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How to dress on Father’s Day when you are an adult daughter is a frequently asked question. What is the best outfit to wear on Father’s Day depends on the plans for the day and his likes. This post provides Father’s Day outfit ideas plus advice what not to wear.



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Difference between Father’s Day and Mother’s Day Looks

Are you seeing your Dad on Father’s Day? No matter whether he invited you, or you are throwing a party in his honor, pay attention to what you wear. Sure, Father’s Day is much more relaxed dress-code wise than what to wear on Mother’s Day. Despite you will be his little girl for ever, you should not dress like one.


A great Father’s Day look asks for relaxed casual outfits.



Go for Classic Casual on Father’s Day

Riot your closet for classic casual summer items. Here are some tips what to look for and how to combine the items to create an ageless Father’s Day style.

  • Bermuda shorts, tunic, short bead necklace, strappy flat sandals
  • Ethnic summer midi dress with wedge espadrilles, long dangle earrings, wooden watch or bangles
  • Striped shirt with skorts or shorts, canvas shoes, baseball hat
  • A little white dress with denim jacket, ballet flats
  • Gray T-shirt, white jeans, sage or olive utility jacket, long beaded necklace, wedges


Tip: When he didn’t like your wearing pants when you were young, wear a summer dress and wedges or sneakers.


casual classic blue and white swirl print dress for the dress loving dad
Classic casual: Halftee layering top, Hipstik pantyhose, Christian Louboutin pumps, Gucci belt, sunglasses c/o Messy Weekend, bag c/o Jafferies, Nordgreen watch (use code HLSTYLE for 15% off), swirl dress c/o Clara Sunwoo (use discount code HLS10 for 10% off).



Skip the Trend of the Season when Father’s Day Is a Mini Family Reunion

When you have a sibling or more, they most likely will also be present on Father’s Day.  Consequently, his honor day becomes sort of a mini family reunion. Because everyone these days has a cell phone, a group photo will be taken. A trendy outfit that is posted immediately on Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram is not the problem. However, it may look ridiculous in the eyes of future kids and grandkids.

You want to settle for the stylish aunt, granny, great aunt or great grandma, not the family’s fashion victim, right?


mature woman in a Father's Day outfit inspiration for going out to brunch
Cute Father’s Day outfit for family mini-reunion: Hinge quilted leather jacket, Keep Calm T-shirt, Jaeger tote, statement belt, wooden watch c/o Jord, Akoya pearl necklace c/o The Pearl Source Inc., double layer tulle skirt c/o Lookbook Store, and Musse & Cloud wood sandals



When in Doubt Dress According to the Venue

When the party is at a certain venue like a BBQ, golf course, tech or car museum, picnic or beach, go with the dress code of the venue. The same applies for a ball game. And, don’t forget to dress in the colors of his team! And even when you favor the other team, cheer for his team. It’s his honor day.


mature daughter wearing a dress with sneakers in front of a rocket on Father's Day
Posh casual look for museums visit: Fossil white denim jacket, u-knit printed T-shirt dress, Winkwood sunglasses, Adidas sneakers, and Coach bag.


When you go for a Father’s Day brunch or dinner, go for a slightly dressed up look of the restaurants dress code.


collage showing 2 brunch outfit ideas for a mature daughter
Outfit ideas for a brunch visit with your Dad. Hipstik pantyhose, top c/o Coolibar. Left: Uno Alla Volta scarf, ruby belt, Very Fine Dance Shoes sandals, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Chantou skirt, Rebecca Collins necklace. Right: Graham & Spencer leather jacket, DIY skirt, statement Dagwood beads necklace, Winkwood sunglasses, Uno Alla Volta scarf.



Risky Outfits What to Wear on Father’s Day

Unless your Dad is a baby-boomer and wore his jeans still when they became distressed or even ripped, stay away from the distressed trend on his honor day.

Tip: When you wear your distressed jeans, don’t bla about that you bought them that way. 😉


Resources for More Outfit Inspirations and Tips

When you liked the outfit recipes of this post, and want recipes for all kind of dressing situation in midlife, buy my book How to Dress for Success in Midlife.

Are you in need for gift ideas for stepdads, grandpas, father-in-law, or your Dad?


How to Dress When You Are the Dad?

Sure, this blog typically features outfit ideas for women. However, you can find a cool Father’s Day look for men.


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Photos: G. Kramm

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