Editors' Pick

Best Dress Store for People in Their 50’s

Saks Jandel

Saks Jandel, the longtime luxury destination on Wisconsin Avenue, sits near the intersection with Park Avenue in Chevy Chase, an apt location for a spot that sells big-ticket American and European designers such as Oscar de la Renta and Peter Pilotto. The family-run mini-department store deals in dazzling evening styles that accommodate a variety of body types (and large budgets). Wow-worthy numbers on a recent visit included a fashion-forward midnight-blue Grecian gown with brass and rope accents by Lanvin ($2,895), and a feather-trimmed cocktail sheath by Canadian designer Catherine Regehr ($1,580). The staff helps with on-site tailoring, and there’s an array of accessories, such as glittery shoes and shoulder-dusting earrings.

Saks Jandel, 5510 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Chevy Chase; (301) 652-2250; www.thebridalsalonatsaksjandel.com