AARP Home » AARP Blog » AARP »Beauty & Fashion

Beauty & Fashion

From make up tips to fashion trends, check out AARP's take on how to go from drab to fab!

Subscribe to this topic via: RSS

Recent Beauty & FashionPosts

Wear the Best Colors to Brighten Your Look

Posted on 06/20/2014 by |Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionMy go-to cold-weather color has always been black. Since forever, it occurs to me now, my preferred way of dressing in fall and winter has been to pair a black sweater with a pair of blue jeans, or slip into a little black dress that hovers just above my knees. Is it because I’ve gone Goth? Or gone into perpetual mourning? Nothing of the sort; it’s simply that I’ve always thought the color black looks good on me (and, yes, …

The Sun-Protection Mistake We’re Still Making

Posted on 06/16/2014 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionHere’s a scary new fact to get you in gear: More than 10 percent of skin cancers occur on the eyelids. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, these tumors can grow deep beneath the skin (think icebergs waiting to surface) and increase the rapid growth of other skin cancers on your face. By now, of course, you know that wearing a broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every day (regardless of weather or location) is a must. (“SPF” stands for “sun-protection factor,” …

3 Ways to Get in Shape — Fast!

Posted on 06/9/2014 by |Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionMy husband calls me the Queen of Empiricism: I don’t believe something works until I try it myself. For example, I didn’t think my body would ever bounce back after I turned 50. By that milestone birthday, I was almost 15 pounds heavier than I am today at 57. I was depleted of energy. I felt less than happy with how I looked. >> Sign up for the AARP Health Newsletter  I was also worried about the likely health effects …

A Top Hair Stylist Reveals What’s Wright for You

Posted on 06/9/2014 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionThe beauty equivalent of the power suit was born the day Robin Wright cut her hair to play Claire Underwood on House of Cards. Now short, sexy crops — think Kris Jenner, Halle Berry or the newly shorn Sharon Stone — are on every woman’s mind. Fed up with “high-maintenance hair,” many of my 50+ girlfriends are also thinking about getting a major chop this summer. But is it a good idea? To answer that question, I turned to top …

The Best Fashion Advice I Ever Got

Posted on 06/3/2014 by |Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionFashion should be fun, not frustrating. And it should definitely not be frumpy. But once I hit my 50s, I started feeling confused about what I should — and shouldn’t — wear to look fresh, modern and confident. In the course of researching The Best of Everything After 50, I had the opportunity to pick the brains of a group of fashion-savvy women, among them Diane von Furstenberg, Ginny Hilfiger (Tommy’s younger sister) and a personal shoppers at Saks Fifth Avenue. …

Father’s Day Gifts for Sexy Dads Over 50

Posted on 06/2/2014 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionGuys our age self-tan, whiten their teeth and hit the treadmill, hoping to look youthful and healthy. They certainly don’t lack role models: Everyone from Denzel Washington to Rob Lowe is making 50+ sexy nowadays. On June 15 — yup, Father’s Day is approaching that fast — let your guy know he’s still got it with gifts that fit his style. A few gift suggestions for five lovable father figures: The tough softie. Is the man you have in mind …