9 Summer Dresses to Make You Look Modern

Cute summer dresses for women over 40 blue maxi dressWho 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 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.

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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 women this season you may find yourself leaning towards a maxi dress. Long casual party dresses for women are a hot trend at the moment.

They’re a  great way to look fab when you are the guest or the host, and the nice thing about them is if you like some leg coverage, they is a nice alternative to pants.
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3 Wonderful Ways to Wear a Wrap Dress

black and white Wrap dress for work

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

Floral Sheath Dresses – A Spring Must!

floral sheath dress

It's barely spring and the flowers are already blooming.. in the stores at least! Sheath dresses (Michelle Obama's signature look) are everywhere, which is great news because they're timeless and … Continue Reading

Look Sexy After 40 In A Wrap Dress!

red wrap dress

Dear Deborah, I'm recently divorced, back on the dating scene and have no idea how to dress. What can I wear that looks sexy, but  isn't so skimpy it reveals everything?    Thanks, Liz P. Hi … Continue Reading

Maxi Dresses That Cover Arms When You are Over 40

long sleeve maxi

Hi Deborah, I love maxi dresses! I remember wearing them in the 60s, or was it the 70s? My daughter always tells me, "if you wore the style the first time around, you shouldn't wear it when it … Continue Reading

Figure Flattering Spring Dresses For Women Over 40

Black and white dress

After a long, cold winter of pants and bulky sweaters, it's a thrill to shed those heavy layers and throw on a pretty spring dress. But with so many choices out there, how do you know which dress is … Continue Reading

How to Wear A Sweater Dress

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A long cold winter makes you want to snuggle up in something comfy and cozy. A cute sweater dress  is a great way to do that and look Fab after 40. Why not get that knit dress out of the back of … Continue Reading