Autumn 2017 style for women over 40

This Autumn 2017 style for women over 40 includes 3 key dress styles you need to know about. They are contemporary, flattering, easy to wear (I mean we like our clothes to be comfortable, right!?) and perfect for transitioning into the colder months. These are some of my favourite looks because they are feminine. Some are even great for wearing with ankle boots!

Midlife fashion does not need to be boring. Us mature women still want to feel fabulous and love to dress in stylish, chic and contemporary clothes. Although, I don’t believe in being a slave to fashion – I want to keep up with it, sure, but the most important thing to me is that the styles and colours accentuate my figure and complexion and that they give me the confidence I deserve.

 

 

Autumn is one of my favourite seasons. There is no need yet to be concealed in layers of sheepskin and yet it is cool enough for combining dresses with boots and jackets.

 

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This Autumn 2017 style for women over 40 includes 3 key dresses you need to know about. They are contemporary, flattering, easy to wear (I mean we like our clothes to be comfortable, right!?) and perfect for transitioning into the colder months. These are some of my favourite looks because they are feminine. Some are even great for wearing with ankle boots..!

 

 

The Wrap Dress

 

Passion Fruit, Paws And Peonies - Autumn 2017 Style For Women Over 40.

 

The dress I am wearing is a comfy jersey. I kid you not, it’s as comfy as wearing jogging pants. My favourite is this gorgeous  Navy Wrap Over Draped Jersey Dress  – the colour is incredible and the texture is a bit like velvet! This one is a ‘dressy’ one – perfect because it’ll take you into the Winter party season.

For running round a town I’d recommend flat shoes, or fairly low heels. Wedges are for summer and high heels are for best. Personally I can wear high heels in short spurts, but kitten heels I can wear all day!

I love pairing dresses with a leather jacket. It’ll keep the cold and wet off nicely and looks a bit ‘chic’ a bit ‘rock’.

If you want a subtle slit in your wrap dress (some, like mine, are slit free!) go for this Curves Wrap Dress. It’s super flattering as it highlights the waist. It comes in plain colours too but this one is patterned and it’s my favourite.

 

Autumn 2017 Style For Women Over 40.

 

A really user friendly dress is this 3/4 Sleeve Tie Front Wrap Dress  It comes in a Royal purple, which is a great colour for perking up paler Autumn skin. It is the kind of dress you can wear at work, out for lunch with the girls, or add a string of pearls and you have a going out outfit!

 

Autumn 2017 Style For Women Over 40.

 

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Key dresses for this Autumn 2017 style for women over 40 has to be the curve loving, boob skimming, waist nipping wrap dress. It has become a modern classic because us women love to feel feminine.

 

 

The Kimono Dress

 

Autumn 2017 Style For Women Over 40 - Passion Fruit, Paws And Peonies.

 

I love this look, I think it’s very lady like. I’m quite partial to combining lightweight skirts and dresses with chunky knits in Autumn, but my leather jacket is better suited for around the town. This is England after all and drizzle weighs down a chunky knit!

 

Autumn 2017 Style For Women Over 40.

 

My favourite one is this floral Kimono Wrap Dress  which has a pop of pink (very similar to the one I’m wearing) but has a V-neck, with shorter sleeves and soft pleating in the front. I have mine on order! I can’t wait to wear it, it’s so pretty and feminine.

 

Autumn 2017 Style For Women Over 40.

 

You can also find some great kimonos in a block colour. I really love this black Wrap Over Kimono Dress – it would be perfect for work. I really love the shape of it – especially how it’s cut to give you long slim arms. It’s crying out for a belt. So, you can add a pop of colour there.

 

Autumn 2017 Style For Women Over 40.

 

If you want a colour block kimono I would recommend this purple Purple Closet Kimono Wrap Dress. It has a round neck, but it shows a little more leg. It’s another great dress for work and play, depending how you accessorise. The colour has a beautiful tone.

 

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This Autumn 2017 style for women over 40 has ancient meeting contemporary with the Kimono dress. In a way it’s a twist on the wrap dress. It has loose and flattering sleeves and is a strong look this year, with no sign of it disappearing yet.

 

Dresses For Boots

 

Autumn 2017 Style For Women Over 40.

 

Autumn 2017 Style For Women Over 40.

 

The best look is bare legged, I’m afraid. It’s not so bad, though, you have nice warm boots (and a pair of hidden boot socks) on after all. Dresses should be loose or flowy.

There is a certain freedom to wearing this look. It’s comfortable, so wonderful for busy days on your feet, and it’s still feminine.

 

Autumn 2017 Style For Women Over 40.

 

I adore this Long Sleeve Gathered A-Line Dress. It has a mandarin collar neck that is really fashionable at the moment. It’s a cute look. I think I’d describe the colour as fern, but I know that doesn’t do it justice. It’s loose and above the knee, so would pair great with some ankle boots.

 

Passion Fruit, Paws And Peonies: Autumn 2017 Style For Women Over 40.

 

If you want a dress to wear with boots with a gorgeous flared hem, you’ll love this Velvet Skater Dress it has a fabulous print! (Warning – larger sizes are selling out!) 

 

Autumn 2017 Style For Women Over 40.

 

I really love this Grey Panelled Volant Skirt Dress  (actually nicer than the one I’m wearing above!). It’s similar but cut in panels to give a really flattering shape. Don’t be put off by the word ‘grey’, it has a wonderful warm tone, take a look. It’ll suit blond, brunette or black hair. It’s an easy dress to wear and comes in Taupe (looks more like cream to me!), Pink (think raspberry/cherry smoothie)(smaller sizes are selling out!), Cream (paler than the ‘taupe’) (lovely, if you have a sterile lifestyle – not me!) and Navy  (fab colour and great for work).

 

Autumn 2017 Style For Women Over 40: Passion Fruit, Paws And Peonies.

 

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When I was 20 (waaaay back in the 80’s) I used to wear boots with girly dresses and I still stand by it. I love that combination still and Autumn is the season to really go with it!

 

 

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This Autumn 2017 style for women over 40 includes 3 key dress styles you need to know about. They are contemporary, flattering, easy to wear (I mean we like our clothes to be comfortable, right!?) and perfect for transitioning into the colder months. These are some of my favourite looks because they are feminine. Some are even great for wearing with ankle boots! Midlife fashion does not need to be boring. Us mature women still want to feel fabulous and love to dress in stylish, chic and contemporary clothes.

 

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44 Comments

  1. October 10, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    Hi, I do love a classic wrap dress it can be dressed up or be casual and teamed up with thick tights and boots when it gets cooler. Loving your jacket #TriumphantTales

    • Maria Kelly
      October 11, 2017 / 6:15 am

      Thank you! I think buying a wrap dress is a great investment – it is around to stay! The jacket is from Baujken. x

  2. October 12, 2017 / 9:18 am

    I love the wrap dress, the A line & that fabulous leather jacket. Great styles. #TeamLovinLife

    • Maria Kelly
      October 13, 2017 / 6:07 am

      Thank you Jo. I’m chuffed to bits you are enjoying my style! x

  3. October 12, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    I need your blog in my life as i’m so clueless about fashion!! love that grey deep v-neck dress and burgundy jacket – you look stunning
    all the best
    Michelle

    • Maria Kelly
      October 13, 2017 / 6:11 am

      Thank you so much Michelle! I’m actually very wary of fashion – having been an 80’s teenager – THE most important thing to me is that clothes flatter and make us women feel good. All the better if there is a contemporary twist. x

  4. October 12, 2017 / 9:28 pm

    I must admit I’m not much of a dress wearer though have bought a couple recently. I don’t find them at all comfortable but suspect that’s because I have fat thighs that chafe…. though I do have some shorts / underwear that helps which I’ve recently bought. #teamlovinlife

    • Maria Kelly
      October 13, 2017 / 6:17 am

      Hi Deborah. I don’t wear dresses at home because I have four dogs. But I love wearing feminine clothes when I’m out and about. These days there is a solution for everything. I think it was in M&S that I spotted temperature control tights! x

  5. October 12, 2017 / 9:55 pm

    I love all of these dresses, particularly the first wrap dress. Plus your leather jacket is gorgeous and looks so good with all of the outfits. #TeamLovinLife

    • Maria Kelly
      October 13, 2017 / 6:21 am

      Thank you Kathy! It is difficult to beat a wrap dress isn’t it!? I love combining a leather jacket with a feminine dress. x

  6. October 13, 2017 / 7:59 am

    Awesome! I love the grey wrap dress. Very classy.
    #blogstravaganza

    • Maria Kelly
      October 14, 2017 / 7:48 am

      Thank you! I love classy, stylish fashion. x

  7. October 13, 2017 / 8:10 am

    I’m sure my wife would love the style in this post. But as she’s in her (very late) 30’s I’m not sure she’d like me suggesting her having a look lol.

    • Maria Kelly
      October 14, 2017 / 7:50 am

      Yes, haha that’s a tricky one. Does the fact that I’m in my (very) late 40’s help – or make it worse? haha x

  8. October 13, 2017 / 10:18 pm

    Great jacket! I’m very happy to leave autumn to you while I embrace spring in Aus 🙂 Thanks for linking. #teamlovinlife

    • Maria Kelly
      October 14, 2017 / 7:57 am

      Haha! Spring must be gorgeous there! I’ve visited during your Autumn which was pretty much like Englands summer (just wth more leaves on the floor). But would love to do it in Spring when everything is super fresh! x

  9. October 13, 2017 / 11:01 pm

    I love wrap dresses. A real body enhancer. I’m just about to try the Kimono style. I’m quite petite, so finding the right one has been a bit of a mare! xx

    • Maria Kelly
      October 14, 2017 / 7:59 am

      Wonderful! I hope you have fun looking at my choices. I’m 5′ 3″ and they work for me. I’ve just bought the Closet London one and it’s amazing! x

  10. October 14, 2017 / 6:50 pm

    Love a leather jacket, it’s a staple in my wardrobe! The dresses are beautiful, great choices! Thanks for linking up to #TriumphantTales, hope to see you again on Tuesday! X

    • Maria Kelly
      October 16, 2017 / 7:33 am

      Thank you Jaki – I’m so pleased you like my choices. Yes, I think a leather jacket works really well with dresses – and pretty much everything! x

  11. October 14, 2017 / 9:13 pm

    All of these are lovely, I especially love your jacket! Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza xx

    • Maria Kelly
      October 16, 2017 / 7:36 am

      Thank you so much! I’m so glad you like them xx

  12. October 15, 2017 / 12:22 am

    I think dresses are great for work – just one thing to worry about, not two! I love that jacket too!

    • Maria Kelly
      October 16, 2017 / 7:41 am

      I think it’s because I don’t go out to work, but work at home, that I love dressing up in dresses like these at any given opportunity haha x.

  13. October 15, 2017 / 10:37 pm

    Oh these are gorgeous dresses! Might be just the thing to tempt me out of my autumn jeans!

    • Maria Kelly
      October 16, 2017 / 7:43 am

      Jeans are so easy to wear aren’t they!? I wear them far too often. But, then when I’m out and have a dress on, I do feel kinda fabulous haha x

  14. October 16, 2017 / 7:38 am

    Great post and some gorgeous photos! I love the print on the kimono dress and I love a dress/boots combo.
    #honeybeelinky

    • Maria Kelly
      October 16, 2017 / 11:36 am

      Thank you! I’m a fan of looking ladylike and comfortable at the same time! x

  15. October 16, 2017 / 12:56 pm

    Dresses are so gorgeous and feminine. I want to add more to my wardrobe. #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Maria Kelly
      October 17, 2017 / 2:23 pm

      That’s exactly how I feel. Buying dresses that are good with boots is a great idea for the day time. x

  16. October 17, 2017 / 8:33 am

    You look amazing! I’m all about the boots this winter and I’m starting to get more brave in what I wear. I love the look of boots and a dress. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Maria Kelly
      October 17, 2017 / 2:25 pm

      Thanks so much Laura. It’s so easy to wear jeans all the time isn’t it – I do because I have dogs – but I do feel really good when I get dressed up! x

  17. October 17, 2017 / 1:37 pm

    I love both the wrap dress and kimono dress looks, so stylish! But, my goodness, I am in love with that building! The one in the wrap dress pics, and also in the dresses for boots pics <3 #TheListLinky

    • Maria Kelly
      October 17, 2017 / 2:28 pm

      Oh it’s Winchester! There are beautiful surroundings everywhere there. I’ve written a post about it – just search ‘Winchester’ or click the menu ‘UK Travel – Hampshire’ x

  18. October 17, 2017 / 3:35 pm

    Autumn always gives me that shake up to buy some new things! I love that wrap dress, they’re always so flattering, and I’ll be digging out my trusty leather jacket too – it’s definitely a staple! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Maria Kelly
      October 17, 2017 / 8:44 pm

      I think a wrap dress is in every stylish wardrobe – the change of season is a wonderful excuse to buy something new! x

  19. October 18, 2017 / 9:02 pm

    I pretty much live in jeans and stripey tops – I’d love to be more stylish but with two little kids I need practicality more than style at the moment! #SharingTheBlogLove

    • Maria Kelly
      October 19, 2017 / 10:50 am

      It’s a similar story for me with 4 dogs – but then get me ‘out out’ and I’m 100% dressing up!! x

  20. October 22, 2017 / 9:09 am

    This has inspired me to think about jazzing up my own wardrobe… everything is so worn and practical, its rather sad really! You look so lovely in these pics, very stylish. Thank you for linking up such a great post to the #HoneybeeLinky xxx

    • Maria Kelly
      October 23, 2017 / 6:06 am

      Thank you so much Lucy, that is so sweet of you to say so! I do love dressing up when I get the chance and think it’s so important to feel good in what we wear xxx

  21. October 22, 2017 / 9:53 am

    I love a wrap dress & need to find some more, I’ll check these out. #sharingthebloglove

    • Maria Kelly
      October 23, 2017 / 6:08 am

      Morning Jo! I hope you had fun with your shopping and found something fabulous x