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40+ Summer Fashion – Vine Vera Reviews

Mature woman enjoying the summers.

Summer is here, which generally means it’s time for skimpier outfits that cover less in order to deal with the heat. That’s all well and good, and there are a host of fun, cute outfit opportunities that the summer months usher in. That said, some of us may be a bit hesitant to rock styles meant for the younger crowd, or perhaps aren’t keen on showing too much skin, much as the blistering heat outside seems to mandate it.

It can be hard to figure out how to deal with this conundrum, but you’re not out of luck! Vine Vera is here to show you how to make summer fashion work for you no matter your age with these great tips and tricks.

Woman wearing a maxi skirt riding a bike.


Go for Light, Flowy Fabrics if You Want to Cover Up
For those of you fabulous forty-somethings and up who may be shy about showing skin for whatever reason, be it flab, cellulite, scars, stretch marks or whatever else, fear not. It’s true that short sleeves and shorter shorts are one possible response to increasing temperatures, but they’re hardly the only way to keep cool.

Long skirts and tops can actually be quite cool if they’re loose, flowy, and of a light, breathable material. Look for thinner fabrics that billow when they move; this means you’ll still feel air moving against your skin even if you’re covered head to toe.

Elegant, long maxi skirts with lighter-weight fabrics can be paired with equally lightweight blouses in coordinated colors for a very feminine casual look, or you can match a light, short-sleeved button up with loose slacks or a tighter (but not too tight) skirt for a more professional look.

Woman wearing a light cardigan and jeans.

Try the Basic T-shirt and Jeans, but Make it Special
For a casual, yet mature look, you can opt for the ubiquitous t-shirt and jeans look, but keep two things in mind: the jeans should be fitted and in good condition (no distressed, hole-ey jeans), and the t-shirt should be “special” in some way. Basically, this just means that the shirt should be something other than a plain, solid color tee. Look for interesting designs on graphic tees, or get one with a catchy saying printed on the front. This idea is one way to keep feeling young, since the basic tee plus jeans combo works decently well for all ages.

As a variation on this, you can throw a light cardigan over the tee for a mature, casual yet elegant look, but just be careful and try to find the lightest weight cardigan possible. Generally, layers just make you more likely to heat up and sweat like crazy, but you can pull off a simple cardigan over a tee if you get a lightweight and loose-fitting cardigan.

Mature woman enjoying the outdoors

Don’t be Afraid to Be Yourself!
More importantly than anything else on this list, just remember to be true to yourself and dress in a way that makes you happy. The rules here are good guidelines or rules of thumb, but ultimately, if you’re young at heart and want to rock the latest styles, or if you’re self-conscious about your body, but want to show skin anyway, go for it! In the end, it’s your body, and the ideas here are just that: ideas.


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Vine Vera Takes a Look at Fashions for Over 40 – VineVera Reviews

Hitting 40 doesn’t mean your fashion life is over. On the contrary, there are many great styles for 40-something’s that look fantastic, youthful, and fun. Lucky for women, there are many designers that design styles for all age ranges. Whether you’re partial to dresses, skirts, jeans, or shorts, there are plenty of styles capable of flattering your figure that are age appropriate. Vine Vera has come up with a list of some of the best styles you can wear in your 40’s to keep you looking youthful and sexy all year round.

Over 40 woman in a pair of capris

Capri Pants

Capris offer fashionable style while maintaining age appropriateness. They look youthful and young, while providing a discreet fit and can be worn with any kind of shirt you want, from tanks, to button downs, and more. Whether you opt for a denim capri, or capris in your favorite colors, these styles look fabulous on women in their forties. They are a good option for taller women, however, and certain styles can give the appearance of being shorter and wider for women who are shorter. The shorter the capri, the shorter and wider you may look. Women who are on the shorter side should opt for an ankle capri rather than a shorter capri.

Woman over 40 in a sweater


Sweaters come in various styles, colors, designs, and patterns. They can not only keep you warm, but depending on the style, can accent your shoulders, elongate your figure, and provide a sexy, sleek look that goes great with anything, from jeans, slacks, shorts, and skirts. They also come in many different materials, making this clothing selection perfect to add to your closet. There are thin sweaters, thicker sweaters, and those which provide something great for every season.

Maxi dress on a woman over 40

Maxi Dresses

Maxi dresses aren’t just for teens and twenty-something’s anymore. There are many maxi dresses that are flattering for any age – and there are endless color and pattern combinations to complement any style. They are great to dress up with accessories, and you can even find casual styles great for something as simple as going grocery shopping.

Mature woman wearing a business outfit with a pencil skirt

Pencil Skirts

Pencil skirts are great to wear to the office, or even out to lunch. They are form fitting and showcase your gorgeous curves, and give you a look in which you will adore. Pair this type of skirt with a short at showcases your curves without compromising integrity and showing too much. This kind of skirt looks best with a pair of stiletto heels or strappy sandals. The pencil skirt also has the ability to elongate your torso and gives the appearance of longer legs –so those whom have shorter legs can rest assured they will have a taller appearance in this style.

Woman wearing longer shorts


Shorts are a great look during the summer and even late springtime months. There are a few styles in which women over 40 should try to stay away from, however. Pleated and cargo shorts are a big no-no. They add unnecessary bulk to the hip and thigh area, and no woman over forty wants to look like they have more hip or thigh than they do. Also, stay away from shorts which are longer than the knee, or too short. If you have slim, longer legs, you can most likely pull off a shorter short, but use your discretion. Opt for styles that are form fitting and go to at least 2 – 3 inches above the knee, but no shorter. There are various colors and fabrics which you can choose from. Stay away from anything stripey if you aren’t on the thinner side, as this can give the appearance of added weight and dimension, another thing women in their 40’s want to stay away from. Denim is always a fantastic choice.


Finding your style and the designers who always provide pleasing looks for you is the first step to find your true personal style. Experiment a bit with different patterns, colors, and styles, and find the look that you feel suits you best. Trial and error is key to finding your perfect look.

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