The Best Summer Dresses for Your 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s

Nothing beats the ease of a summer dress, especially when you need to beat the heat at the same time. Here are our picks for every decade of your life

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For Your 30s

Kicky and color blocked, this billowy sheath will look weekend perfect with flats. 

 

Click here to buy on Zara.com

Zara

For Your 30s

A maxi dress can hide a multidude of sins, and this nautical-inspired version is begging to be invited to a summer fete. 

 

Click here to buy on BananaRepublic.com

Banana Republic

For Your 40s

This bright melon hue flatters all skin tones and works best when accessorized with neutrals (bag, shoes) like nude, silver or gold. Want to add a pop of color? Try turquoise jewelry. 

 

Click here to buy on BananaRepublic.com

Banana Republic

For Your 40s

This super soft, stretchy fabric will move with you, whether you're chasing after your kids or strolling on the beach.  

 

Click here to buy on BananaRepublic.com

Banana Republic

For Your 50s

A wrap dress will save you every time: It's appropriate for all occasions and flattering on all shapes (have curves? Flaunt them). We love it how it's shown, with bright white and turquoise jewelry and neutral shoes. 

 

Click here to buy on BananaRepublic.com

Banana Republic

For Your 50s

The color green is having a major moment, and for good reason: A bright version of the hue is uplifting, and an unexpected surprise form all the black and navy you usually wear. This designer is a favorite of ours, for her committment to making clothes that are ultra chic and ultra flattering. 

 

Click here to buy on AbiFerrin.com

Abi Ferrin

For Your 60s

We love the classic design of a shirt dress, and apprecite this version for it's subtle polka dot pattern (which always looks luxe when done in black and white). Our advice? Wear with a slight heel for a more polished look. 

 

Click here to buy on MassimoDutti.com

Massimo Dutti

For Your 60s

If only we could find a way to let you feel this fabric through your computer. Yes, it's that good--soft to the hand and so delicious against your skin.

 

Featuring a more grown up length (hits just below the knee) and a fun pink hue, you will wonder how you lived so long without it. 

 

Click here to buy on JMcLaughlin.com

 

Next: What Great Style Looks Like at Every Age

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J. McLaughlin

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07.18.2013

If you're showing me dresses for a 60 and above woman, than show it on a 60 and above model.

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