Finding dresses for over 40 age group can sometimes be a daunting task. They are too short, they are too tight, they are too long, etc. Dang if we don’t get picky as we age. Wait, what I mean is, boy how our taste has gotten more refined as we are no longer in our 30’s. Notice I never used the words old or older. Haha
I love this bright cobalt blue sleeveless dress. It is by Ellen Tracy, and I purchased it at T J Maxx a month or so ago. I wore it a couple weeks ago, but since it was sleeveless, I knew I had to have something on my arms. I tried the dress with a cardigan and with a couple jackets, but I just couldn’t find one I liked. Then the little light bulb inside my brain came on, and I thought I can wear something UNDER the dress to have sleeves. This dress hits right at my knees, and that is a length a lot of women find the most flattering. I actually like the hem to hit me right above the knee, but this is close enough. Here is almost exactly the same dress, the neckline is a little different. A plus size version is here. Here is a white long sleeve blouse, and here is a pair of pumps that are similar. The Chloe & Isabel necklace goes great with this dress.
I wore this outfit last week, and you can visit that post to see all the outfit details if you missed it then. I wanted to include the picture so that we could talk about a maxi dress. I LOVE maxi dresses!!! I wear them all the time, especially in the summer. Joe is not as wild about them as me, he says he likes to see my legs. What can I say, the man is warped. Haha Anyway, I have a lot of women comment on my dresses, saying they wished they could wear them. They think they look different on me that it would on them. Maybe it would, I don’t know the exact reason. I am 5’6″, and while that is not short, it is not real tall. When I wear a long dress I wear high heels to help with the height. Tucking in your shirt, if it is a skirt, makes your legs look like they go on forever.
This happy yellow sheath dress is really cute, and it was on my blog here. I bought this last year when we went to Orlando to the outlets. The label on the dress says Sunny Leigh, but I did not find the dress online. Probably because it was at an outlet store, and the fact that it was last year doesn’t help. Here is an adorable one from JC Penny that is cute, cute, cute. The plus size version is just as cute. The shoes are Aerosole wedges that I bought at the QVC outlet store. Here is a similar pair that comes in several different colors.
I don’t wear a lot of florals, but I do like this print. This dress is also sleeveless, so I wore a lightweight linen jacket over it. This not only helps to keep me from freezing, but it also helps to create a waistline. This dress is by Ann Taylor and I think I bought it at T J Maxx. I like that it has a boatneck collar, and it strikes my knee at the perfect spot. Here is a similar dress, and here is the plus size version. My blue peep-toe shoes, with a cool zipper detail, are by Marc Fisher. My jewelry is by Chloe & Isabel. Necklace | Earrings | Bracelet.
Polka-dots are funny and a little flirty. Just because we hit 40, 50, or 60, does not mean we have to quit having fun or flirting. Here is where I wore this dress on the blog, in a couple different ways. I know the hemline will take most of you out of your comfort zone. Me too! It is not really THAT short, there is a whole lot of leg left before you hit the unmentionable zone. Hahaha But because it is a good 4 or 5 inches above my knee, it makes my legs looks really, really long. This plus size version is quite a bit longer. The shoes that are open all the way to the toe which helps with the illusion too. I think he is saying, “Show me some leg!” LOL!!!!!
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