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Summer Dresses for Women Over 50

Updated on November 7, 2014

Women Over 50 Summer Dresses


Welcome to my online dress shop. Here you will find a large variety of summer dresses for women over 50. I have selected beautiful, comfortable and timeless dresses that will be the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe. Here you will find both conservative and trendy clothing.

It can be difficult to find age appropriate summer dresses for women over 50 that are stylish and fashionable. That is why I have also included a selection of name brand women's summer dresses from EBay sellers to give you more buying options as well as a few tips for purchasing from EBay.

Buy Purple Stonewashed Embroidered Cap Sleeve Long Summer Dress at

Grandmother's Fashion Lessons

I had the privilege of growing up with three generations of strong women. My great grandmother and grandmother took great pride in their appearance. I never saw them wear a pair of pants or a T-shirt. I remember waking up to the smell of bacon and eggs in the kitchen. My grandmother would be making homemade tortillas in a beautiful cotton dress, her hair perfectly curled and pinned in place. I didn't understand why she would get so dressed up to complete her household chores.

She would often explain to me that my family should always be proud of me. She was very traditional and believed that my husband should never come home from work and catch me in a pair of sweats with my hair pulled up in a ponytail. I laughed at the whole idea. I was a modern day working woman and saw no need to impress my husband or any man with my looks.

It was a valuable lesson and one I understand more clearly now. My grandmothers' were trying to teach me to have balance in my life. They were the pillars in our family. They raised the children, took care of the household. They also went out and looked for work during tough times and always managed to look amazing doing it.

My grandmothers are no longer with us. My mother and I are now stepping into the role of teaching my daughters how to become strong young women. We are passing on to them family values and teaching them to take care of their appearance and personal hygiene.

I don't wear dresses often but when I do, I can't help but glance in the mirror and know my grandmother would approve.

Pretty Summer Dresses With Cardigans

Danny & Nicole Women's Graphic Stripe Dress with Sweater Cardigan
Danny & Nicole Women's Graphic Stripe Dress with Sweater Cardigan

It can be difficult to find dresses with appropriate length sleeves. One option is to add a colorful cardigan.


Colorful Printed Elasticated Short Sleeve Long Maxi Dress

Are you ready for summer time! It's time to tuck away your winter coats and breakout out some beautiful floral patterns and bright colors. What do I love about summer dresses? I love that they are cool and comfortable!

Some think that that summer time is a time to strip down to short shorts and skimpy blouses but you don't have to do that. You can keep cool in the summer and still look classy and elegant.

Short Sleeve

National Crinkle Cotton Dress, Raspberry, Large
National Crinkle Cotton Dress, Raspberry, Large

This is something my grandmother would have worn at home. She would have dressed it up with a string of pearls and some flat shiny dress shoes.


Bright and Bold Long Summer Dress for Woman Over 50

FOCapVBigFlower8809 Big Flower on Solid Black Graphic Print V-Neck Cap Sleeve Empire Waist Long / Maxi Dress (Red, One Size)
FOCapVBigFlower8809 Big Flower on Solid Black Graphic Print V-Neck Cap Sleeve Empire Waist Long / Maxi Dress (Red, One Size)

Every woman needs a go to outfit. This is it. This is a one size fits all bold and bright summer dress. It's perfect for a beach vacation, birthday party or family BBQ.

Bold color choices are a great option for 50 plus women that want to be fashionable without looking too trendy.

You will want to read all of the fabulous reviews about this dress. It really is designed to flatter any figure.


Coldwater Creek Summer Dresses on Ebay

Purchasing a preowned dress is a great option for buying some pieces for your summer wardrobe. You probably already know that there is a limited choice of summer dresses for women over 50 online.

EBay has thousands of dresses for you to choose from.

Here are a few benefits of buying clothing from EBay.

1. You can purchase name brand clothing such as Coldwater Creek for a fraction of the price.

2. You have a direct communication line with the buyer so you can ask specific question. You don't have to rely on the short item description. You can ask how the dress feels, fits and looks from the person that owns it.

3. You also have a wider selection. You are not only seeing clothing from the perspective of one buyer. Sometimes you find a website catered towards women over 50 that does not suit your style. EBay offers you summer dresses from many different retailers and individuals in one location.

Tips for Purchasing From Ebay

1. Choose a top rated seller.

2. Read reviews.

3. Narrow down your search by style, color, brand and size.

4. Don't forget to check out the buy now option instead of bidding on a dress.

5. Select new with tags only clothing if you do not feel comfortable purchasing used dresses.

6. Choose shipping method. You can select sellers that offer free shipping.

7. Check the sellers return policy. Some buyers do not allow returns and other require you to pay the return shipping

8. E-mail detailed questions to the buyer before bidding or committing to a purchase.

9. Leave a review after you receive your dress to help out other customers and to thank your seller.

10. Save your favorite seller so you can purchase clothing from them again.


Young and Trendy Clothes For Women Over 50

More and more women are staying physically active well into their fifties.

I wanted to include some sleeveless and short summer dresses for women over 50 that prefer a younger style.

Don't worry, if you find a sleeveless summer dress that you absolutely have to buy. You don't have to display your arms if you are not comfortable. You do have some options. They can be worn with a beautiful cardigan, shawl or layered with a thin cotton T-shirt.

Buy Empire Waist Satin Lace Renaissance Gothic Sun Dress at This dress is available in ten different colors and three different sizes. It is machine washable but should be hung to dry.

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Which Summer Dress do You Plan to Purchase

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      lillian 23 months ago

      i picked out a dress but can not order it. it just won't come up.

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      asad 2 years ago

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      Mamabyrd 3 years ago

      @ItayaLightbourne: That is a great idea I really wish I had the talent to sew my own dresses!

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      VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      I love these choices!

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      Itaya Lightbourne 4 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Very lovely dresses that just might inspire me to sew up a few for myself to wear around the house. :)

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      Mamaboo LM 4 years ago

      Thank you for this lens. It seems that for those of us over 50, it's hard to find dresses and clothing that actually accent our age, rather than detract from it!

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      iamme89 4 years ago

      I love dresses. It looks so cool and comfortable to wear..

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      I like the long dresses. They look comfortable and can be worn anywhere. Nice selection.

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      Susan Caplan McCarthy 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Great suggestions for age-appropriate dresses. I was at a barbecue this summer where the 50ish hostess was wearing a dress appropriate for a 20 year old. Thank you for showing that you can be stylish at any age.

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      Lee Hansen 4 years ago from Vermont

      I like to dress in younger styles with a little bit of length. You've found several styles I could wear as an over-60 but hip grandma!

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      ArtbyMAR 4 years ago

      I like the red young and trendy dress because 50 is still young--at least that is what I tell myself!

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      ScentsWithBling 4 years ago

      I am 54 and LOVE dresses but just can't ever seem to find a nice one for women my age. Thanks for a great lens. I will be checking them out!

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      Natural_Skin_Care 4 years ago

      Lovely choices!

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      ChristyZ 4 years ago

      I'm 40 and love the dress with cardigan look. Very pretty:)

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      Helen Phillips Cockrell 4 years ago from Virginia

      I really love this site!! What a great collection of choices for women over 50, cough, cough, like me...!

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      Shelly Sellers 4 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      You have so many great choices for Summer dresses for woman (like me) over 50!

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      Bigwas 4 years ago from Philippines

      I might consider buying my mom one like that picture above.

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      Angela F 4 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Nice selection - i actually like the shirtdress :)

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      gottaloveit2 4 years ago

      Some very nice dresses. I'm 55 (gasp) and found one or two that are on my summer wish list.

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      Frischy 4 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      These are some beautiful choices! I really like the way you have designed your online dress shop! It was a pleasure to read.

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      evilcruisar 4 years ago

      Nice Lens. I like those dresses.

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      acreativethinker 4 years ago

      Some really beautiful styles for women over 50 and some for under 50 too. Thanks for such a great variety. Take care. :)

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      johnsonry 4 years ago

      You have found really nice summer dresses! I guess that I will have to show them to my mum! :-)

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      denetraharris 5 years ago

      Love the 'bright & bold' dress. I think dresses with small floral prints ages a woman in her 50's.

      Just my opinion.

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      katiecolette 5 years ago

      Love the bamboo garden burgundy dress with tan print - very stylish.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Women over 50 and maybe some below will be enjoying your selections. I love the cap sleeves of the dress in your intro, it has so much detail and also very pretty in that cool green and deep red. I like the embroidery in the same color as the fabric. Beautiful!:)

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      Gloria Freeman 5 years ago from Alabama USA

      I like these summer dresses, nice.

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      My favorites are the Julian Taylor dresses with the cardigans. Here in Colorado summer evenings are coo enough that I need a sweater or cardigan with my dress .

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      pauly99 lm 5 years ago

      I'm not into dresses but this is a gorgeous looking lens with plenty of color.

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      Mellithorpe 5 years ago

      Love this lens. I'm over 50 and larger, so the selection you have here is perfect. Thank you.

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      mynameisrachel 5 years ago

      Thank you for creating such a nice collection of lenses. I like it very much.