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Long Formal Dresses for Women Over 50

Updated on April 9, 2014

Beautiful Dresses for Women Over 50

This is a collection of my favorite formal dresses for women over 50. Each gown is available in a variety of colors and sizes.

I have featured elegant evening gowns with lace trimming, beaded detail and sheer overlays. They are timeless and classic, perfect for weddings, dinner parties or any special occasion.

I have included strapless, spaghetti strap, short sleeve, long sleeve dresses and evening gowns with jackets.

I hope you enjoy this incredible selection of party dresses for women over 50.

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What Style Is Right For You

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Selecting formal attire can seem like an overwhelming task, but it doesn't have to be. First think about the occasion. How do you want to present yourself? Do you want to look mature and sophisticated or would you prefer to be seen as sassy and sexy?

Your selection also depends on the occasion.

Perhaps you have a dance or ball you are planning to attend. Do you plan to dance the night away or spending the evening enjoying the festivities from your seat? Will you need something a little loose that's going to float across the dance floor?

Are you about to be a mother of the bride or groom? Your son or daughter's wedding will probably be one of the most important days of your life. You want to be comfortable but also take the bride and grooms opinion into consideration. They may have a certain color or style they would like you to consider for their wedding.

What is age appropriate? Everyone has a different opinion about what a woman should or shouldn't wear. It is really up to you. What is your comfort level? You want to show off your best features at any age. That may be your beautiful face or the perfectly toned arms you worked for in the gym. 50 is a number and nothing more. Find something that makes you feel beautiful and confident.

Gold and Silver

Pretty Formal Dresses for Women Over 50 in Gold and Silver

Are you preparing to be the mother of the bride or groom? You don't want to outshine the bride but there is no need to blend into the crowd. Here is a selection of gorgeous silver and gold evening gowns for women over 50.

Mother of the Bride Formal Evening Dress #831 (Large, Silver)
Mother of the Bride Formal Evening Dress #831 (Large, Silver)

This beautiful gown is perfect for a beach beach wedding or any outdoor formal event. It is available in 9 different colors and sizes medium-4X


Long Gold Mother of The Bride Dress for Women Over 50

This dress is a perfect example of an evening gown that is sophisticated, elegant and beautiful.

Mother of the Bride Formal Evening Dress #817 (Medium, Gold)
Mother of the Bride Formal Evening Dress #817 (Medium, Gold)

This long gold party dress has a fitted, sleeveless bust with a loose fitting skirt. The complete dress has a delicate lace overlay. You may be thinking that you are a women over 50 and would prefer a dress with sleeves. The most amazing feature of this dress is the lace jacket with the ribbon accent. It transforms the dress into an evening gown that is suitable for all ages.



Black Evening Gown With Lace JacketCHECK PRICE

Classy Long Gown for Women Over 50CHECK PRICE

Have you been searching everywhere for a beautiful selection of dresses for women over 50? Browse the photos of these elegant evening gowns to buy your next party dress.

Black evening dresses are sophisticated and elegant. They also hide small body imperfections and create a slimming effect.


Flattering Long Red Dress for Women Over 50 CHECK PRICE


Long Burgundy Party Dress for Women Over 50CHECK PRICE

How do you choose an evening gown? Long formal dresses can be very uncomfortable. You want to make sure that your dress fits properly and that it shows off your best features.

Brides, if you are selecting a dress for your mom or mother in law don’t forget to choose a dress they would love. I remember the dress my mother wore for my aunts wedding. It was a sleeveless off the shoulder gown. I don’t think I have ever seen my mom more uncomfortable. She sat in her chair most of the evening because she thought her dress was too revealing.

Long Burgundy Dress With Beaded DetailsCHECK PRICE

Evening Gowns

Mother of the Bride Formal Evening Dress #7837 (4XL, Burgundy)
Mother of the Bride Formal Evening Dress #7837 (4XL, Burgundy)

This beautiful evening gown is available in eight different colors and sizes medium- 5XL. This dress runs small so be sure to use the size chart for this specific dress.


I Don't Want to Display My Arms But Can't Find a Long Sleeve Gown

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The racks may be lined with strapless and short sleeve gowns but you don't have to settle for being uncomfortable. A bolero or a jacket is a great option if you prefer more coverage.

You can purchase a two piece outfit or you can purchase one separately. Sheer and lace boleros are great options because you can wear them again and they add an extra bit of elegance to any gown.


Women's Strapless Chiffon Gown with JacketCHECK PRICE

Pretty Pastel Dresses

Mother of Bride Groom Evening Dress by Sean Collection (7317) 12, Rose
Mother of Bride Groom Evening Dress by Sean Collection (7317) 12, Rose

2 Piece outfit with spaghetti strap gown and lace jacket. Available in sizes 6-12


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      Helen longenbach 

      15 months ago

      Do you have any Teal plus sized gowns

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      Helen longenbach 

      16 months ago

      Do you have Teal dress gowns

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      2 years ago

      No I thought your presentation was confusing, interrupted by too many ads and overall informative.

      I was looking forward to your pintrest pin but very disappointed!

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      5 years ago

      These are really cute even if you're under 50. I love dresses that make you look classy, and these dresses do that really well!

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      Gloria Freeman 

      5 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi I like the styles of the dresses you have here. So pretty.

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      Rose Jones 

      5 years ago

      A good long dress, whether formal or casual is essential in a lady's wardrobe.

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      Mary Norton 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      These are beautiful. Love the colours.

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      Loretta Livingstone 

      5 years ago from Chilterns, UK.

      The pink one with the jacket is so me. It's a little like the one I got to wear on 8/3 for a charity ball and book signing I attended. I also love the teal Zeilei one and the Lady Bridal in blue. I love wearing evening dress and hope I get the chance to wear it again. Though, I have been invited back to next year's ball to do another book signing, so here's hoping.

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      5 years ago

      I like that Landybridal blue outfit - now if I just had somewhere to wear it.

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      Shelly Sellers 

      5 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      I am over 50 and you have a nice selection of dresses for a party! I think the long, burgundy dress with the chiffon and sequin overlay is stunning!


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