Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Dresses Over 50: Summer Sleeves
It's inevitable: Whenever I post about sleeveless dresses, a Flattering50 reader writes that her sleeveless days are over. Perhaps, my sleeveless days should be over, but I'm hanging in there for one more summer. I shared my latest summer sleeveless dress in a recent post entitled Looking for the Right Dress After 50: Don't Fret. However, I also want to support those Flattering50 readers who've closed the door on sleeveless dresses.
This summer, there seem to be more dresses with sleeves, especially the longer short sleeves, than in previous years. The Jones New York Jersey Zigzag Print Dress above is a perfect example. Could it be the fashion industry is responding to the over 50 woman's need for sleeves? Wouldn't that be nice!
Here's a sample of some of the dresses with sleeves this summer.
Jones New York 3/4 Sleeve Jersey Sarong Dress. Dress length = 38 1/2".
Anne Klein has dresses with longer sleeves, too. Here's a Anne Klein Knit Swing Dress. Dress length = 38 1/2".
Land's End has a nice selection of dresses with short sleeves and the longer short sleeves, like this Women's Regular Elbow Sleeve Cotton Modal Fit and Flare Dress - Fuchsia Plum. Dress length = 38"
Jones New York Leaf Print Jersey Dress. Dress length = 38".
And here's an Ann Taylor Crepe Dolman Sleeve Dress, Indigo Ink - Extra ExtraSmall. The style is available in sizes XXSmall through XXLarge.
Where do you shop for summer dresses with sleeves?