Let’s take a little trip forward in time to the trends you could be wearing next year. The Spring Summer 2019 fashion shows have given a good glimpse into the fashion trends 2019. Here are some of the best trends for spring and summer next year for women over 40.

Next year’s fashion trends are already presenting themselves. But, not all of them were flattering for women over 40.

1. Marigold yellow

Fashion trends 2019: marigold shades | 40plusstyle.com

Carolina Herrera – Carolina HerreraBrandon Maxwell

This one definitely isn’t for wallflowers. But, if you’re more of a sunflower, this shade is perfect. You don’t have to go top-to-toe yellow if you’re not ready, opting for one piece or an accessory in this shade can still make an impact. There’s more inspiration here in this piece on how to wear yellow.

2. Dresses over pants

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Oscar de la renta – Oscar de la renta – Tory Burch

Lots of 90s trends are making a comeback for spring and summer 19. So, it be time to dig deep into the back of your closet. They included slip dresses worn over tee shirts. But my favorite was dresses over pants.

3. Matchy-matchy

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Oscar de la rentaMichael KorsTory Burch

While previously, the idea of matching everything in your outfit too closely was seen as fuddy duddy, co-ordinated tops and skirts or tops and pants have definitely been a big trend over the past few seasons. For spring and summer 2019, the matching trend is even bigger.

4. Cargo pants

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Prabal GurungSimkhaiMonse

I knew I should have kept those cargo pants I wore with high heels in the 90s!

5. Asymmetry

Fashion trends 2019: asymmetry | 40plusstyle.com

Monse – MonseVictoria Beckham

SS19 is promising to be a very flattering time for women over 40. Many of the trends are actually very flattering and very wearable. There were lots of asymmetrical pieces on the runways, including dresses with one sleeve, high-low skirts, and asymmetrical dresses and tops. Ideal for wearing over leggings.

6. Print mixing

Fashion trends 2019: mixing prints | 40plusstyle.com

Escada – Escada – Mouret

Many of the runways were a lesson in print mixing.

7. Animal print

Fashion trends 2019: animal print | 40plusstyle.com

EscadaTom FordBurberry

It’s one of those trends which is never truly out-of-style, but animal print definitely had a moment during fall 18 and is set for another one for spring and summer.

8. Plaid and checks

Fashion trends 2019: plaid and checks | 40plusstyle.com

Mouret – MouretSimkhai

Another trend which was big for fall, plaid and checks aren’t going anywhere for spring and summer.

9. Crochet

Fashion trends 2019: crochet | 40plusstyle.com

Victoria Beckham – Oscar de la renta – Oscar de la renta

Now where did I put those knitting needles? While top to toe crochet may be a difficult trend to wear, you could always look out for a top or dress with crochet detailing.

10. Return of the mac

The best looks from the SS19 fashion shows | 40plusstyle.com

Tom Ford – Burberry – Monse

There were lots of true classics on the catwalks for spring 19, including the timeless trench coat. If you haven’t already got one, it’s definitely worth the investment. It’s one of the top transitional pieces you can own.

And one trend I definitely won’t be wearing – cycle shorts

Unless I happen to be going for a cycle ride, and probably even then, I don’t think these are for me. And, especially not with a blazer.

However, I did rather like Prada’s take on the knee-length short. Much more sophisticated than the bike shorts seen everywhere, you could definitely wear these with a silky blouse, blazer and heels.

Which of these trends do you already have in your closet? Which do you love? Which do you hate? Let me know in the comments below.

Author bio: Liz Hands is a fashion journalist and stylist from the UK who has styled fashion shoots for newspapers, magazines and high-end clients including 5* hotels and BMW. She’s now happiest either blogging about style, or donning her favorite Barbour jacket and Brogini boots.




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Runway images from Vogue

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