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20 Best Dresses for Older Women for 2022

Fashion dictums of the past used to relegate particular styles and silhouettes for women of “a certain age”, but we think otherwise. You’ve made it through many decades to develop your flawless fashion sense, and maturity shouldn’t be a reason to relinquish fun and flattering options for dresses to wear. Whether you want to flaunt your fame or highlight your finest assets, there’s a dress that’s perfect for every age, style, and body type. Below, we’ve rounded up a selection of our favorite looks that are sure to flatter for every occasion.

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Classic-fit cozy gauze shirtdress

A shirtdress in a neutral color palette will last for years.

Strategic shirring at the waist brings out the hourglass in any figure, while a punchy color proves that dresses with coverage need not be boring.

Sleeveless Lace Floral Cocktail Dress

Lace adds instant sex appeal, providing a knee-length dress can be just as sultry as a mini.

La Femme Portrait Neck Lace Gown

For formal affairs, the portrait neckline is uber sophisticated.

Black Halo Women’s 3/4 Sleeve Jackie O Dress

A folded neckline add visual interest and a hint of allure to an otherwise classic sheath style.

Mac Duggal Long Sleeve Fit & Flare Velvet Embellished Cocktail Dress

The maximalist’s version of the modest cocktail dress. Need we say more?

New Julian Two Silk Jersey Wrap Dress in Chainlink

Diane von Furstenberg made her name on her signature wrap dress, and for good reason—it’s timelessly stylish and looks great on practically everybody.

Get a utilitarian dress, change your life with its sheer versatility.

Lilly Pulitzer Gabriel Tiered Dress

When in doubt: go with a Lilly shift dress.

A bold color and femme ruffle team up for a dress that positively screams “fun.”

Work, weekend, wedding invites—whatever you schedule throws at you, this figure-friendly A-line dress has your back.

Mrs. Ross fringed crepe de chine and satin kaftan

Kaftans are back, and more glamorous than ever—and after all, why not? They look effortlessly cool on everyone.

Catalina Fit & Flare Dress

The fitted top of this breezy dress highlights your arms and shows off your waist without constricting your movement: ideal for a night of drinks and dancing.

A deep V-neckline shows a bit of skin while this drapey shape has a breezy, cool-girl I don’t know quoi.

Ruching all the way down the sides of this one-shoulder dress allows it to hug your curves perfectly while also disguising any areas you’d rather not highlight.

Maeve Poplin Midi Shirtdress

The off-center waist and cuff-sleeve shoulders add sophisticated finish to the classic A-line silhouette.

Eliza J Blouson Sleeve Sequin Cocktail Dress

We defy you to come up with a more festive look than a sequin covered dress.

Claire Picnic Plaid Silk Midi-Dress

Your favorite gingham dress gets a modern twist.

Treasure & Bond Woven Favorite Maxi Dress

A simple, flowy maxi dress is a great layering piece for all seasons.

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