You’re engaged and over 40. Your first task: Dismiss all notions and stigmas regarding your age and adhering to the “frumpy, modest and mature” bridal code. Sure, the days of sporting a full-skirted ball gown with endless embellishment are probably behind you. Who cares? It’s time to step into a new kind of sexy — confident, classy and elegant.
From intricate beadwork to plunging Vs, sleeves and cropped skirts, we’ve gathered some dresses suited for the over-40-and-fabulous bride.
TIED UP: A high neck tied in a billowing bow is a modest yet stunning detail.
TULLE TAKE: If your heart is set on a tulle skirt, top it with a classy overcoat.
SLIT SEXY: A flirty slit adds a touch of sophisticated sexy.
V FOR VICTORY: A plunging V with embellished sleeves is effortless elegance.
SIMPLE SILHOUETTE: A structured style with a flirty fabric is a winning combination.
DIVINE DETAILS: Capped sleeves and a key hole back add flare to this frock.
WORK OF ART: We are seriously swooning for the texture of this dress.
SHORT FLARE, DON’T CARE: For something completely different, try a cropped look.