Top 10 NYFW Spring ’18 Trends Women Over 40 Can Wear

What is there to say about New York Fashion Week Spring ’18 that hasn’t been said or seen before? Unfortunately, there was very little innovation nor was there much women over 40 can or should wear. Some of the trends you should absolutely stay away from are bra tops, sheer (nobody wants to see your underwear) and multi-toned denim (hello 70’s). Here are the top 10 NYFW Spring ’18 trends women over 40 can wear and here’s to hoping the European shows are more inspiring.

Top 10 NYFW Spring ’18 Trends


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Asymmetry was all over the runways on everything from tops, to bottoms to gowns. We thought we would tire of it, but we didn’t. The hem lines on asymmetric skirts and dresses tend to be forgiving as well as side gathers around the waist.


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Shown at: Jason Wu, Prabal Gurung, Tom Ford (above); Alexander Wang, Jonathan Simkhai, Monse, Angel Sanchez, Badgley Miscka, BCBG, Cinq a Sept, Delpozo, DVF, Dion Lee, Jeremy Scott, Marchesa, Nicole Miller, Sachin & Babi, Nanette Lepore

Tailored Suits

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The power suit is back! Now before you go to the recesses of your closet and dig out your suits from the 90’s keep in mind the cuts are a bit different. Pants are loose and jackets are more fitted for spring ’18. That said, it’s worth investing in a new suit for Spring.

Shown at: Alexander Wang, Taoray Wang, Derek Lam (above); Dion Lee, Jason Wu, Jill Stuart, Brandon Maxwell, Camilla and Marc, Kate Spade, Marchesa, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren, Tibi, Tom Ford, Victoria Beckham, Marchesa, Christian Siriano

Deep Plunge V Necks

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If you’ve still got it, flaunt it! Just make sure it’s not at the office. Plunging necklines are meant for evening and notice the dress over pants look on the left. We saw it quite a bit but decided to leave it off our top 10 list because the trend can so easily go wrong.

Shown at: Sachin & Babi, Brandon Maxwell, Tadashi Shoji (above); Ralph Lauren, Philipp Plein, Alexander Wang, Angel Sanchez, Badgley Mischka, Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera, Cushnie et Ochs, Marchesa, Noon by Noor, Sally LaPointe, Tom Ford, Vivienne Tam, Michael Kors


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We love anything shiny and sparkly so if you are not a wall flower we say GO FOR IT! This season sequins were placed in unique intricate patterns and in a variety of sizes and colors. The shinier the better. Matte is so over.

Shown at: Carolina Herrera, Coach, Sally LaPointe (above); Jeremy Scott, Anna Sui, Torrance at Fashion Palette, Alice + Olivia, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Sachin & Babi, Michael Kors, Cynthia Rowley, Naeem Khan

Knots, Twists, Drawstrings & Ties

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We absolutely flipped for the innovative ways some designers twisted and turned the fabric. There were also drawstrings on a lots of jackets and pants.

Shown at: Dion Lee, Prabal Gurung and Calvin Klein (above); Mara Hoffman; Claudia Li; Creatures of Comfort, Adeam, Alexander Wang, Dion Lee, Marchesa, Sachin & Babi, Jason Wu, Ulla Johnson, Rosie Assoulin, Carlos Campos, Fenty X Puma by Rihanna, Tibi

Gigot Sleeves

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Our love affair with voluminous sleeves does not have to end! Call them leg of mutton sleeves if you prefer but we say go big or go home.

Shown at: Diane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Adeam (above); Delpozo, Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Christian Siriano, Alice + Olivia, Angel Sanchez, Jill Stuart, Marc Jacobs


nyfw spring 2018 trend ruffles 3.1 Phillip Lim dress nyfw spring 2018 trend ruffles black and white gown Carmen Marc Valvo nyfw spring 2018 trend ruffles red hig low dress Delpozo

Ruffles have been around for a few seasons now but for Spring ’18 the designers pumped up the volume. If you dabbled in years past it’s time to jump in full throttle.

Seen at: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Carmen Marc Valvo, Delpozo (above); Prabal Gurung, Concept Korea, Lianne Marshall, Philipp Plein, Alice + Olivia, Angel Sanchez, Badgley Mischka, BCBG, Cinq a Sept, Cushnie et Ochs, Delpozo, Dennis Basso, Jeremy Scott, Jonathan Simkhai, Kate Spade, Lela Rose, Marchesa, Milly, Ralph Lauren, Tadashi Shoji, Nanette Lepore, J. Mendel, Cynthia Rowley, Christian Siriano, Rebecca Taylor, Naeem Khan

High Waist & Corseted Looks

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We are thrilled this forgiving look is back! It holds everything in place! And if it doesn’t there is always a corset belt to add.

Shown at: Raf Simons, Diane von Furstenberg, Tibi (above); Prabal Gurung, Alexander Wang, Angel Sanchez, BCBG, Carolina Hererra, Creatures of Comfort, Cushnie et Ochs, Derek Lam, Sally LaPointe, Tom Ford, Rebecca Taylor, Prabal Gurung, Carolina Herrera, Jonathan Simkhai, Alexander Wang, Sally LaPointe

Trench Coats

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True trench coats are shown year after year so what is your excuse for not owning one? If you already have a khaki trend coat you may want to add one in a bold color or shinny fabric.

Shown at: Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford, Michael Kors (above); 3.1 Phillip Lim, Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu, Tory Burch, Derek Lam, Assembly New York, Badgley Mischka, Dion Lee, Jonathan Simkhai, Nicole Miller, Kate Spade, Raf Simons, Victoria Beckham, Vivienne Tam, Elizabeth and James


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If you like muted colors and minimalist cuts then this trend is for you. It’s ultra cool and a great excuse to wear a jumpsuit.

Shown at: Tibi, Marc Jacobs, Rag & Bone, Zadig & Voltaire (above); Public School, Rochambeau, Alexander Wang, Assembly New York, Nicholas K, Nicole Miller, Philipp Plein


There were a few standout colors we thought you should know about for Spring ’18. Yes, black, red, light blue and white were there but these are the colors you will want to have in your closet for spring.

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Lavender/Lilac: Michael Kors, Victoria Beckham, Ulla Johnson (above); Tibi, Tom Ford, Creatures of Comfort, Anna Sui, Alice + Olivia, Reem Acra

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Canary Yellow: Angel Sanchez, Brandon Maxwell, Creatures of Comfort (above); Prabal Gurung, Tibi, Calvin Klein, Christian Siriano, Marc Jacobs, A.L.C., Assembly New York, Carolina Hererra. Derek Lam, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren, M Missoni, Naeem Khan

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Pink & Yellow Combo: Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera, Maryam Nassir Zadeh (above); Delpozo, Victoria Beckham

NYFW Spring 18 Trends color black and hot pink Christian Siriano NYFW Spring 18 Trends color black and cobalt Oscar de la Renta NYFW Spring 18 Trends color black and red Ralph Lauren

Black With One Burst of Color: Christian Siriano, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren (above); Cushnie et Ochs, Alice + Olivia, Kate Spade, Vivienne Tam

Which trend is your favorite for Spring ’18?

Lauren, Carol and Carmen

You may also like our Top 10 NYFW Fall ’17 Trends Women Over 40 Can Wear and The Top 8 Beauty & Hair Trends From NYFW Fall ’17 You May Actually Wear

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