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14 Beautiful Sundresses for Women Over 60

By Sandra Roussy April 18, 2022 Makeup and Fashion

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:

  1. Printed Midi Dress – Created for Macy’s – The soft blue floral print is on-trend without being too loud and the boat neck and shape of this dress is perfect for women over 60.
  2. Robbie Bee Plus Size Floral-Print Cowl-Neck Dress – An easy-to-wear everyday sundress that you can accentuate with a pop of colored accessories. 
  3. BODEN Jersey Minidress With Sleeves – A classic fit and flare dress from Nordstrom will have you feeling like Audrey Hepburn.
  4. Faux Wrap Camisole Dress – Ultra-feminine and pairs well with salmon-colored accessories.
  5. Tuscan Floral KIYONNA Wrap Dress – flattering on practically any body shape, this one mimics the wrap dress style in an easy to wear fashion.
  6.  Kobi Halperin Sasha Pleated Sleeveless Dress – sure to make you feel like you’re 20 again (but without looking like you’re trying to look like you’re 20).
  7. Elie Tahari Embroidered Tiered Maxi Dress – The pretty dress at Saks Fifth Avenue is sophisticated and evokes a vintage feel. 
  8. Prabal Gurung Floral Self-Tie Shirtdress – This pretty floral printed sundress with sleeves is perfect for those garden parties and afternoon cocktails. 
  9. London Times Printed Tie-Neck Midi Dress – This lovely A-line dress from London Times featuring a tie neckline can be found at Macy’s.
  10. Printed Maxi Dress – Very easy to wear if you are on the taller side and can be brightened up with a splash of colored accessories.
  11. Petite Tiered Sheath Dress – Beautiful dress which is almost knee-length and looks great on many body types.
  12. Flounce Capelet Midi Dress – The classic cut and print is an easy everyday wear.
  13. Billy T Cruising Shirtdress – a lovely cap sleeve from Nordstrom. Pair it with tan accessories for a casual summer look.
  14. Perfect Wrap Midi Dress – easy to wear and honestly flatter many body types.

Printed Midi Dress – Created for Macy’s

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. 

blue sundress
accessories

Robbie Bee Plus Size Floral-Print Cowl-Neck Dress

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. 

BODEN Jersey Minidress With Sleeves

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.

white accessories

Faux Wrap Camisole Dress

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.

camisole dress

Tuscan Floral KIYONNA Wrap Dress

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.

Tuscan Floral KIYONNA Wrap Dress
accessories

Kobi Halperin Sasha Pleated Sleeveless Dress

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.

Kobi Halperin Sasha Pleated Sleeveless Dress
natural accessories

Elie Tahari Embroidered Tiered Maxi Dress

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.

Elie Tahari Embroidered Tiered Maxi Dress

Prabal Gurung Floral Self-Tie Shirtdress

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. 

Prabal Gurung Floral Self-Tie Shirtdress
pink accessories

London Times Printed Tie-Neck Midi Dress

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.

London Times Printed Tie-Neck Midi Dress
natural accessories

Printed Maxi Dress

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.

maxi dress
black and red accessories

Petite Tiered Sheath Dress

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.

Petite Tiered Sheath Dress
brown accessories

Flounce Capelet Midi Dress

This dress is sure to stand the test of time. The classic cut and print is an easy everyday wear.

Flounce Capelet Midi Dress

Billy T Cruising Shirtdress

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.

Billy T Cruising Shirtdress
accessories

Perfect Wrap Midi Dress

I can’t stress enough how much I love wrap dresses! Wrap dresses are easy to wear and honestly flatter many body types.

Perfect Wrap Midi Dress

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.

Let's Have a Conversation!

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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