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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.