Want to find a flattering dress with sleeves? We’ve got you covered
Navy and pink drape front dress, JD Williams, £29 (10-26)
A sweet – and nicely priced – day dress that could easily be jazzed up with accessories for events too. Your décolletage is covered up, and the detailing over your middle will shave inches from your tummy.
Crackle drape long sleeve wrap mini dress, M&S, £55 (6-22)
Going to any parties over Christmas? This fun frock will see you through the winter season – helping you look glamorous without being freezing cold. Wrap dresses are always a good look on mature women, as they help define your waist without being too clingy.
Printed tie side flared sleeve midi dress, M&S, £35 (6-16)
Being 60+ doesn’t mean you have to trade in your colourful wardrobe for a lifetime of beige. If anything, a bright colour will make your face glow, and take years off. We love this quirky bright blue, cosmic-patterned dress, and its knee-length and flared skirt make it extra flattering on pear-shapes. Not keen on the colour? There’s a similar version in navy
Looking for something to wear to a Christening?
HotSquash blue wrap dress in clever fabric, Debenhams, £68 (reduced from £85) (8-22)
Suffering from hot flushes? HotSquash is a clever range of clothes that uses special fabric to keep you cool and fresh. Plus they dry quickly so no need to tumble or iron. Navy is a lovely alternative to black – much less harsh against older skin, and a v-neck is always flattering.
Petite black floral flute sleeve jersey skater dress, Dorothy Perkins, £20 (4-18)
Try this pretty little floral number, which will cover just below your knees without swamping you. Could be worn with a suede or denim jacket during the day, and with tights and heeled boots for the evening.
Checked twist front shift midi dress, M&S, £45 (10-22)
Need to look smart for an interview or daytime event? This elegant checked dress is just the ticket, with three-quarter length sleeves to highlight slender wrists, and a twist in the middle to disguise a tummy. Midi dresses are a great option if you want to show off your ankles too, but don’t want to flash your knees!
Black floral embroidered shift dress, Evans, £54.40 (reduced from £68) (14-32)
Plus sized doesn't have to mean dull. This elegant black dress could be the perfect option for any winter weddings. We love the delicate embroidery – which makes it look much more expensive than its price tag.
- Looking for a mother-of-the-bride outfit?
Together embroidered jersey dress, JD Williams, £50 (10-32)
We love the delicate detailing around the neckline of this dress, and it’s a good way to draw attention up your body and away from any areas you feel uncomfortable with. Berry is a much softer alternative to black and suits all skin tones.
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