9 of The Best Fall 2022 Fashion Trends for Women Over 50

The Fall 2022 Fashion Weeks wrapped up last March, but now that the season is approaching so it’s time to review the trends. Let’s take a good look at all the collections and the standout trends from New York, London, Milan and Paris. Most of the Fall 2022 fashion trends we saw were a continuation of the Spring 2022 trends, including; suits, crochet, fringe, sheer looks, broad shoulders, wider leg pants, and also retro elements from the 80s, 90s and Y2K. And there were plenty of your typical fall trends including; menswear, tweed fabrics, knits, leather and long coats. Yet many of the trends seem to define something fresh and new for fall 2022, which are the ones we have highlighted here.

Best Fall 2022 Fashion Trends for Women Over 50

As usual, not all of the runway looks are always the best for women over 50 (or for women of any age for that matter). But we found plenty of trends that are quite wearable that we can get excited about for fall 2022.

Here are 9 of the best Fall 2022 trends for women over 50.


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1. Corseted Looks

One dominant trend on the Fall 2022 runways was corsets and bustiers. And the looks were quite varied. Versace showed a wearable midi-length citrus-hued dress with a built in bustier with straps and seaming, Fendi layered a crisp cotton corset with an asymmetrical peplum over a buttoned up white shirt and shearling shirt for day and Dion Lee showed a shiny leather corset over a slinky knit with a hoodie which gave off a sleek and sporty vibe. Leave the strapless looks to the younger set. Layered is the best way to wear this trend for women over 50.

Shown at Versace, Fendi and Dion Lee

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2. Oversized Moto Jackets

One of the most versatile fall jackets is back in a big way – literally! A variety of motorcycle jackets were shown for fall 2022 in an oversized silhouette. Chloe showed a basic black over the hip length moto jacket with roomy shoulders, Prada showcased huge shearling versions with contrasting layered sweaters and lace skirts (think throw on over anything) and Louis Vuitton‘s aviator style in leather goes to work over trousers and a menswear tie.

Shown at Chloe, Prada and Louis Vuitton

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3. Furry Knits

Furry knits are a warm welcome for Fall 2022. These cozy fabrications added a soft and touchable texture to many runways looks, including a bright red eyelash knit sweater with jeans at Isabel Marant, a long winter white strong shouldered sweater dress at Sportmax and a cap sleeve shell in black furry knit over grey wool trousers for an elegant look at Gauchere.

Shown at Isabel Marant, Sportmax and Gauchere

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4. Ankle Grazing Skirts

There were many floor-skimming skirts for fall 2022, but designers also offered more practical, ankle grazing versions to get you around with ease in the rain and sleet this fall. Chanel showed a colorful classic check skirt with a matching shirt tucked in and belted, Proenza Schouler‘s black cocoon shape asymmetrical hem skirt punctuated a bright iris sequin top, and Max Mara went tonal with a fitted turtleneck and fur fannypack. Note the flat shoes and boots, which makes this look easy-to-wear.

Shown at Chanel, Proenza Schouler and Max Mara

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5. Strong Shouldered Suits

Broad shoulders reined supreme, especially when it came to pant and skirt suits. Valentino went bold with a super-oversized jacket with crisp wide leg pants in vibrant head-to-toe fuchsia (called Valentino Pink PP), Prada balanced strong shoulders perfectly with a nipped waist and full skirt in gray flannel, and nothing is more elegant and powerful for evening than the sharp-shouldered tuxedo jacket and pants at Saint Laurent.

Shown at Valentino, Prada and Saint Laurent

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6. Wide Leg Pants

The wide leg pants on the runways were looking more flattering than in recent years. Louis Vuitton showed creamy high-waisted trousers with soft buttoned down pleats, Alberta Ferretti belted flat front wide legged pants in bold cinnamon worn with a jewel-tone sapphire sweater and deep purple long overcoat, and Ralph Lauren showed a more modified classic wide leg trouser in winter white worn with basic black.

Shown at Louis Vuitton, Alberta Ferretti and Ralph Lauren

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7. Non-fall Colors for Fall

Yes, we saw our share of  browns, olives, rusts and mustard for Fall 2022, but many collections offered not so typical colors for fall. And they are gorgeous! Stella McCartney had brilliant purple on her mind, Victoria Beckham showcased gorgeous intense colors including a rich teal green, and at Valentino half of the show was in a vivid vibrating fuchsia from head-to-toe. The rest of the collection was basically black. Go bold with color this fall or go home!

As shown at Stella McCartney, Victoria Beckham and Valentino

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8. Not-So-Basic White Shirts and Jeans

We love our classic white shirts with jeans, and the Fall 2022 collections showed the look in new and creative ways. Givenchy went dressy with an oversize pearl collared white top with pearl studded wide leg jeans, Lutz-Huelle showcased a long white shirt dress over spiral color-blocked denim jeans, and Balmain went super-constructed with a broad-shouldered fitted white shirt over slouchy and faded denim jeans.

Shown at Givenchy, Lutz-Huelle and Balmain

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9. Menswear Midi Coats

Do you have something like this in your closet from the 90s or Y2K? We are happy to report the menswear midi-coat is back for Fall 2022. Alexander McQueen‘s version was shown in black with one large button closure, Sportmax offered an hourglass-shaped waist-nipped midi coat with strong shoulders in tweed and Ralph Lauren showed a fluid long coat in soft menswear glen plaid for a softer look.

As shown at Alexander McQueen, Sportmax and Ralph Lauren

Do you have a favorite Fall 2022 fashion trend? How would you wear it?

Carol Calacci

Sources: Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Fashionista, WhoWhatWear, Glamour UK

Photos: Vogue.com

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5 thoughts on “9 of The Best Fall 2022 Fashion Trends for Women Over 50”

  1. I have to say that I think this idea that there is certain hair or fashion for certain age groups is passe. It categorizes us when we don’t need to be. Of course, at my age I’m not going to rock a mini skirt or transparent blouses, but that’s just common sense. And good taste. The rest of the gorgeous fashion we see can be worn by anyone in my opinion.

    • We absolutely agree! Women of any age can wear (almost) anything! As long as you wear it with confidence. Besides, it’s more about style than fashion as we age. That said we are merely here to help women feel more confident that they CAN wear any trend. Not everyone is as evolved as you when it comes to this way of thinking. But we love seeing that changing!

      • I appreciated the ideas. Not offended by the women of a certain age thing at all–I went looking for an “over-50” fall fashion list because I love fashion, but I don’t want to dress like my 20-yr-old daughter. And TBH, some of the fall fashion lists DO look like my 20-yr-old daughter


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