How to Wear A Midi Dress At 20, 30 & 40

What did your personal style look like 10 years ago? The year was 2011. Radios flooded with Adele’s #1 chart topper “Someone Like You.” Charlie Sheen would have his infamous broadcast interview meltdown. And chances are, we’d find a pair of animal print loafers, a flamboyant color block pair of pants, or one of the other regrettable 2011 fashion trends hanging out in your closet. Yikes!


Fashion trends change A LOT in 10 years. What’s a fashion trend one day can be a fashion faux pas, the next (we’re talking about you: 2011 feathered hair clips). But besides what’s dictated by pop culture, what can really make or break “appropriate” style one decade to the next—is our age.

Dressing appropriate for your age isn’t like the “Don’t wear white after Labor Day,” rigid and typically ageist rules of years ago.

As times have progressed, so have a lot of our dated standards. So why are we still talking about dressing ‘age appropriate’? As a team of modern, #bossbabe women, we firmly believe that style and trends are ageless. A tutu in your 30s? A mini skirt in your 60s? We support it! Dressing age appropriate isn’t about adhering to a set of fashion restrictions. Instead, it’s knowing how to showcase whatever point (and age) you’re at in your personal style journey. What trend, era and fad exploration begins in our 20s, grows into the self-assured style of our 40s and beyond.

Use styling to highlight your unique, decade of personal style exploration.

Styling to match your age is a unique way to highlight the best parts of the fashionista that is you! And we wanted to show you how easy and gorgeous it is when women style for their age. We partnered with three women of Team CA to create outfits appropriate for your 20s, 30s and 40s. Check out what each styled outfit says about their decade of their personal style journey, below.

Meet the universally flattering & perfect “age appropriate” styling canvas...

The Quinn

Two-Tone Casual Midi Dress

Quinn is a classic sheath silhouette midi dress made from buttery soft stretch fabric that drapes beautifully over curves. It’s that cozy stretch fabric that gives women their most figure flattering shape. Finished with a unique front slit overlay, the Quinn Casual Midi Dress was expertly crafted to accentuate the slimmest part of the waist. It’s a midi dress made to look good on women of all sizes, shapes—and ages!


There’s nothing better than a dress that makes every woman look & feel fabulous--except for maybe a dress made to make a specific woman look fabulous (you!). From embracing the hodgepodge of style trials in your 20s to minimal and assured effortless looks in your 40s (and beyond), here’s how three women styled our Quinn Midi Dress age appropriately.



Your “Streetwear Chic” Midi Dress 20s

Your 20s are all about owning your personal style. The years spent dabbling in prints, styles and eras have all amounted to this decade in which you finally carve out what style looks like for you!


Years of fashion trend trials have more than likely left your closet looking a bit eclectic. Now is the time to take a trip through 20+ years of fashion and style memories, part with the fashion faux pas and curate your new style perspective with your style successes. By pairing down your closet to what speaks to you, you’ll set the foundation for the next decade of building out your personal style.


Leanna, 29, mixed and matched eras with her Quinn styling. A 1950s mustard satin headband and glossy 1920s brown tortoise belt add character to her midi dress styling. It’s an outfit that speaks both to her love of vintage fashion trends and to her expert accessorizing restraint.  


This look is perfect for running errands or going out with friends. It’s effortlessly chic and super cozy. 

Once you’ve curated the basic pieces and accessories making it through to the next leg of your personal style chapter, it’s time to show them off! And there’s no cleaner and versatile canvas than an essential midi dress. The all-over color and minimalism of the Quinn Two-Tone Midi Dress sets a crisp backstage for you to mix-and-match accessories of different styles, genres and trends! You’ll create dozens of streetwear chic outfits that are also chic-ly 20s you!


Your “Making Big Things Happen” Midi Dress 30s

Statistics say that our happiest decade is our 30s. And it's no surprise why. Our 30s are when we’re most likely to make the most significant & positive life changes. This is the decade we’re most likely to buy a house, have children and come into our own. And the same can be said about personal style in our 30s.


Tejera, 31, glows in an outfit styled perfectly for date night, the office or a weekend dinner with her smaller, more intimate 30s circle of best friends. 


This outfit showcases how versatile a midi dress is. How you accessorize a midi dress can dictate whether it looks like an everyday, casual dress or a fancier “reservation for 2” dinner dress. A simple black tote bag and pair of minimalist black heeled booties accentuate the understated style of the Quinn Two-Tone Midi Dress. Complete with a shimmery gold statement necklace, it’s a final touch that exudes her thoughtful, 30s style confidence.

Once you’ve curated the basic pieces and accessories making it through to the next leg of your personal style chapter, it’s time to show them off! And there’s no cleaner and versatile canvas than an essential midi dress. The all-over color and minimalism of the Quinn Two-Tone Midi Dress sets a crisp backstage for you to mix-and-match accessories of different styles, genres and trends! You’ll create dozens of streetwear chic outfits that are also chic-ly 20s you!


Your Minimally Styled, Confident & Casual Midi Dress 40s+

From picking the kids up from practice to meeting friends for lunch, personal style has become a second nature you execute effortlessly by 40. Somehow that “one and done”, “throw an outfit together and go” mentality, that was awful in your 20s now produces effortlessly chic outfits in your 40s. It's definitely not coincidence! You prepared for this moment. With a closet curated and filled with pieces that exude your personal style, you set yourself up to mix-and-match, throw on and look fabulous!


Now in her 50s, Terri’s defined her mix of laid back and high-end personal style. And her favorite way to show off what she loves? Shoes!


Don’t let this practical outfit fool you! Terri’s throw-on-and-go denim jacket is a perfect way to show just how easy it is to transform a midi dress and be cold weather appropriate! Complete with her Connected Apparel protective, non-medical reusable face mask, she’s set for a weekend running errands or even a small social gathering. But what makes this outfit fabulous is the luxe-looking pair of snakeskin print slides. Be a little daring with your style in your 40s and beyond--we encourage it!

Personal style can define who you are as well as your unique fashion journey. We hope you’ve felt inspired on your own personal style path. And if someone ever tells you to dress “age appropriate,” give yourself a good look up and down, then reply “I am!”

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