Finding a dress that is both elegant and sophisticated, but also modern and youthful can be a real challenge. At midlife, it’s nice to be able to cover up the jiggly bits, but you don’t want to look like an old lady. Have a look at these Rachel Parcell dresses that hit that perfect style sweet spot. Whether you are 25 or 65, they’re stylish at any age!
For those of you new to Rachel Parcell, she is a very successful 28-year-old fashion blogger turned fashion designer with an eye for timeless, feminine style. I’ve followed her blog Pink Peonies for several years and have always admired her elegant, sophisticated pairings and exquisite taste. Not to mention she is a natural beauty!
This first dress is totally fabulous. It’s a cheetah print long sleeve satin wrap dress that is very figure-flattering and right on-trend. Long sleeves give you the arm coverage you want and a soft animal print pattern infused with pink makes this dress very feminine and pretty.
Satin is a huge trend right now, and this dress incorporates the silky fabric making the dress light, flowy, and luxurious. Pair it with this soft pink suede jacket for a Ms. Moto look.
When you have a wedding, funeral, party or anything else to attend that calls for you to look chic, a little black dress is always perfect. This beautiful square neck long sleeve dress is a modern take on a timeless classic. It’s sweet and strong at the same time.
I love the bold shoulders (80’s flashback), which give this dress a powerful punch and make your bottom half appear thinner in comparison to your broad shoulders. The Renaissance square neckline is totally in vogue at the moment and is a beautiful way to frame your face. This dress is made from Ponte, meaning it is easy to move, walk, and sit in.
Sweater dresses are super popular this time of year because they look so sleek and cozy, and they are very comfy too. This stunning, ribbed sweater dress with its elegant, ladylike length and pretty ruffled sleeves, is simple and seriously chic!
Wear it with leopard print heels or your favorite booties for a minimalist fall look that is right on the money. Don’t forget some shapewear for a smooth, sleek fit.
Plaids and Tweeds can sometimes be a little dowdy, but not this dress. This fabulous cream and black tweed sheath dress is modern and all class. Beautiful fabric and a body-hugging silhouette make this dress perfect for the office or for any special meeting you may have coming up.
This dress just goes to show you that you don’t have to bare a lot of skin to look alluringly awesome!
Draping and a peplum waist are a very feminine way to add some curves to this cascading sheath dress. This turquoise color is gorgeous for fall. Worn with gold heels it would be a fabulous wedding guest dress.
Feminine skirts are hot for fall, and this tiered pleated skirt is a beauty. Soft, light layers cotton candy-colored python print make a flowy, fabulous skirt. Belt it and wear it with your favorite cream-colored sweater for a look that is ravishingly romantic.
Soft pinks are easy to wear and abundant in the Rachel Parcell collection. This long sleeved satin midi dress is such a classic that it can be accessorized in a hundred different way.
The gorgeous empire waistband and full skirt help camouflage a poochy tummy and play down heavy hips. I love the leopard print with the pale blush pink. It’s such a sassy combo.
To shop these Rachel Parcell dresses, click the links above, but be fast because Rachel’s dresses always sell out fast!