5 Great Types of Summer Dresses

Summer is right around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about summer dresses. With the stay home orders in effect, many of us spent time cleaning out our closets and putting away winter clothing. The approaching warm weather and longer daylight hours will make you want to take advantage of being outdoors, even if it’s in your own backyard.

I know some of us may not be bathing suit ready (I know I certainly found comfort in baking over the quarantine). Flowing summer dresses will help camouflage some of those extra pounds we may have put on. Summer dresses look great with sandals and a lightweight jacket or a blazer on cooler summer evenings. I’m looking forward to the days where we can have family gatherings and reunite with girlfriends. I spent a good part of the last few months in loungewear and without makeup. I’m ready to embrace any opportunity I have to wear a summer dress. Even if it is just to the grocery store. You’ll find our favorite summer dresses for women over 50 below.

5 Summer Dress Types to Flatter Any Figure


Shirtdresses are by far the most functional dress you can ever own! Layering underneath or wearing them as dusters make owning one a value to your wardrobe.

eliza j stripe midi shirtdress - summer dresses for women over 50

Eliza J Stripe Midi Shirtdress, $148

halogen long sleeve midi shirtdress

Halogen Long Sleeve Midi Shirtdress, $99

angashion short sleeve button midi dress - summer dresses for women over 50

Angashion Short Sleeve V Neck Midi Shirtdress, $27

T-Shirt Dress

What is nice about wearing a t-shirt dress is that it feels like you are wrapped up in a big comfy t-shirt. Shoes can change the look, pair with sneakers for a more casual style or wedges to dress it up.

zenana tshirt maxi dress - summer dresses for women over 50

Zenana Relaxed T-Shirt Maxi Dress, $15

everlane the weekend tee dress

Everlane The Weekend Tee Dress, $30

new day short sleeve tshirt dress - summer dresses for women over 50

New Day Short Sleeve T-Shirt Dress, $15

Denim Dress

You will never make a wrong choice with a denim dress as there are so many ways you can accessorize them. What makes owning a denim dress even better is that they get more comfortable and softer each time you wash them.

old navy chambray cap sleeve shirt dress

Old Navy Chambray Cap-Sleeve Shirt Dress, $24

chicos lightwash denim shirt dress

Chico’s Lightwash Denim Shirt Dress, $89.99

calvin klein denim maxi shirt dress - summer dresses for women over 50

Calvin Klein Denim Maxi Shirt Dress, $54.97

Smock Dress

A fancy floaty way to look stylish with unfailing comfort, smock dresses also have an artsy sophisticated vibe to them. I often like to wear a t-shirt underneath mine.

anthropologie carla embroidered maxi dress

Anthropologie Carla Embroidered Maxi Dress, $258

free people happy feelings dress - summer dresses for women over 50

Free People Happy Feelings Midi Dress, $168

english factory colorblock dress

English Factory Colorblock Sleeveless Dress, $90

Gauze Dress

There is a gauze for every woman! Even better, gauze dresses will never look wrinkled. Gauze is the best summer dress fabric choice for hot summer days. I roll mine up after washing to keep the wrinkles and creases in the fabric.

universal thread short sleeve smock gauze shift dress - summer dresses for women over 50

Universal Thread Short Sleeve Smocked Gauze Shift Dress, $29.99

sundance nicolette sweet dress - summer dresses for women over 50

Sundance Nicolette Sweet Dress, $138

anthropologie sereia pleated midi dress

Anthropologie Sereia Pleated Midi Dress, $158

There are a variety of summer dresses for women over 50 at different price points to fit most budgets. Find your favorite summer dress style, add a pair of sunglasses, and welcome your summertime outfit.

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