Favorite outfits from Paris Spring 2012 collections

by Sylvia

Favorite skirts and tops from Paris Spring 2012 collections for women over 40

Here are some of my favorite outfits suitable for women over 40 from the Spring collections shown in Paris this week. I especially like Dior’s and Lanvin’s collection who kept the emphasis firmly on the waist for the season. Both show lady-like silhouettes and wonderful graphical prints.

Dresses for women over 40 Spring 2012

Fewer dresses and more skirt / top combinations were shown in Paris and although both Dior, Lanvin and Ungaro kept the accent on the waist, Chloe’s and Yves Saint Laurent’s dresses were low-waisted.

Black and white suits from the paris spring 2012 collections

As with the Milan, London and New York collections, there was plenty of black and white, especially in the suits. I love the funky suit from Jean Paul Gaultier and the simple chic at Lanvin.

All in all some great fashion to look forward to! Although these styles will only be in stores coming Spring, you can still take these trends into account with any of your purchases now. At least you will know that your outfit will not be out of style in half a year’s time.

If you want to see all my favorites from the Paris spring collections for women over 40 you can see my lookbook here.

Let me know what you like from the collections!

All the best,

Images by Style.com

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I love the graphic prints of the first set of pics and that lanvin dress! Tres chic!


Hi Paula, there probably wasn’t enough color for you here in this selection! I found there was less color shown in Paris…. Yes, loving that lanvin out fit too. So simple and perfect.

The Style Crone

For pure fantasy and entertainment – Alexander McQueen! I loved the asymmetrical Ungaro and of course the black and white.


Yes should probably have included one of Alexander McQueens outfits in this selection. I really like his opening suits. That show sure was fun!

Bella Q

Ah you picked some great ones. Now you’ve inspired me to go off and “window shop” some more of the collections. Haven’t seen Yamamoto’s yet, and I’m a big fan. Loved Mui-Mui’s however. Would love to know what you thought of it. xo.-Bella Q


Wow Miu Miu was amazing! Can’t believe how talented Miuccia Prada is. Especially loved all the teal and wine ensembles at the start of the show. All the pattern mixing was fun too but I will leave that to the experts (you!) Wrote this post before Miu Miu’s show, but I have added my favorites to the lookbook.

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