It was a tough decision!
We were thrilled with the response to our Fabulous After 40 Spring Fashion Trends 2013 contest. We received many entries, which made our decision-making process very difficult.
But in the end, we came up with a perfect solution. We turned to you, our readers, because we value your feedback and opinions and because this contest is for you!
HOW WE JUDGED
Winners were chosen based on the creativity and appeal of their Polyvore creations.
Only original collages were considered during judging. Pictures of individual items were not considered.
We”ll feature all 10 winners here on the blog in descending order with our Grand Prize winner being the final featured winner.
So let’s get to it! We happily present winners #10 and #9!
Winner #10 Clean and Classic with a touch of Emerald by Emily Cromer
Emerald green is a popular color this spring. Emily hopped on board this color trend and created a great casual outfit that was a hit with many of you.
It’s a practical, but chic look. Dark wash jeans are always easy, agreen silky tank that flares slightly to hide any tummy bulge adds a pop of color to liven you up, and the fitted jacket is your best accessory after 40.
A jacket like this one instantly adds shape to your softer, rounder mre mature body and makes you look instantly polished. Make sure the jacket you choose nips in at the waist and has a good strong shoulder to help define your figure.
The emerald earrings are elegant and modern. The shoes are classic and a decent height to walk in.
The clutch is modern and fashion forward. The envelope shape and trendy studs make this purse a key focal point of the outfit. This is a great example of how the latest purse and/or shoes can be the quickest way to update a look. Bravo Emily!
Winner #9 Prim ‘n Proper by Josephine Leuterio
Women may love the little black dress by night, but by day, here at Fabulous after 40, they seem to love the little blue dress… Monaco Blue, to be exact. This dress was a big hit with our audience and we can see why. Women over 40 often have a more casual lifestyle and it’s hard to find clothes that are casual, classy and comfy. This dress fits the bill.
It’s soft and relaxed, yet the belted waist gives you some shape. Many different types of accessories could have worked with this dress. The ones Josephine chose were obviously a favorite with everyone.
The beaded, crocheted cuff has a crafty, ethnic vibe, and the ring is very artsy and dramatic. Many women like to express their creative sides after 40 and jewelry is a great way to do this.
As for the purse and shoes, Josephine added comfy ballet flats and slouchy bag in a pop of wine red to make this outfit a happy head turner. Thanks Josephine for a job well done!
For specific designer and pricing information for the items in the winning collages as well as all the creations submitted, visit our Pinterest board Spring Fashion Trends.
Be sure to come back tomorrow for more Spring 2013 fashion inspiration when we will feature winners #8 and #7!