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8 Best Wrap Dresses for Women Over 50

By Sandra Roussy October 23, 2023 Makeup and Fashion

Do you like wrap dresses? I definitely do. They are ultra-feminine, look great in all lengths, and are flattering on every body shape.

Wrap garments have been around for a long time – think Japanese kimonos and Chinese robes dating back several centuries. Women’s wrap dresses were first introduced to Europe and the Americas and became fashionable garments in the 1930s by designer Elsa Schiaparelli and then Claire McCardell in the 1940s.

Designer Diane von Fürstenberg brought the wrap dress to the top of its popularity in the early 1970s by designing collections of brightly printed knit wrap dresses.

Best wrap dresses for women over 50.

  1. Abigail Silk Jersey Midi Wrap Dress – A classic Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress in a black & white pattern
  2. Printed Classic Wrap Dress – Another classic wrap dress by Anne Klein.
  3. Long Sleeve Wrap Dress HALOGEN® – Classic long-sleeve back wrap dress.
  4. Sheath Dress with 3/4 Sleeves & Cascade Ruffle Skirt – Pretty satin cocktail dress from Alex Evenings.
  5. London Times Marilla – Pretty floral wrap dress with a ruffle neckline comes in regular and plus sizes.
  6. Clementine Wrap Dress – Another pretty printed wrap dress that is offered up to size 22W.
  7. Vintage Wrap Dress Floral – Wrap dress offered in a variety of floral prints. 
  8. Cap-Sleeve Faux-Wrap Dress – Another Amazon find that comes in many trendy colors.

Wrap dresses can be found in an array of fabrics–from stretchy knit jerseys to thick woven cotton. They look beautiful with or without sleeves, and the natural V-neck that the wrap creates is very flattering.

Helpful tip: Choose how much or how little cleavage you want to show by adding a hidden inside pin or a fitting brooch.

Wrap dresses have become a timeless staple with many brands and designers offering them every season.

Read WHAT ARE THE BEST DRESSES FOR OLDER WOMEN OF EVERY SIZE AND SHAPE?

Also, read 14 BEAUTIFUL SUNDRESSES FOR WOMEN OVER 60.

8 Best Wrap Dresses

Abigail Silk Jersey Midi Wrap Dress

Abigail Silk Jersey Midi Wrap Dress

Let’s start with a Diane von Fürstenberg wrap dress. This wrap dress falls just mid-calf, and the attached waistband cinches the smallest part of your silhouette.

I know designer brands are not accessible to everyone, but I felt my list wouldn’t be complete without a Diane von Fürstenberg dress!

Printed Classic Wrap Dress

Printed Classic Wrap Dress

Anne Klein is famous for designing beautiful dresses for women of all ages. The wrap dresses that have become regular offerings through the years are always very popular.

Long Sleeve Wrap Dress HALOGEN®

Long Sleeve Wrap Dress HALOGEN®

This classic wrap dress from HALOGEN can be found at Nordstrom. The midi-length dress is cut from stretchy knit that keeps you stylish and comfortable.

Sheath Dress with 3/4 Sleeves & Cascade Ruffle Skirt

Sheath Dress with 3/4 Sleeves & Cascade Ruffle Skirt

Alex Evenings designs evening and special event dresses with mature women in mind. This cocktail wrap dress is made with their signature compression fabric that is figure flattering.

London Times Marilla

London Times Marilla

This lovely micro floral print maxi dress in cheerful yellow and green has a charming ruffled neckline and wrap skirt, exuding femininity and style.

Clementine Wrap Dress

Clementine Wrap Dress

Another pretty wrap dress from Maggie London that I couldn’t resist adding to the list. I love the black and white floral print, long cuffed sleeves, and pin-tucked V-neck.

Vintage Wrap Dress Floral

Vintage Wrap Dress Floral

This long floral vintage-inspired wrap dress at Amazon is very affordable and is offered in several color combos.

Cap-Sleeve Faux-Wrap Dress

Cap-Sleeve Faux-Wrap Dress

Cute tulip-print wrap dress from Amazon Essentials is priced under $50 and is made with a sustainably sourced rayon blend fabric.

Read 14 BEAUTIFUL SUNDRESSES FOR WOMEN OVER 60.

Also read 10 BEST BOHO DRESSES FOR WOMEN OVER 50.

Let’s Have a Conversation:

Do you like wrap dresses? Do you own a wrap dress? Which one is your favorite from our list? Tell us about it in the comments below.

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Bridget Fitzgerald

I love all of these wrap dresses. I discovered wrap dresses for myself a year ago when I had to start wearing long black footless compression tights and was looking for ways to style them in summer. Wrap dresses work beautifully and I now own two- one blue and white and one bright red. Both are in thin cotton that I can dress up or down!
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The Author

Sandra is the middle-aged woman you hear about who sheds everything she owns and sets out into the world to rediscover and redefine herself. After more than twenty years spent in the fashion industry designing collections for brands such as La Senza, Victoria’s Secret, and JACOB Lingerie, she shifted her path and pursued her longtime passion for writing, traveling, and photography. Sandra was published in the NY Times best selling book Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It. A deeply personal essay hand-picked by Elizabeth Gilbert about loss, facing fears, and going after dreams. Visit her website: www.sandraroussy.com

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