Burgundy is Fabulous for Fall

A darker version of red is popular for fall. Shades of Burgundy, Merlot, Oxblood and Crimson are the focal point of may of this season’s fashions. These deep red shades are very chic for mature women.  Here’s how I’ve been wearing these fabulous, rich shades lately.

A beautiful burgundy wrap looks stunning with this navy print blouse.

This burgundy crisscross top is more like Oxblood. It’s burgundy with some brown in it.

burgundy bell sleeve sweatshirt

A burgundy sweatshirt with bell sleeves has an adventurous, romantic feel.

This burgundy cardigan and tank looks great when you add a touch of animal print!

This dress is not quite wine and not quite burgundy. That’s the beautiful thing about burgundy. There are so many shades, and all of them look so classy. A burgundy sweater dress is always so elegant.


A burgundy ribbed sweater pairs well with my leather fringe skirt.


Burgundy color blocking! Burgundy and rust come together for a fabulous fall wrap. Are you a fan of burgundy?


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9 thoughts on “Burgundy is Fabulous for Fall

  1. I think you do a great job of showing various size and shape women in your examples. Perhaps take a look at Chico’s catalog–their models are still stick thin, but are not 12 (or even 25). Thanks for your inspiration!

  2. Hi Linda,
    Yes, you are right about that… we just use these photos as examples because those stores us plus size models and we like to show a variety of body types! It is very hard for us to find clothes on models that aren’t 14 and stick thin! Thanks though for your feedback!

  3. I bought a lovely tweed-like burgundy skirt from Talbots. I have a burgundy/red sweater to wear with it, or black shell & jacket. I’m looking forward to getting a lot of wear from it.

    1. Hi Flybabymom! Good for you!!! Please send me a photo; I want to see!!! Isn’t it easy to pick a “fashion color” and then make an outfit with it? Try paring your burgundy with other colors too like mixing up red and burgundy or burgundy and pink; it can be an exciting new “neutral”!

  4. Thanks for the suggestion to look at Milly brand dresses, but the $400 price tag tells me you may be out of touch with your readers. The more reasonably priced Karen Kane dress has limited availability. Can you recommend more dressmaker lines less expensive than Milly?

  5. This is a Fabulous after 40 site yet the models in your pictures look like they’re in their 20’s – if that! Come on already! Let’s get some true age appropriate models. Thanks!

    1. Hi Beth,
      I think I am going to put a disclaimer up on the site because I have answered this question so many times.(LOL) I would LOVE to use 40+ models, but as I post photos from online catalogues, there are no models over 25 to be found. If you come across a site that sells nice clothing shown on 40+ models please let me know and we will gladly show some fashion examples. Thanks!

  6. I’m happy to see that you have included a picture of a real size woman rather than just the emaciated runway models and the size 6 catalog models.
    Why is that many of the pictures you post, and most other image consultants, are of models who are probably wearing size 8 or smaller when the average woman wears a 12/14?
    Clearly I’m not part of your target demographic.

  7. I did buy a burgundy knit dress with a rhinestone buckle at the waist. I want to switch out the buckle for one one without bling. That way, I could wear it for less dressy occasions, too. But like the other reader, I wonder what color shoes to wear with it. Burgundy?

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