler days and nights. Paired with a Breezes pull-on crop pant and a slip-on sneaker, this preppy outfit will put some pep in your step.
One Breezes product that we love is the Pull-On Curved Hem Skort, available in white, black, navy, and stone. This skort has a wide waistband with ample stretch as well as double pockets in the front and back and a hemline that is uniquely curved on the side seams for added allure. Alongside a tucked-in sleeveless top and some strappy sandals, this skort is great for wearing to a leisurely ladies’ luncheon.
7. Habitat: Simply Effortless “Clothes To Live In”
Habitat crafts memorable tunics, tanks, blouses, dresses, and even pants, bringing a contemporary spin to women’s casual attire. For over 20 years, Habitat has specialized in creating well-fitting ladies’ garments with a small batch approach. Though there are plenty of basic pieces that you can use to build a weekday wardrobe, Habitat is anything but boring. Some design elements that the brand loves to feature are asymmetrical hemlines, patchwork details, decorative buttons, textured fabrics, and bell sleeves. Never compromising comfort for excellent style, Habitat’s driving force is to design beautiful “clothes to live in.”
A must in every woman’s closet is a sleek, chic maxi dress, and Habitat certainly delivers with their black-colored Everyday Sleeveless Maxi Dress. Consider this sleeveless, scoop neck dress a staple much like the classic LBD, though in this case, it is a LONG Black Dress that you will return to time and time again.
8. Tango Mango: Feminine, Fun, and Fancy
If you are a fan of pretty dresses and knit tops, then Tango Mango is the brand for you. Displaying bold prints and dainty florals, Tango Mango’s frocks run the gamut from simple shift dresses to ruffled flutter dresses and dresses with adjustable bubble skirts. The brand’s tops also have darling details like roll-tab sleeves and mandarin collars, so you’ll be sure to find something to suit your tastes. Great for a day of shopping or a night out on the town, Tango Mango clothing is resort wear at its finest.
A great example of Tango Mango’s focus on pretty styling is the Poinsettia Stripe Sleeveless Dress. Bold red flowers are sprinkled across and black and white striped background on this gorgeous dress with a sleeveless shift silhouette. This party-ready dress will look divine year-round alongside a pair of black ballet flats and a black cardigan or shrug.
9. French Dressing: Beautifully-Fitting Denim and Tops
French women have the world’s best sense of style, and they are the inspiration for French Dressing’s superb clothing. Effortlessly beautiful tops awash in pastel tones and jeans with a perfect fit define this label’s feminine apparel. French Dressing denim pants are distinctive in design yet utterly classic, with delightful floral motifs and jeweled embellishments being some of the characteristics that set these lovely jeans apart from ordinary blue jeans. The tops by this brand are also special, with artistic designs printed on tees, knit tops, tunics, and blouses. These visually pleasing clothes will fit like a second skin and have you feeling oh-so-chic all day long.
Who says tees are boring? French Dressing makes tastefully unique tee shirts like the Triangle Tulip Sleeve Tee, which has an allover geometric pattern of multicolored triangles printed on breezy 100% cotton fabric. Not only does this tee have a cute graphic design, but it also features creative overlapping tulip-shaped sleeves. This top is ready to take on the day in style and comfort, especially when paired with skinny jeans and tennis shoes.
10. Gottex Lifestyle: Vibrant Activewear with UPF50+ Technology
Our Anthony’s customers recognize the importance of sun-protective clothing and highly recommend Gottex Lifestyle as a brand that combines vital UPF50+ technology with vivid prints, fabulous colors, and flattering cuts. Not only does Gottex Lifestyle make wonderful sun shirts in a wide variety of designs, but they also make dresses and skorts with UVA/UVB-blocking fabric as well. All Gottex Lifestyle attire has Cool Menthol Boost fabric with a cooling thermal comfort finish and moisture-wicking properties. The long sleeve sun shirts also have increased airflow through the mesh sleeve inserts. Ideal for your active lifestyle, Gottex Lifestyle will keep you cool the fashionable way!
In a jewel-toned jungle print, the Utopia UPF50+ Sun Shirt by Gottex Lifestyle has all of the brand’s great features that we’ve mentioned, as well as a zippered mock neckline. For a polished, athletic look, wear this top with a solid-colored skort and your favorite pair of sneakers for your next tennis match.
11. Ruby Rd.: Eye-Catching Coordinated Collections
Specializing in cute separates that can be mixed and matched, Ruby Rd. will ensure that you always have a fashion-forward outfit for all of your resort wear needs. This brand knows how to jazz up everyday womenswear with one-of-a-kind embellishments without sacrificing wearability. With unexpected twists like asymmetrical hemlines, uniquely cut necklines, beads, rhinestones, and more, Ruby Rd. clothing is never just ordinary. Every year, Ruby Rd. releases their “Must Haves”- items that are wardrobe essentials, as well as their fun and creatively named collections that are always a breath of fresh air.
From one of Ruby Rd.’s latest collections, the Batik Chic Watercolor Stripe Blouse is a great top that can be a transitional piece from summer to fall. With an autumnal color palette and gathered ¾-length sleeves, this blouse pairs perfectly with a beige or army green pant for an ensemble that will fit right in at a picnic in the park.
12. Anthony’s Resort Wear: Exclusive and Exceptional Designs
Last but certainly not least, we have to talk a bit about our Anthony’s Resort Wear brand. Not to toot our own horn, but we are quite fond of our signature line, and our customers seem to be too. Anthony’s Resort Wear features a large assortment of standout prints and dazzling colors on its many tops, dresses, skorts, shorts, pants, and outerwear. Of course, our brand also has a vast selection of UPF50+ clothing for adding a dose of stylish sun protection to your resort wardrobe. Still, the variety doesn’t end there- Anthony’s Resort Wear makes burnout fabric tops, linen jackets, chenille sweaters, basic tees, leggings, and so much more. After all, we wouldn’t put our name on it if we didn’t think you would love it!
An all-time Anthony’s Resort Wear top seller is the Pull-On Stretch Scallop Short. Available in multiple colors, this perennial favorite is a great way to liven up any day. Practical yet fanciful, these shorts have a forgiving pull-on waist and a cute scalloped hem, so you’ll be able to feel relaxed while you look stunning. Worn alongside a plain or patterned top, this short will shine all year long.
Anthony’s Has a Look to Fit Your Lifestyle!
We hope you’ve thoroughly enjoyed this primer into some of the best mature clothing brands for women. What are your favorite Anthony’s brands? Let us know in the comments below which labels and looks you can’t get enough of!