The Best Summer Dresses For Every Age

A feminine frock is one of the best pieces to don once balmy temperatures hit, but chances are your favorite dress from high school is no longer appropriate. To show off a little skin and embrace summer’s effortless vibe in on-trend styles, you’ll need to understand which silhouette is the most flattering for your age. Browse through our guide to discover the gorgeous options that suit you best.

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Summer Frocks For Your Age

Now is the time to sport micro mini hemlines without running the risk of looking inappropriate. Opt for ones with adorable details like tasseled lace-up front or guipure lace panels.


Rachel Zoe Valerie Off-The-Shoulder Mini Dress, $395.

Lucca Couture Halter Neck Swing Dress, $101.

Zara Dress with Knotted Back, $40.

Choose a chic midi dress with shoulder straps and a fitted silhouette for an elevated yet sexy result.


Saloni Rosalie Eyelet-Lace Peplum Midi Dress, $695.

C/MEO Talk That Midi Dress, $185.

Nasty Gal Spill The Tea Lace Dress, $88.

Opt for ethereal maxi dresses with fluttery sleeves and a v-neckline for a romantic vibe.

Sleeved Maxis

Reformation Addilyn Dress, $248.

Christy Dawn The Autumn Dress, $212.

Mara Hoffman Star Blast Tie Front Dress, $312.

A classic knee-length sheath dress looks fresh when rendered in modern prints, colors and fabrics.

Sheath Dresses

Cynthia Rowley Stencil Floral Sheath Dress, $398.

J.Crew Sleeveless Dress In Italian Linen, $228.

Theory Jurinzi Fringe-Trimmed Knitted Dress, $345.

A wrap dress reliably enhances the figure by cinching at the waist for a feminine yet age-appropriate result. Punchy hues and prints make them ideal for summer.

Wrap Dresses

Diane von Furstenberg Nieves Silk and Chiffon Combo Wrap Dress, $598.

Ann Taylor Wrap Dress, $109.

Michael Kors Gingham Poplin Wrap Dress, $1350.