Custom Fit Dresses For Women Over 40 – Dress Mavens


Dress Mavens, Nadine and Paulina

Longtime friends Nadine Moffatt and Paulina Zimakas shared a love of fashion and well-fitting dresses, but found shopping off the rack impossible.  One size did not fit all.

Tired of endless alterations, they decided to take action. They packed up their bags and headed off to Vietnam in search of an expert tailor.

The result was Dress Mavens – a custom dress design company they founded to help women forget about size tags and focus on fit.  Dress Mavens creates dresses that 40+ women love to wear- dresses that fit like a glove and make you feel like a million bucks.

Their strong global partnership in Hoi An provides high-quality, award-winning craftmanship, while giving back to the community.  Dress Mavens proudly donates a portion of their sales to Quang Nam Orphans and Handicapped Children’s Center. Continue Reading

Amazing Lace! – 5 Pretty Lace Party Dresses

black lace holiday party dressIf you’re stuck on the outdated notion that wearing lace at 40, 50 and beyond will make you look like your grandma, then you need rethink that.

Lace continues to be strong for the holiday season and the choices out there are modern and sexy. Take a peek at these fabulous, lace, holiday party dresses that look nothing like Victorian lace doilies!

Black Lace :
This beautiful black lace dress with its scalloped neckline and hem is a great choice for a Christmas cocktail party, or any special occasion, including as Mother of the Bride (Yes, you can wear black). The 3/4 length sleeves are a fantastic way to show some skin and look sexy, but still cover up any giggly bits.

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So Right Now – The Midi Skirt

midi skirt and metallic sweater

Have you noticed that skirt lengths are slowly shifting?  Over the last few seasons there's been a gradual increase in the number of  longer, ladylike hemlines. Everyone from preppy-chic Kate Spade to … Continue Reading

12 Chic Ways to Style a Shirtdress


Are you a fan of shirtdresses? Sometimes they can look so plain on the store rack, they're easy to pass up. But in reality is, a shirtdress is a fantastic wardrobe staple. It's easy to wear, very … Continue Reading

Alternative to Shorts? Try a Cute Summer Skirt

Deborah Boland

Casual dressing is where I see so many women stuck in a rut. It's tempting to just put on those same pair of shorts, jeans or capris and never bother with trying anything else! So what's an … Continue Reading

7 Ways to Wear A Shift Dress Without Looking Frumpy

shift dress head shot

When you want a dress with a little breathing room, but that still looks cute, a shift dress is the answer. A shift dress is similar to a sheath dress, but here's the difference. It hangs looser … Continue Reading

9 Summer Dresses to Make You Look Modern

black and white sheath dress

Who doesn't love a cute summer dress like this one? 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 … Continue Reading

Sizzling Summer Party Dresses for Women Who Love Maxis

pool party

If you're going to be invited to a party this summer  it's most likely going to be a backyard pool party! What will you wear? What will look stylish? What's appropriate? If you're like many … Continue Reading