This has to be one of the most flattering dresses for the 50-plus woman:
Designed by Tadashi, it’s the only sleeved dresses I’ve ever seen that doesn’t scream I’m old and my upper arms just ain’t what they used to be so I’m gonna be really subtle here and cover them up and you’ll never know.
These sleeves don’t look like camouflage at all (although they serve that purpose very nicely). The armholes are high, elongating the torso, and the sleeves are fitted enough to show off toned biceps and triceps if you’ve got them. The criss-crossed bodice visually narrows the waist, and the just-to-the-knee length is universally perfect. What’s more, the full skirt hides just about any hip or thigh imperfection you want to keep to yourself.
Team it with a pair of black patent peep-toe pumps and not much jewelry. The neckline is lovely without the need for embellishment, so a pair of chandelier earrings and a bracelet would suffice nicely.