Classic Wedding Gowns For the Over-50 Bride


Updated 2019

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 2019 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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If you’re a mature bride searching for the perfect gown, we’ve got you covered. Your dream partner is waiting for you down the aisle, so let’s find the dream dress to finish off the big day.  Dive on in and take a peek at these classic wedding gowns suited for the more sophisticated variety.

Vista | BHLDN

Vista | BHLDN

By: BHLDN

Price: $830

Gorgeous floral lace surrounds this classic silhouette and high-neck design. 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.

Virginie | Vera Wang

Virginie | Vera Wang

By: Vera Wang

Price: Average price ranges from $9000 – $13000

The queen of bridal, Vera Wang, makes gowns for all kinds of brides. But with this classic template design, you get a stunning, clean palette to personalize and accessorize with. 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.

Jamie | Amy Kuschel

jamie amy kuschel

By: Amy Kuschel

Price: Average price range $2000-$4600

Effortless and romantic, this silk crepe dress is full of flutter and the right kind of coverage. Feel like a bride without any discomfort or worry in this Jamie design. Also, for every one of these designs bought, $50 is donated to The San Francisco SPCA.

Illusion Sleeve Trumpet Gown | Amsale

Illusion Sleeve Trumpet Gown | Amsale

By: Nordstrom

Price: $4195

Available for special order in select Nordstrom stores, this illusion Amsale beauty is quite the traditional stunner. Made of crepe, it holds a classic, trumpet silhouette and a bridal spirit that women of all ages will adore. The neckline and sleeve bring in a more contemporary style, mixing both new and old with ease.

Aidan | Lord & Taylor

Aidan | Lord & Taylor

By: Lord & Taylor

Price: $190

Shimmy into this beauty while both showing off your curves and feeling like the sophisticated bride you are. It’s a one-should showstopper that both glistens and holds true to the modern spirit that you’re envisioning for your time down the aisle.

Silk-Satin Gown | Michael Lo Sordo

Silk-Satin Gown | Michael Lo Sordo

By: Net-A-Porter

Price: $790

For a bride that wants to spend a reasonable amount and wants a true designer name, this Michael Lo Sordo gown could be the right choice for her. It’s got a high slit with a full-coverage front that screams subdued sex appeal and poise. Show off those legs while still feeling comfortable on your big day.

Galina | Jenny Packham

Galina | Jenny Packham

By: Jenny Packham

Price: 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. Made with pearl sequins and a tulle gown covered in crystals – it’s a stunner.

Metallic Jacquard Dress | Ralph Lauren

Metallic Jacquard Dress | Ralph Lauren

By: Macy’s

Price: $210

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 jacquard gown is no exception to the rule. Again, this is a great gown for a destination affair as it can easily be packed before the big trip – and it has a golden shimmer!

Fawn | Hayley Paige

Fawn | Hayley Paige

By: JLM Couture

Price: Prices vary, contact retailer for more info

It’s hard not to fall hard for a Hayley Paige masterpiece. Fawn is seen with a beautiful, light A-line 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 – while mixing crepe and laces seamlessly.

Cathlyn | Phase Eight

Cathlyn | Phase Eight

By: Phase Eight

Price: $1313

A unique neckline and details 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 beautiful homage paid to lovely 1920’s styling finishes the design off beautifully.

Carmen | Temperley London

Carmen | Temperley London

By: Temperley London

Price: Prices vary, contact retailer for more info

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. Satin crepe covered in a gorgeous stitchwork around the neckline and bodice, you’ll love the intricacies just as much as the fit with this one.

Look 63 | Chanel

Look 63 | Chanel

By: Chanel

Price: $6900

If you’re having a destination wedding during the spring or summer to say your I do’s, this creamy jumpsuit could be what you need to 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 Poppy Dress | John Lewis

Phase Eight Poppy Dress | John Lewis

By: John Lewis

Price: $590

If you’re looking for something with a whole lot of romance, the Poppy gown is here for you. With beautiful, artistic embroidery, you’ll feel like a fairy-tale in this one. And it’s got a silhouette that looks beautiful on all body shapes – really showcasing a woman’s figure.

Beatrice | Monsoon London

Beatrice | Monsoon London

By: Monsoon London

Price: $435

This hand beaded bodice and simple silhouette have quite a classy finish. It’s a great design 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.

Joanna Hope Double Cuff | JD Williams

Joanna Hope Double Cuff | JD Williams

By: J. D. Williams

Price: $60

A simple lace dress 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 with the illusion nods.

Ada | Maggie Sottero

Ada | Maggie Sottero

By: Maggie Sottero

Price: Average price range from $900-$2500

This sheath gown has everything a bride could want in a gown. A small 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.

Jewel Lace A-Line Dress | David’s Bridal

Jewel Lace A-Line Dress | David’s Bridal

By: David’s Bridal

Price: $958

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 golden number. It also comes in both white and champagne.

T212009 | Jasmine Bridal

T212009 | Jasmine Bridal

By: Jasmine Bridal

Price: Prices vary, contact for more info

A contemporary style with a plunging back, over-50 brides can definitely slip this on to say those 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. The pretty embroidered lace gives it an even more bridal flair.

Nola | Amsale

Nola | Amsale

By: Amsale

Price: $8995

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 exists a softness and romance about this design that meets contemporary style seamlessly – just look at the trendy, delicately-layered skirt!

Beaded V-Neck Gown | Adrianna Papell

Beaded V-Neck Gown | Adrianna Papell

By: Dillard’s

Price: $349

Adrianna Papell has so many affordable designs that we love. Dressing all of the bridesmaids, the MOB, the MOG, and the bride as well 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 – this can always be the “something blue” you’re looking for.

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