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Let’s Get Dressy (Part 2) | Evening Gowns for Your 40s and 50s

If you thought that getting older should be disconcerting, think about the wisdom you’ve got with every small wrinkle of yours. Now is the time to finesse everything that you've learned over the past two decades, and the key to dressing in your 40s is to favor your style instead of blindly following the fashion trends. 

Despite the fact that the wild and experimental years of your twenties have passed, you shouldn't lose interest in fashion completely. Clothing for women reaching midlife should reflect their personality and the great taste of their experience.

Even if you have long way to go before reaching this pretty awesome precipice, you can still check out our tips for all the coolness you have to look forward to, because when it comes to an amazingly bold style, age is nothing but just a number. 

If you want to look classy and sophisticated in your elegant evening gown, read our suggestion on how to get dressy over 40 :

As you get older, the body changes and as a result many women tend to choose baggier pieces to hide the new bumps and bulges. This can be more ageing actually, so it’s better to find tailored and well-fitted pieces of clothing instead. This satin and lace, cap sleeve black dress with scoop neck will highlight your assets and make you look polished and glitzy.

                                                                    ALYCE PARIS - BLACK LABEL - 29698 CAP SLEEVES A-LINE RUCHED GOWN

                                                                           Alyce Paris Black Label Cap Sleeves A-Line Ruched Gown, $338, available at Couture Candy

By the age of mid 30s you usually develop a sense of what best suits your body and personality, and learn to resist the unnecessary noise of other clothes and accessories that don't fit that criteria. With age comes the opportunity to dress with devastating elegance. Play it down a notch and aim for a sophisticated Alfred Sung dress with simple and structured shape in beautiful pearl pink color.

                                                       ALFRED SUNG - D522 BRIDESMAID DRESS IN PEARL PINK

                                                                                      Alfred Sung - Bridesmaid Dress in Pearl Pink, $180, available at Couture Candy

If you don’t like how your arms look in sleeveless clothes, find ¾ length dresses and cover-ups, which are more flattering than the full long sleeved ones. You can definitely go with Montage lace and chiffon mermaid gown by Mon Cheri with front and back hand-beaded illusion scoop neckline and draped cowl ¾ sleeves.

                                                     MONTAGE BY MON CHERI - 112909 LONG DRESS IN ROSE

                                                                       Montage by Mon Cheri - Long Dress in Rose, $311, available at Couture Candy

Choose skirts that are on top of the knee. This is the best skirt length for women over 40. Try not to go far over the knee though. This is not flattering for your calves and will make your overall look to seem older. You will look more classy if the skirt is not too wide and not too long. Petite women may go a bit shorter with their skirt length though.

                                                         Jovani sleeveless black fitted tea length dress

                                                                            Jovani sleeveless black fitted tea length dress, $122, available at Couture Candy

Cameron Blake one-shoulder crinkle silk chiffon A-line evening dress with asymmetrically dropped waistline and softly gathered skirt would be a perfect match with a pair of hip and current shoes. They will add an instant young vibe to your outfit. Make sure to choose comfortable ones, mid high heels can be a great fit and you will look really fabulous.

                                                                          Cameron Blake by Mon Cheri

                                                                                     Cameron Blake by Mon Cheri, $251, available at Couture Candy

If you want to hide some of your bulges, then shapewear definitely helps. But If you don’t prefer shapewear, then learning how to skilfully hide with the right clothes will be preferable. Choose this long Cameron Blake dress made of soft knit jersey fabric with cap sleeves and ruched waist for your special occasion event, but make sure that you wear a good bra and invisible undergarments.

                                                       Cameron Blake by Mon Cheri - Long Dress in Brown

                                                                 Cameron Blake by Mon Cheri - Long Dress in Brown, $251, available at Couture Candy

Avoid buying fabrics that are cheap, as they are not flattering and may not last. Two-piece Mon Cheri mermaid dress set is made of high quality chiffon. It features vertically pleated bust line and horizontally pleated midriff trimmed with hand-beading, and a matching bolero jacket with three-quarter length sleeves included.

                                                       Cameron Blake by Mon Cheri - Two Piece Dress in Sapphire

                                                                Cameron Blake by Mon Cheri - Two Piece Dress in Sapphire, $231, available at Couture Candy

Play with accessories and jewelry, they can make a real difference to this fit and flare lace over taffeta dress with cap sleeves, scalloped front and back V-necklines. A matching shawl is included with it. Most important thing is to take a good critical look at yourself before you go out and try not to look too overdone. The whole point is to look effortlessly elegant, so just evaluate and if necessary you may have to add a bit more simple jewelry.

                                                       Ivonne D by Mon Cheri Dress

                                                                          Ivonne D by Mon Cheri Dress, $318, available at Couture Candy

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