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black lace holiday party dressIf you’re stuck on the outdated notion that wearing lace at 40, 50 and beyond will make you look like your grandma, then you need rethink that.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

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 artsy Prada  has sent midi skirts down the runway.

This new length is a great solution for  gals wanting more leg coverage, or for anyone looking for a modern change, that’s totally age appropriate.  It’s definitely a trend worth exploring

There seems to be two versions of the midi: soft and ladylike with a fuller midi skirt  or slightly sexy secretary in a slim, pencil-style midi. Which version will woo you?

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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

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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

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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

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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

3 Wonderful Ways to Wear a Wrap Dress

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Guess who's Fabulous After 40? The Wrap Dress just celebrated its 40th birthday. Diane Von Furstenberg created it in 1974 as an alternative to suits and it's been a fashion favorite very since. Why? … Continue Reading

What Jacket To Wear With a Maxi Dress


I've had a lot of readers write to me singing the praises of maxi dresses because they are casually stylish, comfy and a nice change from pants. The only problem seems to be that many are on the … Continue Reading

3 Classic Dress Styles That Complement Your Curves

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If you read my post on Figure Flattering Spring Dresses you learned that the sheath, the shift and the fit and flare are three classic dress styles that enhance most body types, and always look … Continue Reading