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.


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.

Below are 6 Sizzling Maxi Dresses that are sure to “wow” them at your neighborhood pool party.

tribal maxi dress1. Tribal Treat

If you are feeling a little exotic then this patchwork, ethnic print maxi with its easy to wear cut and tribal vibe  is a fun choice.

With this kind of dress you’ll want to go with chunky, natural colored jewelry to match the feel.  Anything too fine or delicate would look out of sync.

romantic maxi

2. Romantic

This pretty pink floral is one of many great party dresses for women over 50 that I’ve seen. Why? It’s a wonderful way to look sexy without having to resort to a thigh high hemline or deep diving cleavage. This would also work well for an afternoon garden party.


one shoulder wrap dress3. If You’re Sexy and You Know it… Then why not try this alluring maxi?  It takes  confidence  to wear a dress like this, but on the right gal, it is stunning.


orange stripe maxi

4. Festive and Fun

Let’s get this party started in a bright orange striped maxi that’s happy and also very slimming.

high low maxi dress5. Dramatic and Daring

Fashion Forward types will love this high low maxi. The high low or mullet style is very popular right now- I think that’s because you get quite a bit of coverage but with a sexy peek a boo. Definitely a winner with the trendy crowd.

by the sea maxi6. By the Sea Blue

I’m seeing a lot of blue party dresses for women with a maxi style this summer. This one is one of my favorites. It’s a very wearable style and would look gorgeous by the ocean or when lounging around the pool.

Which of these long party dresses for women 40+ do you like best? Let me know, and tell me why.

If you already own a maxi then send a photo to and I’ll post it. Also check out our Pinterest maxi dress board!

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  1. 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

  2. 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.


  3. Kim Smith says:

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