9 of The Best Spring 2023 Fashion Trends for Women Over 50

Before you know it, it will be time for spring fashion. That’s right! The fashion that was shown on the runways in September will soon be showing up in the stores. In order to prepare ourselves, we took a look at the the Spring 2023 runway collections from New York, London, Milan and Paris and put together a list of our favorite trends. Not only are these trends the ones for all women to watch, but they are especially suitable for women over 50. When we reach this age, we know what we like, and what we will actually wear! And we also know that we can rock the trends and still have a little fun when it comes to fashion. So here are 9 of the best Spring 2023 fashion trends for women over 50. It’s not that we need to wear all the latest trends, but we certainly like to! 

Best Spring 2023 Fashion Trends for Women Over 50

There were many familiar looks from past seasons and a lot of silhouettes trending towards the 80s and 90s. Our top picks for women over 50 include Cargo Pants and Pockets, Oversized Modified Menswear Shirts, Clean Minimalist Suits, Dots Done Right, Sleek Column Maxi Dresses, Asymmetrical Skirts, Spring Green, Fringe and Textures and Florals In 3D.

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1. Cargo Pants and Pockets

Cargo pant and pockets were everywhere on the Spring 2023 runways. And who doesn’t love pockets? They are perfect for the woman on-the-go to securely store essentials. Designers showed a variety of styles from shiny satin cargo pants in sorbet colors at Fendi, to parachute style wide leg pants with a matching zipper bustier at Brandon Maxwell, to built in cargo pockets on a trench at Sacai.

Shown at Fendi, Brandon Maxwell, Sacai

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2. Oversized Modified Menswear Shirts

We love a great menswear shirt for spring (or any time) and this season designers modified and supersized button ups in a big way! Christian Dior showed a perfectly draped dolman-style shirt, Carolina Herrera went prim and proper with puff sleeves and peg pants, and Dries Van Noten contrasted a huge menswear shirt in a light lavender with a brown ruffled shirt. Somehow it works!

Shown at Christian Dior, Carolina Hererra, Dries Van Noten

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3. Clean Minimalist Suits

This is one 90s look we are happy to see again. Clean, muted-hued minimalist pant suits are back for Spring 2023. From the office to a cocktail party these suits make us look chic and pulled together with ease. Find the fabric and proportions you like, from a slightly sporty vanilla number at Jil Sander, to a sleek column of blush pink at Victoria Beckham, to a sleeveless linen pant suit at Alberta Ferretti.

Shown at Jil Sander, Victoria Beckham, Alberta Ferretti

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4. Dots Done Right

We are not huge fans of polka-dots, but this season they are done right! Some of the best were a drool-worthy dot-print set at Saint Laurent, a sheer polka dot scarf over a tonal dot print denim jacket at Burberry and a geometric and organic mixed dot print ensemble at Proenza Schouler.

Shown at Saint Laurent, Burberry, Proenza Schouler

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5. Sleek Column Maxi Dresses

Every season we like to highlight an evening look, and these sleek maxi dresses for spring 2023 were a standout. You can be a long cool woman in one of these dresses. Saint Laurent showed a shiny leopard print maxi with slightly padded shoulders, Ann Demeulemeester added a bit of side ruching to basic black, and Elie Saab stunned us with a creamy white column dress with gold metallic detail at the waistline. All these details make these dresses easier to wear for women over 50.

Shown at Saint Laurent, Ann Demeulemeester, Elie Saab

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6. Asymmetrical Skirts

These aren’t your disco scarf hemlines, but more of a modern slant on skirts and dresses. These high/low hems are very flattering and add a casual element to a maxi. From a tactile and textural skirt in lime at Bottega Veneta, to a belted cream draped dress at Brandon Maxwell to a black caftan at Stella McCartney, these asymmetrical skirts are ones to add to your spring 2023 wardrobe.

Shown at Bottega Veneta, Brandon Maxwell, Stella McCartney

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7. Spring Green

One of our favorite colors of the season is spring green! Pantone calls it “Classic Green” and it made their list of Spring/Summer 2023 NYFW top 10 fashion colors. We think they are right, it is a classic and one you will keep for years to come. It is easier to wear than some of the neon highlighter colors that were on the runways for spring 2023. This gorgeous spring green color saturated look spanned from a two-piece pants set at Lela Rose, to a classic trench at Akris to a flowing one shoulder gown at Elie Saab.

Shown at Lela Rose, Akris, Elie Saab

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8. Textures and Fringe

We have seen a lot of texture and fringe in recent seasons, and it’s here to stay for spring 2023. We like the refined yet still bold approach of a long fringe sleeveless black top with trousers at Micheal Kors, the perfect placement of fringe on the cuffs and hem of a knit top and skirt at Bottega Veneta and the all-out approach of feathery tone on tone cream fringe wrap at Jil Sander.

Shown at Michael Kors Collection, Bottega Veneta, Jil Sander

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9. Florals In 3D

There were not as many floral prints on the runways, but they sure bloomed in 3D! Flowers literally popped out. Gathered fabric and dimensional appliques created corsages on tops, skirts and dresses. The range included everything from a huge rosette on the shoulder of a coral red gown at Carolina Herrera to small floral shapes cascading on jersey at Dries Van Noten to an oversized floral applique on the front of bright yellow maxi dress at Lela Rose.

Shown at Carolina Herrera, Dries Van Noten, Lela Rose

Do you have a favorite fashion trend for spring 2023?

Carol Calacci

Sources: Vogue, WMagazine, InStyle, WWD, Elle

Photos: Vogue.com

You may also like to read Best Ways to Rock Leather (and Faux Leather) Over 50 for Fall/Winter 2022 and 9 of The Worst Fall 2022 Fashion Trends You’ll Want to Avoid.

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