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AFFORDABLE DRESSES FOR EASTER, GRADUATIONS, WEDDINGS, SHOWERS, AND MOTHER’S DAY

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing an affordable dress that is black and white with a double breasted blazer from Express, and kitten heels from J Crew

Now that Spring has sprung, I am starting to have Spring Fever. I found myself wanting to wash the front porch and get the dust and dirt off it accumulated over the winter months. The spring wreath that has been packed away needs to be called back into action, and the temperature settings in the house need to be lowered.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing an affordable dress that is coral and bubblegum pink with a caramel tote, and kitten heels from J Crew

Joe is starting to have a case of Spring Fever also. Besides getting his golf swing down-pat, he has been looking at places to visit. I think that the looooong COVID year has finally gotten to him, and he is ready to hit the road. We haven’t been out of the county over a few times in the past year, so a vacation is way overdue.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing an striped dress that is coral, ivory, and beige with an orange cardigan, a caramel tote, and kitten heels

Joe also had our lawnmower serviced, and he has already mowed our backyard. Winter can make your yard look shaggy, so he couldn’t wait to hop on the mower and get it all trimmed up. I dread “yard day,” which is when we spend the whole day picking up branches and limbs that have fallen during the winter. Plus, and trash and boxes that have blown into the yard need to be thrown away.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing an affordable blue and white dress with a white belt, a caramel tote, and kitten heels

Some events seem to happen during the Spring of the year. Last year, many of these events got shut down, but things have loosened up some, so I see more events in all of our future. I think that Easter, graduations, weddings, showers, and Mother’s Day celebrations will be happening this year, and you will need a dress to wear.

To help you look your best at these events, I am bringing you several different outfits that I think will work for you. I also wanted to bring you affordable options since most of us haven’t been wearing dresses in the past year. All of these dresses are under $50.00, and each of them is gorgeous.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing an affordable dress that is black and white with a double breasted blazer from Express, and neutral kitten heels from J Crew

I admit that I am partial to this look. Black and white is a classic combination, and this dress and blazer outfit is sure to impress. I can see wearing this outfit out to eat, a summer wedding, bridal shower, graduation, Easter, and Mother’s Day. In other words, this outfit works for almost any occasion.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing an affordable midi dress that is black and white with a double breasted blazer from Express

This white double-breasted blazer is very figure-flattering. It creates curves where curves don’t exist. I love the double-breasted style that features the large silver-tone buttons. This style jacket makes anything that you pair it with look sharp! I love wearing this style jacket with jeans and a t-shirt, and it looks like a million bucks.

I made the mistake of ordering a size large in this jacket, and it is way too big on me. The jacket is pinned in the back to take the photos, but I’ll be sending it back and getting a medium instead.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing an affordable strapless dress that is black and white with a double breasted blazer from Express

Y’all, this fun and flirty strapless black and white maxi dress is so perfect for most occasions. Normally, I am not a fan of anything strapless because I am afraid that it might fall down. But, the smocking is nice and tight, and it didn’t move at all while we were taking photos. I wore the dress with a white blazer, but you could wear any color with the dress you want. It would be cute to add a cardigan in a “boy” or “girl” color if you were going to a baby shower.

I am wearing a medium in the dress, and I think that it fits great. The dress is unlined but not see-through, so I didn’t wear a slip with it.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a dress that is coral and bubblegum pink with a caramel tote, and kitten heels

Look how cutesy this colorblocked dress is! The color combination is awesome, and coral and bubblegum pink look great together. This is a cute dress to take on vacation, especially since the fabric is crinkly and wrinkled. You wouldn’t have to worry about ironing this since the fabric is supposed to look crinkled.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing an affordable dress that is coral and bubblegum pink with a caramel tote

I added a stretchy belt that I’ve had for a while because the dress has an elastic waist. I don’t like seeing an elastic waist, so I will usually try to add a belt to hide it if I can. This exact belt isn’t available, but I found several that are almost identical. A neutral belt like this is great for spring and summer, so I highly suggest you take a look at these.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing an affordable dress that is coral and bubblegum pink from Walmart

Whoops, I forgot to tell you about the sizing. I am wearing a medium in the dress, and I think it is a great fit.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing an striped midi-dress that is coral, ivory, and beige with an orange cardigan, a caramel tote, and kitten heels

This striped midi-tank dress is figure-hugging, but it sure does make you look long and lean. I was scared to try this dress on, but I finally got up the nerve, and I was pleasantly surprised. Because I don’t have curves, this dress looks better than expected.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing an striped dress that is coral, ivory, and beige with an orange cardigan, and a caramel tote

Adding a cardigan to the outfit (very old) helped to give the illusion of curves. I wish that I had put on shapewear; that would have created a slimmer silhouette also. The color combinations are gorgeous, and I love the different size stripes. Because I was afraid of how tight this dress would fit, I ordered a large. The dress is very stretchy, so it will expand to fit all figures.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing an striped tank dress that is coral, ivory, and beige with an orange cardigan, a caramel tote, and kitten heels

The biggest drawback that I have with this dress is the thin straps. It is hard to keep your bra straps from showing with straps this thin. If you are wearing a cardigan, then you don’t have to worry about that issue.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing an affordable blue and white mini dress with a white belt, a caramel tote, and kitten heels

I think that this cute, flirty, and flowy dress would be perfect for the beach. This would make the cutest coverup to throw on and grab something to eat. This dress is somewhat shorter than the others, but I think that adding a little flirtiness and sexiness to your outfits is good for your mindset. We may not be twenty anymore, but we are still alive and vibrant, so we need to act like it!

Remember that the way a dress looks on a website isn’t always the best representation. Brands pick extremely young models, and they tend to be around 6ft tall. So, where a dress hits a model’s legs isn’t where it will hit your legs. I am 5’6″ tall, so this will give you a better idea of gauging the length on you. As you can see, the dress is plenty long in the back, and I am fully covered, and I don’t feel exposed at all. I’m wearing a medium in the dress, and it fits me great.

I wanted to show you a close-up of the dress pattern and the fluffy white tassels. I added a very old white belt to the dress to hide the elastic waist. However, this belt is too big for me, and it kept slipping down. Lol! I do think that a white belt is really pretty for spring and summer, so while I am looking for a new one for myself, I’ll share those options with you.


This floral midi-dress has plenty of volume to the skirt, and the bodice is smocked for a tight fit. I love the sleeves’ volume, and for those who don’t like showing your upper arm, this is a great dress. I was worried that the smocking might make the dress show my rolls, so I ordered a large. The dress seems to fit me fine, and a medium would have probably worked, but the large looks good too.

The dress has a deep v-neck which elongates your neckline and creates a longer, leaner look. If the deep v is too revealing for you, then I would suggest adding a cami under it to hide your cleavage. A pretty yellow one would be cute, but I try to keep a neutral cami on hand if I don’t have something that matches the print. The floral design print is small but beautiful, and I think it is prettier in person than it looks on the website.

The caramel tote handbag looks expensive even though it isn’t. The handbag is faux-leather, and it is in a stylish and classic shape. I love all of the different compartments that keep all my stuff separated and easy to find.

Let me know what you thought about these dresses and if you have any plans this Spring.

I am celebrating this month because it is Joe’s Birthday month. He told me that I couldn’t make a big deal out of his birthday. I don’t think that announcing for the entire world to see is making a big deal. Lol! So, randomly, each week, I am going to pick a winner for a gift. The gifts will vary in size and price, and I will pick the winner from the comments that I receive during the week.

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  1. Molly wrote:

    Really cute dresses!

    Posted 4.2.21 Reply
  2. Cara wrote:

    Such cute dresses and you look adorable in them! What I really loved from this post is how the look changes by adding a belt! Thanks for the reminder!

    Posted 3.24.21 Reply
  3. Rebecca wrote:

    I only wear dresses and have already put a couple of these in my cart. Will definitely be making a purchase!

    Posted 3.23.21 Reply
  4. Joy M. wrote:

    So many cute dresses! I can’t wait til we need to buy dresses for special occasions again!

    Posted 3.22.21 Reply
  5. Dawn wrote:

    Those all look fab on you!

    Posted 3.22.21 Reply
  6. Patti wrote:

    All of these dresses look terrific on you!

    Posted 3.22.21 Reply
  7. Pam wrote:

    Seems like dresses are so “in”. You look great in all of them!

    Posted 3.22.21 Reply
  8. Kim wrote:

    All those dresses look great on you.

    Posted 3.22.21 Reply
  9. Cynthia wrote:

    Coral is your color! I love that sweater dress combination and the color blocked dress is flirty and screams spring!

    Posted 3.22.21 Reply
  10. Melanie wrote:

    Ooh, the striped with the sweater is my favorite! It’s so flattering! (A strapless bra will work great!)

    Posted 3.22.21 Reply
  11. LISA CASTRO wrote:

    Love them all on you. I’m hoping to go somewhere real soon to dress up. Thanks for all the affordable options.

    Posted 3.22.21 Reply
  12. Nancy M. wrote:

    I liked the striped dress the best. Second is the floral midi dress. Very cute. It’s always nice to see dresses; the ultimate of femininity!

    Posted 3.22.21 Reply
  13. Lorie wrote:

    Unfortunately Walmart in Canada doesn’t offer this brand, otherwise I’d be on board to order that blue one for sure! They all look good on you, not sure which one is my favorite.

    Posted 3.22.21 Reply
  14. Jo Baldridge wrote:

    Beautiful as always.

    Posted 3.22.21 Reply
  15. Cindee wrote:

    I love the striped dress with the coral sweater, that looks AMAZING on you.. I love the floral dress at the end as well.

    Posted 3.22.21 Reply
  16. Marilyn wrote:

    Georgous dresses. They all look so pretty and feminine on you Tania.

    Posted 3.22.21 Reply
  17. Holly wrote:

    Tania
    I like the 2 midi dresses in you, very flattering.
    The best is the striped, makes you look thin!
    Have a wonderful day

    Posted 3.22.21 Reply
  18. Diane S. wrote:

    I love ALL of the dresses, but especially the one with the florals at the end!

    Posted 3.22.21 Reply
  19. Johnna wrote:

    They are all very pretty but the pink & coral is my favorite 😍. So glad Spring is here!

    Posted 3.22.21 Reply
  20. Paige wrote:

    The blue one is my jam. I may have to try that one. I don’t have a white belt, but I do have a navy one I might try.

    Posted 3.22.21 Reply
  21. Connie wrote:

    The short blue dress is my favorite although all the others were gorgeous too.

    Have a wonderful week.

    Posted 3.22.21 Reply
  22. Arletta Beard wrote:

    All the above dresses are lovely. I was wondering if you have any advice for people like me who have a thick trunk. Some of these styles I have tried before and they accentuate my thick trunk. Any ideas for making that area look slimmer?
    Thank you!!

    Posted 3.22.21 Reply
  23. Robin wrote:

    You look wonderful in all those dresses! Thank you for doing the work of trying them all on for us. 😉😁
    I think they are all lovely but the striped tank won’t be on this petite pear. 🤪

    Posted 3.22.21 Reply
  24. Jill wrote:

    Another fabulous post!!! You look beautiful in all of these dresses. Blue is your color!!!

    Posted 3.22.21 Reply
  25. Janet H wrote:

    I like all the dresses – there’s a big variety. They all look great on you. I think I like the last flowery printed dress best.

    Posted 3.22.21 Reply
  26. Gayle wrote:

    While I am not the dress wearing type, I really like these and they look great on you. I will wear a dress when the occasion calls for one, so this post is extremely helpful. We have plans to go to an outdoor concert in May in TN if all goes well.

    Posted 3.22.21 Reply
  27. Cheryl Sampson wrote:

    Love the dresses. Will look forward to trying on some in my closet to see how they fit. You look lovely in all of the ones shown.

    Posted 3.22.21 Reply
  28. Ann H Pavlicek wrote:

    I love the dress with the white blazer and the striped dress. You look great in those two outfits. Happy Birthday, Joe!

    Posted 3.22.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      The one with the blazer was my favorite too.

      Posted 3.22.21 Reply
  29. Eileen wrote:

    I am not a fan of dresses, however, I live in Florida and I need to get on board because they are cooler in the warm weather. I have a shape similar to yours except I’m short. You look absolutely fantastic in the striped dress with the coral cardigan. I might try this! Thank you! You can’t beat those prices!

    Posted 3.22.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Joe’s favorite was the striped dress, and that surprised me. I probably liked the look of the black and white one or the blue one best.

      Posted 3.22.21 Reply
  30. Danette wrote:

    I love all these dresses! My favorite is the blue one! Love that wide belts are making a comeback too!

    Posted 3.22.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I really like the blue one also.

      Posted 3.22.21 Reply
  31. Teres wrote:

    I recently found your site, and I have immensely enjoyed reading the posts.

    Posted 3.22.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Yay!!! Welcome, Teresa. I am glad that you are enjoying the blog.

      Posted 3.22.21 Reply
  32. Carolyn wrote:

    Love all of these dresses and the prices!! Good deals!! Thanks

    Posted 3.22.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      You can’t beat the prices.

      Posted 3.22.21 Reply
  33. Fiona wrote:

    I am no ta dress wearer but like the blue and white dress.

    Posted 3.22.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I know that some don’t like dresses, but I love them since they are so simple and easy to wear.

      Posted 3.22.21 Reply
  34. Janice C wrote:

    So happy that dress season is almost here and thanks for showing different options. They all look great on you but the striped midi is my fave!

    Posted 3.22.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      The striped midi is the most clicked on. Everyone must love that one.

      Posted 3.22.21 Reply
  35. Karen Miller wrote:

    I love loose, flowy dresses for summer! I bought a couple from Old Navy recently. Can’t wait to wear them in Florida when we go next week! Our son is graduating from high school this year, so I’ll be shopping for something nice while in Florida. I have a favorite boutique that I like to go to!

    Posted 3.22.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Karen, you need to grab the blue and coral and pink dress. Those would look great in Florida.

      Posted 3.22.21 Reply
    • Sharon wrote:

      Cute dresses and they all looked cute on you but I would love to see them with different shoes, maybe sandals..😊

      Posted 3.22.21 Reply
  36. Sandy wrote:

    I am ready for dresses and love to wear a casual dress over wearing pants. Thank you for the variety and hope you will show us more. The coral tank color looks very pretty on you.

    Posted 3.22.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I’ve worn dresses over leggings, and I love that look.

      Posted 3.22.21 Reply
  37. LuAnn wrote:

    These dresses are great examples to wear for Spring and Summer and so affordable! They all look fantastic on you!

    Posted 3.22.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Thanks, LuAnn.

      Posted 3.22.21 Reply
  38. Monica Ercanbrack wrote:

    They are all very pretty dresses and they all looked great on you.

    Posted 3.22.21 Reply
  39. I dont know if I could pick the best dress,I think they all look great ,so attractive and fresh and spring like.I like all four of them.This post makes me want to go dress shopping.YES,YES.YES.

    Posted 3.22.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I love wearing a dress since you only have to pick one item. lol!

      Posted 3.22.21 Reply
  40. Carla wrote:

    You look beautiful in blue!!!!

    Posted 3.22.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I love wearing blue!

      Posted 3.22.21 Reply
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