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Chic and Affordable Cocktail Dresses For Women Over 50

I’ve been sharing my favorite fashions for a few years now, and those of you who’ve been along since the beginning can attest that I keep things mostly comfortable and casual. Not today! Today, I’m sharing chic and affordable cocktail dresses for women over 50.

Of course, I do love my dresses!

I’ve blogged about them before, but I’ve rarely talked about cocktail attire, probably because I don’t have that much of an occasion to wear them. Some of you have reached out to ask for recommendations, though, and I had a lot of fun shopping for you!

Chic and Affordable Cocktail Dresses For Women Over 50 – $

KIRUNDO Women’s Fall Satin Mock Neck Wedding Guest Cocktail Midi Dress

This is GORGEOUS. It looks like a skirt and top, but it’s really just one piece. I absolutely love this blue, but if you’re not a fan, don’t worry. It comes in several different colors, from bright pink to basic black. It looks like a million bucks, but it’s only $40 dollars!

AISIZE Women’s Pinup Vintage Ruffle Sleeves Cocktail Party Pencil Dress

This dress would look good on so many people and so many occasions! The black would be perfect for any cocktail party, but you could wear any of the various colors to work events, weddings, baby showers, graduations, or just to church on Sunday. I like the one-sleeve detail, and I LOVE the price. This dress is just $39.00 dollars!

dowerme Women’s Satin Dress 2023 Casual Wrap V Neck Long Sleeve

This is what I call Casual Chic. It just looks so slinky and comfortable! I love the V-neck, the billowy sleeves, and the split hem. Like the others, it comes in several colors and is only $40 dollars.

oten Womens Deep V Neck Ruffle Sleeve Sheath Casual Cocktail

I want this dress in every color! Since it comes in over 20 variations, including velvet ones, I better start making room in my closet. It’s so feminine – the flirty sleeves, the neckline, the tulip hem. And the gathered side tie would hide a thick middle. I can’t believe the price. This beauty is only $41 dollars!

CURLBIUTY Women 2023 Elegant Chiffon Dress V-Neck Cape Sleeve A-Line Cocktail Dress

Yes, this would be totally appropriate to wear to a cocktail party, but it would also be lovely at an outdoor wedding reception. This is very modest, very sweet, and very feminine. If you want something a little more mature, you can get it in black. At $42 dollars, you can get both!

Chic and Affordable Cocktail Dresses For Women Over 50 – $$

Mansy Women’s Elegant Wrap V Neck Lantern Sleeve Bulted Pleated

Cocktail dresses are “suitable at semi-formal occasions, sometimes called cocktail parties, usually in the late afternoon.” I think that perfectly describes this pretty dress. If you have a more formal event, you can go with a darker color, but I love the pink, especially since Barbiecore is all the rage! I gave this two dollar signs because we’ve finally tipped over into the over $50 dollar territory. Lol This dress is $50.99!

PRETTYGARDEN Womens Elegant Sleeveless Cocktail Dress Ruffle Mermaid

Sigh. This dress is so pretty it makes me want to throw a cocktail party so that I can wear it! I think this color is just beautiful! Yes, it comes in black, blue, green, and many others, but this purple is stunning! It’s a slim fit, but I say if you’ve got it, flaunt it! Oh yeah, it’s only $52.99 dollars!

PINUPART Women’s Elegant Empire Waist Long Sleeve Satin 

This dress will be a beauty or a bomb, depending on the color and the accessories. This green is gorgeous, and paired with the right shoes and some gorgeous statement jewelry would be a hit. Wear this in black with no jewelry or sad makeup, and you’ll look like the chaperone! It’s only $54 dollars so splurge on high-end accessories.

VIJIV Vintage 1920s Gatsby Sequin Beaded Lace Cocktail Party

This cocktail dress is about as safe and classic as it gets! No wonder they call this a Vintage Gatsby dress. It looks like it could have been worn in the 1920s or the 2020s. Either way, it’s chic and in style. One of the reviewers said that it looks much more expensive than it is. I don’t doubt it. It’s only $55 dollars!

DKNY Women’s Open Sleeve Ruched Sheath Dress

This dress is all about the sleeves! I get so many emails and comments asking me to include tops and dresses that have sleeves. So many of us do NOT love our upper arms, lol. If you don’t like them as much as I do, don’t worry. This dress also comes in a variety of colors and sleeve options.

Chic and Affordable Cocktail Dresses For Women Over 50 – $$$

Alex Evenings Women’s Short Knee Length Floral Embroidered Cocktail Sheath Dress

I think this dress would be suitable for so many occasions! Not just a nice cocktail party, but a formal wedding, and even as a mother/grandmother of the bride. It comes in several colors and looks chic in every variation. I especially love the champagne color! This says I’ve come to your event, but I’m not trying to upstage the host (or bride.)

Adrianna Papell Women’s Elegant Beaded Midi Dress

For me, it’s all about the flowy hem at the bottom of this skirt! It is so elegant, and I even love the color – gunmetal! Adrianna Papell is an excellent brand; this dress would never go out of style. It has sleeves – a must, I know, and is a great length. I’d wear this to a party at the country club without thinking twice.

I’d love to know if you’ve got plans to go to a cocktail party anytime soon. Let me know you’re favorite!

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  1. Thank you for the recommendation to try the Amazon Kirundo dress. Just received it and am astonished at how nice it is given the price point. Needs steaming and a bit of seam line pressing, but it’s just lovely!

  2. Sherri Montieth Brauss says:

    How about some floor length gowns?

  3. All those dresses are Stunning! You sure do a GREAT job providing nice, up to date fashions for us! Thank You for all you do!

  4. Oh my gosh, these are beautiful. I want them. All of them. However, I have no use for them; I don’t have uses for several casual dresses in my closet. It is very good to see these, though, and I appreciate you posting these so I can enjoy the knowledge that lovely dresses are out there and are affordable.

  5. These dresses are lovely! As a matter of fact, I actually own the Curlbiuty dress in the pink shown. I wore it to a wedding earlier this month. I felt very elegant (and that says a lot for a chubby short body like mine, haha!).

  6. So many pretty dresses and affordable, too. My favorite is the oten dress in Burgendy.