Every bride should feel amazing and comfortable on her wedding days, whether you're over 40, 50, 60 or 70 or...? There are no rules for older bride to pick a wedding dress; you can dress whatever you want unless you're happy. It's your big day; your happiness is the most important thing. However, we understand that buying a wedding dress when you're older at age can be a very different experience to buying one when you're in your twenties. Sometimes you cannot find the dress suits you best, sometimes there are not much dress to choose. So today, we are going to help you find the perfect wedding dress and narrow down your choice. Whether you are getting married for the first time or this is your second wedding, we hope our list of 10 type wedding dresses for older women has something for you.
1. Tea-length Wedding Dresses
We love how tea-length wedding dresses are so perfect for so many brides. Tea-length wedding dresses with vintage style look great on mature brides, plus size brides and petite brides. View our post "20 of the Most Vintage Tea-length Wedding Dresses for Older Bride" for more ideas. We also love how tea-length wedding dresses show off your shoes. This dress length concept is functional to display little fresh and surprising accent of the older ladies. The top part of the bride's body can be covered well by short/long sleeves, high neck, or little V-neck. The fit line on the dress waist will look elegant with a belt or can be added a touch of modern with open waist or pocket.
2. Wedding Dress with Sleeves
Sleeves are always in style, you can never go wrong with cap sleeves, long sleeves, short sleeves, 1/2 sleeves or 3/4 sleeves wedding gowns. Especially for older bride who often want to cover their arms. No longer exclusive to traditional celebrations, wedding dress with sleeves can make a serious style statement. If you are afraid of looking frumpy in full-length sleeve, you can choose flattering V-neck, lace illusion neckline or low back to match with it. Also, to balance out the extra fabric and silhouette, simple updo and minimal jewelry provide perfect complements to a long sleeve gown. These dresses are a beautiful example of how modesty can be fashionable. It will give you the elegant look by covering your arms. Sleeved dresses are best for older women over 50 years old. For more stunning long sleeve dress, checkout our post "45 of the Most Stunning Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses".
3. Embroidery Wedding Dress
If you want to look sophisticated but also stay low-key, then you got to try embroidery wedding Dress. If you are getting married for second or third times and bored with traditional wedding dress, it’s time to try something new. Embroidery designs wedding dress is Embroidery is used to add a textured pattern to a dress and is sewn onto the dress with thread. Embroidery gowns adorned with appliques lace, flowers, beading or fringe can be designed independently or in harmony with the bridal bouquet, accessories and venue decorations. Gold, silver and grey embroidery gives a dose of vintage or luxury to your wedding gown.
4. High Neck Wedding Dress
Gowns with high necklines can lend a sweet and unexpected grace touch to your wedding day style. When you are getting married over 40, 50, it's not wise to show many skin, especially if your neck isn't your favorite. High necklines, especially those with illusion fabric, are sexy in an understated way and also cover up loose neck smartly. If you don't want to look too plump with high neck wedding gown, consider to exposing your legs or arms and avoid choosing long sleeves.
5. Wedding Dress with Jack/Warp
Typically, low cut neckline should be avoided for better appearance of mature bride. However, adding a jacket or warp with low cut neckline gowns could make you look elegantly and cover the loose skin. They suit many different sizes and shapes and examples of classic styles in wedding gowns include sweetheart neckline, strapless necklines, v-neckline, mermaid silhouettes, A-line silhouettes, sheaths and short hemline. Beautiful full lace or beaded tulle jacket is the perfect solution to creating a versatile bridal look. Jackets can be removed for the after-party when you are going to have fun in the dance floor. Make sure it has been designed to work with the dress.
6. High Waist/Empire Wedding Dress
Delicate lace and chiffon make empire wedding dress an excellent choice for a spring or summer wedding and also suitable for daytime garden wedding or beach wedding. The high waist design is capped off with a piece of fabric that hugs around the mid-section just below the breasts. It is made to hide the stomach and emphasize the bust without being too sexy or revealing. The high waist design is ideal for whichever body type even can be worn be any bride whether she is thin or heavy figured, young or mature. The Empire Wedding Dress is for the truly classy lady with a lot of style including cap sleeves, high neckline, tea-length, beaded bodice... If you are a maternity bride, then these empire waist dresses would be nice for your big day. Here is a list of the beautiful maternity wedding dress for pregnant brides.
7. Color Wedding Dress
Who says you have to wear white? The great part of a dress for a remarriage is that you don’t have to choose a dress that is considered a traditional wedding dress color. Second-time brides can wear colors other than white. This means that champagne, lovely blush pink, blue, grey or any other color flattering to your skin tone is suitable for your gown. If red is your signature color, then go for it! Embrace the colorful gowns that have been coming down the bridal runways. You're a modern, mature bride--wear what you want!
8. Short Trains Wedding Dress
Longer trains may not suitable for older women, both in style and convenience, especially when you are going to throw an outdoor wedding or casual party wedding. Sweep trains are easier to manage, perfect for outdoor brides who want a touch of glamour without too much fabric dragging on the ground, or indoor brides who prefer something more simple and low-key. The sweep train is about three to six inches on the floor, which allows you move easily and follows you as you walk can help you make a dramatic entrance. This style provides the elegance of a train without the worry of tripping over too much fabric.
If your wedding is not informal, try to go with suit. They are sleek, modern and incredibly comfortable. When you are more mature or not getting married for the first time, it's cool to try something new. A pencil skirt pair with jacket or pant suit are both flattering choice. Suit style can be various with embroidery, beading or bowknot. If you want to look more feminine, lace suit is a good choice. Also white is not the only color to choose, grey, champagne and green are all look good.
10. Modest Ball-gown
Who says older brides aren't suitable to wear ball gown wedding dress? Regardless of ages or rules, every bride deserves to be a princess on her big day. Ball gown dress can be modest without lots of dazzling embellishments and heavy long trains, which is perfect for the brides want to stay low key but still have a dreamy look. Simple Silhouette and little spurring details like ruffles, lace, pick-up makes stunning simple ball gown.
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Seriously??? you post wedding dress outfits for women over 40, 50, 60, and 70 and put them on models that are 20-30 years of age???? seriously???? Thats the same as using 25 year old models on tv for anti aging creams! its laughable. Life is not about the exterior of a 25 year old woman. get real already!!
I am so sorry if the young models in the picture offend you. But I think we should pay attention to the dress not the models. I think these dress styles all look good on mature women. Being young is not about age, it's about positive attitude and open mind.
It's not just the young models!!! Crying out loud, Effy! If you haven't moved into the 40+ age group, perhaps you haven't been noticing that a great majority of women IN that group have body shapes that are NOT EVEN CLOSE to those of your models. How would these dresses look on larger tummies, thicker arms, etc. So many things change with a maturing body At 65, I am still very petite--4'11.5" and weigh 95-97 lbs--an inch shorter and 10 lbs lighter than I was at my own wedding -- after 5 children!! At my daughters' weddings in my 50s I fit a size 2 that had to be altered to a 1-ish. Now, contemplating a new marriage of my own, I could FIT these form-hugging styles, but most of them don't look "appropriate" for even a sizzling grandma! I am so disappointed! (But don't feel badly, yours isn't the only site I found who did this!) "Dresses for mature brides? All of them matured into Twiggy! LOL)
I agree - the models are ridiculous for trying to convince 60 yos that the dress will suit them. For pete's sake; lets try for real honesty in advertising.
I clicked on here to look for a dress for myself and that's the first thought that came to mind. Why am I looking at young brides in these dresses? Certainly doesn't give me and ideas on what a woman my age should/could be wearing
I agree, these are NOT dresses for a 68 year old woman to wear! Get real.
I came to the site to determine a dress that would look beautiful on my 51 year old sister.... all the models were young... and beautiful. I could have gained a better perspective of how the gowns would look on a mature woman. If the models were in the age group the site advertised for... it could have been very helpful.... disappointed...
Sooooo totally agree that we need to see gowns on senior women AND with fuller figures. Older women are still beautiful, it's not like we've got some horrible disease that means we can't expect to look beautiful and desirable on our wedding day. With the divorce rate so high among the older generation, there's a gap in the market for glamorous 'over somethings' brides. For goodness sake wake up and provide us with a choice of gowns with sleeves and exotic styles. Not all brides want to look like princesses. Give us Cleopatra and other Queenly ideas. Aaaaaargh!
I agree wholeheartedly. Use some age appropriate models.
Thanks for you advice. I will pay attention to this problem and would use some age appropriate models next time.
I was so engaged in looking at the dresses I didn't notice the models. Very nice selection and advice. Thanks for pulling together .....
I want to order a wedding suit but do not know how to order from this site. Please provide information on how to order. Thanks
Please view our categories to order our dresses or you can send us your idea using our custom dress form, thank you!
Where can I find the knee length gold lace dress in your picture please
It is from Pinterest
I agree, those dresses are NOT suitable for women of a certain age! Why WHITE? Can't a mature bride wear a more appropriate color?!
Blush pink and champagne colors are most popular. Dresses listed here are only for style guides, mature brides would be great for certain styles like v-neck, floor length, jacket...
I thought the same thing about the young models. Would be nice to see how the dresses look on women of the age you are advertising to. Everything looks good on a beautiful 25 year old.
Totally agree. I don't want to see a 25 year old woman - I'm looking for a dress for women over 50 - "wedding dresses for older brides over 50"
I was looking for age appropriate models as well.
I was expecting to see age appropriate models to get a better idea of how the gowns look on anyone in 40s 50s 60s etc.
I think we will launch the older bride's collection with appropriate models soon. Thank you so much for the advice!
I thought for a change that I would see dresses on models that were my age isn't this supposed to be for brides that are mature with curves and maybe a disproportionate body? Instead you have willowy models who are young. Hey when I was young I had a different body type-isn't this rather an affront?! I tried to overlook this but I cannot.
Hi Fran, thank you so much for the comment! That's what we want to do in the future :-) Tony - GemGrace.com
I would buy from a company that shows brides MY age in the dresses especially when advertising to that age group. I think you You are missing out on a huge market of women who want to look their best and can still be beautiful at ANY age.
I can not relate to what you are showing, the models are so young they look great in everything. There are beautiful women of all sizes that over 50. It tells me you do not care about your customer.
If you don't know your own body shape, size, or what will flatter you, internet shopping may not be right for you. If you can't envision the dress without it being modeled by someone of a particular age then Internet shopping may not be right for you. I don't see any black, Asian, or handicapped models here either but I do not find it offensive. If you are bothered by the models... just move along. When I got to the bottom of this page and saw the negative attitude you were spewing, it bothered me for a split second. Then I realized, you are a spoiled child. It's the internet. Just click the back button and move along...
It wasnt advertised for black, asians or handicapped people. It was advertise for older brides. I am young and are searching for ideas for my mom and feel exactly the same then all the other people. I have tried to move along, but have the same problem on every other website. Just because it is internet shopping, you are not alowed to use your common sense? If you advertise for older people, then show older people. But hey, you know what they say?! Common sense is not always so common! Thats why you dont know how a spoiled child look like! You are talking about people witj life experience far above what you have!
Oh dear! Not what I was expecting, all your models are young, whereas I am 52, I searched for wedding dresses for the over 50's. I seriously don't think any of these are for me.... I might have got into them 30 years ago, but no one asked me to marry me then.. :) :) ... So I think I will have to pass, but thank you anyway.
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I really like one of the dresses on your site..its a photo of a customer i think Can you reply to my emaail so i can send you the screen shot please. T
It's very disappointing that the models are not the appropriate age. There are so many beautiful mature women , it disappoints me that you don't have them.
I have to agree about the age of the models. I would expect to see 50 year old models on a page advertising dresses for this age.
This was a waste of time. I agree with everyone else—these models are in their 20s, and have straight figures. I’m 40, plus size, large chested, and none of these looks are even remotely suited for a fuller figure.
What a lot of tosh. Agree with all of the above. Why put these styles on young models. Its nothing to do with their beauty any older women will tell you that their figures change with childbirth and time seeing a dress on a younger model does not give an accurate representation of how it will fall on a mature frame. I certainly don't want to go down the aisle looking like a fluffy meringue . I want to look chic mature and stunning none of the above fit this description. You cant stuff an old bird in a dress designed for a 20 something no kids or calories demographic and say that it would suit an older bride. Lazy journalism and not even a nod to canvassing older brides for their opinions.
For peets sake woman give it rest. Dam your on a web site and they can't control the darn photos the venders show, they probably receive a picture with the dress and use that picture. Im a size 12 not that big and not that small. when I see a picture of a woman bigger than me in a dress I don't like the dress.. So all thoughts can go both ways. If your that uncomfortable about the way you look do something about it. I'm almost 50 an I have an imagine in my head how I want to look and I am woking on it. Leave the poor guy alone and see its your insecurities coming out that needs to be worked on. Sensitive dam people .. there is going to be young hot woman all around us for the rest of our life are we going to boycott them as well.
There is nothing here to help an older bride find a wedding dress. Young models! Really! Thanks for nothing but a waste of time.
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Thanks for sharing this wonderful post, loved the dresses