12 Modest Wedding Dresses for the Over-40 Bride


Latter Day Bride

Our more mature brides need not fret, finding a gown for the wedding doesn’t have to seem like a scary or daunting task. With our tips and beautiful selections, you’ll be inspired to find something that’s not only fashionable but complimentary too!

3 Tips For Finding A Gown That’s Both Modest & Stylish

1. Find Your Fit:

Use your wisdom to your advantage. By now, you know what fits your body type, so go with it and feel confident doing so.

2. Don’t Go With The Trends:

One rule to keep in mind is to stay within the more classic, timeless lines. Don’t try a  trend out on your wedding day as it’s not the time to experiment.

3. Show off the Goods:

As we mentioned, by now, you know the best parts of your body and you shouldn’t be afraid to show them. Beautiful legs, toned arms or even a stunning back should be highlighted – even when a modest dress is the target.

12 Modest Wedding Dress for the Over-40 Bride

Allure Bridals | Style M582 | $700-$1700 | Where To Buy

Allure Bridals

A classic, lace gown with cap sleeves and a gorgeous, mermaid silhouette, this design is a timeless bridal pick. Not only will you be showing off every curve in an elegant way but you’ll feel comfortable and confident within the dress.

Melissa Sweet for David’s Bridal | Style: SLMS2511111 | $1258-899 | Make An Appointment

Melissa Sweet for David’s Bridal

With a dash of whimsy and a sparkle of romance, this gown feels as though it has been plucked right out of a storybook. You get both full coverage and a youthful, flirtatious style all in one with this Melissa Sweet creation.

Maggie Sottero | Brentleigh | $900-2500 | Find A Store

Maggie Sottero

Lace and organza come together beautifully in this design, creating something that’s both romantic and light. You’ll get full-length sleeves and a ruched, cinched waist within this classic silhouette.

Mon Cheri Bridals | Style: TR21716 | Price | Where To Buy

Mon Cheri Bridals

Are you looking for a ball gown? If so, this one has timeless beauty written all over it. With its cap sleeves and satin, shining skirt, you’ll feel like the belle of the ball. It’s perfect for more formal weddings or even winter celebrations.

Bonny Bridal | Style: 2722 | Affordable Prices | Find A Retailer

Bonny Bridal

Full-coverage and full of lace, we’re swooning for this quintessentially bridal design. You’ll show off your waist and hips in a gown that flows over each curve in an elegant fashion, as well as cinching your waist with a beaded belt.

Latter Day Bride | Mapelton | $585 | Shop

Latter Day Bride

If you’re looking for something easy and with a more youthful appeal, check out this charming design from Latter Day Bride. It’d be a great choice for a destination celebration as well, with its soft skirt and simple silhouette.

A Dressy Occasion | Pearl | $1269 | Shop

A Dressy Occasion

For something more on trend and with a couture spirit, this lace beauty will definitely take the cake. There’s a certain contemporary and unique appeal found in the scalloped overlay and the slightly colored lining.

Alex Veil | Terri | $830 | Shop

Alex Veil

There’s just so much about this gown to fall madly in love with. The dip in the back with the button closures, the intricate bead work on the front and all of the flowing, romantic fabric come together to create a magical, bridal moment.

Amsale | Myra | | Average Price $4000 | Try In Store

Amsale | Myra

With this ball gown you get coverage, sophistication and beautiful bouts of chantilly lace. This too is a quintessentially bridal look that fits all kinds of brides. Pair with a sash, veil or keep it simple depending on the style of your wedding.

Larimeloom | 1920’s Boho | $964 | Shop

Larimeloom

If you’re looking for something on the simpler side or something with a bit of Grecian vibes, then you may just want to try this design on for size. Made to order with some blush tones, you’ll love how complimentary the gown is for both your waist and arms.

Ti Adora | Style 7709 | $900-1500 | Find This Dress

Ti Adora

Maybe you want something a bit more glamorous! If that’s the case, this detailed, soft trumpet gown from the JLM Couture house is right up your alley. This will be a comfortable choice but one that doesn’t feel boring, outdated or out-of-style.

Sweetheart Bridal | Style #12 | Contact to Inquire About Price | Appointments

Sweetheart Bridal

And we end with another gorgeous, lace design that’s full of unique appeal. The appliques are laid in such a way that makes for a more Victorian-inspired dress and even pays homage to those of us with some boho roots while staying very bridal and comfortably modest.

 

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