Best Linen Dresses for Women Over 50 to Look Chic and Keep Cool

The most stylish way to beat the heat this summer is with a linen dress. Linen dresses are relaxed and comfy and have a timeless elegance that makes them casually chic.

Here’s a look at this year’s best breezy summer linen dresses to keep you cool!


Tommy Bahama Coral Dress

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1. Linen Shift Dress

Here’s a cute coral linen Tommy Bahama sundress I took with me to Florida.  It’s 100% pure linen lined with cotton and great for the beach.

This is the perfect summer dress for our age and stage because hot flashes and sweltering humidity can easily cause a meltdown! Linen is a natural fabric (it’s made from the flax plant) that allows air to circulate and automatically wicks away moisture.

Like cotton, linen is super breathable and won’t stick to you. Wearing a linen dress is like having a built-in air conditioner!

This linen shift dress is one of my favorite styles and reminds me of a really cute embroidered linen shift dress I shared a couple of years ago. Check it out.




Faux Wrap Linen Dress

2. Chambray Linen Dress

This simple, elegant faux wrap-style linen dress crisscrosses at the bust, nips in high on the waist, and is super figure-flattering. I love this dreamy chambray blue color, which reminds me of a summer sky! The shirt collar neckline seals it for me!


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3. Floral Linen Dress

This breezy floral linen dress says easy breezy to me. Printed floral dresses, tops, and shorts are a fun trend that really helps get you in the mood for summer. This sundress looks great worn with a classy straw bag and raffia slides.





Ruffle Linen Dress


4. Ruffle Linen Dress

For all my gals who love a flirty feminine look, this fun linen dress is for you. Isn’t the one-shoulder elegant? And that flowery tiered ruffle at the neckline has a bit of a Spanish feel! Are you ready for a party, Senorita?


linen - blue dress

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5. Linen Wrap Dress

Now, here’s a gorgeous dress with clean, modern lines. This beautiful deep blue color and the stunning tailored cut make this dress a winner. I know many gals over 50 will appreciate this flattering length.

The beautiful botanical tote adds a touch of texture and pattern to this minimalist look. To polish off the look, add chic slides and classic gold and freshwater pearl jewelry.




Pink Linen Maxi Dress

6. Linen Maxi Dress

Linen makes you look effortlessly chic, especially when wearing a classic shirtdress style. This sophisticated linen midi shirtdress feels especially modern because of the longer midi length and gorgeous, fashion-forward pink color.

A linen dress like this is a fantastic way to make a summer style statement.



SUndresses - Deep Teal

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7. Short Linen Shirtdress

Eileen Fisher is famous for her linen dresses, and this one in teal is a beauty. This is normally a color we see in the fall, so it’s rather refreshing to see it in the summer. See how chic it looks with these dark brown leather and raffia accessories?



Coral Linen Dress

8. Linen Dress with Long Sleeves

Here’s a pretty shift dress with a gorgeous shape. This tunic-style dress with embroidery on the neckline and sleeves is a lovely way to wear linen. Many mature women prefer a little arm coverage but it’s hard to find a linen dress with sleeves. So if that is what you are after, snap this up!


Sundresses - White

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9. White Linen Maxi Dress

We can’t talk about linen without including a white linen dress. This breezy white-tiered linen midi is alluring with that sexy slit. I love this mix of gold, white, and natural accessories like the straw and leather handbag with gold hardware.

A touch of color in the way of beaded earrings brings this white look to life! Classic and ageless!

Do you like linen dresses? What style is your favorite?

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4 thoughts on “Best Linen Dresses for Women Over 50 to Look Chic and Keep Cool

  1. I love linen and have required many pieces in the past couple of years. I purchased the blue linen dress from Talbots. I love it! Thank you for the other dress ideas you showed. I liked a couple of them a lot.

  2. I love linen dresses. We live on the Gulf Coast of Alabama with long, hot, humid summers. These dresses are perfect! Thank you for all your style suggestions. I am 77, so well past 40, but I thoroughly enjoy all your ideas!

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