Cute, Comfy, Stylish Summer Dresses for Older Women

summer dresses for older women

Getting ready for summer is the most enjoyable thing to do. But that’s not for all, because sometimes when women are over 40 (or 50), they think it’s hard to find clothes for them. But that’s not right. I am gonna prove it today by sharing the list of best summer dresses for older women. Stay with me, and choose the desired one for you.

First of all, I wanna talk about some of the common problem areas you may have in your age.

Perfect dresses for flabby arms

When we are getting older, it’s inescapable not to have flabby arms. Because after some period of time, our skin stops manufacturing things that keep it elastic. So, arms are becoming flabby and stretchy.

Choosing the right wardrobe pieces can help you to solve the problem. Actually, it’s not a problem but many of us don’t enjoy looking at our loosen parts of the body. In that case, there is a problem that needs to get fixed.

Talking about summer dresses, here are some options to hide your flabby arms.

You should look for dresses with a cap or 3/4 sleeves. They will help you to hide your arms and actually don’t show them. Plus you should find the dress that has details on your lower body. It will help you to naturally attract more eyes to that place.

Here are my reccomended dresses for you.

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This chain print dress is perfect for every age. Of course, only if you would like to look stylish and also feel very confident in yourself.

summer dresses for older women

It is great because it has 3/4 sleeves and arms are not visible at all. Also, it’s a shirt dress, so it is very lightweight and comfortable to wear. It’s perfect for beach days as well. Oh and yeah, it has beautiful split in front, so it will get more eyes on your lower body and that’s what we want. XOXO

If you prefer more simple designs, it’s available in solid blue color as well. You can check it out here.

Here is another perfect summer dress for women over 40. Let me explain why you should have this in your wardrobe. First, check out how cute it is.

summer dresses for older women
Dress from Newchic

It is a solid navy color dress with a cute print fabric beneath. It has almost 3/4 sleeves and as you can see, flabby arms also won’t be shown here as well. Another great thing about this dress is that it flatters the right way on your lower body. So it is not very straight on your waist and hips. It’s perfect!

If you are slim and tall, you probably should look for something more straightforward. Something solid, that has sleeves we mentioned above. Here is the one I found for you.

summer dresses for older women
Amazon Essentials

If you want to show your arms more beautiful, you can also search for dresses that have sheer sleeves. Transparent things are getting more and more popular this year. It’s on-trend, so you can also try those. As you can see, there are many things to consider but you can easily find the perfect dress by doing these.

summer dresses for older women

I know It’s not very good to show you dresses on young models, but unfortunately, it’s hard to find product images with mature women. I hope it’s not a big problem for you. But the main thing here is that I am recommending products that will definitely fit women over 40-50 too. So, I am trying to help you to find the perfect dress by giving tips and sharing images that follow those tips maximally. So, it will work on anybody.

Now, let’s get into another problematic area that you may have if you are over 40. After the flabby arms, it’s definitely tummy area. Even if you are very slim, by the time you may notice a little belly on your body. Keep calm, styling is the tool that can help you with everything. Yuppy! Let’s make this happen.

First of all, I want you to check out my previous post on flattering tops to hide everything extra. You can find very helpful tips to hide the tummy and other parts of your body. Don’t miss it!

Summer dresses to hide tummy

If you want to hide a tummy, you should find a dress that flatters from the bust all the way down to the bottom. What I mean is that it should hang underneath your bust. It can have any neckline, but the v-neck is a better one for you. Because it looks just more elegant and feminine.

Look at the dress below, how cute it looks. It is a great dress for elder women too because it has a flattering silhouette. Little section under the bust looks like a belt and this is great if you want to hide a belly. It will show your waist smaller and since it has loose fabric below, no one gonna find your tummy.

summer dresses for older women
summer dresses for older women

The best thing you can do to hide a tummy is to get away the most attention to the other part of your body that you like. You can do this by choosing a dress that has the most simple details, prints, ruffles, pleats (…) in the belly area. That means, it has to have some things but not on your tummy.

But also keep the thing in mind, that you need to show some curves. Don’t go with too boxy (loose) dresses which will hide everything, positive and negative parts of your body. Instead, if you have a small waist go show it. If you have long legs go for shorter dresses and so on.


If you read the tips above, you probably already guess why I recommend this dress to you. I do this because it’s just a perfect piece that you should have in your wardrobe, only in case if you feel comfortable wearing dresses above your knee. The dress has strap sleeves, a little cut, and tie on your bust area and ruffles at the bottom. So, nothing is happening in the belly area, so it is not very defined. Plus, it has a loose fabric, that flatters and moves with your body. Believe me, and believe in yourself as well, you will gonna love this!

In case you have little bust details like ruches, ruffles, and cuts on your dress can make your bust bigger. But if you have a big bust, you need to draw attention to the part of your body that you like the most. It means, your dress should not have any details added to your chest. Because it will give move volume to that area and you don’t want that.

Tips to find the perfect summer dress for women over 40-50

Along with the tips and actual rules I mentioned in this post, I wanna share some extra tips. They will help you to get the dress which is perfect and more than perfect for you. Let’s continue!

Wearing tight clothes sometimes seems comfy, but many stylists think it is not a good thing if you are over mid-age. Since the body changes a lot, you may or may not have the perfect body. (Remember every body is beautiful with its own things!!!) If you have you can definitely wear tight dresses but if you don’t go for loose summer dresses. Choose the fabric that flatters and moves with your body.

Pair the dress with cute sandals or wedges, add some accessories and you are done. If you are not slim and you love wearing a black dress (you know it makes you slimmer, right? ), you can read and find some accessories that go with a black dress. They make your black dress outfits just perfect, so check this out!

summer dresses for older women

If you have a part on your body that you don’t like you should try to hide it. For example, I am talking about legs. If you don’t work out or do exercises, it’s possible that you don’t feel comfortable showing your legs. That’s what the next tip is about. Try to look for dresses that are below the knee. Choose something cute but stylish as well. Don’t forget florals. They are still on-trend and they look amazing at any age.

In case you are looking for a dress for a summer wedding, you can already find my newest article about it. Check out and find the perfect summer wedding guest dress for you.

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Having at least one wrap dress in a wardrobe if you are over 40 is a must. First of all, it’s very easy to wear on the beach, you can use it as a swimsuit cover-up. Also, it sits on your body very well. And the last but not least, it shows the unique curves of your body.

summer dresses for older women
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Since you are in mid-age, it’s better to go for dresses with cap sleeves. Yeah, I said it above. I want to add a thing that is about a dress neckline. Some women enjoy wearing v-necks and it’s totally OK if you feel comfortable in it. But in case you are looking for something else, go for scoop necks. It is the detail that makes your dress look more elegant and helps your body look the right way as well.

summer dresses for older women
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