Designers have just started to capitalize on what chic women have always celebrated: the dress. Taking us from day to night, from cool winter afternoons to spring soirees, cashmere has been the current fabric of choice. Paired with jeans, leggings, an oversized necklace and bag, the cashmere dress is a must-have for any good layer. But it’s not afraid to be a singular sensation. When accompanied by a pair of flats it allows you to tap into your inner Audrey. It’s mature without being fussy and transforms even the most jet-lagged lass into a seasoned jet-setter. Caressing every angle of your body, this elegant and flirtatious fabric invites the eye and an amorous embrace.
KAROO Mark Eisen, $92.50 (originally $308) at shopbop.com
Vince, $275 at eLUXURY.com
Twelfth Street, $323 at PinkMascara.com
Whim cashmere studded dress, $435 at Saks.com
Diane Von Furstenburg Kody sweater dress, $169 at ScoopNYC.com
Uluru Fritzi Dress, $326 at LeTrainBleu.com
—Joanne Molina of Second City StyleSee the Top Ten Summer 2016 Trends for Women Over 40