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The Best Wedding Dresses for Over 50 Brides

Say I do to one of these beautiful wedding gowns!

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There are many advantages to getting married later in life — and one of them is that you know what you like, and what looks best on you. Luckily, there’s a huge selection of the best wedding dresses for women over 50.

Whether it’s your first wedding or your fifth (Elizabeth Taylor tied the knot eight times!), you deserve to feel beautiful, confident, and elegant during your ceremony and reception. 

What are the best wedding dresses for women over 50?

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 at city hall to hosting an intimate dinner party at home with just a handful of loved ones. No matter what you and your partner want to do, we’ve found dresses 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 a church, or a modest two-piece for a civil ceremony, there are plenty of options to choose from. Keep scrolling to shop Woman’s World’s picks for the best wedding gowns for women over 50.

Ronda Silk Dress

Best one shoulder Wedding Dress
Best Wedding Dresses for Women Over 50
Reformation

Buy from Reformation, $748

This gorgeous one-shoulder gown looks slinky, but its high quality silk give it substantial weight. It’s the optimal choice for beach weddings or locations where you expect a breeze. If you’re looking to expose your decollate but minimize cleavage, you’ll love the asymmetrical cowl neckline. Other features include adjustable straps and bias seam details. The dress is available in ivory, praline, as well as in a floral print.

Your Hand in Mine White Lace Flutter Sleeve Maxi Dress

Best lace wedding dress for women over 50
Best Wedding Dresses for Women Over 50
Lulus

Buy from Lulus, $118

If you’re looking for something that’s both classic and modern, we suggest something like this. The lace of this sweet maxi-style dress gives just the right amount of a vintage feel, while the flowy skirt and sleeves keep it away from “old fashion” territory. The affordable wedding dress has some spandex, making it also a comfortable choice, and we adore the plunging neckline.

BHLDN Clemence Beaded Overlay Mesh Wedding Gown

Best High-Neck Wedding Gown for women over 50
Best Wedding Dresses for Women Over 50
Anthropologie

Buy from Anthropologie, $1,150

Who says a high-neckline has to be stuffy? This gorgeously sleek BHLDN wedding gown gives the perfect taste of skin while still keeping things to the imagination. A chapel length train make it work for traditional ceremonies, and the pearl embellished overlay adds a vintage flare. The back has an easy hook closure too, so you probably won’t need help putting it on. Pair with some strappy white heels, dangly earrings, and your better half to make things picture perfect.

Zac Posen Strapless Layered Tulle Ruffle Gown

Best non-white wedding dress for women over 50

Buy from Saks Fifth Avenue, $695

Not all of us want to wear white on our wedding day, and that’s okay! No one will care when they see how gorgeous you look in this soft blue tulle Zac Posen gown. It’s full skirt is the stuff of fairytale dreams, and the fitted bodice still shows off your frame. We’re willing to bet that after the big day, you won’t want to take it off!

Cuffed Off-the-Shoulder Metallic Column Gown

Best celebrity inspired wedding dress for women over 50
Best Wedding Dresses for Women Over 50
Bergdorf Goodman

Buy from Bergdorf Goodman, $560

If you’ve been searching for a Meghan Markle’s wedding dress dupe, this is it! Designed by Rickie Freeman for Teri Jon, the off-the-shoulder column gown is elegantly regal. Delicate shimmer calls for minimal jewelry, while the short sleeves provide a touch of arm coverage. Perfect for evening weddings, the dress has a hidden zipper and a low back-center slit for easier movement.

Annabelle Silk Dress

Best vintage style wedding gown for women over 50
Best Wedding Dresses for Women Over 50
Reformation

Buy from Reformation, $448

This 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.

Everlasting Affection White Lace Backless Mermaid Maxi Dress

Best mermaid wedding dress for women over 50
Best Wedding Dresses for Women Over 50
Lulus

Buy from Lulus, $478

Breezy tule fabric, floral detail, and a fitted flare bottom make this mermaid gown a vision. Spaghetti straps give some support if you fear selecting a dress that requires tugging up all night, and the semi-sheer bodice and sweeping maxi hem give a touch of drama. The train is stunning and not too long. Add a vintage-inspired veil and you’ll look exquisite.

Abaowedding Double V-Neck Sleeveless Evening Dress

Best Open-Back Wedding Dress for women over 50
Best Wedding Dresses for Women Over 50
Amazon

Buy from Amazon, starting at $109

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.

Heavenly Hues White Maxi Dress

Best v-neck wedding dress for women over 50
Best Wedding Dresses for Women Over 50
Lulus

Buy from Lulus, $98

This wedding gown reminds us of a Grecian goddess! Its Georgette fabric is light and flowy — perfect for spring or summer weddings — and the V-neck and back are brought together by a banded waist to create an hourglass shape. A slit allows you to shake a leg when the band starts to play, and if the white color isn’t your taste, the dress is also available in light grey, as well as cream.

Alexia María Convertible Bow-Embellished Silk Faille Jumpsuit

Best jumpsuit wedding dress for women over 50
Best Wedding Dresses for Women Over 50
Saks Fifth Avenue

Buy from Saks Fifth Avenue, starting at $1,475

Can’t decide between a jumpsuit and a traditional gown? This option gives a little of both. Made of 100 percent silk, the detachable skirt overlay is perfect for the ceremony and pictures. Take it off when the party starts to enjoy unencumbered movement. The bodice has boning to highlight your shape, plus its sweetheart neckline gives the bust a lift. The back zipper is concealed for a seamless look, and the pants hit at the ankle to show off your shoes.

No Greater Love White Puff Sleeve Maxi Dress

Best wedding dress for women over 50 with sleeves
Best Wedding Dresses for Women Over 50
Lulus

Buy from Lulus, $98

If you want some extra cover for your arms, consider a wedding dress with a puff sleeve. We like this one from Lulus. Even though the gown offers a fitted silhouette, the sleeves have a whimsical feel that makes the overall look sweet but still sophisticated. Crepe knit fabric, along with pleated details give the allusion of movement, and the front slit is a little sexy.

Adrianna Papell Women’s Knit Crepe Tiered Sleeve Dress

Best crepe wedding dress for women over 50
Best Wedding Dresses for Women Over 50
Amazon

Buy from Amazon, starting at $85

Whether you have a simple civil ceremony planned or an intimate gathering, all will ooh over this crepe dress. The organza sleeves alone are showstoppers, and the shorter skirt lets you show off your legs. A touch of elastane offers stretch, plus the sheath silhouette looks wonderful on all figures.

OYISHA Women’s 2021 Lace Mermaid Wedding

Best trumpet wedding dress for women over 50
Best Wedding Dresses for Women Over 50
Amazon

Buy from Amazon, starting at $116

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 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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