I bet all of you are going, oooooh! I know because that is the very same reaction I had when I saw this dress for the first time. I don’t know if it is the style, the lace overlay, or the ombre colour scheme that I like the best. But, when you put all three together you have a winning combination. 50 IS NOT OLD | AFFORDABLE AND STYLISHWhen Chadwicks of Boston asked me if I wanted to work them again I was more than ready. I love their clothing and I like that they are so affordable. I had in the back of my mind something I could wear to the beach. I am in vacation mode and I was purposely looking for a dress that I could see me wearing when we go to the beach. This Lace Ombre Maxi dress was pretty much what I had envisioned, I knew I wanted a tank top styled dress and the ombre design reminds me of the ocean. I am not sure why but it does. 50 IS NOT OLD | AFFORDABLE AND STYLISHI wanted you to see how pretty this overlay is. It is exquisite!!! Also, notice how wide the straps are on this dress. These are the perfect width because you are able to wear a normal bra and not have to wear the dreaded strapless bra. This is also one of my favourite necklines, the deep scoop helps to elongate your neck but it does not show cleavage. Let’s be honest ladies, we are at the age where “nobody wants to see that.”Lol!
50 IS NOT OLD | AFFORDABLE AND STYLISHThe ombre is such a pretty shade of coral, and it is also is available in turquoise and lilac. The dress is fully lined and showcases the ombre skirt really well. I wore this to church on Sunday and I had three ladies stop me and ask where they could find the dress. Two of them had summer weddings to attend and they thought this would be perfect. I hope they both weren’t planning to go to the same wedding! Ooops. 50 IS NOT OLD | AFFORDABLE AND STYLISHThe dress has a hidden zipper closure on the side for ease of putting on. I love how form fitting the dress is in the bust area and then is fuller in the skirt. This is really flattering to everyone. I ordered a size large originally but it was too big under the arms for me so I reordered the dress in a medium. I still had plenty of room, in fact, I didn’t even unzip the dress to put it on. One of the great things about Chadwicks of Boston is that they also have Tall, Petite and Plus sizes available. Here is the link to the special size page. Affordable, quality, various sizes, and fantastic styles, they are your one-stop store!!!

Chadwick’s of Boston has this philosophy,

“We pride ourselves on providing you with a selection of exceptional apparel that fits your lifestyle – from career suiting separates and comfortable leisurewear to flattering dresses and chic outerwear, in sizes that range from misses to petite, tall and plus sizes.”


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  1. Jeanne Epley Reply

    You are right, the first thing I said was, Oooh, I Iike it, beautiful color, design and length, This is perfect for the beach, or dressing it up.. Wow, another dress to check into.. 😉

  2. Lezlie Davis Reply

    That is gorgeous! Just the kind of dress that makes you feel good all day!

  3. Tania Goddard Reply

    Love this! I thought it would look great at a Summer wedding, I also like the wedge sandals with this dress.

    • Tania Reply

      Love your name, Tania. LOL!!! I think this is perfect for a summer wedding too.

  4. Paula Nelson Reply

    Such a pretty look! I am thrilled you are styling Chadwick’s. I used to love getting their catalogs.
    I had forgotten about Chadwick’s!!! Thank you for putting them back in my life. On line is awesome, but kinda miss the catalogs. You look gorgeous in that dress.
    Paula from Texas

    • Tania Reply

      Paula, I got a catalogue in the mail yesterday!!! Call them and ask them to send you one.

      • Paula Nelson Reply

        Oh yay!! Thanks for letting me know. I thought maybe they didn’t send them anymore with on line shopping. I will place that call!

  5. Oooooh indeed! Love the ombre. Reminds me of the ocean too, waves rolling in, sun setting on the horizon. Heading to the Chadwicks site now. 🙂

  6. It’s the perfect summer dress, Tania!!
    In fact both my mom (the 70+ model) on my blog and my stepmom (the 60+ model) wear maxis—I think they work for women of any age!

  7. L H Carter Reply

    Thank you for posting pretty much everyday of the week. I enjoy the surprise of seeing your clothes, shoes, purse jewelry. Your combinations inspire me when I ‘shop’ my closet or cruise through thrift shops. You are proof that you don’t have to be a rich 22 year old toothpick to look fabulous at work or home.

  8. Holy moly!!!!! This is so adorable. Getting online to purchase one. Will look fantastic on my Summer vacation. Thanks for sharing……

  9. Teri Getler Matthews Reply

    Love..love…love it!!! Great color on you also!!

  10. When I saw this I thought, she’s going to a wedding! You look so pretty!!

  11. Lovely dress on you! I am quite a bit shorter so probably wouldn’t work for me. I do think it can be dressed yup or down so it would be a good dress to have in your closet!

  12. velasca vera Reply

    hola,preciosa, me encanta copiarte, muy buen gusto.gracias por compartir.

  13. You look amazing! I’m not exactly sure why but I feel like seeing the clothes on you gives me a much better idea of what a garment looks like verses the actual models hired to sell the clothes. Your blog beats the catalogs.

  14. Love the dress. I got a surprise in the mail today. I got my Plunder order. I bought the Noah necklace and the Blessed and Mermaid pendants. I love all of them 😘 Can’t wait to wear them.

  15. GORGEOUS is what I have to say about this dress!!! When my oldest 2 daughters were in first and fourth grade, I ordered a few dresses from Chadwick’s of Boston. Now that was in the 80″s, where the drop waist dresses were in style and I wanted to look like a June Cleaver Room Mom of the Year. Needless to say, my style, just as my daughters have grown. I can vouch for their quality back then. They really held up!! So, I am hoping they still have the same quality as I just saw the Ombre dress and think it is a fabulous dress to wear this spring and summer. THANK YOU as always for showing us fabulous and practical ways to really look great!! You are the best!

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