Recently, we heard from several of our readers that our wedding dress roundups didn’t have enough wedding dresses for older brides. We decided to remedy that with a post that is dedicated to wedding dresses for the older bride. Whether you’re getting married for the first time or this is your second wedding, we hope our list of 13 wedding gowns for older brides has something for you to grab inspiration from. Want to know what you can wear for your wedding if you are an older bride? Are there any wedding dress rules for more sophisticated women? The good news is that you can still do whatever you want. The bad news is that this doesn’t help you narrow down your choices. Find something that makes you feel gorgeous. And don’t forget to check out our favorite wedding dress retailers too.
This classic, lace design is both sensual and modest. With a bohemian foundation – check out those slight, bell sleeves – it has beautiful accents that accentuate a woman’s body in all of the right ways. The gown features a combination of allover lace, sheer lace, and a York jersey material.
For brides with a simpler taste, this Halfpenny London design is exactly what you need. It creates a clean foundation to build a more personalized vision around. Layer the piece with jackets, dusters, or sashes, or add color in unsuspecting ways with your accessories – whatever the case, it’s one of the most versatile gowns on the list.
This 100% silk crepe marocain gown has a throwback personality that we really love. And although it’s quite modest it the front, there’s an entirely different story in the back featuring a sexy, plunging dip. The cinched waist is also a really flattering feature.
This Allure Bridal find also has a successful blend of both modesty and sexiness. Coming in a lux-inspired champagne tone, it pays homage to vintage qualities with an off-the-shoulder accent that looks gorgeous in photos. We also love the hug of the hips that the silhouette focuses on.
June Bridals have so many incredible steals up their sleeves, including this modern stunner. The layers create a sophisticated quality but one that can easily be personalized to fit any event with a more casual quality or one with a more upscaled vision. It’s a versatile design that fits all wallets.
Audree is of fairy-tale quality. It’s completely bedazzled in beads and Chantilly lace with off-the-shoulder sleeves that give women the best of both worlds: sex appeal and comfort. The fit-and-flare silhouette does the best for everyone’s figure and the color choices make this a great choice for brides as well. Coming in everything from white/white to nude/silver, there’s a great array of neutrals.
Here’s another traditional find that has a versatile silhouette. It features an illusion lace bodice and stunning skirt made to flow down the aisle. There’s a ribbon belt included to finish off the look or you can add your own bedazzled sash. *The design is also available with short sleeves.
We love the designs that have a more minimal appeal, especially for brides with a more contemporary everyday style. This simple, yet sexy gown has a slight, mermaid silhouette and made with soft georgette fabric – giving it a comfortable stretch. This about using this for vow renewals or black-tie affairs with a red-carpet quality.
If you’re in the market for a ball gown, this stunning Moonlight Couture piece may be your choice. It has a timeless quality that more sophisticated brides will love along with the comfort of coverage. The billowing sleeves are such a unique feature for this type of dress – for brides who want to make a statement.
There’s something really special about this Watters design. Sprinkled with luminescent pearls, this dress will do everything – including glitter – on the dance floor. To bring the uniqueness factor up a few more notches, notice that you can order the dress with a blush-colored lining.
Here we have another minimalist’s lovers dream – but with a touch of sex appeal, you cannot ignore. With such a clean finish, stylists can personalize to their liking. The square neckline and defined waist make this simple silhouette state out like no other.
With the prestige of a classic ball gown, this Liancarlo lace design is perfect for brides that want it all – without all of the fuss. Created with Alencon lace and an off-the-shoulder, Grace Kelly-inspired sleeve, you’ll feel like a bride but with a timeless addition that comforts you.
And finally, if you really want to shake things up, think about staying away from the dress and going for the wedding suit. It’s still feminine and bridal, but with the coverage, comfort, and femininity that you’ll be craving as a bride with more sophistication. Illusion sleeves and a blush hue round out the ensemble nicely.