Some great drape dresses for women over 40

by Sylvia

Drape dresses for women over 40
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As you know I’m a big fan of the drape dress. They are comfortable, can be very figure flattering and when the drapes are in all the right places can hide those parts of your body that you don’t want to show off. Here is an update list of some great dresses you can buy right now.

You can wear these dresses as a dress but many are also suitable to wear as a tunic over skinnies or leggings.

For some inspiration, here is how I have worn drape dresses previously:

I found some great drape dresses online that you can buy right now.  Some are even asymmetrical, which I see as an extra bonus. Use for inspiration or buy them easily online!

Do you like drape dresses? Which of the above is your favorite?

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Anja van der Vorst

I am more a fan of wrap dresses, but drape dresses are a great runner-up.

Both are flattering, and suitable for highlighting your strong bodily characteristics and concealing your weak spots.

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Sylvia

I prefer the drape dress but that reminds me that I have never done a special feature on the wrap dress. They are fabulous for many women, so should get on to that too!

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denton

It would be a great time to do a wrap dress feature. I believe this year is the 40th anniversary of the DVF Wrap Dress and this is 40+ style. Just the numerology alone is compelling :-)

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Sylvia

Ok I will definitely have to plan it in!

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Lisa

Me too. With a large bust, drape dresses (or tops) just add weight to my figure. I need something that defines my waist.

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Sarah

Why is this about age rather than figure issues? There are plenty of young girls with bits they might want to cover, and they are plenty of older women, myself included, who work out and have no such need.

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Sylvia

This website is directed towards women over 40 which is why I had this in the title. These dresses are certainly not only for women over 40 though as they would look good on both young and old women. Nor do I think that drape dresses are only for women with curves. They look good on many body types.

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Cynthia

Wearing drapey clothes isn’t just about hiding something — it might be because you like that silhouette better! It always seems like the ideal is tight tight tight and if you like more drape and room to move it’s got to be camouflage. But if I were skinny as a stick I’d still prefer drapey fluid clothes.

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Suzanne

I agree with Anja, I love a really good wrap dress, although if I find the right drape dress I’ll wear that too.

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Patti @ NotDeadYet Style

The Helmut Lang is so beautiful! Nice choices, Sylvia.

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Ann

Good choices. Love the wrap or drape dress because they are comfortable and easy to wear in so many ways. I like sleeves and they can be harder to find with sleeve these days. I like the white one with the black lines so much.

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