9 Chic Cocktail Dresses for Women Over 50

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You can never have too many cocktail dresses!

Update Your Wardrobe With These Cocktail Dresses for Women Over 50

Every woman needs a staple cocktail dress hanging in her closet. Actually, every woman needs a few cocktail dresses ready to be donned when the occasion calls for it.

You likely have one you've worn for all sorts of events, but why not add another to your list of trustworthy dresses for any sort of party? That way you don't keep showing up in the same ol' thing time and time again.

Dare to dress out of your comfort zone (or even in it) with one of these chic cocktail dresses for women over 50. They work for any sort of party or outing that calls for cocktail wear attire, so get to shopping now!


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1. Chico's Pipped Cheetah Print Dress

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Buy it from Chico's for $119 here!

Add a little pop of fun to your typical little black dress with this pipped cheetah print design from Chico's. It'll show off your true colors without being too bold or daring.

2. Nordstrom Tahari Star Neckline Crepe Sheath Dress

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Buy it from Nordstrom for $76.80 here!

The great thing about this dress is that it's one of those you can wear from day to night. Whether you're presenting during a major meeting at work or going out with your mom friends, you can wear this simple yet chic dress for any occasion.

3. Macy's MSK Rhinestone-Trim Bell-Sleeve Dress

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Buy it from Macy's for $79 here!

Another little black dress that'll have everyone staring at you when you walk into the room, this one is trimmed with rhinestones for an expensive touch at a fraction of the cost. We're also partial to a good bell-sleeve, probably a little too much, but how can you not appreciate how free and fun they are?

4. Chico's Chain-Print Wrap Dress

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Buy it from Chico's for $119 here!

Even if chains and whips don't excite you, this dress certainly will. It's a fun print that you won't find on any other cocktail dress, which means you'll be a sure standout at your next event when you sport this beauty.

5. Nordstrom Marée Pour Toi Balloon Sleeve Scuba Crepe Dress

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Buy it from Nordstrom for $109 here!

Be bold in blue with this balloon sleeve crepe dress. The best part is the sleeves are about as bold as an accessory you need to make a statement. But if you want to add a few more jewels, we're not stopping you.

6. Macy's Ralph Lauren Velvet Surplice Dress

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Buy it from Macy's for $145 here!

We wholeheartedly believe velvet looks good on every type of woman. Better yet, it looks expensive even when it's not. So if you don't have thousands of dollars to blow on a rich velvet dress, this one will work just fine.

7. Chico's Printed Wrap Dress

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Buy it from Chico's for $119 here!

We're quite literally wrapped up in the deep magenta pattern on this wrap dress. It's so intricate, yet somehow so simple. You can dress it up or down, depending on where you're going.

8. Nordstrom Alfred Sung High-Neck Satin Cocktail Dress

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Buy it from Nordstrom for $214 here!

You'll look as elegant as ever in this perfectly pleated gown from Nordstrom. Shine all night long in this luminous dress that is sure to make a lasting impression on everyone you meet.

9. Macy's Thalia Sodi Lace Sheath Dress

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Buy it from Macy's for $66.99 here!

You can never go wrong in a lace dress like this one. If you don't already own a lace dress, we highly suggest snagging up this one before it sells out.

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