Holiday Dresses for Women Over 40

November 14, 2017

One of my most popular posts every year is my list of the best holiday dresses for women over 40.  This year I’m drooling over all the pretty choices … bell sleeves, jewel tones, animal print, polka dots, lace, and oh so much velvet!

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Holiday Dresses for Women Over 40

First of all, I always want to make it clear that I truly believe women over 40 can wear whatever they please.  But I do know that quite of few of us would like to cover at least a few body parts at this point in our lives. And we want to look vital, fresh, trendy AND classy.  And most of my readers don’t have time to scroll through endless strapless minidresses for eighteen year olds on the way to find something they love for themselves.  I scanned through many websites for the choices that I think will look stunning on all my midlife babes and I tried to keep different body shapes in mind.  I also picked dresses from $30-$500 so every budget can find the perfect match.  Here’s this year’s list. Let us know which one is your favorite!


Every year my husband’s company has a big fancy party and I’ve been thinking about what to wear.  I’m pretty sure I’m going with something velvet this year! I also will have many casual holiday events and I’ll be showing some ideas to what to wear to those as well!

Also, coming soon … Cyber Week and Black Friday steals and deals!  Stayed tuned!  And if there’s any holiday content you’d especially like to see on the blog, now is the time to let me know.  Just leave a comment or email me at! I love to get feedback and ideas from my fabulous readers!

Happy shopping, Ladies!

Fun & Fashion

Dawn Lucy


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  • Reply Rachel November 15, 2017 at 3:08 am

    Such a lovely post! Beautiful dresses!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy November 18, 2017 at 5:08 am

      Thanks, Rachel!

  • Reply Ann Ly November 15, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Gorgeous and classy!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy November 18, 2017 at 5:08 am

      Thanks, Ann! Gorgeous and classy was my goal! Yay!

  • Reply Laura November 15, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    It’s so hard to find good dresses that aren’t too revealing, but still fashionable. You really found some great ones!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy November 18, 2017 at 5:10 am

      Thanks so much, Laura!

  • Reply Nancy Baten November 15, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    Oh, I love dresses!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy November 18, 2017 at 5:10 am

      Me too!

  • Reply Katya November 16, 2017 at 10:07 am

    A lot say that life starts at 40, I agree, it is a great age to be more keen on fashion. I love bell sleeves, so classy.

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    • Reply Dawn Lucy November 18, 2017 at 5:10 am

      It’s a great time in life to focus on yourself, I think! Yes, I love the bell sleeves too!

  • Reply Theresa November 17, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Great list! I bought the Ann Taylor black/floral midi.. I love the Anthropologie pleated midi but I don’t have anywhere to wear it!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy November 18, 2017 at 5:12 am

      The Ann Taylor is one of my favs! I know I wish I had like 10 fancy parties to go to! I’m glad I have at least one!!

  • Reply Nicole November 17, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Thanks for coming to the Top of the World Style linkup party. The green sheath and the red plaid fit-and-flare dress are my favorites. Great picks.

    • Reply Dawn Lucy November 18, 2017 at 5:12 am

      You would look great in both, Nicole!

  • Reply Sarah May 16, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    Lovely collection!!! Specially that red velvet dress is awesome. I guess it would be perfect for me. Thanks for sharing such wonderful dresses.

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