Our Fashion Trend Reports Highlight Sensible Chic

Fashion trend reports originate from the big fashion shows that occur bi-annually in sophisticated cities such as New York, Paris, and Milan.

Fashion After 50 interprets what's new for the budget-conscious over-50 woman who wants to look stylish.

The newest report is the first item in the Trends and Seasons section of the Navigation index, left column. Others are [Scroll down for reports indexed on this page.]

Fashion Trend Reports Are Influenced By High Fashion Art

Fashion as art includes the most dramatic creations. These designs push the limits of fabric and design construction.

These trend-setting women's clothes are the ultimate in fashion creativity.

Fashion as art are the styles that make us laugh, gasp, or wonder what the heck the designer was thinking.

The crafting is superb. Much of the work is done by hand seamstresses.

Wealthy women purchase these fabulous handmade fashions for thousands, or even tens-of-thousands of dollars. Museums exhibit these artifacts, too.

These innovations may influence the trendy womens clothing in less extreme versions.

Titillating Fashion Challenges Social Mores

Fashion as titillation includes peek-a-book, see-through, and barely-there designs.

Sometimes, a designer may try to address a social issue with a particular line of clothing. For example, homelessness and violence have been treated by controversial designers.

Major magazine and websites feature titillating styles that influence young and edgy trend-setters in the big cities - New York and Los Angeles - to adopt these avante-garde designs.

Being sensibly chic is the opposite of rushing to adopt what's hot (and may be gone tomorrow)in trendy women's clothing.

The goal is to be up-to-date, tasteful, and age appropriate.

From Haute Couture to Sensible Chic for You

Fashion for the budget-conscious, style-aware over--50 woman is sensible chic.

These designs may not be innovative or cutting edge.

Fashion After 50 trend reports select styles that are most flattering to the over-50 woman.

The goal is to appear to wear trendy women's clothes without busting the budget or appearing to desperately hold on to youthful fashions that are best consigned to a younger generation.

Here are Fashion After 50 fashion trend reports, emphasizing sensible chic.

Fashion Trend Reports Archive

Sensual Color Palette Headlines Fall-Winter 2013-14

Dress your inner goddess and celebrate your inner diva with a neutral colors, soft mauve, and sensual bloodred in styles that evoke 1940s glamour.

Six Tips from Frills to Slits Keep You Up-to-Date

Frills and lace, ornately baroque fashions, high slit midi skirts, and structured unisex garments: preview fall themes that are great for older women and three to avoid.

Spring Fashion Trends 2012: Five Tips to Keep You Chic

Fashion Trends for Spring/Summer 2011

Report for Spring-Summer 2010

Report for Spring-Summer 2009

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