How to Style a Mini Dress

How to Style a Mini Dress- Hello I'm 50ishWell friends I’ve found a great little dress that I can actually wear two different ways and get a lot of mileage out of it. Do you have dresses that can also be worn with pants?

I recently stopped into Free People in the Avalon Mall in Alpharetta looking for some fabulous fall fashion and you saw one of my purchases in a recent blog post.

If you love boho chic style you will love Free People. Yes, this store caters to a younger crowd but you can still find clothes that fit your fashion style. I really like their clothes and this mini dress with the large bell sleeves called out my name.

Styled with Pants:

How to Style a Mini Dress- Hello I'm 50ish


How to Style a Mini Dress- Hello I'm 50ish

Because my legs are not in great shape, in my opinion, I tend not to wear really short dresses. I have varicose veins on my right leg and have become very self conscious of this large vein  mapping it’s way down my leg. I actually admire great legs on women over 50 because they inherited their great legs from their parents.  I inherited varicose veins from my father’s side of the family. He didn’t know he had them until he asked me why I had them. (My mother’s legs are flawless.) He thought the veins made him look muscular!  Hello!  Another conversation with you ladies on another blog post.

This mini dress was a nice length and I can wear it so many ways. With or without leg coverings.

I paired this dress with the flare jeans and long dangling tassel earrings from Free People too. I love these high waisted flared jeans but you can also wear skinny jeans, jeggings, tights, and leggings to cover your legs if you’re self conscious about your legs like I am.

How to Style a Mini Dress- Hello I'm 50ish

How to Style a Mini Dress- Hello I'm 50ish


This mini dress has side pockets on it too and gives the impression of being a tunic for taller older women like myself.

How to Style a Mini Dress- Hello I'm 50ish

See how stylish I am just sitting on a park bench? I wanted you to see how big the flare is on these jeans!

How to Style a Mini Dress- Hello I'm 50ish

Styled Au Natural:

If you have great legs or not, this dress can be worn as it was meant to be. As a dress….

For an evening out I can wear it as a dress and I plan to wear it with boots and leggings when the weather get cooler.

Right now Atlanta is in the high 80’s and I’m not ready to wear boots and leggings yet. I put on my favorite navy sandals and changed up my earrings  but still wear my opal necklace, both from Free People.

How to Style a Mini Dress- Hello I'm 50ish

Yes, when dining out, be aware that bell sleeves can get in your food . But they won’t prevent you from enjoying a good glass of red wine!

How to Style a Mini Dress- Hello I'm 50ish

I hope you’re having a terrific day and are inspired to purchase a mini dress and style it your way!

How to Style a Mini Dress- Hello I'm 50ish

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Lover Of Mine Printed Mini Dress by Free People • Free People • $69.95
Just Float On Flare by Free People • Free People • $78
City Slicker Opal Necklace by Free People • Free People • $38
SHASHI – Kelsey Beaded Statement Earrings Earring • Shashi • $42
Rose Cross Statement Earrings by Zhuu at Free People • $38

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  1. September 27, 2017 / 11:32 pm

    Shut the front door! You have GREAT legs Robin!! And I LOVE that mini dress as a mini dress on you. It’s gorgeous!! Oh. Those red shoes. Are they by Vince Camuto? I believe I may have the same pair. Mine are Vince Camuto and I love them. Nice post!!

    • September 28, 2017 / 12:08 am

      You are less critical than I am and it’s hard to wear a shorter dress if you’re not comfortable exposing your legs.
      Yes. The shoes are from Vince Camuto and I love them!
      Funny how we think alike and are kindred friends from blogging.
      You’re the best Catherine!


  2. Judy
    September 28, 2017 / 12:04 am

    I think you look great wearing it w/o the jeans…I don’t see anything wrong with your legs. Mine aren’t in the greatest shape….I inherited “fat” knees from my mama! My daughter and I were just having a conversation about bell sleeves making it a little difficult to eat….she said just toss them back….not sure how that would work out but I totally agree about them not getting in the way of a good glass of wine.

    • September 28, 2017 / 12:12 am


      Nothing should ever come between our favorite wine!😘
      Yes, bell sleeves are huge and can get dirty while eating but never while drinking!😂

      Happy Wednesday friend!

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