Looking for a dress for your upcoming wedding? Browse our pick of the most flattering, fashion-forward dresses.
Whether you’re 35 or 75, every woman wants to look good on their wedding day – that one special day when you are the centre of everyone’s attention. The dress, as we all know, can make a huge difference, and although you are there to celebrate the love between you and your significant other, there’s no harm in wanting to look like a total knock-out.
If you’re tying the knot a little later in life, you might think that there isn’t that much choice out there for a mature bride. Wrong! Whether you go designer or buy off the high street, there are plenty of options for women of all ages, shapes, and taste.
Every bride’s style is different, and like a fine wine, we feel that a woman’s style gets better with age. Do not fear the frilly frocks that are aimed at twenty-somethings – there are still more than enough options out there for you.
When looking through wedding dresses, start by considering the styles that suit you – for occasion wear, do you go for cinched in 1950s styles, flattering empire line, or versatile separates? What are the design touches that you love on yourself and in your home? Do you prefer opulent, luxurious fabrics or folksy designs and prints, vintage-inspired lace or glittering sparkle? Whatever your personal style, the main thing is that you feel relaxed. The worst thing you can do on the wedding day is to buy a frock that doesn’t fit perfectly; remember you are going to be wearing this all day so keep it on the comfy side.
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This floral gown from Self-Portrait is just timeless. The nipped in waist will accentuate your curves.
Opt for a more modern design like this gown from Phase Eight. The beading around the bodice will draw the eyes up, ideal if you want to shift the attention away from a curvier bottom.
If you’ve got the legs, then why not flaunt them. Think outside the box and opt for a short bridal dress.
For a classic and flattering style with a touch of bling, look for further than this gown from Ted Baker.
Needle and Thread have partnered with Indian artisans to create this masterpiece. With shimmering sequins and beads intricately embroidered all over in a floral pattern, this gown will hug your curves in all of the right places.
The V-neck on this gown will totally flatter a fuller bust, while the nipped in waist will enhance an hour glass shape. The sheer cap sleeve will cleverly cover the top part of your arms.
Ooze Hollywood glamour in this silky gown from Ghost. The right undies are essential, choose a nude long-line brief with control technology to keep everything in place.
If you’re looking for a designer gown that won’t completely destroy your bank balance, the Outnet always have beautiful bridal pieces at an incredibly discounted rate. We’re loving this one from Nina Ricci.
Not only will this gown make you look and feel stunning on your big day, but you’ll also save quite a bit of money as it’s on sale for £150. More cash to put behind the bar we say.
Utterly showstopping, this Adrianna Papell gown will make sure that everyone’s eyes are on you. Ideal for a petite as the dramatic shape will cheat you some curves.