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

What kind of dress do you wear in the summer to look chic and stay cool? You can’t go wrong with a linen dress. Linen dresses are relaxed and comfy and have a timeless elegance that makes you look Age-amazing.

They’re also the perfect summer dress during menopause because hot flashes + sweltering humidity can easily cause a meltdown! Since linen is a natural fabric (it’s made from the flax plant), it allows air to circulate and automatically wicks away moisture.

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

blue and white striped linen sundress

I recently bought this cute blue pinstripe linen sundress to wear on vacation. Another favorite is this colorful linen shift dress that’s great for the weekends. I love the pretty embroidery.

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


Linen Maxi Dress in Beach House Floral

1. Botanical Linen Maxi Dress

This lovely linen maxi dress is as feminine and romantic as you can get.  The tiered ruffle style and pink botanical print give it a soft, country feel without looking baggy or frumpy. The button-up V-neckline and empire waist that sits close to the body are very flattering; I’m sure many of you can appreciate that it has sleeves! Nice dresses with sleeves can be hard to find. Can’t you just see this dress at a baby or bridal shower?





2. Linen Midi Shirtdress

Linen is known for making 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 color. Everything about this outfit gives off a Safari vibe from the fabric, color of the dress, lace-up sandals, and gold bangles. A linen dress like this is a fantastic way to make a summer style statement.



Pintuck Linen Dress

2. Pleated Linen Sundress

When you are going somewhere tropical, a little linen dress with an island vibe is a fantastic thing to take along. This short shift is extra cute because of the beautiful front pleats that add polish and texture. The roll tab sleeves are also a flattering detail.

Team this pleated linen shift dress with a straw clutch and pink sandals to make the pink flowers in the print pop!


3. Linen Wrap Dress

Now here’s a gorgeous dress that takes linen to the next level. This stunning maxi wrap linen dress is a very popular style this summer. It’s sophisticated and mature but also very modern.  The drape across the front is great for hiding a tummy and looks super comfy. This is my type of dress – simple cute, dramatic color! Wow!


Linen-Dresses Stripes

Dress | Wedge Sandals | Bag | Earrings | Hat

4. Nautical Vibes

Set sail in this crisp blue and white striped linen shift with a lively nautical vibe. White linen is always so fresh and light-looking. Pair this dress with cork wedges, a textured woven bag, rattan earrings, and a floppy sun hat, and say Bon Voyage!



Linen Shift Dress

5. Tropical Print Linen Dress

Visit any beach or beach resort, and you will see lots of linen. With its happy, vibrant print, this perky tropical print linen shift dress is a nice change from solid color linen. Keep the island vibe alive with natural accessories like this straw bag, rope wedges, and exotic beaded earrings. They’re the perfect complement to the beach fringe hem on this cute linen dress.



Tie Front Linen Shirtdress

6. A Linen Dress For Work

Can you wear linen to work? Absolutely, especially when it’s a smart linen dress like this one. This darling fit and flare tie-front linen dress is classic and feminine. It’s a great style to define your waist and the perfect length for business without being dowdy. Pair it with black or tan accessories and jewelry for an office-ready look.



Stripe Cross Strap Sleeveless Linen Blend Maxi Sundress

7. Linen Beach Dress

On the flip side, you’ll find lots of breezy linen beach dresses that are great to wear by the ocean, pool, or when you are visiting friends. This striped cross-strap-back linen maxi dress has an easy elegance that never goes out of style.

Do you like linen dresses? What type do you wear, and where do you wear them? I’d love to know.

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

  1. 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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