13 Gorgeous Wedding Dresses for Older Brides


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Updated: 7/21/17

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.

At Team Wedding, we have one simple rule we recommend older brides follow when wedding dress shopping. Remember, if you are over 40, you are not a child anymore, but at the same time you aren’t someone who can’t look beautiful and amazing on your wedding day.

Find something that makes you feel gorgeous. And don’t forget to check out our favorite wedding dress retailers too.

13 Gorgeous Wedding Dresses for Older Brides

On to the Dresses!

Maggie Sottero / Darcy

Maggie Sottero / Darcy

An A-line, chiffon gown with the coverage older brides crave and with the delicacy and elegance of a romance novel, the Darcy design is quite the beauty. It comes with a Swarovski crystal belt motif and covered buttons gracing the back zipper. Whether you’ve decided on a destination celebration or something more traditional back home, it’s a versatile choice.

Halfpenny London / The Laura

Halfpenny London / The Laura

This two-piece design has an older, more sophisticated vibe that aligns with current trends as well as bridal concerns. It’s appropriate but can really set the tone for a beautiful, second wedding filled with love and a fashion-forward appeal as well. If you’re looking for something that fits a private, intimate ceremony – then this is your pick!

Savannah Miller / Elle

Savannah Miller / Elle

With a fishtail silhouette and 100% silk, you’ll get some extra sexy vibes in this number. Walk down the aisle feeling sensual, romantic and with a dash of boho spirit. And even with all the extra sex appeal, there’s coverage and elegance sewn into all of the stitches.

Allure Bridals / Style: 9415

Allure Bridals / Style: 9415

Are you a fan of lace? If you’re looking for a gown that has more of a traditional feel but doesn’t age you too far, then this beauty from Allure Bridal may be exactly what you need. It’s made for snapping photos too with its illusion back and lace-edged train.

June Bridals / Romantic High-Neck Column Dress

June Bridals / Romantic High-Neck Column Dress

If you’re in a pinch and on a budget, why not check out something from an online retailer that suits your needs. This gorgeous design has an air of elegance but can also fit a lower price point. We understand that a second wedding may not carry the budget the preceding celebrations once did but that doesn’t mean the dress has to carry and less style – just be wary and check reviews.

Casablanca Bridal / Style 1800

Casablanca Bridal / Style 1800

With embellished sleeves that cover a simple, sweetheart neckline, brides get an accentuated waist and a traditional day of look. The sash can be ordered in varying shades and includes the vintage-inspired brooch detail as well.

Essence of Australia / Style D2427

Essence of Australia / Style D2427

There’s something about a Mikado gown that will not only withstand the test of time but hold a more chic and polished finished look. With crystal cap sleeves and a V-neck, you’ll be showing off and complimenting a woman’s  body without going overboard in any area. Accentuate the assets while feeling like the utmost in sophistication with this classic silhouette.

Beautiful by Enzoani / BT18-05

Beautiful by Enzoani / BT18-05

A chiffon gown with cap sleeves and a keyhole back, this polished design is perfect for a bride with more life under her belt. It’s bridal in style but it’s also got an air of elegance and poise that women of sophistication look for in a dress. Of course, the touch of sparkle around the neckline adds to the celebratory feel as well.

Moonlight Couture / Style H1249

Moonlight Couture / Style H1249

Purely bridal, this slim-fitted mermaid gown is filled with wedding day beauty. With vintage-inspired scalloped layers and a keyhole back, you’ll be getting a lot of unique accents within a dress that’s subsequently been dipped in tradition.

Watters / Anais Top 9013B

Watters / Anais Top 9013B

This Anais bridal top can be paired with slacks or a skirt. This entire ensemble, though, is a great example of how an older bride can still pull off a ball gown seamlessly and without worry or hesitation.

Rivini / Quinn

Rivini / Quinn

If you’re looking for a gown with a couture edge in both style and price, then Rivini may be the designer you’ll want to take a second look at. With designs that are just as fitting for the red carpet as they are walking down the aisle, you’ll have an array of snazzy choices to choose from that are a bit outside-the-box, like this beaded beauty.

Liancarlo / Style 6869

Liancarlo / Style 6869

Column dresses are great for those with cleaner, contemporary styles. If you’re a minimalist that wants coverage while still feeling like a bride, this chic design from Liancarlo may provide the right amount of inspiration you’re looking for.

Heidi Elnora / Sheva Martine

Heidi Elnora / Sheva Martine

  • Prices start at $3000
  • Available in stores only

Made from crepe, French and Chantilly lace, this romantic gown is hard not to fall in love with. The design provides coverage to areas that a lot of older brides feel self-conscious of while still paying homage to the beauty of a woman’s curves. There’s also boning throughout the bodice giving an extra boost of support and confidence.

 

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