Glam Fashion: Travel Chic for Women Over 50

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Elevate your next trip with our glam fashion tips. Looking chic, even while traveling, can be a challenge. You want comfortable clothes without sacrificing style. For women over 50, achieving a stylish and elegant look during their journeys is not only possible but can significantly enhance the overall travel experience.

In this guide, we’ll explore daytime casual chic suggestions and evening wear options, offering tips on transitioning seamlessly from day to night. Discover how to turn a casual chic outfit into a glamorous evening ensemble and learn creative ways to maximize your wardrobe, including the unexpected allure of a black bathing suit.

Comfortable Elegance: The Foundation of Travel Glam

This glam fashion shirt has a satin sheen, but is actually 100% polyester. And the beauty of a shirt like this is that it transfers easily from daytime chic to evening elegance. It’s all in the way you put it together.

Also in black and many more colors below – actually 34! (some are short-sleeved styles) – click here to see all.

Embrace the essence of daytime casual chic by opting for comfortable yet elegant pieces. Consider tailored trousers in neutral tones paired with a loose, flowing blouse or knit top.

Choose breathable fabrics like linen or cotton for a relaxed but refined look. Accessorize with oversized sunglasses, a wide-brimmed hat, and a classic tote bag for a touch of sophistication.

Warmer Glam With Knits

These 2-pieces sets are wonderfully comfy for trave.. Rather more stylish than the average sweatsuit combo, wouldn’t you say?

Fashion Jumpsuits

Glam Jumpsuit with Short Flared Sleeves and Wide Leg in Black

Versatile Dresses: Effortless Glam on the Go

Pack a few versatile dresses that can take you from exploring a new city to a quaint lunch at a local bistro. Midi dresses with subtle floral prints or solid colors exude timeless charm. A wrap dress, in particular, flatters all body types and can be easily dressed up or down.

Available in plus sizes. Here it is in burgundy. Note how beautifully it drapes!

On the left, a pretty floral design with two side pockets, v-neck and wrap detail at waist. To the right, a flirty maxi with flounced hem and butterfly sleeves. Both look great for daytime, but could be dressed up with accessories for evening.

Mix and Match: Creating a Capsule Wardrobe for Travel

Simplify your packing with a capsule wardrobe. Then you can choose a few key pieces to mix and match to create various looks. A well-fitted blazer can instantly elevate a casual outfit, making it suitable for a casual dinner or a business meeting. Neutral colors like black, white, and beige work well for a sophisticated and polished appearance.

Transitioning to Evening Glam

Statement Accessories: Sparkle Under the Night Sky

Captivate with this shimmer glam fashion top (available in different colors):

GRACE KARIN Womens Sparkle Top in “Dazzling-black” (note: there is also a more solid Black version). These tops have a soft, full lining so as not to irritate.

Here it is in “Champagne”


  • Shell:90%Polyester+10%Elastane,Lining:98%Polyester+2%Viscose
  • Pull On closure
  • Machine Wash
  • Sparkly Sequined Fabric: High quality sequins will not fall off sequins after washing, and will not fade, not see through
  • Soft full lining to prevent skin from scratching, very comfortable to wear

Satin and Silk are great choices for your glam fashion travel wardroble. . .

  • Quality Material: This satin tank top is made of high quality smooth, soft and silky fabric, skin-friendly, breathable and elastic, comfortable to wear.
  • 95% Polyester; 5% Spandex
  • Wide Choice in Size: Available in US sizes S-XXL
  • Anti-See-Through: double-layer chest anti-see-through
  • Wide enough shoulder design helps to hide bra straps
  • Versatile: Easy to match with various looks; can easily transition from daytime wear to evening

As the day turns to night, use accessories to add a touch of glamour. Swap your day tote for a chic clutch and introduce statement jewelry such as gold jewelry or a statement necklace. Metallic tones can instantly elevate your outfit, turning a casual daytime look into an evening-ready ensemble.

Elevate with Heels: From Daytime Strolls to Evening Soirees

Transform your look effortlessly by swapping comfortable flats for stylish heels. A pair of strappy sandals or classic pumps can instantly add sophistication to your outfit. These two designs by LIfeStride are have medium high heels and can definitely elevate your look for evening.

I have the pair on the right and they’re really comfortable! Mine are in red as well, and I love them so much I’m going to order the black ones as well. The patent leather detailing really adds extra pizzaz!

Note: Both styles come in different colors and are available in wide widths.

The style below are for those of you who can still wear a higher heel. You might want to carry a pair of comfy ballet flats in your bag . . . just in case!

The back-up ballet flats. Note: both have cushioned foot beds. The pair on the left have an elasticized strap and the Aldo’s on the right are shown in champagne color, with a luxurious soft leather exterior.

Choose your glam fashion shoes in neutral tones or metallic shades for versatility, allowing them to complement a range of outfits.

Evening-Ready Makeup: A Touch of Glamour

Amp up your makeup for the evening by adding a touch of glamour. Consider a bold lip color or a smoky eye to make a statement. A well-defined eyebrow and a hint of highlighter can enhance your features and complete your evening look.

The video below has some great tips, but personally I’d never go to this extent. Happily the basics (foundation, powder, blush, eye shadow, eye liner and lipstick) can still do wonders!

The Glam Shawl or Wrap – a Multi-Purpose Glam Fashion Accessory

A shawl or wrap is not just a stylish accessory; it’s a practical addition to your evening ensemble. Opt for one in luxurious fabrics like silk or cashmere to add a touch of sophistication. Drape it over your shoulders for a classic look or experiment with different styles to complement your outfit.

Draping Techniques

Experiment with different draping techniques to enhance your evening elegance. A simple wrap or large scarf can be worn over the shoulders, creating an effortlessly chic look. Also, for added flair, consider the “one-shoulder drape” or the “twist and drape” styles. These techniques not only add a touch of glamour but also provide warmth on cooler nights. You can even turn a scarf into a glam top.

Accessorize with Elegance: Glam Fashion Jewelry

Set the tone of your outfit with the jewelry you choose, whether boho for a casual daytime look or some sparkle for evening.


Glam fashion for women over 50 while traveling is all about embracing comfort, versatility, and a touch of sophistication. By carefully selecting daytime casual chic outfits and incorporating strategic accessories like a glam shawl or wrap, you can effortlessly transition from exploring new destinations to enjoying glamorous evenings. Don’t shy away from unexpected choices, such as turning a black bathing suit into a stylish top—it’s all about expressing your unique style with confidence. Remember, the key to glamour is not just the clothes you wear but the confidence with which you wear them. Safe travels, and stay glam!

Sequined top glam fashion in champagne color has cap sleeves and round neck with diagonal folds
Glam fashion soft and silky tank in wine tone with a v-neck
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Susan Cooper

I'm a "woman of a certain age" who loves to travel, preferably in style! There's something exciting about exploring new places, meeting fellow travelers, and experiencing local cuisine. But I also really enjoy relaxing at a cafe. And it's always fun to absorb a little culture and history along the way!

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