Do you remember when we wore granny dresses? They were countrified and prudish long dresses with high necks, long sleeves, and lots of ruffles. I think they may have been a solution to the mid-calf mini- skirts we were wearing.
Granny dresses haven’t exactly gone away but are now a little sexier. They’re also comfortable and an attractive clothing item to wear now that many of us are now grannies.
Go calico girl
Our old dresses had calico designs with tiny prints. Some of the modern-day versions have bolder designs but still have that casual country look which is charming.
They don’t need to have high-necked collars
A high neckline with a ruffle to make it sweet and modest in what I remember most about our old dresses.
Although high necks are certainly flattering on older women who want to hide their neck wrinkles, granny dresses now often have scoop or V-necks that can take the focus off a bulgy middle. And who says we grannies can’t be alluring? Most active women over 50 aren’t necessarily sitting in rocking chairs crocheting.
A more open neckline gives modern-day versions a soft and feminine look that is eye-catching as well.
This sunshine and flowers dress from Coldwater Creek is adorable and looks wonderful with a sweater if you want to cover your arms.
At home comfort
With most of us spending time at home these days, a long dress is comfy and airy. I’ve always loved wearing long dresses because they allow air to come up from the bottom. A long-sleeved maxi dress helps to cool off menopausal hot flashes while it keeps your arms and legs from getting a chill. You could even wear one with nothing underneath and no one would know it. LOL
Some of my favorite granny dress designs
Below you will find maxi dress designs that almost anyone can wear no matter what their age or size. Enjoy.
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