I love sundresses! I can’t say it loud enough, and I can’t own enough of them. As I get older, I am noticing my taste in sundresses change.
The ones that I now navigate towards are longer, offer a little more coverage, and I tend to also prefer natural fabrics over synthetics. Cotton and linen sundresses are comfortable and breathe easily, making them great for hot summer days and long summer nights.
Sundresses for women over 60 can be solid, printed, and in a variety of styles and fabrics. Do you feel the need to hide away in a shapeless dress because of the little extra around your middle? You’re not alone. It’s a common mistake older women make.
But did you know that A-line, empire waists, fit-and-flare, and belted sundresses tend to flatter an aging woman’s body best?
Let’s take a look at some sundresses that don’t look like shapeless bags and that will make you look and feel fabulous. I have assembled suggested accessories to complete the look of each sundress.
Here is our list of the best sundresses for women over 60:
Macy’s offers beautiful dresses, and this one is no exception. The soft blue floral print is on-trend without being too loud. The boat neck and shape of this dress is perfect for women over 60. Pair with tan accessories for a trendy look.
Another great selection from the Macy’s collection. This one is a little more casual. It’s an easy-to-wear everyday sundress that you can accentuate with a pop of colored accessories.
Who doesn’t love a polka dot dress? I know I do. This classic fit and flare dress from Nordstrom will have you feeling like Audrey Hepburn. Keep it simple by accessorizing it with all-white accessories.
Do you like colorful prints? This dreamy flowy wrap dress has you covered. It’s ultra-feminine and pairs well with salmon-colored accessories. Carry a matching scarf/wrap to cover your shoulders or arms if you wish.
Wrap dresses are flattering on practically any body shape. This one mimics the wrap dress style in an easy to wear fashion. Perfect summer color combo.
This bright sundress is sure to make you feel like you’re 20 again (but without looking like you’re trying to look like you’re 20). Wear it with natural-colored accessories to keep it fun yet toned down.
The pretty dress at Saks Fifth Avenue is sophisticated and evokes a vintage feel. You can easily dress it up or dress it down as much as you want.
Shirt Dresses never go out of style. They are elegant and look good on several body types. This pretty floral printed sundress with sleeves is perfect for those garden parties and afternoon cocktails.
This lovely A-line dress from London Times featuring a tie neckline can be found at Macy’s. Pair it with natural colored accessories for a perfect summer look.
For those of us who prefer longer dresses, here’s a maxi printed dress. Very easy to wear if you are on the taller side. Brighten it up with a splash of colored accessories.
Got great legs and want to show them off? This dress is almost knee-length and looks great on many body types. Sure to accentuate your glorious curves.
This dress is sure to stand the test of time. The classic cut and print is an easy everyday wear.
I love denim shirt dresses and will never stop wearing them. I wear them longer now and preferably with a cap sleeve like this one from Nordstrom. Pair it with tan accessories for a casual summer look.
I can’t stress enough how much I love wrap dresses! Wrap dresses are easy to wear and honestly flatter many body types.
I know the models in these photos don’t represent our age group and body types, even if the dresses are designed with older women in mind.
I do my best to search for photos that feature older models, but it’s not always possible. The fashion industry has many marketing changes to implement where ageism is concerned.
Regardless, these are wonderful sundresses in varied price ranges. Surely, there’s one on this list that will fit your budget and your body perfectly.
Many of you have commented that you would prefer dresses with sleeves. I fully understand that, but this is an article about sundresses. However, I have added a few new dresses with sleeves. What I suggest (and do myself) is carry a wrap or scarf to cover up your arms and shoulders when you feel the need to.
Do you like sundresses? Which one on this list is your favorite? How do you like to accessorize your sundresses? Where do you shop for dresses? Let’s have a conversation.