Affordable Little Black Dresses from Amazon

Last Updated on May 8, 2024 by Candi Randolph

Formal or informal occasion, a little black dress (you choose the style) will never steer you wrong. They come in a multitude of shapes and sizes, just like us. Fabrics, textures, necklines, sleeve lengths, hemlines, and more, create a unique look on each woman who dons one.

When you take all of those elements of uniqueness and combine them with affordability, the result is – you guessed it – affordable little black dresses from Amazon. We’ll look at some of the choices I found as well as why I put them on the list. I’ve created two types of LBD’s for you – Dress-Up and Casual.

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Why wear black?

little black dress for 60 year old woman

I’ve always loved wearing black. It’s my go-to choice more often than not. And no, I’m not covered in black from the roots of my hair to the tips of my black toenails. Nothing that extreme. No punk goth girl lives in this house.

FYI, the little black dress (midi length) I’m wearing shown above is from Amazon and is very affordable. Find the details here.

But a top, a sweater, a dress, slacks, capris, or a skirt. You bet. In addition to the fact that I just like wearing black, I always appreciate the benefits of a slimming color. So if you peek into my closet you’ll see several different styles of a little black dress, black sweaters, tops with a variety of sleeve and neckline designs, jeans, and skinny pants. I’ve got ’em all.

Why is black a slimming color? Black doesn’t reflect light so it does not create shadows and project reflections where your body curves or when it wrinkles. It almost always looks chic, and it helps hide the bumps and lumps of our unique bodies.

One small disclaimer to these statements is that the fabric you choose can have an impact on black’s magical slimming abilities. Spandex, sequins, and lycra reflect light, so keep that in mind when selecting your black ensemble.

Dress Up the Occasion in an Affordable Little Black Dress from Amazon

affordable classic little black dresses

Here are just a few examples of affordable little black dresses from Amazon. Click on any of the images to see all the details.

Of course, we all have unique preferences and budgets, so keep that in mind as you peruse my suggestions. My perspective is as a woman over 50, and although by that time many of us choose to eliminate a sleeveless dress as an option, there is always the availability of adding a sweater or jacket to complete your look.

And, sometimes I just decide that I’m going to show my 65-year-old arms to the world. I really don’t care what anyone else thinks. I love a sleeveless look. 👗

Click on any of the images to see all the details.

Vintage Style Swing Dress

This 3/4 sleeve Vintage Style Swing LBD is crafted from a 100% polyester, with a fitted bodice and half-sleeves . I like the length, too, as it works for many heights and shapes. Add some sparkle with jewelry, a black pump, and you’re good to go. Offered in 10 colors/patterns.

a slimming vintage style cocktail dress from Amazon
Vintage Tie Neck Cocktail Dress

Such a classy, classic look with this vintage style tie neck cocktail dress. Pockets, too! I love the added sophistication of the side neck tie. Rayon/cotton/spandex blend with a side zipper. Offered in more than a dozen colors and very affordable.

Retro style slim pencil dress from Amazon
Retro Style Slim Pencil Dress

I love the retro style of this sleeveless pencil below-the-knee affordable little black dress, AND the asymmetrical neckline. It’s hard to see in this image so be sure to look at all the details. The fabric is a rayon/cotton/spandex blend.

It is highly rated, surprisingly affordable, and is offered in more than a dozen colors. Super cool.

plus size shirt dress from Calvin Klein from Amazon
Calvin Klein Plus-Size Shirt Dress with Gold Hardware

A poly/rayon blend with just a hint of spandex, back zipper, V-neck and cap sleeve form the foundation of this versatile and affordable little black dress.

Gentle gathers at the waistline plus gold accents elevate the look. This dress is offered through Prime Wardrobe, too, so you can try before you buy!

sleeveless color block  black dress from Amazon
Calvin Klein Sleeveless Color Block Dress

If a color-block look is your thing, this simple yet stunning look might be perfect. Classic and versatile, with a 92/8 polyester and spandex blend. Hits just above the knee and offered in over three dozen colorways and color combinations. Also available through Prime Wardrobe.

trapeze style LBD available from Amazon
A-Line Flare Midi Dress

If you prefer a fuller, flared look, this midi A-line trapeze style LBD is a great choice! Very affordable, with 3/4 sleeves, gentle gathering and pretty stitching on the bodice. Also available in about two dozen colors and patterns.

V-neck plus size lace sleeve dress from Amazon
V-Neck Lace Sleeve Plus-Size Dress

A little bit of lace adds so much to a black dress, as shown is this 95/5 polyester spandex blend. And, it’s yet another example of a pretty and stylish yet affordable little black dress from Amazon. If you like the style, it’s offered in about six colors.

Long Sleeve Belted Sheath Pencil Dress

If a high neck if what you prefer, this sheath pencil dress with long sleeves and belted waist might fit the bill perfectly. I love the classic styling that doesn’t need much to make it look chic and complete. Very affordable, and offered in about a dozen colors and plaids. It’s also part of Prime Wardrobe “try before you buy”.

Pair your LBD with a great pair of shoes!

Stunner Women’s Classic Fashion Pointed Toe Low Heel Dress Pumps Shoes Black 39(7)
  • Heel measures approximately 5 inches”
  • Personalized pointed design, comfortable heel height, elongated leg shape, stylish and beautiful,…
  • These pumps have an ultra-soft and comfortable lining, a cushioned footbed and a non-slip outsole to…
  • You can wear them for shopping, for work. Won’t feel tired even for the entire day. No matter…
  • They are the best gift for your friend, lover for her birthday, Valentine’s Day, ceremony and…
Over the Toe Strap Ankle Wrap Strap Heel Open Toe Block Heel 2″ Low, Black, 7
  • LIGHTWEIGHT AND LIFTED: We love the block heel to give us the perfect boost in height and these are…
  • COMFORT & SECURE FIT: Featuring a cute strap that hug your ankle for custom support and provides a…
  • A TIMELESS DESIGN: Classic design that is sure to compliment every modern woman’s wardrobe. Update…
  • MEASUREMENTS: 2″ Heel. Runs true to size
DREAM PAIRS Women’s Mila Black Suede Low Chunky Heel Pump Shoes Size 10 M US
  • Supreme Comfort: The pumps feature a padded latex footbed that offers excellent cushioning for…
  • Elegant Design: These pumps have a smooth vamp and round-toe design that provides ample room for…
  • Durable Minimalist & Versatile: With a minimalist and functional design, these pumps are ideal for…
  • Minimalist & Versatile: With a minimalist and functional design, these pumps are ideal for any…
  • Styling Options: Pair these pumps with a variety of outfits, including skinny jeans, midi dresses,…
LifeStride Womens Suki Pumps Black 9 M
  • Soft System comfort package provides all-day support, flex, and cushioning
  • Traction sole provides you with extra stability
  • Asymmetrical strap with stretch panel for added flexibility
  • Soft System Comfort insole

Casual, Affordable Little Black Dresses? Of Course!

casual and affordable selection of little black dresses from Amazon
casual dress Amazon
Short-Sleeve Belted Dress with Pockets

With its short sleeves, round neckline, duo of pockets and knee length, this fun and casual little black dress from Amazon can take you just about anywhere. Polyester/cotten blend, easy on the budget, and available in over a dozen colors.

womens tank maxi dress from amazon
Tank-style maxi dress

Easy wear, easy care maxi tank style dress from Amazon Essentials. Very well priced, this rayon/elastane shift makes getting dressed about as simple as it can get! Throw on a sweater or light jacket and you’re good to go.

Also offered in several colorways and patterns.

V-neck flared midi dress
V-neck short sleeve wrap midi dress

There’s so much to love about this casual yet classy flared midi dress. Interesting detail and stitching, yet very affordable. 95/5 cotton/spandex blend that can be hand or gently machine washed.

If you prefers colors and patterns to solid black, be sure to check out the many options offered with this style.

sleeveless casual little black dress from amazon
Casual Loose Swing T-Shirt Dress

I love the buttons, pockets, and the swing-y style of the skirt on this casual little black dress from Amazon. Of course it’s well priced and is offered in an array of colors. Highly rated, too!

long sleeve jersey dress from Amazon

If you prefer long sleeves in your casual LBD, here’s a nice choice. V-neck, knee length and easy care, with a 95/5 rayon and elastane blend. You can choose from some other solid color choices, too.

Short Sleeve Wrap V-Neck Dress

This flowing, rayon blend short sleeve little black dress is as comfy as it looks. Well rated and well priced, it is offered in over a dozen colors, too.

I hope you had as much fun perusing these affordable little black dress suggestions as I had compiling them for you. There are literally hundreds of options on Amazon to choose from. And, if you find that a purchase needs to be exchanged or returned, Amazon has made it very easy to accomplish, with a variety of drop off points.

In my area Kohls is a drop off location. Not only can I return my Amazon purchase without having to package it up for shipping, Kohls gives me a discount coupon along with my receipt. Win/win.

Where is your next outing or event going to be? It could be right in your own home, with family and friends, or a very special event. Whatever the occasion, a little black dress from Amazon could be the perfect foundation for your outfit.

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4 thoughts on “Affordable Little Black Dresses from Amazon”

  1. Hi Candi. I hope you are doing well. I missed you on the Sizzling link up, so I decided to pop on over and see what you are up to. There are so many beautiful style of the LBD, here, from Amazon. I wish I could get one delivered here. I especially love the short-sleeve belted dress. I’m sharing to FB.

  2. Candi, First off I have a Bachelors in Fashion Merchandising so this is my area!! It is a misnomer that women look slimmest wearing black!! Please remember that shine in a fabric, think satin not silk, and fabrics with sparkles and sequins will undoubtable make you look heavier in black or any dark color still!! I only wanted women to realize after 45 women look much better in navy than in black unless they are a Winter Season in coloring!! Please know that Deep Navy, Deep Burgundy, Deep Emerald Green, Deep Charcoal Grey, Deep Eggplant, and Deep Chocolate Brown are all just as slimming and appropriate for the Holidays as black is, if not more so because you will stand out and be your own personality!!! A women to be remembered!!!

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