Floral Sheath Dresses – A Spring Must!

blue floral sheathIt’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 perfect for over 40 fashionistas!

Sheath dress are elegant, not bold, but also very fresh, modern and youthful. They’ve always been my personal favorite!

Here’s what I’m seeing in the garden of fashion …………… Painted Roses: The elegant mix of colors and  the painterly quality of this floral print jersey sheath make this dress divine!

striped floral sheath



Florals and Stripes 

This modern twist on florals makes this sheath edgy and new.

Fresh and Feminine

This dress is a knock-out in white and orange-red. I’d wear this dress for sure- just my colors. Time to order online!

orange floral sheath dress
Column of Floral

This striking floral dress showcases the latest trend in floral patterns. Wear florals all over except down the middle to create a long clean line that draws the eye up and down to make you look tall. It’s called pattern blocking.

floral sheath
Beautiful Blue 

Soft blues set against crisp white make this pretty floral sheath look gentle, but confident.

blue sheath dress
Not your Grandma’s Florals

One thing you’ll notice about all these floral prints, especially this one, is that they have energy.This one is bright with abrushstroke effect that makes the dress look fresh and youthful. Theruching really helps hide any problem spots.Sheath dresses not your style but you like florals? Take a look at this 40+ blogger  modeling other floral style dresses.

bright floral sheath

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  1. You know how much I love my sheath dresses! #classic

  2. Jeanne Michaels says:

    These are lovely but my arms, alas, need coverage. Would love it if you would include some summer-weight cardigans or shrugs that could be worn with the dresses, and also summer dresses with elbow length or 3/4 sleeves. This is a market very ignored currently!

  3. I am 55 and a runner, so I am in pretty good shape, wear a size 6. My favorite dresses were drop-waisted when I was in my 30s. Is this too young for me now, in gray or black?

  4. Yes, I agree with the other ladies. I am looking for a floral dress/skirt for spring and weddings and am having a terrible time finding something with a little more coverage. Some 1/2 sleeves would be nice. Also not all of us have the perfect calves to show off either. I am in good shape, but 6 babies have made my calves something I would rather conceal a little bit. Love the sheath dress look though. I appreciate your site.

  5. Kimberly says:


    I just found your ezine and I think it’s great. I am 45 and I love to wear dresses. I really like dresses by Rachel Pally, Velvet, Michael Stars etc… but I am a little busty, my question is, who makes dresses that are cute and stylish that aren’t so low cut? It seems as if all the dresses these days are made for small breasted women. Can you please tell me and other women like me where we can find dresses that cover our breasts.

    Thank you,


    • Hi Kimberly,
      It’s a difficult problem! One thing many busty women do, is find a “bandeau” top and wear it under your things that are too low.
      (it is a piece of fabric like a “tube top”. It is like wearing a thin spaghetti strap top but with out the straps!

      I wear Velvet, and some of their dresses are not cut too low so it will depend on the style. Also, I love Diane Von Furstenburg wrap dresses, but they almost never cover me very well and I am not even that big! However, I do wear a full camisole under mine and that works great. (FYI,the bandeau top would not work with a wrap dress, since it would not hold you up enough)


  6. Please do post dresses with sleeves! I have the worst time finding warm weather dresses that are flattering and have sleeves…and don’t give me a cap sleeve and expect me to think it’s a sleeve…I know the difference!

    • Hi Kathryn,
      Many women have a hard time in the warmer months and finding things to cover their arms. You can wear any of these dresses with a thin, 3/4 length cardigan and be pretty comfortable. Look for a future post on dresses with sleeves.

  7. Dresses are beautiful. I love it.

  8. I love them, but what if your arms are one of your “bad spots”

    • HI Lesa,
      Well, there are several answers and options to your question. Some women say, they have bad arms and it is not true, they have lovely arms. Some women actually do have large arms and sleeveless really does not look that great. If you live where it is super warm, you will have no choice, and will have to find something else that has sheer fabric that will cover your arms. (some women don’t care and will still wear sleeveless) However if you work where there is air conditioning, a very thin, light weight cardigan can do the trick. If you are self conscience about your arms, there are plenty of other wonderful styles of spring dresses. I will try to get some posted soon!