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Affordable Black Cocktail Dresses For Women Over 50

Just because we are over 50 doesn’t mean we don’t go out on the town. In fact, now that we are older, we have more opportunities to go out than we did when we were younger. I don’t have to find a babysitter or be home at a certain time to tuck little ones in bed, so I can party till dawn if I want to. Okay, maybe I’m the one who needs to be tucked into bed by midnight so I don’t turn into a pumpkin – I don’t look good in orange! Now that you can party let’s talk about fashion!!! Here are some affordable black cocktail dresses for women over 50 that will have you looking fabulous but not break the bank.

Affordable Black Cocktail Dresses For Women Over 50 From Walmart

Did your mouth just drop open? I know it did because mine did when I saw this dress. I was not only impressed by the style but wait until you feel like incredibly soft and silky material!

The One Shoulder Ruched Dress is very comfortable and looks chic and elegant. It is hard to believe that it is only $20! The dress is also available in white, but I love the classic black.

As we get older, our shoulders are an area that doesn’t show age as much. If you want to add a wrap for extra coverage, you could do so. You might want to wear shapewear under the dress. I didn’t have one on, and I can see a few bumps that could have been smoothed with shapewear.

Over 50 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is styling black cocktail dresses for women over 50 -7

You see me carrying this Straw Clutch and wearing the Clear Strap Wedge Shoes a lot. They are two of my favorite neutral items that go with everything and are very affordable. I like the clutch so much that I also ordered it in black.

Affordable Black Cocktail Dresses For Women Over 50 From

Amazon is known for its affordable items and gadgets. Most people are only now starting to get comfortable ordering clothing from Amazon. Like any retailer, it takes a while to figure out which brands have the best quality and how their sizing runs.

This 2 Piece Knit Top High Waist Midi Skirt Set is by one of the brands I know I can count on to be of good quality. This set is a nice weight, and is versatile since it can be worn as separates.

I was worried about the top being cropped. The skirt is high-waisted, so the top was plenty long enough not to show any skin. I’m fairly long-waisted, so I doubt this will be an issue for most of you. I’m wearing a large in both dresses, but you can size up if you want them to fit looser.

Since the dresses are so affordable, you can spend a little extra on your accessories. The Statement Earrings in Gold and Statement Necklace in Golden Abalone c/o Kendra Scott can make any outfit look like a million bucks! The other day, I wore these statement earrings with jeans, and I think they are now my new favorite summer earrings!!! I love that the necklace is adjustable and can be worn shorter, like a choker, or longer, like a pendant. Looking at the back view photo above, you’ll see one of the adjustable chains hanging down my back.

The Vionic Ankle Straps Heeled Sandals are perfect for a dressy occasion. They are comfortable, and the chunky heel makes the sandals stable and easy to walk in. That is especially important if you are walking on grass. I also LOVE the velcro closure! No more standing on your head trying to get a buckle fastened. Lol!

Do you have an event you need to attend this summer?

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60 Comments

  1. These are nice. I love a little black dress but prefer to find a cocktail dress in a color because black washes me out a lot.

  2. I tried one of the volumizing products from John Frieda that you researched for a post lady week. It works great on my short hair and the price point is very reasonable. Thanks for the scoop!

    1. Yay! I’m glad it worked for you.

  3. I love the $20 black ruched dress on you and wish I could pull it off. I think I’ve got too many lumps and bulges though so I doubt it would be a good fit. You look very classy in it 😊

    1. Linda, we ALL have lumps and bumps. Lol!

  4. Michele Gress says:

    Thank you thank you !! I have ordered clothes from Amazon before -always return because I didn’t like the fabric or the fit-UNTIL NOW !! The 2 piece outfit in navy is so wonderful for a graduation event I will be attending -may get the black that you have too !! Thank you for such honest reviews and great photos !!

  5. Love them all! Thanks for the choices.

  6. Gorgeous, Tania! The long black skirt outfit inspired me of what to wear for a concert I’m playing tonight – we’re not allowed to wear short sleeves but I have something else – inspired by you, too! Thanks!

  7. Bethany Blanchard says:

    Hi Tania!
    I love the black off the shoulder dress on you! I have a similar one in navy and I never would’ve thought to accessorize with a necklace like that. It looks gorgeous! Thank you for all the tips – shoes, handbag, and jewelry!
    Have a great day!

  8. Laura Mary Garreck says:

    my you look gorgeous in that off shoulder dress fr 79 yrs young fan

  9. Jan Baker says:

    You look great in all of these and the prices are outstanding….
    I’m curious about your sunglasses. What brand are these please..?
    Blessings..
    Jan

    1. Jan, those are prescription sunglasses, and I got them at Walmart.

  10. Nothing looks classier than a black dress. Love these.

  11. Pam Bowling says:

    I love the off the shoulder dress on you. I love a little black dress!

  12. Such pretty dresses with no place to go!! haha

  13. I love the 2-piece set from Amazon. It looks so sleek on you. The shoes look wonderful. I grew-up with the rule that you have to wear black shoes with a black outfit. I’m glad we have more options now.

    1. I rarely wear black shoes. I think it is because I wear a size 9, and my older cousin once teased me that I had big feet. Black draws attention to them and makes them look bigger.

  14. Thanks so much for showing these dress options. I am currently scouring the shops looking for exactly what you compiled. Have some fun and enjoy your day

  15. Roberta Schwandner says:

    I love a little black dress.

  16. Just a side note – you do know the little 3 leafed plant on your cover is poison ivy, right?
    I know bc I found out the hard way! 🙂

    1. Miriam, that one I knew. Lol! I stay away from leaves of 3 and 5 whenever possible.

  17. Jenniffer Groski says:

    That’s an incredible deal for a dress!!!

  18. Gorgeous I have a wedding in November

  19. Hi Tania, I love the black cocktail dresses you showed us, but the one shoulder dress is my favorite, you look stunning in it.

  20. sue Koren says:

    Love the two piece dress!

  21. I need to get a black dress but not a special occasion dress. I just can’t find any dress I like lately. Either I think they are too young or too old looking for my taste .

  22. Joanne McMurray says:

    Hi Tania,
    Good day! Those black cocktail dresses look so beautiful on you.
    I think I’m going to get one. I have many parties this summer. Thanks for
    doing all the work and bringing it to us everyday.
    Regards Joanne

  23. It looks like you not only discovered one of my favorites, clubmoss, but there’s also a healthy looking sprig of poison ivy in the photo! Hope you didn’t bring any of it home with you.
    Love your blog!

    1. I left all the plants in the woods. I sure didn’t want any poison ivy, and I checked for ticks once I got home. Two of the family found ticks on them. Yikes!

  24. Hi Tania! Should you always wear a nude shoe with a black dress. I usually wear a black pump or a black sandal.

    1. Debbie, you can wear any color with black. I’ve worn hot pink heels with black, but I like to wear nude to focus more on the dress.

  25. Holy moly! That off the shoulder dress look fabulous on you!!! Your hair looks so cute!!! Happy Wednesday❤❤❤

  26. Cute dresses, I am paranoid about my arms now, so round have to find some options with at least 3/4 length sleeves. I’m going to look at the Amazon clothing line that you recommended.

  27. Isn’t the plant ID feature fun? That fan moss is pretty cool! Love a nice black dress. The one shoulder dress is so pretty.

  28. You can never have too many little black dresses. Love them

  29. You look beautiful in both of the try ones and all of the dresses are really nice options.

  30. Tania-in your paragraph about walking in the woods looking at land, and the Fanclub moss you saw, I noticed poison ivy in the moss. Hope you avoided it!!

    1. Yes, I stayed clear from it. Lol!

  31. You look good in black!
    Just an FYI… that nice plant you took a photo of is pretty…but lurking behind it I can see poison ivy. Very nasty stuff if you get it on you. Wash with soap and water!

    1. Lisa, I stay away from plants with 3 and 5 leaves. The worst case of poison ivy I ever had came from a plant that didn’t have any leaves. I was clearing out some vines from my flower beds.

  32. I agree-every woman should own a basic black dress that can be accessoried in many ways.

  33. I really like that these are so affordable. Most “special” occasions that require this type of dress are not in my schedule often enough to spend a lot on them.

  34. Karen Daniel says:

    That $20 ruched dress looks fabulous on you! I might buy one to keep the other dresses in my closet company lol! I rarely go to events but that is soooo cute.

    1. I don’t go to events often either, but it is nice to have a dress in the closet when needed.

  35. Janice Gleisner says:

    These dresses are gorgeous! I have some events coming up and think I’m going for dress #1, especially looking at the price!

    1. You’ll be impressed at how soft the material feels.

  36. Janean Wieland says:

    Good morning!! May I ask where you got those great sunglasses? I’ve followed you for quite sometime, first time responding. Thank you for all your inspiring post, fashion and otherwise!

    Janean

    1. Janean, those are prescription sunglasses so I can wear them when I’m driving. They are from Walmart.

  37. Carole from Canada says:

    You made me laugh with your going out on the town story this morning, made my day. Love the little black dress with off the shoulder look.

  38. The two-piece midi set is nice and reasonably priced. Added to my Amazon cart. LOL

    1. I’ve worn the top with a pair of linen shorts. It looked great with them.

  39. This was great timing for this post for me. I was just looking to update my go to black cocktail dress. I always enjoy your daily stories.

  40. Oh there is nothing like a pretty black dress!!

  41. Janice Tucker says:

    Love the black dress post. It’s nice that you show affordable items and they look great too. Really enjoy reading your style posts, as I’m getting older it’s harder and harder to know what to wear to weddings. Love it!

    1. Janice, be on the lookout for tomorrow’s post. It is on summer weddings. Lol!

  42. Scripture is for me today….

    BTW – classic black is the best.