Searching For Stunning Evening Dresses for Mature Women

Whether strictly speaking I myself fall in the mature women bracket as yet is up for debate (although I’m a fair way from my teen years) however the fact remains that what myself and these classy ladies both have in common is the struggle over finding a party frock which doesn’t look like we’ve been wrapped in clingfilm or dusted down with a pre-schooler’s glitter supply.

I haven’t worn a proper dress since my wedding day (coming up twelve years ago now) and there is good reason for that. I struggle so much with finding something nice to wear for the few nice social events out we attend that I usually give up at the first hurdle and choose a trouser suit or similar. Even I’m sick of seeing myself in trouser suits now.

The Christmas and New Year parties are in full swing and with more to come many are still scrambling around looking for some sort of party dress that will slim down, pull up and make us feel like the beautiful women we are, regardless of age, shape or size.

Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of dresses out there if you are the straight off the hanger size 8-10 flawless skin type of women with no lumps and bumps to be seen. Even at my slimmest I struggled because I prefer an outfit that looks fun and elegant and yet didn’t involve my requiring a shoe horn to get into it or a nudity clause to wear it (seriously, some of the dresses out there might as well be called birthday suits and sadly I do not have the body of an airbrushed model!).

Instead of grumbling (again) this year I’m taking action and have decided to look for stunning evening dresses for mature women which won’t break the bank and that will make me feel good about myself. We usually stay in on New Year’s Eve however this year Roy has decided that he wants to take me dancing or to the theatre and see 2015 in in style. Obviously some serious wardrobe magic will be needed however I am determined.

It really shouldn’t be so hard to dress in gorgeous dresses when you are slightly on the wrong side of the BMI chart or in the bracket which makes you eligible for the “older” contestants on XFactor. I won’t be beaten though, watch this space! My mission is to find a dress which covers all I want covering, shows off my best bits and allows me to enjoy a night out on the town without the “Mutton dressed as lamb” style creeping in.

Does anyone else struggle to find evening dresses or even formal wear that merges style, class, flair and yet doesn’t require a second mortgage?