12 Best Sundresses for Women Over 50

We've found easy, breezy pieces to flatter every figure!


They’re comfortable, they’re stylish, and they make getting ready on warm, humid days a breeze — yep, were talking about the best sundresses for women over 50! We’ve rounded up 12 gorgeous dresses that you can easily slip in and out of, whether you live in a sunny climate or are packing for your next vacay.

How to Find the Best Sundress for Your Body Type

Not sure what style of sundress will flatter your particular body type? Keep reading to find out which dresses will make you look— and feel — your best.

Shift Dress: With a silhouette that falls straight from your shoulders without nipping in at the waist, the straight lines and slightly looser fit of a shift give it a flow that makes it ideal for apple-shaped body types. If you have a wide torso, broad shoulders, and a full bust, with thinner legs, arms, and hips, a shift dress will look great on you!

Sheath Dress: One of the most elegant sundress options is the sheath. Much like a shift, it features long lines to help elongate the body, but sheath dresses accentuate the midsection and are more form-fitting than a shift dress. They look best on hourglass or heart-shaped body types, as this cut highlights curves.

Wrap Dress: You can never go wrong with a good wrap dress. This iconic design first hit the market in 1974 courtesy of Diane Von Furstenberg‘s innovative mind. Made to define the waist and enhance your natural curves, it’s one of the best sundresses for hourglass, boxy, heart, and pear-shaped body types. In fact, it’s widely regarded as the most flattering dress cut around, since the style works on practically everyone.

Fit-and-Flare Dress: Like its cousin, the wrap dress, fit-and-flare sundresses feature a nearly universally-flattering cut. With a cinched waist and a flared skirt to play up curvier body types, these dresses lend illusion of an hourglass shape to anyone who wears one.

Sundresses in all of the above cuts come in a vast array of different materials, colors, and fabrics, making them suitable for nearly any occasion. Whether you want to stay cool but still look professional at work, or just throw a casual summer dress over your bathing suit, we’ve got you covered. Scroll down to shop Woman’s World’s picks for the best sundresses for women over 50!

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Nell Tiered Midi Dress

Best midi sundress for women over 50
citrus tiered sundress

Buy on Anthropologie ($59.95, orginially $98)

Why we like it:

  • Loose and flowy
  • Available in plus and petite sizes

Grab this gorgeous sundress while you can! It’s currently on clearance at Anthropologie, and available in limited colors and sizes. We love it in yellow, but it’s also available in light blue or green, which are equally lovely choices. Plus, it’s lined — so it’s not see-through. Made from subtly tie-dyed viscose, which is machine-washable, this sundress comes in plus sizes up to 3X, as well as a full range of petite sizes. Pair it with a slouchy cardigan, as it’s styled here, and you’ll be able to wear it from spring right through till fall!

Proming review: “This dress is super refreshing. I love it! The fabric is soft, comfortable, and light, yet thick enough to not to see through. It’s a beautiful shade of yellow … perfect for spring and summer.”

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