Fashion Over 50: Summery Pieces That Won’t Cost a Fortune or Look Silly Next Year!

Fashion Over 50: Summery Pieces That Won’t Cost a Fortune or Look Silly Next Year is a collection of lovely warm weather dresses under $100 you’ll be able to wear for years to come. They’re more timeless than trendy. Bonus? A bunch of them are handmade! Why so much blue in the mix? After white, it’s my favorite hue to wear…I mean, what doesn’t match denim or chambray blue? Erases so much of the extra effort and time of discerning what to wear with what, and these days we need more ease and less fuss.

Handmade chambray blue linen v-neck sundress by Linenfox on Etsy. #fashionover50 #linendresses
Linen V-Neck Sundress, (Linenfox on Etsy). Fashion Over 50: Lovely Blue Summer Dresses & Smiles as you shop for decidedly stylish lovely finds.

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Fashion Over 50: Summery Pieces More Timeless Than Trendy

The accessories (hat, sandals, bag) in this mix qualify more as investment pieces, but YAY…the dresses are all under $100.

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More Blue Dresses, Please!

Me and little blue dresses…when I was born, my parents were very busy students in college/seminary.

My Godmother was all too happy to babysit and took the infant me shopping, buying me a new blue dress each week.

There are oodles of pictures of her holding me up in a photo booth, me in new blue dresses. What a blessing and privilege to be loved so well, so early!

Here’s something handmade and blue at a friendly price:

And here’s something under $30 you could pair with a white tee as a hot weather uniform:

In fact, spring for a quality linen white tee that costs about the same as a sundress. You’ll wear it constantly.

White linen tee from J. Crew. #over50fashion #fashionover50 #whitetshirts #whitelinen
White Relaxed Linen Crewneck Tshirt

You can wear it under this style too when you’re not heading to the beach.

This creamy linen shift dress is under $40…making it easy to buy multiple colors:

Loose fit linen dress with v-neck. #fashionover50 #linendresses #over50fashion
Loose Fit Linen Dress…in case summery fashion over 50 appeals!

Need a Pair of Birks to Go With Everything?

Until We Travel to Provence…THIS Handmade Garden Dress!

Every color is beautiful!

Chambray blue linen handmade pinafore garden dress - Linenfox on Etsy. #fashionover50 #summerdresses
Pinafore Garden Dress, Linenfox on Etsy
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Chambray Shirt Dresses Never Fall From Favor!

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Fashion Over 50: Prairie Skirt

j.crew: tiered skirt in blue ribbon block print for women.
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Fashion Over 50: Perfect for Almost Any Occasion

Janid dress / Linen dress / Minimal linen dress / Linen tunic with pockets from Linenfox on Etsy. #dresses #shiftdress #pockets #handmade #fashion #linendresses
Janid Loose Linen Shift Dress With Pockets (handmade)

How cute would this be with a white denim jacket?

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Fashion Over 50: Handmade Linen Dress!

Loose linen pinafore dress from LinenFox on Etsy.
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Frugal Fashion Over 50: Timeless Dresses

Bethany Flounced Tunic Dress - a gorgeous striped dress with blue and flutter sleeves - Anthropologie. #dresses #tunics #bluestripes #summerdress #fluttersleeves
Bethany Flounced Tunic Dress – Frugal Fashion Over 50: Lovely Blue Summer Dresses & Smiles as you shop for decidedly stylish lovely finds.
Beautiful handmade light blue linen shift dress with pockets - Linenfox on Etsy.
Simple Linen Shift Dress, – Linenfox on Etsy
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Frugal Fashion Over 50: Wear Over Jeans

Anthropologie Maia Tunic Dress
Maia Tunic Dress, Anthropologie. Fashion Over 50: Lovely Blue Summer Dresses & Smiles as you shop for decidedly stylish lovely finds.

Fashion Over 50: Barefoot Elegance

Amalfi dress / One size dress / Oversized linen dress
Amalfi Dress (comes in blue!)
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Fashion Over 50 Dresses: Comfy as PJs

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Fashion Over 50: Bold Patterns at Anthropologie

Marcelina Midi Dress with blue and multicolors - Anthropologie. #dresses #summerdresses #springdresses #mididresses #fashion
THIS ONE AINT UNDER $100, but the Marcelina Midi Dress – is a favorite…certainly gorgeous indeed.
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Chambray blue linen dress with belted tie - LinenFox on Etsy. #linendresses #fashionover50
Linen V-Neck Sundress, (Linenfox on Etsy). Fashion Over 50: Lovely Blue Summer Dresses & Smiles as you shop for decidedly stylish lovely finds.
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Fashion Over 50: Jumpsuit

Would you, could you? Looks so beachy.

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POSHMARK Has Affordable Finds

Wait. Poshmark model? Yep for my sister’s account.

White House Black Market Dresses & Skirts - White House Black Market • Black Strapless Dress
Sold! Yes, it’s me! Life as an Over 50 Poshmark Model involves 5 minute photo shoots in my dining room.
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If you don’t yet have a free Poshmark account…ooh lala, score! I’m about to get you $10 instantly to spend! Simply use my invite code: HELLOLOVELYINC when you sign up by downloading the app for your tablet or phone, we’ll both get the credit for 10 bucks…what a lovely way to support this blog!

Just be sure to sign up with your phone or iPad–you cannot get the credit signing up for an account via your computer. Use the code HELLOLOVELYINC to sign up.

ERIN by Erin Fetherston Dresses & Skirts - Erin Fetherston • Spaghetti Strap Tier Ruffle
This Erin Fetherston I modeled SOLD too, but I sort of wish it had sold to moi.
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SOLD! Secrets from an Oer 50 Poshmark Model: clothespins and clips = I can model various sizes.
Maggy L Dresses & Skirts - Maggie L • Crimson Ruffle Tiered Dress SZ 6
Remember those Hostess Zinger pastries? I sort of felt like one in this dress. SOLD!
Jessica Howard Dresses & Skirts - NWT!!! Jessica Howard • Dress Size 8

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12 Comments

  1. June 3, 2019 / 9:22 am

    You’re a beautiful model Michele! Thanks for all the tips! I’m heading over to Poshmark!!

    • Michele
      Author
      June 3, 2019 / 10:27 am

      Here’s to poshing (I love snagging a great deal just because the photo is poor or the garment is wrinkled!)! 🙂

  2. June 3, 2019 / 10:19 am

    Loved this post because I’m a blue dress lover too and then to my surprise you mentioned ME. And my poshmark closet. Thank you so very much. I’m so happy you’re enjoying poshmark. When I lost weight I had to replace my entire wardrobe and Poshmark was a big help in my replenishing with thing I could not have otherwise afforded I’m going to check out Sissy’s closet now👍

    • Michele
      Author
      June 3, 2019 / 10:25 am

      I’m so glad it surprised you and you discovered it this morning! Hahahaha – I hope it brings you more followers because your flatlays are the bomb, Kathy! My sister has not been stocking her posh closet lately as she is busy planning a wedding, but give her a little time and you’ll see pretty things in there! Love to you, friend. 🙂

  3. June 4, 2019 / 10:50 am

    Great post with so many beautiful “finds”! Being over 50 definitely does not mean we must dress in a “frumpy” style. Thanks for sharing some great ideas for summer. Best, Kim

    • Michele
      Author
      June 4, 2019 / 11:44 am

      Thanks for playing along, Kim. I always smile now when I read ‘frumpy.’ When my youngest was in middle school, he heard me say that word and nearly had a cow. I asked him why he was so shocked, and he had never heard the word or known the meaning so he just assumed it was a combination of effin and grumpy. Hahahahahaha.

  4. SeaShell
    June 11, 2021 / 8:46 am

    MY FAVORITE IS THE MARLEY CAFTAN. IT IS CASUAL AND REALLY DOES MAKE A STATEMENT. I LOVE THE ROBUST BLUE.

    • Michele
      Author
      June 11, 2021 / 3:13 pm

      I never tire of blue!

  5. July 9, 2022 / 8:36 pm

    Michele,
    Thank you so much for your kindness. It has been difficult. I love all of your clothes ideas. So many adorable ones.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs,
    Bev

    • Michele
      Author
      July 10, 2022 / 2:54 pm

      Thinking of you, Bev. What a treasure it is to be loved and give love to a creature so magnificently created to love unconditionally. What a profound loss when they leave us.

      • Beverly
        July 13, 2022 / 9:38 pm

        Michele,
        Yes, you are right, she loved unconditionally. It went both ways. I miss her so much. Thanks for your lovely kindness.

        Congratulations, you are being featured on Thursday Favorite Things. I hope you stop by.
        Hugs,
        Bev

        • Michele
          Author
          July 14, 2022 / 8:39 am

          Awwww, the grief that is left behind is PURE LOVE AND NOTHING LESS, and living without the object of our love is the work of a lifetime and truly beauty in its raw state. Thank you for honoring me, Bev.

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