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31 Best Sundresses for Women Over 50

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They’re comfortable, they’re stylish, and they make getting ready on warm, humid days a breeze — yep, were talking about the best sundresses for women over 50! We’ve rounded up 31 gorgeous dresses that you can easily slip in and out of, whether you live in a sunny climate or are packing for your next vacation.

From affordable dresses (we’re talking under $20) to splurges, we’ve got sundresses to wear to the beach, sundresses to wear to weddings, and sundresses to wear every day. Maxi dresses, short dresses, dresses with smocking and dresses that drape beautifully without pinching or scratching — we found them all.

The best sundresses for women over 50 cover a wide range of prices, styles, and sizes, so you’re sure to find one you love. Pair them with your favorite pair of sandals and you’re ready for anything!

Keep reading to find out more about what style of dress will flatter your figure best, or scroll on down to start shopping!

Our Top 10 Best Sundresses for Women Over 50:

  1. Best casual sundress for women over 50 : J. Crew Chambray Shift Dress
  2. Best cotton sundress for women over 50 : Everlane The Weekend Tiered Dress
  3. Best wrap sundress for women over 50 : Summersalt Beach-to-Brunch Wrap Dress
  4. Best denim sundress for women over 50 : Banana Republic Tencel Shirtdress
  5. Best white sundress for women over 50 : Aqua Sleeveless Smocked Eyelet Dress
  6. Best red sundress for women over 50 : Banana Republic Tiered Midi Dress
  7. Best affordable sundress for women over 50 : Old Navy Smocked Fit & Flare Cami Midi Dress
  8. Best floral sundress for women over 50 : Lilly Pulitzer Loro Floral Knit Sundress
  9. Best plus size sundress for women over 50 : The Ladybugs’ Picnic Tiered Midi Dress
  10. Best knit maxi sundress for women over 50 : Loveapella Knit Maxi Dress

How to Find the Best Sundress for Your Body Type

Not sure what style of sundress will flatter your particular body type? Keep reading to find out which dresses will make you look— and feel — your best.

Shift Dress: With a silhouette that falls straight from your shoulders without nipping in at the waist, the straight lines and slightly looser fit of a shift give it a flow that makes it ideal for apple-shaped body types. If you have a wide torso, broad shoulders, and a full bust, with thinner legs, arms, and hips, a shift dress will look great on you!

Sheath Dress: One of the most elegant sundress options is the sheath. Much like a shift, it features long lines to help elongate the body, but sheath dresses accentuate the midsection and are more form-fitting than a shift dress. They look best on hourglass or heart-shaped body types, as this cut highlights curves.

Wrap Dress: You can never go wrong with a good wrap dress. This iconic design first hit the market in 1974 courtesy of Diane Von Furstenberg’s innovative mind. Made to define the waist and enhance your natural curves, it’s one of the best sundresses for hourglass, boxy, heart, and pear-shaped body types. In fact, it’s widely regarded as the most flattering dress cut around, since the style works on practically everyone.

Fit-and-Flare Dress: Like its cousin, the wrap dress, fit-and-flare sundresses feature a nearly universally-flattering cut. With a cinched waist and a flared skirt to play up curvier body types, these dresses lend illusion of an hourglass shape to anyone who wears one.

Sundresses in all of the above cuts come in a vast array of different materials, colors, and fabrics, making them suitable for nearly any occasion. Whether you want to stay cool but still look professional at work, or just throw a casual summer dress over your bathing suit, we’ve got you covered. Scroll down to shop our picks for the best sundresses for women over 50!

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J. Crew Chambray Shift Dress

Best casual sundress for women over 50
J. Crew
43% off!

Buy from J. Crew, $49.50 (originally $88)

Why we like it:

  • Available in sizes up to 3X
  • Made of lightweight chambray
  • Machine washable

You can’t go wrong with a chambray dress in the summer, and this shift-style dress from J. Crew is the perfect versatile piece. Chambray is more breathable than denim, but has the same neutral blue shade that looks good with everything. Pair this dress with a fun statement necklace, or keep it relaxed with some flip flops for strolling down the boardwalk. Made in a Fair Trade Certified factory, this is a dress you can feel good about.

Happy customer: “I love this dress. It’s just what I wanted for summer days or nights. The fabric is comfortably lightweight. The shape is A-line. The white top stitching around the neck, armholes, and hem also outlines the center seams in front and back. It’s just enough to make it cute.”

Georgette Botanical Fit & Flare Dress

Best floral sundress for women over 50
Talbots Georgette dress
Talbots
23% off!

Buy from Talbots, $129.99 (originally $169)

Why we like it:

  • Available in misses and petite sizes
  • Beautiful floral print
  • Fully lined

With a fun floral print, a calf-length cut, and a comfortable elastic waist, this lovely dress can be dressed up or down to soak up the sun in style. Perfect for summer weddings, garden parties, or going out to dinner, its fully-lined fabric will keep you feeling covered and confident.

Happy customer: “This dress has beautiful colors throughout. It is also very comfortable and can be dressed up with shawl and necklace or casual with sandals and hat. Really pretty on!”

Mirth Savannah Sundress

Best sundress with pockets for women over 50
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Goop

Buy from Goop, $288

Why we like it:

  • Loose-fitting and easy to wear
  • Lovely floral print
  • Has pockets

If it’s good enough for Gwyneth, it’s good enough for us! This easy, breezy dress, available from Gwyneth Paltrow’s carefully-curated Goop website, manages to look feminine and flattering, not frumpy, as it floats over your figure and lands mid-calf. A floral cotton-silk blend material lends a bit of breathability to this sundress, while the ruffled neckline and flowy skirt elevate it above simple beach cover-up status, making it nice enough for an evening out. Adjustable spaghetti straps give this piece a fun, flirty look, and pockets are always a welcome addition to any dress. It’s even machine washable! Pair it with sandals, and this is an effortlessly chic summer look for women over 50.

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J. Crew Tie-Back Tiered Cotton Poplin Dress

Best poplin sundress for women over 50
J. Crew poplin sundress in periwinkle
J. Crew
10% off!

Buy from J.Crew, $114.99 (originally $128)

Why we like it:

  • Best-seller
  • Comes in periwinkle or black
  • Machine washable

Available in the pretty periwinkle shade pictured or in classic black, this tiered sundress is one of J. Crew’s best-sellers — and it’s easy to see why! The crisp cotton poplin and A-line silhouette make for a flattering summer dress that’s easy to wear and keeps you cool even on the hottest days. A lined bodice means you don’t need a slip to keep it from being see-through, and a hidden side-zip along with a tie-back ensures a snug fit up top, in case you want to forgo your bra.

Happy customer: “Love this dress!! It is very comfortable, elegant, and adorable. I received so many compliments!! Hurry and get this dress.”

Everlane The Weekend Tiered Dress

Best cotton sundress for women over 50
everlane tiered weekend dress
Everlane

Buy from Everlane, $60

Why we like it:

  • Made of 100 percent cotton
  • Available in 3 colors
  • Machine washable

A basic cotton sundress is a staple for every summer wardrobe, and this floaty, feel-good tank dress from Everlane fits the bill. Available in classic black, off-white, and a neutral light brown, it has billowy sleeves and a chic oversized fit. Pair it with your favorite flip-flops, a pair of dressy sandals, or sneakers — it’s easy to dress this piece up or down, and it’s comfortable no matter the occasion. This sundress is machine washable, which is always a bonus. We also like that Everlane offers transparency about the factories they work with, so you can rest assured your clothes are ethically made.

Happy customer: “This is a beautiful, comfortable, easy dress — perfect for summer days. It’s an awesome mid-length and drapes very nicely. It’s easy throw and go! It runs true to size, and the neutral oak color is a beautiful nude with a blush undertone.”

Zinnia Midi Dress

Best midi sundress for women over 50
Anthropologie Zinnia midi dress
Anthropologie

Buy from Anthropologie, $98

Why we like it:

  • Loose and flowy
  • Available in XS to XL sizes
  • Has pockets

Grab this gorgeous sundress while you can! We love the charming blue and white stripe motif and smocked bodice. This dress is machine washable and — bonus! — it has pockets. Plus, it’s lined, so it’s not see-through. Pair it with a slouchy cardigan, and you’ll be able to wear it from spring right through until fall!

Happy customer: “Adorable, beautiful fabric! This dress is gorgeous, fits true to size, comfy and cute. Great for lounging, walks on the beach, shopping, and just about anything. With spring just around the corner I can’t wait to wear it!”

Summersalt Beach-to-Brunch Wrap Dress

Best wrap sundress for women over 50
summersalt wrap sundress
Summersalt

Buy from Summersalt, $125

Why we like it:

  • Machine washable
  • Flutter sleeve detail
  • Available in sizes XS – 2X

Is it a swim cover-up? Is it a dress? This lovely wrap is both! With a flowing skirt, flutter sleeves, a cute polka-dot pattern, and a tie-waist, this dress truly does go from the beach to a fancy brunch, just as advertised. Throw it on over your favorite swimsuit and add a pair of sandals, or wear it with white sneakers and a lightweight summer cardigan for a slightly more formal look. Made of 100 percent polyester, it can go in the washing machine and hang up to dry.

Happy customer: “The best cover-up dress ever! This is one of my favorite purchases. The style and material are just right. I need something more than a basic cover-up so I could take the kids to the pool and then run errands and still be covered up. I love Summersalt!”

Mirth Marais Dress

Best belted sundress for women over 50
marais belted sundress
Goop

Buy from Goop, $330

Why we like it:

  • Flowing silk-blend skirt
  • Belt highlights your waist
  • Handmade in India

Another gorgeous (if pricey) pick from Goop, the Marais sundress features gently gathered shoulders, a modest V-neck, and a double-layer skirt crafted from cotton and silk. The belt cinches in your waist for a flattering silhouette, and a the leafy block-print pattern is unique and lovely. (This one is dry clean only, so be careful wearing it at that backyard barbecue!)

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J. Crew Smocked-Waist Pleated Dress

Best smocked sundress for women over 50
j crew smocked waist gingham dress
J. Crew
30% off!

Buy from J. Crew, $102.50 (originally $148)

Why we like it:

  • Flattering fit-and-flare silhouette
  • Smocked waist is forgiving, not tight
  • Has pockets

The smocked waist and pleated skirt on this beautiful gingham dress make it feel special enough for fancier occasions, but it’s so pretty, you just might want to wear it every day. We love that the waist gives a lovely hourglass shape, but won’t squeeze you too tight — so you can go back for seconds (and thirds) at that backyard BBQ. It’s made of a poly/cotton blend and is dry clean only.

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Old Navy Smocked Fit & Flare Cami Midi Dress

Best affordable smocked sundress for women over 50

Buy from Old Navy, starting at $39.99

Why we like it:

  • Loose-fitting and easy to wear
  • Classic design
  • Has pockets

Who doesn’t love a smocked summer sundress? This version from Old Navy is just a fraction of the price of some others we love on this list, and has dozens of rave reviews. It’s got pockets, it’s machine washable, it comes in four cute floral patterns, and is available in sizes XS through XXL — what are you waiting for? We’ve got a few in our cart already. Hurry, before they sell out.

Happy customer: “This dress is everything … I bought four! It’s fitted in the bodice and flares out so it’s very flattering! It has adjustable straps to get the perfect fit and the best part … there’s pockets! I love this dress — I get so many compliments when I wear it!”

MICHAEL Michael Kors Mixed Stripe Tie Dress

Best striped sundress for women over 50
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Saks Fifth Avenue

Buy from Saks Fifth Avenue, $140

Why we like it:

  • Can be dressed up or down
  • Tie-waist belt
  • Machine washable

A chic tie-waist belt dresses up this classic blue- and white-striped sundress, which is perfect for a beach picnic, outdoor summer wedding, or graduation ceremony. The V-neck and side slits are just sexy enough that you can turn heads without setting tongues wagging — so go ahead and wear it to church. Best of all, it can be thrown into the washing machine for easy cleaning.

Happy customer: “Fits great and is very flattering. I’m 5’5” with slim hips and 36DD bust. Love it!

Old Navy Sleeveless Tiered Floral-Print Swing Dress for Women

Best affordable sundress with pockets for women over 50
old navy floral sundress
Old Navy

Buy from Old Navy, starting at $30

Why we like it:

  • Loose-fitting and easy to wear
  • Comes in multiple floral patterns
  • Has pockets

Honestly, you could probably buy a few of these adorable, affordable sundresses and just live in them all season long. Layer them over T-shirts, wear them as swim cover-ups, pair them with a cute cardigan and sneakers — the styling possibilities are endless! Some buyers thought it was a little on the short side, but you could always throw a pair of shorts or leggings on underneath if you need a little more coverage. Plus, it has pockets!

Happy customer: “This is the most comfortable, lightweight dress!!! The fit is so flattering!!! Adjustable straps and POCKETS!!! Love how I can dress this up or down. Absolute perfection!

The Ladybugs’ Picnic Tiered Midi Dress

Best plus size sundress for women over 50
ModCloth Ladybug Dress
ModCloth
7% off!

Buy from ModCloth, $109.99 (originally $119)

Why we like it:

  • Cute ladybug print
  • Lightweight, flowy design
  • Has pockets

Nothing says summer like a white dress, and this long and flowy beauty is perfect for a picnic or backyard BBQ. With an adorable ladybug print (we told you it was a picnic dress!), flared skirt, and frilly neckline, it’s flattering and just a little bit flirty. Made of breathable cotton, with adjustable straps and a partial lining for modesty, this dress is as comfortable as it is lovely. The tie waist belt also gives definition, though it’s removable for a looser fit. And, although it’s not pictured in plus sizing here, it comes in sizes up to 4X!

Banana Republic Tencel Shirtdress

Best denim sundress for women over 50
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Banana Republic
20% off!

Buy from Banana Republic, $103 (originally $129)

Why we like it:

  • Flattering fit-and-flare silhouette
  • Has pockets
  • Super-soft Tencel fabric is machine washable

If you’re blessed with a small waist and a larger derrière (aka, big booty), then there’s no more flattering style of dress for you than a fit-and-flare — of which this soft denim choice is a perfect example. The relaxed skirt, collared neckline, and tie-belt make this a standout pick — and it even has pockets! An elastic waist, and a little bit of stretch in the lightweight, breathable Tencel fabric ensure a perfect fit, and the top-to-bottom buttons make this a truly customizable piece that belongs in every summer wardrobe.

Happy customer: “I love this dress. It’s surprisingly soft, stretchy, and fits well. It hits me mid calf (I’m 5’1). I was also impressed it covers the chest area well, I am a DDD and usually buttoned tops don’t work for me. This is a super laid back summer dress.”

Banana Republic Tiered Midi Dress

Best red sundress for women over 50
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Banana Republic

Buy from Banana Republic, $139

Why we like it:

  • Classic silhouette
  • Elegant crepe material
  • Also available in tall or petite sizing

If you’re looking to make an impact, look no further than this va-va-voom red sundress. With its crew neckline, empire waist, and A-line skirt, it cuts a classic silhouette — and an included tie-belt ensure it fits like a glove. Even better, it’s got pockets! The breathable, lightweight crepe fabric will keep you cool, and is machine washable to boot. If you love this dress as much as we do, you might just find yourself wanting it in other colors. The good news is, it also comes in white, pink, and black, in addition to a mini version!

Happy customer: “This is a lovely dress, you can jazz it up or leave it alone. I like that you can pull in the volume with a belt. Fit is true to size — I ordered a small — 5’7″, 140 lbs. Perfect enough that I ordered in two colors and also ordered the mini!”

Aqua Sleeveless Smocked Eyelet Dress

Best white sundress for women over 50
Bloomingdale’s
Up to 40% off!

Buy from Bloomingdale’s, starting at $58.80 (originally $98)

Why we like it:

  • Made of 100 percent cotton
  • Available in white and navy
  • Embroidered eyelet detail

A classic white dress is a summer staple, and this midi dress from Aqua is as classic as you can get. Fitted on top and loose on the bottom, this dreamy 100 percent cotton dress is so airy and light you’ll want to wear it all summer long. The flared hem, with its embroidered floral eyelets, gives this garment lovely movement, while the adjustable spaghetti straps and stretchy smocked bodice ensure you stay comfortable on top. If you find yourself loving this dress so much that you start wearing it everywhere, don’t fret — you can also buy it in navy!

Happy customer: “Very nice summer dress. Love the way it sits on the body. Very happy with it.”

Loveapella Knit Maxi Dress

Best knit maxi sundress for women over 50
Nordstrom

Buy from Nordstrom, $68

Why we like it:

  • Available in 4 colors
  • Comes in regular and petite sizes
  • Machine washable

When you’re on vacation, plans can change fast. To look your best at a moment’s notice, reach for this über-versatile stretch-knit dress. Designed with a deep, rounded V-neckline and a full swishy skirt, it’s the ideal choice for staying comfy no matter where your vacation may lead you, be it a stroll on the beach or a romantic meal a deux

Happy customer: “I absolutely LOVE this maxi! Being a shorter girl (5’1 and 110 lbs), it’s super hard for me to find a maxi that isn’t dragging on the floor. I finally found the perfect one and I couldn’t be happier! … Such a beautiful summer maxi, so happy I found it.”

SummerSalt Silky Flutter Sleeve Dress

Best polka dot sundress for women over 50
SummerSalt Silky flutter sleeve dress
SummerSalt

Buy from SummerSalt, $125

Why we like it:

  • Colorful polka dots
  • Adjustable tie belt
  • Comes in sizes XS to 2X

This sweet charmeuse dress features flutter sleeves, a flounced hem, an adjustable tie belt, and colorful polka dots we love. Tie it at the front, side, or back to make the look your own! It’s available in sizes from XS to 2X, so whether you’re petite or plus-size, this dress will look great on you. Wear it with sneakers and throw a denim jacket over it when the evenings get cool, and you’ll be turning heads wherever you go!

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Ellos Tie-Sleeve Dress

Best tie-sleeve sundress for women over 50
Woman Within
27% off!

Buy from Woman Within, $39.90 (originally $54.90)

Why we like it:

  • Comes in red and navy floral patterns
  • Available in sizes 10 to 34
  • Button-front detail

If the sweet floral pattern of this modern, country-chic dress wasn’t enough to make you fall in love with it, the button-down front and dainty sleeve-tie details will. It hits right at the calf, so you won’t have to worry about embarrassing moments caused by strong gusts of wind. Comes in inclusive sizing that ranges from sizes 10 to 34, in navy or classic red prints.

Happy customer: “I absolutely love this dress. It can be difficult to find nice summer dresses that are long enough without being a maxi. It is soft, comfortable and casual. Pairs great with my blue jean jacket.”

Camisunny Paisley Dress

Best affordable sundress for women over 50
Amazon

Buy from Amazon, starting at $18.99

Why we like it:

  • Affordable (under $30!)
  • Available in 22 colors
  • Comfortable, stretchy fabric

Fun and funky print? Check. Easy-on pullover design? Double check. Super affordable price tag? Check! This Cammisunny dress has it all. It’s lightweight, stretchy, and comes in 22 different solids and prints you’ll be wearing all season long. 

Happy customer: “Great dress. Soft cotton. Good for a warm day, breathable fabric. The chest area fits snugly around and the bottom of the dress flows. It is a flattering style for anyone and will look great on many body shapes. It’s casual enough to wear during the day with sandals and also at night with some heels and jewelry. Very versatile. I have this in 2 colors and will be buying more. Fits true to size.”

Cotton Dolman Sleeve Shirtdress

Best shirtdress for women over 50
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Talbots
20% off!

Buy from Talbots, $109.99 (originally $139)

Why we like it:

  • Clean and crisp design
  • Flattering sash-tie waist
  • Machine washable

Between its perfect-length short sleeves, sash-tie waist, button-down bodice, and striking blue print, this timeless Talbots shirtdress is perhaps the most versatile sundress of the bunch. We also love that it has pockets (!), and the fact that it’s machine washable makes it a breeze to clean.

Happy customer: “This is such a nice soft and lightweight dress. I love the way it flows when I walk. The pockets are just right, the color is adorable! Who makes dolman sleeves anymore? Love it! I have narrow shoulders and this dress looks as good on me as it does on anyone else.”

Faux-Wrap Denim Dress

Best ruffled denim sundress for women over 50
WHBM Denim Dress
White House Black Market

Buy from White House Black Market, $140

Why we like it:

  • Flounce sleeves
  • Side-tie waist
  • Comes in regular and petite sizes

Everyone needs a denim dress come summertime, and we love this cute faux-wrap one from White House Black Market. The ruffled sleeves are playful and fun, while the side-tie waist and narrow skirt keep it sophisticated. We love the deep-V neckline, but if it’s a little too revealing for you, feel free to slip a camisole underneath for added coverage.

Happy customer: “This is such a nice dress, even better looking on. The fabric is very soft, which was unexpected. It’s not your usual jean fabric and very flattering on. Love it! Can make it casual or dressy.”

Soft Surroundings Madelyn Lace Dress

Best lace sundress for women over 50
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Soft Surroundings
25% off!

Buy from Soft Surroundings, $119.99 (originally $160)

Why we like it:

  • Classic white
  • Beautiful embroidery
  • Machine washable

You’ll be a vision in white in this stunning lace dress. With its timeless scoop neckline and tank design, this embroidered wonder will keep you cool all evening long, no matter where the evening takes you. When you’re ready to take it off, simply throw it in the wash to get it ready for your inevitable next wearing. 

Happy customer: “The most beautiful dress! I am renewing my wedding vows and wanted something romantic. This is it! … I am 5’6” and 193 pounds but I look amazing in this beautiful lace dress which I can wear throughout the summer. Will be easy to pack for my ‘wedding’ trip. Don’t hesitate to buy!”

Eliza J High Neck Sleeveless Long Dress

Best formal sundress for women over 50
Bloomingdale’s

Buy from Bloomingdale’s, $128

Why we like it:

  • Romantic, flowy silhouette
  • Ruched waist
  • Available in 2 shades of blue

You’re sure to turn heads in this stunning dress from Eliza J. The navy (or cobalt blue) fabric is lightweight, and the A-line skirt and regal high neckline make this a perfect dress to wear to a summer wedding. We love that this dress, while modest for the most part, has a little side slit that’s just revealing enough.

Happy customer: “This gown drapes beautifully from soft gathers at the high neck and the waist. The soft jersey fabric is a rich deep navy which moves with you and is very comfortable.”

AQUA x Mary Katrantzou Butterfly Print Maxi Dress

Best ruffled sundress for women over 50
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Bloomingdale’s

Buy from Bloomingdale’s, $188

Why we like it:

  • Stunning butterfly print
  • Ruffled flutter sleeves
  • Attached tie-belt

This flowy dress might look dressy enough for more formal summertime events, but thanks to a self-tie belt and lightweight material, you’ll feel as comfortable as can be. The ruffled flutter sleeves, V-neckline, and vivid butterfly print give this piece a vintage feel, and we love the fact that it’s lined for extra coverage. The flouncy skirt was just made for spinning and twirling around in, so go ahead and dance the night away!

Happy customer:This dress is everything! I love the style, the fit, and the way it flows. I’ve only worn it once but it was definitely a head turner and conversation starter.

Lilly Pulitzer Chace Print Faux Wrap Dress

Best faux wrap sundress for women over 50
Lilly Pulitzer chace print faux wrap dress
Nordstrom

Buy from Nordstrom, $178

Why we like it:

  • Flattering sash waist
  • Bright pink print
  • Three-quarter bell sleeves

This lightweight, flowy sundress features a cheerful pink tropical print, pockets, and a faux-wrap styling that’s vacation-ready and easy to wear. With its flattering V-neck and flared three-quarter sleeves, it’s both chic and comfortable, and might just become your go-to warm weather dress!

French Connection Elao Floral Print Puff Sleeve Dress

Best puff sleeve sundress for women over 50
French Connection puff sleeve sundress
Bloomingdale’s
25% off!

Buy from Bloomingdale’s, $96 (originally $128)

Why we like it:

  • Puffed sleeves are just the right length
  • Sweetheart neckline
  • Machine washable

Yes, puffy sleeves can be worn by adults, especially when they’re as cute as the ones on this darling dress from French Connection! The “fiery red” fabric is a nice contrast to the white floral print, and the smocked inset at the back gives this mini a flattering fit-and-flare silhouette. We love the sweetheart neckline, which looks great alone or paired with a necklace, and while the skirt is on the shorter side, you could definitely wear some shorts underneath for an equally cute look.

Happy customer: “I love this dress. It’s perfectly form fitting and the length is perfect (I am 5”3). The puff sleeves are a nice trendy detail as well and I like that they are not “too puffy,” just the perfect amount of puff!”

Eliza J Floral Off the Shoulder Midi Dress

Best off-the-shoulder sundress for women over 50
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Nordstrom

Buy from Nordstrom, $148

Why we like it:

  • Romantic, off-the-shoulder neckline
  • Sweet billowy sleeves
  • Beautiful floral design

We’re head over heels for the flirty, off-the-shoulder neckline and flowy skirt that pair together in this gorgeous midi dress. It covers up your upper arms and legs for a modest-yet-intriguing look, and has a removable sash to make it as fitted or relaxed as you like. Best of all, it’s elegant enough to wear to a summer wedding, and casual enough for relaxed gatherings.

Happy customer: “I bought this dress for a wedding and it’s perfect. I love that it’s off the shoulder that actually stays in place instead of constantly sliding up. It is super flattering and the material feels amazing! I am usually a size 4, and the 4 fits perfectly. I definitely recommend ordering your normal size.”

Porridge Breezy Shift Dress

Best mini sundress for women over 50
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Anthropologie

Buy from Anthropologie, $148

Why we like it:

  • Elegant high neckline
  • Has pockets
  • Machine washable

If you’re looking for a cool and casual white dress for summer, look no further! This one from Anthropologie is the one. With convenient front pockets and effortless pullover styling, it’s easy to wear and easy to love. A sophisticated high neckline and a button closure with slit in the back give this breezy dress an elegant touch, and best of all, it’s machine washable. 

Happy customer: “Loved this dress! Easy to dress up with heels or down with sandals. I’m usually a M, but ordered a small and it was perfect. Yes, it is a lot of fabric, but I’m pretty sure that’s the style. The dress is very flowy, but I don’t think overly so. And pockets!”

Bhanuni by Jyoti Square Neck Maxi Dress

Best maxi sundress for women over 50
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Anthropologie

Buy from Anthropologie, $180

Why we like it:

  • Available in 2 patterns
  • Loose, flowy skirt
  • Square neckline

Available in a vibrant red print or a neutral color with black lining, this striking sundress is a great piece for adding a bold look to your summer wardrobe. We love the side slant pockets, and the tiered skirt, ruffled hem, and elegant square neckline make it dressy enough to wear to a summer party or wedding. And the fact that it’s machine washable? We say, get one in each color!

Happy customer: “This is a beautiful dress! It’s lined but light and airy. The material is soft and flowy. I am going to love wearing this dress. It hits close to my ankles but with some espadrilles, I will be fine. Zipper on the side makes it [the] perfect fit. I’m 5’4′ and 137 pounds so fit was just right.”

Lilly Pulitzer Loro Floral Knit Sundress

Best floral sundress for women over 50
best sundresses
Nordstrom

Buy from Nordstrom, $118

Why we like it:

  • Tiered skirt
  • Lovely blue and pink floral print
  • Relaxed slip-on style

There’s everything to love about this sweet pastel sundress from Lilly Pulitzer. The colorful floral pattern is just begging to be worn out on a sunny day, and the adorable tiered skirt has a fun, feminine feel. Wear it to the beach, an outdoor barbecue, or out to brunch — in fact, you just might want to wear it everywhere this summer!

Happy customer: “I love this dress and wear it every chance I get. My husband loves it, too. Super comfortable, soft, and am able to wear without a bra. I usually run between small and medium and ordered a small and glad I did. Fits perfect.”

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