Summer Dresses For Women Over 40 ~ What I Wore

how-to-wear-florals-after-40Warmer temperatures are settling in and many of you have written in to say you prefer summer dresses for women, over jeans and leggings. Take a look at some of the reader photos that came in this week.

Flower Power

Floral prints are quickly becoming a popular trend. This year they are bold and colorful, set against a black or dark background.

Diana, 41, from Deerfield Beach, Florida spent hours trying on dresses before finally settling of this one to wear to a friend’s 40th birthday party.

Why did this one steal her heart? She says, “It made me feel beautiful!”.


summer-dresses-for-women-over-40For more tips on wearing florals without looking like an old lady, read the popular post, “Are Florals Old Lady?”

Classic Color Block

Julia, who’s 48 and from Washington, D.C., injects color into her wardrobe by using the color blocking technique.

She’s paired a fuchsia dress with an orange fitted blazer to create a polished and playful look. Her matching bag and shoes are the icing on the cake!

Want to get Julia’s look? Read my post, “Color Blocking Over 40: How To Get The Look”.




brown dress woman over 40A Twist on a Traditional Maxi Dress

Maxi dresses are a popular choice for summer dresses for women over 40. They’re great at concealing problem spots.

Jyothi shies away from prints and bold colors but recently celebrated the start of spring with this 100% silk maxi dress in eggplant/brown.

Although Jyothi is only 5’3″, she loves the romantic, lightweight, breezy and fresh feel of this long bohemian-style dress.

I would love to meet more of you FAB Ladies. Don’t be shy! 

Please send in your photo, your age, where you are from, and any details about your outfit to: [email protected] . You’ll be featured on the Facebook page as well as in an upcoming What I Wore post. I love hearing from you and cheering you on, Glam Gals!

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  1. Debbie Grundgeiger says:

    Julia has put together a perfect outfit. It looks great on her.

  2. Kim Bell says:

    Love the Color Block. I never would have thought to put those two colors together. I also like the Flower Power look also love the shoes.

  3. Corinne Garrett says:

    Diana looks cute and sassy, ready for a party. Great use of the floral trend and love the shoes. Nothing “old lady” about this floral.

    I LOVE Julia’s color blocking outfit – what great pop! The only thing I would have done differently is to use a gold necklace instead – she had gold fittings on her purse and gold buttons on that great blazer.

    Jyothi didn’t pick a color that flatters or looks like Spring. This one would have stayed in the closet with the rest of my winter things until fall. Boho and maxis are fine – wouldn’t this dress be gorgeous in a lighter shade of any color?

    Tracy looks very casual and practical. Not exactly fashion – more like “run the errands and hope no one publishes a picture” She doesn’t look braggin’ rights best in this, although she’s a beautiful woman.

    • CeeCee Bailey says:

      Julia looks great but I feel that Diana’s dress is too short for her age. She has the figure for it, but I am a believer in “just because you can doesn’t mean you should!” I also agree with Corinne’s comments about the other two outifts.