Many of you might be thinking that you don’t have a “special occasion” coming up and that you don’t need a dress. I love having at least one dress in my closet that I consider a special occasion dress. You don’t always get a lot of notice before an occasion, and it can be a huge ordeal trying to pick just the right dress. Today, I’m wearing four special occasion dresses for women over 50 in different lengths, but they all cover your arms.
What Is A Special Occasion?
Basically, a special occasion is any event that is special to you. It can be a birthday, anniversary, or a wedding. Also, a special occasion could be a high school reunion, a Christmas or New Year’s Eve Party, a retirement party, a charity event, or a red carpet event or ball.
Knee Length Special Occasion Dresses For Women Over 50
I wanted to show a couple of dresses that were knee-length or right below the knee. Ladies who are petite prefer shorter dresses since that allows more of their legs to show and helps them appear taller.
This sequined dress is the most versatile of the four since it can be worn without the jacket for a different look. I honestly didn’t think I would like this dress. I was afraid the jacket would make it look frumpy, but I ordered it since the jacket covered the upper arms, which is a pain point for a lot of women over 50. The was dressier than I thought, and I ended up liking the dress a lot.
Once I removed the jacket, the dress was allowed to shine…literally. The sparkle and shine of this dress are gorgeous, and it would look great for any special occasion. The dress is available in silver, gold, and a beautiful cranberry which would all look fabulous for a Christmas or New Year’s Eve party.
Below The Knee Special Occasion Dresses For Women Over 50
My DIL loved this dress, and she kept telling me that I needed to keep it for my next event. This metallic dress has the WOW factor and lots of drama because of the back draping.
However, I hold so much of my weight in my stomach area that the dress doesn’t look fabulous on me. If I’m going to be at a special occasion, I want to feel “special.”
The style of the dress was one of my favorites and would look gorgeous on an hourglass body. The rouching did a good job of hiding some of my rolls, but not enough to make me love the dress.
Maxi Length Special Occasion Dresses For Women Over 50
I love this dress, and I think it would make a great Mother of the Bride/Groom dress. The floral lace sleeves make a huge statement and cover your arms in style!
I didn’t order any special jewelry or shoes for this post (maybe I’ll do those in a later post), and I just added a few pieces I already owned. I wore my Michele Watch w/Diamonds and Cable Loop Bracelet with 18K Gold with all the dresses. I wouldn’t wear the 22 Inch Thin Chain Necklace in 18k Gold Vermeil and Cross Charm, or the Letter Pendant Necklace if I was really going to a special event. Those are necklaces I wear daily, and I would choose special jewelry like the Peggy – Gold-Tone Freshwater Pearl Necklace and Hydra – Gold-Tone Freshwater Pearl Baroque Hoop Earrings instead.
The pearl jewelry looked great with the clutch purse. I think the clutch makes the outfit look elegant and special, and it dresses up anything and everything. It is the perfect size to carry a few essentials like your phone, lipstick, and a tissue or two.
This is the most expensive dress, and it is also the dressiest. I love the lead color of the dress, and it reminds me of the dress I wore to my son’s wedding. I think I would have liked this dress better if I had fixed my hair in an updo. The casual look of my hair ruins the entire vibe of the outfit. 😒
You make a statement coming and going in this gorgeous beaded dress.
UGH! I also needed to have removed the two necklaces that I wear daily. 😒 😒 Plus, I was wearing neutral lipstick, but something a little brighter would have looked better.
At least I was happy about the pleated evening bag. This bag is one that I will use a lot in the coming years.
Do you have a special occasion in the near future?
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