Getting married at a more mature age has many upsides, including a stronger relationship with your partner if you’ve been together for awhile, a bigger budget, and a lovely selection of the best wedding dresses for women over 50. Whether it’s your first wedding, fifth wedding, or somewhere in between, you deserve to feel beautiful, confident, and elegant during your ceremony and reception.
Wedding ceremonies have changed quite a bit over the past few decades. A church wedding and a dinner was a traditional choice, but now couples are doing everything from eloping in the desert to hosting an intimate dinner party at home with only a handful of loved ones. No matter what you and your partner want to do, finding the right attire can be as exciting as it is stressful. We have some helpful hints and a lineup of styles that will make saying “I do” to the perfect ensemble a breeze!
Best Wedding Dresses for Women Over 50
Whether you’re looking for a gossamer gown to don at an outdoor ceremony or a modest fit and flare for a church wedding, there are plenty of options to choose from to help you feel like a stunning bride. Keep scrolling to shop Woman’s World‘s picks for the prettiest wedding gowns for women over 50.
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1. Best Wrap Wedding Dress
Where to buy: $268, Reformation
The Winslow Dress from Reformation is feminine, elegant, and carefree. It's not too over the top, but it's breathtaking nonetheless. This wedding dress works well in nearly any type of wedding, whether it's nuptials in a garden or a ceremony on the beach. The kimono sleeves and wrapped A-line skirt won't constrain you as you twirl and twist across the dance floor.
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2. Best Long-Sleeve Wedding Dress for Over 50
Where to buy: $161.99 (Originially $511), Light in the Box
This darling little number is definitely Meghan Markle-approved. Similar to the Duchess of Sussex's royal wedding dress, Lan Ting's Bateau Neck Chapel Gown is a dress fit for a royally special occasion. This elegant and sophisticated piece offers plenty of coverage for more modest church nuptials. At the same time, the curve-hugging material is flattering and flirty, without baring too much skin.
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3. Best Lace Wedding Dress for Women Over 50
Where to buy: $828, Nordstrom
The slimming silhouette and lace material of this Tadashi Shoji Off the Shoulder Illusion Lace Gown give a nod to traditional wedding dresses, but the styling and pattern of the lace add a twist of boho. It calls attention to you, the bride, without frills or glitter. Bonus: Its illusion off-the-shoulder neckline exudes a romantic vibe without the hassle of adjusting your straps every half hour.
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4. Best Off-the-Shoulder Wedding Dress — Plus Size
Where to buy: $895, Nordstrom
Love the romantic look of an off-the-shoulder wedding dress? This sleek dress from Noel and Jean by Katie May features straps that elegantly shrug off the shoulder, gently resting on your arms while still providing structured support for ultimate romantic look. Complete with a trumpet skirt and slight train, the Alpha Off the Shoulder Dress is all about the little details — like the cutout in the back.
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5. Best Sweetheart Neckline Wedding Dress
Where to buy: $1,600, BHLDN
With its sweetheart neckline and endless lace, this gown is reminiscent of a vintage piece. Eddy K's Leigh Dress is beautifully slimming and its subtly sexy silhouette is emphasized with gorgeous lace detailing and a train. You'll feel like a free spirit wearing it, but its fit and flare gives it an edge of sophistication.
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6. Best Tulle Wedding Dress
Where to buy: $975, BHLDN
If tulle is what you're after, then the Jenny Yoo Jillian gown, made with over 45 yards of tulle, is something right out of a dream. Airy and lightweight, this dress features a convertible tulle neckline that can be worn 16 different ways, offering plenty of coverage for women who either want to cover their shoulders or show them off. An ethereal and lush tulle skirt finishes off the dress, adding a touch of whimsy to your wedding day.
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7. Best Silk Wedding Gown That Looks Vintage
Where to buy: $151, ASOS
ASOS's Satin Paneled Wedding Dress looks like it came straight from the 1930s. Although this classy silk gown is minimalist and simple, it's not basic. The gorgeous satin-silk fabric shimmers with every movement, and the diagonal panels accentuate your waist. Saying "I do" in this dress will put your name under the definition of elegant. And at $151, it's definitely what we'd call a wedding steal.
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8. Best Two-Piece Wedding Set
Where to buy: $199, Dillard's
Impeccably chic and daringly bold, a two-piece set is an alluring option for your wedding. Tahari's Pearl Detail Crop Jacket Dress Suit strays from the confines of a traditional dress and packs some personality into a day that's often filled with tradition. Your family and friends will be marveling at your fashion-forward statement while you exchange your vows.
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9. Best High-Neck Wedding Gown for Women Over 50
Where to buy: $275-650, BHLDN
Next on the two-piece train we have the Lady Bird Top & Park Avenue Skirt from BHLDN. The Lady Bird Top offers an elegant high neckline with a slight keyhole accent on back, while the Park Avenue Skirt, which looks like a plain crepe skirt from the front, adds drama in the back with a luscious detachable bow. Classic, simple, and incredibly chic, these pieces create a gown like no other. Best of all, when you opt for simplicity, your accessories, makeup, and hair can all take center stage.
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10. Best Open Back Wedding Dress for Brides Over 50
Where to buy: $89.99, Amazon
A draped, open back and glittering appliqué elevate this gown for any wedding. Because it's sleeveless, the ABaowedding Double V-Neck Lace Wedding Dress Evening Dress works great for outdoor weddings during the spring and summer, but it's not too revealing if you're looking for something that has a bit more coverage. Whether you're strolling down an aisle made of sand or one covered in flower petals, all eyes will be on you.
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11. Best Simple Wedding Dress for Older Brides
Where to buy: $900, BHLDN
Minimalists will love the simplicity and shape of this dress. The sweetheart neckline and crisscrossed bodice are feminine, giving an elegant shape to the top half while the body of the gown gently hugs your curves, then flares out at the bottom. The bodice of this Theia Blake Gown from BHLDN is fitted for bust support to ensure that off-the-shoulder means just that — no need to tape, pin, tie, or stitch.
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12. Best Cap Sleeve Wedding Gown
Where to buy: $280, Anthropologie
It's easy to feel graceful and sophisticated in a light and airy gown such as the Madison Dress from BHLDN. The sleek ivory stunner accentuates curves by hugging in all the right places and flaring out at the knee for easy movement (and dancing!). We adore how the cap sleeves and high-neck help to beautifully balance out the cutouts in the back of the dress. You'll practically be floating down the aisle with a dress that's this dreamy.
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13. Best Wedding Jumpsuit
Where to buy: $415, Anthropologie
This jumpsuit is a remarkable way to make a statement on your wedding day and still hold true to the traditional white. The high-neck design of this charmeuse satin jumpsuit keeps things in place for a sophisticated look reminiscent of Meghan Markle's second wedding dress. Finishing off this Tara Jumpsuit from Jill Jill Stuart are a pair of wide-legged crepe pants that add dimension and personality to the suit. Not to mention, doing the disco on the dance floor will be so much easier!
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14. Best Crepe Wedding Dress
Where to buy: $388, Reformation
Adjustable straps and soft, loose side sleeves give you the best of both worlds when wearing this wedding dress. While there are no sequins, lace panels, or special patches of beading, the shape and drape of this dress make it special. The slim-fitting bodice on this Poppy Dress from Reformation hits right at your hips and makes wearing a strapless bra or going braless easier. Just one twirl will take its quiet A-line skirt and turn it into a lively dress, and it will never seem outdated no matter how many years pass.
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15. Best Mermaid Wedding Dress
Where to buy: $99.99 to $125.90, Amazon
Exquisite doesn't even begin to describe the detailing and shape of this dress. The long sleeves are very slimming, and the mermaid fit lengthens the body and accentuates your curves in all the right places. This dress is reminiscent of Kate Middleton's regal wedding gown that left us in awe. While we love a stunning button-up back, it can be time-consuming and stressful trying to ensure that every single one is buttoned and in the correct loop. Thankfully, this OYISHA Lace Mermaid Dress has an illusion back. It looks like a button-up back, but it actually closes with a zipper. The entire gown is covered in lace and satin, making it a truly memorable garment. The Duchess of Cambridge herself would approve!
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16. Best Bridal Shower Wedding Dress
Where to buy: $269, Shopbop
Before your actual wedding day, there's another celebration that occurs — your bridal shower! We adore the Natalia Dress from Fame & Partners for the festivities. Dripping in elegant ruffles, this one-shoulder dress features a peplum high-low hemline, a structured bodice, and a sleeve that comes halfway down the arm with additional ruffles. You'll want to wear this dress time and time again.