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A Stunning Black Dress That’s Perfect For Summer, and How to Style it for Fall

Having a black dress in your closet is a must-have for any woman. A little black dress makes you look and feel chic, sophisticated, and stylish. Sometimes, finding a little black dress as a woman over 40 can be difficult. Is it too sexy, too matronly, and how do I style it? I’ve found the perfect black dress that’s age-appropriate without being frumpy and that’s easy to style…even into fall!

Black dress, fashion blogger Busbee Style wearing black printed Rotate dress with Valentino belt, nude Vince Camuto mules, and flat top sunglasses in Telluride, Colorado

black dress with tan leather Valentino waist belt

Black dress, fashion blogger Busbee Style wearing black printed Rotate dress with Valentino belt, nude Vince Camuto mules, and flat top sunglasses in Telluride, Colorado

Black dress, fashion blogger Busbee Style wearing black printed Rotate dress with Valentino belt, nude Vince Camuto mules, and flat top sunglasses in Telluride, Colorado

DRESS | BELT | HEELS | SUNGLASSES

Black Midi Dress

This black dress by Rotate is stunning! It has a very subtle, small scale print that’s really pretty and sophisticated. The cinched waist is super flattering. If you missed my video on how to hide a tummy, watch that here. The slit on the leg adds a touch of sexy ala Angelina Jolie… and it contrasts with the coverage from the long sleeves. The length is great…I’m 5’4” and it hits just below my calf.
I styled the dress with a Valentino belt to really define my waist. And a pair of nude Vince Camuto mules.

How to Wear This Dress in the Fall

This is one of those dresses that will transition perfectly into fall! The long sleeves will keep you warm or you can throw a cool moto jacket or blazer over your shoulders. For shoes, you can try some sleek booties or a pair of knee-high boots like I did in this post.

What do you think of this dress? What are you on the hunt for?? Please share in the comments so we can tailor our content for YOU.

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How To Manifest Anything, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing an orange and blue Staud Ina dress with white sunglasses walking around in Telluride, Colorado
Erin Busbee
After a decade in TV news, a desire to help women "look pretty" sparked a career pivot. I started my own wardrobe consulting business, styling "real" women for many years. In 2014, I changed direction again, using my TV background and styling expertise to launch this website and my YouTube channel. We are now a community of nearly 700,000 dynamic, vibrant, amazing women over 40... who know that age isn't something you need to hide from. For us, life is just getting started!!
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2 thoughts on “A Stunning Black Dress That’s Perfect For Summer, and How to Style it for Fall

  1. would this style of dress work for a plus size (14-18) over 40 woman? Do you have an example of a plus size dress? It’s a beautiful dress but the largest size is large (8-10). please help!

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