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16 Head-Turning New Year’s Eve Dresses for Women Over 50


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With the countdown Christmas well underway, New Year’s Eve isn’t far behind. If you haven’t gotten your hands on one of the best New Year’s Eve dresses for women over 50 yet, now is the time to act! Whether you’ll be ringing in 2020 at a fancy shindig or spending it at home with your loved ones, New Year’s Eve is the perfect excuse to get dolled up in anticipation of a great year to come. You’ll no doubt be inundated with options for fête-ready finds, but the key to snagging the perfect NYE outfit is to look for a frock that makes you feel comfortable, flatters your shape, and suits a more mature age range. Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up a fabulous assortment of stylish New Year’s Eve ensembles that were practically designed for older women. 

How to Dress for New Years Eve Parties 

It’s easy to dress for a New Year’s Eve party when following these three simple tips.

  1. Choose a body part to accentuate: As we age, we tend to make more demure fashion choices. But you don’t have to cover yourself from head to toe to feel confident. By choosing an area of your body to highlight, you can still look fashionable while holding your head high. Stylist Andrew Gelwicks agrees, telling Town & Country in 2018, “A lot of the women I dress have a certain area of their body that they don’t feel as confident [with]. If you’re going to be more conservative with one part of your body then you need to compensate by highlighting another area. Have a leg moment if you don’t want to draw attention to your shoulders.” 
  2. Choose a shape: To look your best, opt for a gown that works with your body type. Not sure what that is? Go for a sleeveless sheath dresses or a fit and flare design that’s fitted on top and flares out slightly at the waist, both of which work well with nearly any silhouette.
  3. Choose a color: Just like your body shape, your skin tone is unique, so a silver gown that looks great on a cool skin tone may not be ideal for a warmer complexion. Jewel colors, which look good on all skin types, is a safe bet for everyone.

Best New Year’s Eve Dresses for Women Over 50

Ready to ring in the new year in style? Keep scrolling for Woman’s World’s picks for the best New Year’s Eve dresses for women over 50. 

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