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. 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.
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…
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.
Find the one you like? You may want to check out the other post of stunning older bride dresses. If you have any question or any ideas about older bride wedding dresses, feel free to contact me.
This post was originally posted at GemGrace Blog: Wedding Dresses for Older Brides over 40, 50, 60, 70.