Fashion,beauty and jewellery for the non-invisible woman over 45

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Striped Maxi Dress

Get s cool boho vibe with a colourful striped maxi dress, ideal for long balmy summer nights. Is This Mutton, the blog for the sassy over-45s, has found a great floaty dress from Monsoon.
Surprising confession:  I've never had a maxi dress.  I've often meant to put that right, after seeing other bloggers looking fabulous, or women wafting around in maxis on holiday.
It was the eye catching colourful stripes that attracted me to this dress from Monsoon, even though it's sleeveless, normally not something I embrace. Lately though I've been thinking: who cares about someone's arms? Life is too short. Older women get bingo wings, no matter how many bicep curls and tricep dips you do.
Styling a striped maxi dress for summer nights:  Is This Mutton? the style blog for the over-45s
The dress has a fun, floaty vibe and doesn't look too formal. I can imagine wafting around Skiathos, getting on the water taxi and going to one of the lovely restaurants in this dress.
I've styled it with old accessories- my Pure Collection sequin straw bag from last year;  pink sandals and a necklace. The hat was in the Next clearance sale a few months ago for around a tenner - I knew it would come in handy one day!
Gail Hanlon from over-45s blog Is This Mutton? in a colourful striped maxi dress from Monsoon

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18 comments

  1. What a great colors! A maxi dress looks pretty good on you! You are so right about the arms, but I hate mine at the moment. I think I will say your text out loud a dozen times! Perhaps that might help!

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    1. It's the pad of fat in the armpit area that I really hate ---- goodness knows where those come from!

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  2. Wow Gail!
    That dress is a stunner.
    You look beautiful!!!
    XXX

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  3. What a beautiful dress Gail. I love the colours and you look wonderful! xx Maria

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  4. That's a really stunning dress and I also love the hat. I too don't really like maxi dresses, but if it gets really hot I might look out for one. I prefer miid-length but it looks really really good on you.

    Also trying to make this comment with Safari but copying this to see whether it disappears! NOPE IT DISAPPEARED so I'm now on Firefox - so it's still happening!

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    1. How weird Penny! Has anyone else been having problems?

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  5. Hi Gail
    I love this maxi dress on you! It is lovely on your figure and the stripe colors I love. Goes so well with your pretty necklace. Now, you need to remedy that you have just one maxi!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. I'll see how much I wear this one...I can see it becoming quite addictive! Thanks Jess!

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  6. That's a great dress Gail. Very elongating and youngifying.
    I'm jealous you're tall enough to wear it. I'm going to sulk now

    Https://www.muttonstyle.com

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  7. why did it take you so long Gail? This looks fantastic on! xx

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  8. Winner, winner Gail - this looks fabulous on you! I'm with you on the arm business, I've been wearing my sleeveless maxi dress today, and don't care about my flabby arms!!
    Thanks for sharing, I do hope you'll join the #chicandstylish #linkup Hun. x Jacqui Mummabstylish

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  9. You certainly picked the perfect maxi to make right the lacking of this trend in your wardrobe. Your dress is smashing. Love how flowy it is. The way it moves when you do. And your accessories are perfection. Those shoes. And that darling photo of you sitting with one sandal peeking out. You look like a little girl! Cutie pie!

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  10. Fancy this being your first maxi dress Gail - what a surprise! I love this one though, and so versatile with all those colours to accessorise with. The bag is rather cute too!

    Anna x

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    1. Funnily enough I don't do stripes very often either - although I hadn't realised until I bought this dress. I've now bought another stripey dress for a wedding. You're right, you get so many colour options with the stripes!

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  11. Great summer dress, I love the colors and the print, perfect for many summer occasions!

    ~xo Sheree
    poshclassymom.com

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