Classic Wedding Gowns for the Over-50 Bride
Updated August, 2017!
We’ve scoured the runways and found fresh new styles for our Over-50 brides. There’s so much to love about contemporary wedding trends, from color to coverage – we had to showcase some of our 2017 favorites!
From chicer, traditional silhouettes to outside-the-box designs that suit a more sophisticated woman and the life she’s lived, every year that goes by gives more variety to all kinds of brides.
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Adrianna Papell | Beaded Short Sleeve Gown
Adriana Papell has so many affordable designs that we love. Dressing all of the bridesmaids, the MOB, the MOG and the bride too isn’t an easy feat. But even more so, this beaded beauty can easily be used for a bride that’s a bit more sophisticated saying, “I do,” a little later in life.
BHLDN | Medallion
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Gorgeous floral lace surround this classic silhouette. At first glance, it’s a traditional beauty, but it’s got a chic, contemporary vibe that fits the time too. You receive coverage as well as a boost of bridal confidence in this one.
Amsale | Miller
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- Amsale fits all price points
A bride over-50 doesn’t have to compromise feeling like the belle of the ball just because of her age. With gowns like this, you can still rock a ball gown while being appropriate to your level of sophistication and the day’s festivities. There’s a softness and romance about this design that meets contemporary style seamlessly.
Vera Wang | Odelle
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- Average price ranges from $9000-$13000
The queen of bridal, Vera Wang, makes gowns for all kinds of brides. But with this classic Odelle design, you get a stunning, clean palette to personalize and accessorie. Pair it with a shawl or bolero. Wear it in the summer or winter. It’s a versatile dress that’s perfect for simple and sophisticated older women.
Alfred Angelo | Style 3100
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A contemporary style with a plunging back, over-50 brides can definitely slip this on to say their I do’s. It’s simple, it hugs a woman’s body in all the right ways but is still appropriate for a woman with a bit more sophistication to wear as well.
Amy Kuschel | Rozy
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- Average price range $2000-$4600
Effortless and romantic, this silk dress is full of flutter and the right kind of coverage. Feel like a bride without any discomfort or worry in this Roxy design. Also, for every one of these designs bought, $50 is donated to The San Francisco SPCA.
Amsale | Juno
Available for special order in select Nordstrom stores, this lace Amsale beauty is quite the traditional stunner. Made of Chantilly lace and guipere, it holds a classic silhouette and a bridal spirit that women of all ages will adore. The illusion neckline brings in a more contemporary style, mixing both new and old with ease.
DB Studio | Illusion Neckline Crystal Bodice Chiffon Dress
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With all the right accents, you’ll be getting a gorgeous gown at a great price point with this design. Romantic and flowing, all eyes will be on the bride – especially sashaying on the dance floor – in this number. It’s also fully-lined so no need for stress about the undergarments!
Lord & Taylor | J Kara
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With a retro vibe and a sophistication too, this easy dress is perfect for a smaller celebration or maybe even a destination wedding. With a beaded, lace pattern, you get both comfort and chic style within the design.
Maggie Sottero | Estelle
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- Average price range from $900-$2500
This sheath gown has everything a bride could want in a gown. A lace train, a silhouette that shows off your curves, intricate beadwork and sleeves as well, there’s a classic style mixed with unique accents that’s hard not to fall in love with.
Stella McCartney | Renee
For a bride that wants to spend a reasonable amount and wants a true designer name, this Stella McCartney gown could be the right choice for her. It’s got an open back with a full-coverage front that screams subdued sex appeal and poise. Show off a slim waistline while still feeling comfortable on your big day.
JD Williams | Joanna Hope
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A simple dress and a tailored jacket will always be a great route for an older bride to take. And it may be one that she feels more comfortable with. This design from JD Williams is also quite contemporary and bridal with the delicate, jeweled neckline.
Jenny Packham | Rapture
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- Average gown is $4200
Coming in a variety of sizes, including petite, this embellished gown is perfect for brides in an older age range. If you want to walk down the aisle with a bit of glitter, this is the perfect design to slip into.
Monsoon | Veronika
A satin dress will always have a classy finish. And this sleek silhouette is great for saying, “I do,” with all the elegance in the world. Topped off with cap sleeves and a cinched waist, it fits so many beautiful, womanly body types.
Lauren Ralph Lauren | Jersey One-Shoulder Gown
Who wouldn’t want to be a Ralph Lauren bride? There’s a certain bout of posh appeal and sophistication surrounding all of these designs, and this wedding gown is no exception. Again, this is a great gown for a destination affair as it can easily be packed before the big trip.
John Lewis | Chelsie
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If you’re looking for something with a whole lot of romance and movement, the Chelsie is here for you. With butterfly sleeves and a flowing hemline, you’ll feel like a fairy-tale in this one. And it’s got a silhouette that looks beautiful on all body shapes!
Hayley Paige | Vionett
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It’s hard not to fall hard for a Hayley Paige masterpiece. Vionett is seen with a beautiful, fit and flare silhouette, showing off a woman’s curves in all the right places. But it still has the coverage and texture that an older bride would feel comfortable with.
Chanel | Look 50
If you’re getting away during the fall or winter to say your I do’s, this angora beauty could be what you need celebrate. Perfect for packing with all the beauty that a Chanel number has to offer, you don’t have to go full-on bridal to feel like a bride!
Phase Eight | Giovanni
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A unique neckline and lace that will sweep you off of your feet, this Phase Eight design will make a lot of brides happy. It’s got a creamy finish as well as an elegant keyhole back that finishes the design off beautifully.
Temperley London | Embroidered Tulle Gown
Finally, Temperley London will always provide us with timeless styles that are intertwined with an old age-spirit. That’s exactly what we get here. Ivory tulle covered in a gorgeous, paisley embroidery, you’ll love the intricacies just as much as the fit with this one.