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20 Indispensable Fashion Tips From "The Golden Girls"

You don't have to be a sixtysomething widow in Miami to dress like a sixtysomething widow in Miami.

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1. The bigger the hair, the better.

Hey, if you've got it, flaunt it.
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Hey, if you've got it, flaunt it.

2. Do not underestimate the power of a good scarf.

Note how effortlessly it ties the look together.
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Note how effortlessly it ties the look together.

3. Never leave home without jewelry.

A long necklace will draw attention to your breasts.
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A long necklace will draw attention to your breasts.

4. You can't go wrong with earth tones.

Predictable? Maybe. But appropriate for any occasion.
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Predictable? Maybe. But appropriate for any occasion.

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5. Embellish with floral elements.

If you're starting to look like the couch at grandma's house, you're doing it right.
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If you're starting to look like the couch at grandma's house, you're doing it right.

6. Florals give you a chance to play around with the motif.

You can always go brighter.
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You can always go brighter.

7. And they attract just the right amount of attention.

Is this a nightgown? Doesn't matter. It's fetching.
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Is this a nightgown? Doesn't matter. It's fetching.

8. Or you could showcase your unique personality with a funky sweater.

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9. Don't be afraid to experiment with color for special occasions.

Every once in a while, you'll want your ensemble to pop. Go for brighter colors and accentuate your best assets (cleavage).
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Every once in a while, you'll want your ensemble to pop. Go for brighter colors and accentuate your best assets (cleavage).

10. Or try out wild prints and patterns.

What's important is that you're having fun.
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What's important is that you're having fun.

11. You'll want to spice things up for a hot date.

Let him know that you mean business.
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Let him know that you mean business.

12. I just can't stress this enough: cleavage.

You're never too old.
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You're never too old.

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13. For casual attire, stick to pastels.

It should always look like you're celebrating Easter.
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It should always look like you're celebrating Easter.

14. Just make sure you and your friends never match.

Contrast is EVERYTHING.
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Contrast is EVERYTHING.

15. Blue and red is a particularly good combination.

I don't know why it works. It just does.
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I don't know why it works. It just does.

16. Avoid anything that fits too snugly.

You're a woman of a certain age: let the clothing drape over you.
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You're a woman of a certain age: let the clothing drape over you.

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17. It's OK to blend into your surroundings.

Think of it as camouflage!
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Think of it as camouflage!

18. Just as long as you remember that it's also acceptable to stand out.

Is it just me or do these women look years younger?
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Is it just me or do these women look years younger?

19. Sometimes it pays to be the odd one out.

Especially if you're craving attention.
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Especially if you're craving attention.

20. And when all else fails, you can always play dress-up.

That's more fun than trying to look presentable anyway.
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That's more fun than trying to look presentable anyway.