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Italic sweater, Kurt of the Klothes flared jeans, Nordgreen watch, neckerchief, Hermes collier de chien bangle

March is the time when we will take our last year’s spring/summer pieces from the storage. Even when the ground is still snow-covered, it’s time to update our wardrobe for fit, style and trends. Because the SS-fashion weeks took place when we were busy with creating our wardrobe for fall/winter, and because there is typically a substantial “cut-down” from the catwalk-to-real life, here a quick view on the best SS2023 trends for women over 40.



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What Are the SS2023 Trends from the Runway Not to Wear in Real Life?

This time around, the Barbie Style was the worst trend seen on the runway. Think corset-dress with high slit, ultra-short mini-skirts/dresses, hot pants and ultra-short shorts. Even a twenty years old gal doesn’t walk thru town like this, unless – well she’s a hoar. It was closely followed by the Rave Style (aka looking sexy, messy, and cool).

Another bad trend – unless your are short-waisted – are low waist jeans, pants, trousers, skirts, anything.

More on the ugliest style ruining trends ever.


What Are the Best SS2023 Trends for Women over 40?

  • Midi leather skirts. They an eternal classic, durable and sustainable. And, yes, you can wear leather in spring and summer.
  • Flared pants are trending, and work for all women who want to balance wide hips.
  • Crochet is a Do (again). Best, you can create great nostalgia-inspired pieces yourself. More in this review of Retro Crochet.
  • Trends that work on all menopausal body are ageless monochromatic looks in your color season’s palette. In neutral colors and classics with a twist cut, such pieces are very sustainable.



Which Color Is Best for the Monochromatic Head-to-toe Trend?

Except for red and pastels including pink, monochromatic looks have a slimming effect. A head-to-toe one color outfit namely gives the illusion of height. As a result, this trend is your friend. No matter, whether you are petite or want to hide a couple of pounds or the midlife belly. The trend works best in the dark fashion colors of your flattering palette. More on how to style monochromatic looks from pieces you already own.



Which Trends to Invest in When It Works for You?

  • Twinsets in your best colors, best in solid. Buy them in the highest quality you can afford. They are a eternal classics.
  • Tailored and/or darted blazers when your work-dress code is business casual style. They have a slimming effect as compared to their over-sized siblings. Moreover, they give the illusion of height.
  • Biker leather jackets. More on styling motorcycle jackets.




What Is Trending in Footwear?

  • Shoes with plateau soles are It. Being a petite, I love that extra height. They can also help to create the illusion of a lean look aka hide a couple of pounds.
  • Denim booties/shoes.
  • Curved heels.
  • Metallic shoes.
  • Ballet flats are still a do. More on ballerina flats.
  • Chic wedges.



Best 2023 Trends for Women over 40 to Try When They Work for You



List of Trends to Keep


How to Deal with Trends over 40

And yes, we have seen so many excerpts from fashion weeks over the years. Everything seems to blur. In the end, we buy, and wear what we like. That’s fine when you go with fast fashion. These pieces are not meant to last.

Photo of me: G. Kramm

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This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Rosemary Davis

    Great update on the current trends.


  2. Jess

    Thank you for the feature! I love those flares on you, the high waist looks great to for a lengthening look! I love the olive monochromatic look with the bag!

  3. shelbeeontheedge1

    Great post and list of trends, Nicole! I love those flared jeans on you! They look so great with the red top, too.


  4. mummabstylish

    Thanks for hosting the #linkup Nicole. Jacqui x

  5. aquamarinastyle

    A love your take on spring trends, Nicole! I say yes, too, to metallic skirts, puff sleeves, and maybe a little bit of cut-out! Thanks for sharing.

    xx Darlene

  6. RenaRena

    Great styling ideas for embracing new trends.


  7. mireilleftm

    I haven’t really paid too much attention to trends lately since I haven’t shopped in a month!

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