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Wearable Clothing Trends for Fall: Women Over 40, 50, 60

wearable trends for fall 2013


Wearable Clothing Trends That Continue

You'll be happy to hear that a lot of clothing you've been wearing all year is still in style for fall and winter 2014. Of course, I know that you would continue to wear whatever you liked even if it were "out" of style.

I know that. I get it.

But, this also means that you can buy these spring and summer items on sale and you can work them into your fall and winter wardrobe... knowing full well that your outfits won't look dated in any way.

trends for women over 40 boomerinas.comAnd, that's what it's all about, kiddos. You want to collect the trendy stuff that you know will look good for a long time and leave the zany fads for the youngsters.

  • Peplums: We all know how flattering peplums can be. If “we” don’t know how flattering peplums can be, “we” should click on the peplum article.
  • Printed Jeans and Trousers: Every woman can wear this trend if she plays with the proportions of the top half of the outfit. Not every woman needs to wear this trend. I’m still thinking it over for myself.
  • Leopard Prints: Leopard is always good when you’re over 50 or 60.
  • Folkloric Fashion: Try to find tops, dresses, or coats that have the feel of Russian, Scandinavian, or Eastern European folk clothing.

  • Color Blocking: Hot last fall. Hot this fall. Color blocking is an easy update for women who like tailored classics.
  • Asian Prints: Eastern prints and patterns are always in style. Incorporate them into your boho looks. Use Asian prints to soften your classic tailored clothing.
  • wearable trends for women over 50 60Baroque: Love it. Wear it. Embrace it.
  • Ombré Clothing: Look for garments made of ombré dip-dyed fabric or fabric that transitions from light to dark.
  • Kate Middleton Blue: You know what color I mean. And, don't give me a hard time.  I actually do know that Kate is no longer called Ms. Middleton. However, we all grew to love this blue hue as we gawked at the beautiful commoner destined to become the Duchess of Cambridge.
  • Red for Fall 2014: There seems to be a lot of red on the UK websites and it’s not limited to the Pantone red. Actually, I see everything from lipstick red to dark burgundy.
  • White Tops With Black Bottoms: You'll find a lot of two-toned dresses like this or you can just wear a white blouse with black pants or a black skirt.
  • Modern Mod: Look for elements of the original British mod. I’m including polka dots in this neo Carnaby Street trend.
  • Metallics: If you don’t have the body for metallic clothing, incorporate the look with your shoes or bag.

I am the first to tell you that my personal biases enter into my assessment of fall trends. I’m just going on percentages. If you fall outside the bell curve, you should find a unique style and make it your own. Then come back to read more. I have tons of articles about fall fashion in my head. I just have to find the time to put them together.

More Articles for Baby Boomer Women:

How to Do Folkloric Fashion Without Looking Like Heidi

Baroque Fashion Trend for Women Over 50

Fashion Boots for Women Over 40, 50, 60: You Can Never Have Too Many Boots

Sexy Plus Size Cruise Wear: Cocktail and Formal Dresses

Photo Credits: All photos are from Prshots.com. I lost the caption for the main photo but I think it was Monsoon.

Tina Boomerina (AKA Christina Gregoire) is a Baby Boomer born at the end of 1952. Her mission is to make the internet a kinder and gentler place for Baby Boomer women around the world. Tina's specialty is fashion for women over 50.

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  1. Bijoux Fantaisie

    All women of all ages are crazy about fashion jewelry. The main reason behind it is the normal metallic jewelry can only be worn until certain age. Fashion jewelry will be the all time trend.

  2. Over 40

    Dear Max,

    Love your blogs! Keep them coming!


  3. Kaitte

    So if the clothes are for us boomers age 40+, why are under age 20 and size 0-3 being modeled in the clothes

    • Ann

      I thought that too. Young skinny models.

      • Tina-Boomerina


        I just use the photos provided. I'm a lone blogger trying to explain fashion trends and ideas. I don't have enough time and money to buy the clothes and get someone other than my husband to take photos. Every now and then you'll see me modeling what I wear... just so you all can have a good laugh.

        Hopefully, someday I'll make enough money to buy all the clothes I want to show and I'll hire someone to take photos. But, other bloggers rip off photographs that they don't have permission to use. I don't do that. So, I use what is free - and those pictures are usually using young skinny girls (about 12) as models.

        I don't like it either. I'm 61 and I'm a size 12-14 and sometimes a 1X. I used to be bigger... I used to be smaller. I used to be younger. I'm gonna be older (hopefully), but I just use the photos that are free. If you want to volunteer to be my model, I'll be glad to use you for my examples.

        Someday, if I live long enough, I will find good models who are over 20! And, who look like normal women.

        Cheers, Tina Boomerina

        • Tina

          I like this reply. We need to be imaginative and creative.
          And a blog can be 3xpensive.
          Thanks for yours.

  4. Kaitte

    So if the styles are for boomers age 49+ because the last boomer born was 1964.. why aren't we modeling these clothes instead of under 20, and size 0-3

  5. Ms C.

    I am a 50 year old Jazz Funk Boogie EDM singer, and I am about to have a huge concert and CD release party. I am also having a fashion challenge. I cannot wear the stuff I used to wear back in the day because I don't want to appear like "mutton dressed as lamb." What things are appropriate for an artist in those to look cool and relevant but not look utterly ridiculous?

    • Tina-Boomerina

      Ms C,

      First of all, you can wear almost anything as long as you adapt it with a few tweaks. For example, you don't want to wear minis that are as short as what you wore when you were 30.

      If you used to wear glittery sequins, you probably will want to wear them only in the places you want to emphasize like your boobs or your waist... if you still have one. Things like that.

      For some reason, I see you wearing a long midi pencil dress. I have no idea what you look like, but pencil skirts and dresses are hot right now. I would keep the flash, but give yourself some coverage. I wonder if I can find your photo online. Could you see yourself in a pencil dress with a sequined bolero top? Something like that?

      I'm going to email you with some ideas. But, remember that you can get away with almost anything as long as you're on stage and you have the right attitude. Really.


      • Tina-Boomerina

        Ms C,

        Check out the olive khaki pencil dress (midi length) in the bottom photo on this page. If you're curvy, you might look great in a revved up version of this style: http://boomerinas.com/2014/01/02/is-khaki-green-still-hot-for-2014-womens-fashions/

        That's what I'm thinking. It's new. It's hip. You can show off your curves without showing a lot of skin... or you can show skin if you want. (I know I would, but my cleavage is my best asset... but you may not need to show anything... you might just want to suggest what you've got... just try things and have people take photos.)


  6. Kathleen

    I agree with Kaitte. Why are fashions not shown on real women? The other thing I hate is when I say I am overweight, I immediately get bumped to plus size clothing. I am too short and small boned for plus sizes. I look ridiculous in plus sizes. However, I do want to look fashionable. I do not own nor will I ever wear sweat pants!

    • Tina-Boomerina


      I agree with both you and Kaitte. First off, let me tell you how happy I am that you do not live in sweats. They are fine for the gym, but women who live in sweats look like they are wearing pajamas.

      Next, I want to tell you why I use photos of young, skinny women or young, plus-sized women. The reason is that I refuse to steal copyrighted photos. I only use photos from sites that have given me permission to use their photos - and sometimes I use photos of myself. Many bloggers don't care and they rip off copyrighted material.

      And, I don't have the time or money to pay for photos of older women in current fashions. Read this article and click the link to send an email to the website where I get my free fashion photos. http://boomerinas.com/2013/10/21/why-use-young-swimsuit-models-for-baby-boomer-articles/ Please send an email and tell Richard (or anyone at the website) that we would like to see more diversity in their choice of models. Ask him to forward the email to his clients.

      I am just one a one woman operation. These photos are supplied by fashion companies. I'm just trying to help other women my age (or any age) find clothing that looks good on them. I am also hoping that fashion designers will read the articles and the comments on my site and manufacture cute, affordable clothes for us.

  7. Jacinto Riedman

    Really just so that You are already aware, your webblog doesn't to remain unseen, continue doing your work, awesome bits and pieces.