Melissa Hardy on showcasing your style in midlife

Keeping your style relevant

It’s all about embracing the changes in your body, not working against them. Boost your confidence by adding pops of colour with a statement piece of clothing, or even lipstick or nail polish. Accessories can easily switch up your look too.

Use your style to showcase who you are – and don’t always prioritise functionality over fashion!

Melissa Hardy on keeping style relevant

Uploaded by QVCUK on 2023-07-07.

Creating your capsule wardrobe

When it comes to a capsule wardrobe that works for you, it’s not always about replacing items you own. Choose a style staple like your favourite jeans and pair them with an over-shirt, a structured jacket or an easy T-shirt for three effortless outfits – using just one key piece.

Also, keep your colours tight and classic and make sure all your colours can be worn together. If you’re looking to switch it up, try adding texture and pattern for points of interest.

Melissa Hardy’s capsule wardrobe

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Dressing with a tummy

Try and think about looking stylish, rather than smaller. Embrace newer shapes that are comfortable, flowing and drapey – you will feel more relevant and more confident too. You could also play with tucking things in, you’ll look effortlessly polished.

Melissa Hardy on dressing with a tummy

Uploaded by QVCUK on 2023-07-07.

Creating a silhouette with control underwear

You want to go for smoothing fabrics rather than ultra-controlling ones, and always prioritise properly-fitting garments that flatter and hang on the body, rather than clinging. These Jockey Skimmies Cooling Slipshorts are perfect as they are seam-free, they feel slip-like on the skin to create that smoothing effect, and they provide great hold and security. The 3% cotton lining on the inner thigh and into the gusset help to create a cool and comfortable effect.

Melissa Hardy on control underwear

Uploaded by QVCUK on 2023-07-07.

What to wear for a summer wedding

Opt for an outfit that showcases your style, is easy to wear and makes you look amazing. A shirt dress feels current, stylish and effortless. You can dress it up with accessories and team with wedges or a block heel. Take a look at the QVC dress edit here.

Melissa Hardy on what to wear to a wedding

Uploaded by QVCUK on 2023-07-07.

Do comfortable heels exist?

Everyone’s feet are different. Try and get to know what shape suits you, and don’t be afraid of a pop of colour to update your outfit. Wedges are always in style, but try out block heels and platforms too if you fancy something new.

Do comfortable heels exist?

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