Drumroll, please! It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for, the announcement of the Grand Prize Winner of our Spring 2013 fashion trends contest!
It was a tough decision, but in the end, we let our readers do the talking. It’s time to let the cat out of the bag! Here is the champion:
Winner #1 Simply Green Shopping by Barbara Gillespie
Our readers went gaga over this casual summer outfit that combined many of the spring trends we have been talking about here at Fabulous After 40. What was it about this particular outfit that so many of you adored? We’d love to know.
Our guess is that this very cute outfit took first prize because of its simplicity. It’s an easy to wear outfit that looks pretty simple to pull together. It’s versatile and could be worn many places if you have a casual lifestyle, as so many of us do. It also looks pretty darned comfortable ( although a lower wedge- same style might be better for some of you with tender tootsies).
Barbara started with a classic, dark wash Hudson jean, which you can never go wrong with. If you are going to wear blue jeans they look classiest when they are dark, fresh and unmarked by whiskers, rips or fading. The dark blue color and the classic boot-cut of the jean also make these very flattering for any 40+ figure.
Everyone wants to have a cute figure and this tie waist top will accent your waist, or give you the illusion of a waist if you don’t have one. It’s a keeper.
Stripes have been a big hit this spring, but can make you look wide if you have a lot of weight up top. That’s why this sporty Kate Spade purse is a great find. When you want to get in on a trend in a smaller way, an accessory is s good way to do it.
The canvas espadrilles in this grass green shade say summer, and the fun studded stretch cuff bracelet and pretty circle stone double drop earrings dress the whole outfit up without going overboard.
Barbara, Congratulations for being our grand prize winner!
You lucky gal. You have won a Fabulous Top (value $92) from Fabrizzio Gianni. Fabrizio Gianni is one of our favorite designers of clothing for women over 40. Visit their website, ladies and check out the fabulous selection of tops and pants for women over 40. We love the quality, colors and fit of their clothes. They’re perfect for women of any age!
We would like to extend a big thank you to all the entrants and to our readers. You have made this contest a great success, and we look forward to hosting another one.
Although this creation is the crowd favorite, the winning creations offer inspiration for everyone.
Looking to add some bright colors to your wardrobe? Check out what winners #10 and 9 put together.
Winning looks from # 8 and 7 include Stripes and Lace
Winners # 6 and 5 shared fabulous looks, including a gorgeous orange peplum outfit, and an animal print tunic.
Winner # 4 took fashion to a green level!
Casual fashion for women over 40 gets chic and comfortable in a design by winner #3.
This season’s popular floral trend was the focus of winner #2.
For specific designer and pricing information for the items in the winning collage as well as all the creations submitted, visit Spring Fashion Trends Contest.