Who doesn’t love a cute summer dress?
After a winter of mostly pants, I’m really excited to slip on a light, cheery dress and step out into the sunshine.
I’ve always thought that summer dresses for women over 40 are a great wardrobe staple because they’re easy, comfortable and practical for our casual midlife lifestyle.
I especially love taking them on vacation because they’re easy to pack and simple to dress up or down.
This year’s crop of casual summer dresses for women come in so many styles, colors, shapes and price points, it’s hard to know which one is right for you.
So here’s a little guide that highlights the latest trends and what might work best.
Do you like a little drama? Then this purple Kate Spade New York Brent Dress is a good choice because it is guaranteed to turn heads.
Graphic and Digital prints are a huge trend and have strong impact. This sheath dress has a nice classic line, but the purple zigzag gives it that wow factor.
Tip: If you are wearing a bold dress like this keep your shoes plain so they doesn’t ruin the effect of the dress.
Doesn’t this dress look comfy? Sometimes you just need a simple little dress that you can throw on at a moment’s notice and run out the door. This Calvin Klein Tie Waist Shirtdress in this gorgeous orange shade is that dress.
If you want to get double duty out of this shirtdress you can also wear it as a top. Just pair it with black legging capris and black flats, wedges or the new block heels and you will have a cute new outfit.
If you don’t already have a floral dress for spring, you need to go get one.
A floral frock with a big, bold print in contrasting colors is the “it” dress this spring. Hot pink summer dresses like this pink blossom floral sundress are feminine and pretty, but not wimpy. A very ladylike choice.
|The New Boho
If you are a creative type in search of long white summer dresses for women, then take a look at this hemline, new for spring.
This Haute Hippie High Low Dress is very simple, yet anything but boring. If you’ve got great legs then this is a way to tastefully show them off and look sexy.
Cotton summer dresses for women over 40 have always been around but lately stretchy jerseys have been giving them a run for their money. Not only are summer jersey dresses comfy, but they show off your curves and give you a great shape.
|The Little Blue Dress
Move over Little Black Dress. The new Little Blue Dress is here.
I adore this Tina Turk Gypsym Dress with its slightly ethnic feel and gorgeous blue hues.
It reminds me of the ocean and would be a fantastic dress to wear on a Mediterranean cruise or while sitting at a seaside café having a cocktail or bite to eat. Dreamy!
|Lace or Crochet Dresses
Many cute summer white dresses for women that are showing up on the streets have a feminine almost artsy/crafty feel. For example, this Joie Elida Crochet Dress looks almost homespun.
Take a look at how they’ve styled this dress to make it look modern and not vintage. This light dainty dress has been paired with this faded rough jean jacket so as to create a contrast that makes it thoroughly modern.
|The Maxi Dress
Don’t know about you, but I haven’t seen so many maxis since the early 70′s and boy is it exciting. These pretty and hot, casual summer dresses for women are perfect for our 40+ crowd for many reasons.
They’re easy to wear, make you feel relaxed ,and cover up pale legs or any lumps and bumps below the waist that you’d rather not anyone see.
This Milly Collection Banana Leaf Dress is one of my favorites. Try something different. Every woman needs a goddess gown like this!
|The Mod Dress
This psychedelic print dress has a 60′s hippie vibe that’s just plain old fun.
If you like to wear a lot of color like I do, then this floral print surplice sundress would be great. All the “flower power” to ya!
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