There aren’t many occasions to dress up these days, so if you are invited to a summer wedding seize the chance to dress up and Look Fabulous over 40! Here’s a little outfit we put together that falls into the party dresses for women over 40 category. We think it would look great at any semi-formal event, including a summer wedding. Why? Read on…
A wedding or semi-formal party is special. That means you need to dress accordingly. Don’t think you can throw on a day dress that you’d wear to the office and be done with it. You need something more luxe and glamorous, even a little sexy over 40. This Tory Burch hammered silk dress is a great choice. It’s a little shiny, which makes it dressy. It’s soft and silky to the touch which makes it feminine and sensual. The skirt flows making it rather romantic and great for dancing at the reception afterwards. The sash adds some wonderful drama!
Color blocking is hot right now so this dress is modern and on-trend, which is a good thing. You don’t want it to look like you are wearing something from the last wedding you attended 5 years ago. The cream color up top is elegant enough for a wedding or important occasion, yet the tangerine color below communicates high energy and playfulness and excitement. So you have a combination of being respectful for the occasion, but being festive and fashion forward too.
If you were ever going to carry a clutch, then carry it with a party dress over 40. This gold embrodiered leather bag, with it’s diamond pattern, is a showstopper. It’s almost like a piece of jewelry!
If you are a regular reader you know how much we like chunky costume jewelry, by day. But for a special occasion like this, we say bring out your finest to really dazzle them. If you have the real thing wear it. It doesn’t mean you can’t wear faux stones. Just wear jewelry that is more refined and that dazzles. These amesyth teardrop earrings are Fabulous over 40, or at any age. Imagine how they’d swing when you dance and add a touch of sexy over 40 to your look.
Slingbacks are classy and look alluring with party dresses over 40. Go for gold, or some other metallic to match the festive mood. This is one time when it’s important for metals to match. So if your purse is gold, make the shoes and jewelry gold too. It’s a high end look.
This is one thing that many women forget about when it comes to buying party dresses over 40. You likely need a little something to cover up with because most party dresses over 40 are sleeveless. Also, you might want something for the church or for the air conditioned reception hall or outdoor patio if the reception is outside. Make sure your wrap is delicate and ladylike. Keep the material fine like silk, the color neutral or elegant so as not to steal from your dress and keep it lightweight.
Did you look Fabulous over 40 at a wedding recently or at a semi-formal party? Send us a photo. We would love to post it.