Why Every Mom Over 40 Needs a Midi Tank Dress

A tank dress is easily one of the best items women over 40 can wear during the summer! It’s easy to throw on with sandals or sneakers and be ready in seconds! Or dress it up for a sexy date night with strappy heels. Plus, depending on the style, tank dresses are very flattering. But the best thing about a tank dress? You can wear a regular or racerback bra! Nobody (especially women over 40) wants complicated undergarments when our lives are as busy as they are! Find my favorite tank dresses for summer below…

Tie-Dye midi tank dress, Fashion blogger Busbee Style wearing Michael Stars pink white tie-dye dress with white Jagger strappy sandals, Saint Laurent square sunglasses, Aligheri necklaces, Julie Vos bracelets in Telluride, Colorado

#1 | Tie-Dye Tank Dress

This dress by Michael Stars is AMAZING! I love the hot pink…it’s one of my favorite colors. But the best part is the white along the sides of the dress is strategically placed to shave inches off your waist…it’s SO slimming. I’m not kidding…it’s magical!  I also love the midi length (I’m 5’4” for reference), which is very appropriate for women over 40 who don’t like to show too much leg! You can wear a regular racerback bra with this dress…see one of my favorites here.

Tanks Dresses, Fashion blogger over 40 Busbee Style wearing black Treasure & Bond tank dress, Sam Edelman white pumps, Givenchy small whip handbag, gold jewelry, white sunglasses on beach Newport Beach, CA

#2 | A-Line Tank Dress

What I love about this tank dress is the A-line silhouette. It’s fitted through the top for support and then starts to flare out around the hips making it super forgiving in all the right places. This silhouette will mask bigger hips, butt, and thighs. The square neckline is also very flattering and unique.  And can we talk about the length…? Yay for longer skirts! This exact dress is sold out but I linked a similar option!

Tank Dresses for women over 40, Fashion blogger Busbee Style wearing gray rag & bone tank dress on the beach at Newport Beach, CA with white Sam Edelman pumps

#3 | Gray Ribbed Tank Dress

This tank dress is more fitted, but it’s SOOOOO good! It’s a waffle knit material, but still breathable and it’s also midi length and has a cool racerback. I love the contrast between the black/gray material on the seams and the body. It’s sold out right now but I linked a similar option!

Stylish Work From Home Outfits, Fashion blogger BusbeeStyle wearing black tank dress with long cardigan and golden goose sneakers in Telluride, Colorado

#4 | Black Fitted Tank Dress

I featured this dress in my work from home outfit video. It’s so comfortable and I love that it hits below the knee. I threw on a cardigan with it to stay warm around the house but it’s perfect with just sneakers for a casual day out this summer!

What I Wore At Disney, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of wearing a brown tank dress and Sam Edelman sandals at Disney World

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What’s your favorite thing to wear during the summer?  Please share in the comments!
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11 thoughts on “Why Every Mom Over 40 Needs a Midi Tank Dress

  1. I love this style of dress featured, it’s my absolute favorite! HAVE I MISSED THE LINK FOR THE VERY LAST DRESS, THE TAN COLORED ONE?

  2. Love your Blog & your style!
    WhaT size are you wearing in the
    Black treasure & bond and the
    Fawn david lerner dress??
    Would love a reference.
    Heading to co in a couple weeks
    And would love these for my trip!

  3. Love your styling on these tank dresses. BTW, i saw that comment re: Dowdy, specifically your jacket. This person obv doesnt know the chanel look. You are the furthest thing from “dowdy” that i know of. Just saying!!!

  4. Love tank dresses, can dress up or Down.. curious About siZing though… Love when you put wHat size you aRe wearing, great to have a reference!! Love Your style!!

  5. I agree that a tsnk type dresd is gt for every mom. However, when i look at pict and i try to imagine myself going to the gr or running errands- in an outfit- i think about who i might see, who might see me. IN SMALLER COMMUNITIES, it’s Not usually cOnsidered appropriate for moms to show cleavage in the day hours. AlSo, dresses and tops need to be bra friendly. Going braless is coNsidered in poor tasTe unless we are talking beach wear(which would call for a cover up anyway.)

    1. The black one, which comes in several colors, is more forgiving than the gray. You can wear a regular bra with it and you do not see every lump and bump. In a couple of photos shooting down, it looks more chesty… but it’s really not. Runs true to size.

  6. Love the ease of tank dresses. However mterS have gotten so light.. they seem to show every Dimple And bump…
    any options you may know of with thicker fabrics?? Or is there a LIGHTWEIGHT smoother or such?

    1. the black one has an a-line skirt and is much more forgiving than the gray. The fabric is NOT paper thin either. Plus, you can wear a normal bra. Hope that helps… Erin xo

  7. Erin those white pumps are sold out in my size (7.5) everywhere 🙁 Hoping they get a restock. Love the white bag too.

  8. Hi Erin- Thank you for this post on tank dresses- A great option for summer and so much more doable for someone older and a little more concerned about coverage- i enjoy your posts and your adventures- thank you for your excellent style advise-

    1. Thanks, Robin! I just ordered the black tank dress in beige and charcoal too. It’s THAT good.

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