It’s hard to dress fashionably when you’re a grandma. Women’s fashions are either too young, too flashy, or too impractical. I am always out of step when it comes to women’s fashions. While I am aware of fashion trends, most of them don’t apply to me.
What are the latest trends?
According to Jessica Harp, a “North Texas Daily” writer, “high-waisted, wide-leg trousers are at the forefront of fashion.” Other trends include minimalist styles, boot-look shoes, big jewelry, jewel tones, brown, gray, and animal prints. However, Harp says animal prints should not be overdone.
The Fashion Era Web site tells a similar story. Grays and browns are popular, the site says, as are baby doll styles, short dresses, and layering. The military look is back and and large-scale plaids are popular. And the clutch purse — one of the most impractical accessories a woman can have — is also back.
Laura Schara, a Macy’s fashion correspondent, thinks sweater dresses are a new trend, along with bold metal jewelry and “shooties,” a combination high heel and boot. Macy’s says other fashion trends include statement coats, jackets made of suede, knit, leather, and corduroy, halter tops, retro shoes, and long cable sweaters.