Sizzling Summer Party Dresses – Try a Maxi!

pool party Break out the Margueritas and put on the shish-kabobs. Summer is here and so is party time. What will you wear to that backyard bbq or weekend pool party that you’ve been invited to?

Pants can be hot and boring, and shorts don’t always feel right. So, what about a maxi dress?

They’re really popular now and are a fresh way to look fabulous if you’re the host of the party or simply a guest.

Plus, maxis are just so fun and feminine, who wouldn’t want to give one a go? If you’re not sure what type of maxi dress would look best on you, then take a look at these.

Here are 6 Sizzling Maxi Dresses that are sure to “wow” them at your next summer get together.

Simple and Sexy 


Don’t you this summer blue halter style maxi dress? The thick straps give you great coverage and support and the simple pattern and design really show off your curves. A very easy to wear dress at any age or size.



 blue maxi dress
Artsy Scarf Dress


This gorgeous red maxi is like a giant scarf. It’s got a really relaxed feel but it makes a beautiful artsy statement. This dress is unique, almost like a painting. Express yourself!


 red scarf maxi
Pretty Paisley – A Classic


You’ll be the hostess with the mostess in this classy paisley halter maxi dress. This dress doesn’t need much, just a pretty pair of shoes and you’ll look like a million. The dark navy base is so slimming too.

 paisley maxi
Sporty Gal


This black and white maxi  works like magic to shape your figure. Vertical stripes make you look taller and leaner, and angled stripes at your bustline pump up your curves. Cute and casual!

black and white maxi
Bohemian Babe


This tie dye halter is  70’s inspired, but it still has a modern feel. Don’t you just love this gorgeous purple color- stunning!

Romance in Bloom 


This pastel floral maxi pretty and feminine – a romantic choice for any summer party. It would look especially lovely if you wore it to afternoon garden party  or a baby or wedding shower. Tea anyone?

 floral maxi dress
Goddess Gown


If you want to look like a modern Grecian Goddess, then this orange draped maxi is the perfect dress to make an entrance in. Relaxed and regal you’ll look like Helen of Troy- breathtaking.

 orange maxi dress
Relaxed By the Sea


This summer there are a lot of blue party dresses for women  that take their inspiration from water.  This  striking summer maxi looks like it stepped right out of the ocean. Gorgeous for lounging around the pool or beach.

blue maxi dress
Cutest Ladylike Cover-up


Here’s a great idea. If you’re one to feel a chill, even in summer this floral reef cap sleeve maxi has a matching built-in cover-up for your shoulders. Plus, it looks so darn cute too!

Which of these long party dresses for women 40+ do you like best? Let me know, and tell me why.
Also, if you like maxi dresses but you want to cover your arms, then check out these lovely long-sleeved maxi dresses.
 dark floral maxi


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  1. Unfortunately , all your lovely dresses are are sleeveless. Most mature women I know would not wear any of them because of that fact. Even the Blogger you featured from Las Vegas stated she NEVER goes sleeveless. Please feature fashions for mature women.

  2. Carolyn Daniel says:

    I like the idea of this site and the information that it provides, however all of your models are young when you are supposed to be promoting fashions for over 40 year olds! Why don’t you use mature models to demonstrate what looks good. I would be far more interested in seeing mature models of all shapes and sizes.

    • Hi Carolyn, Yes that is a problem. We show clothing from department stores and chains and they all use young models. If you can find a store that uses mature models, please let us know. In the meantime we encourage readers to send in photos of themselves in stylish outfits! Cheers, Deb

  3. Hello,

    So far I have been wearing maxi dresses alone – as maxi dresses. I would be interested in ideas how I can wear them differently to wear them more often.


  4. Kim Smith says:

    You need to put the search box back on your website.