The Best Sundresses for
Women Over 40
One of my biggest pet peeves about sundresses for women in their 50’s and 60’s is that most are sleeveless. Sometimes that’s fine, but often I want some arm coverage. Long sleeves are hot and heavy in the summer, but a dress like this with 3/4 length sleeve is perfect.
Isn’t this the cutest dress? Not only does it have sleeves, but it’s got a really beautiful cut -so streamlined and chic. And the length is perfect- short but not too short.
Pink is always such a cheerful color, and when you pair it with white accessories, it looks so feminine. This is definitely a wow sundress for me!
Many women 50+ ( myself included) have times when we feel like wearing a sundress, but we prefer, for whatever reason ( pale legs, veiny legs, heavy legs, modesty), to have some leg coverage. It’s hard to find long sundresses that looks chic.
Here’s one I came across that I would buy. There’s a lot I like about this dress. First, it’s a midi sundress, so it still shows a bit of leg which is nice, because too covered up can look dowdy. You just have to wear a bit of a heel or wedge with it, so you don’t look dragged down.
I also love the simplicity of this button-up style and the elegant neutral color, which so classy. This is a less is more dress, and I think that works well when you want a grown-up, sophisticated sundress look.
Cute but not Cutesy Sundress
Sometimes you want to look and feel cute in a sundress, but you don’t want to veer into CUTESY territory, which look junior and desperate. I think this dress is a good middle ground.
It’s got a sweet look to it, but it really is ageless. I think the classic cut, print, and the navy and white color combo keep it grounded and appropriate for a mature gal. Plus, it has those nice sleeves which cover some 50+ arm jiggle quite nicely. It’s on the short side, but that’s o.k. If you like it that way. The rest of the dress is quite conservative.
Sundresses are meant to be playful fun in the sun type dresses, which means they are often very colorful. But some mature women find a lot of bright colors can be really harsh against their aging skin or hair. So one way to get the color in is with a dress like this. This cute sundress had a crisp, clear white base, and then splashes of summer color embroidered into the dress.
This is a gorgeous sundress, not just because of all the bright shots of color, but the classic sheath shape is so figure flattering too. I love this dress. It hits all the right notes.
Shirtdress Style Sundress
Shirtdresses are super popular with women over 50 partly because they are just so clean and sophisticated looking and partly because the straight up and down cut is very flattering to a thicker midlife middle. This gorgeous striped maxi shirt dress is a fantastic choice for a sundress for a woman over 50. The collar frames your face, the stripes elongate, and you get some great leg coverage. You can’t go wrong in this sundress perfect for a woman over 50!
There’s more. Here are some other Fabulous Sundresses for women that are classy, ageless, but also particularly suited to women over 50!