03 March 2015
Are you tying the not a little later in life and trying to find a tasteful wedding dress for a mature bride that is suitably glamorous and stylish but not too over the top? Choosing a wedding dress at any time of life can be incredibly overwhelming – it is the moment a lot of us have dreamt about from a young age, and all of us want to find our perfect wedding dress.
Wedding dresses are not something you should or should have to compromise on. It is particularly difficult to find the perfect wedding dresses for mature brides when the shops are packed full with glitzy princess dresses designed for twenty-somethings. Wedding dresses for mature brides have a big job and so many demands to fulfil - from being appropriate to your venue (whether that's a church or the beach), giving you the red carpet wow factor of Helen Mirren and letting you party in style later on.
Your wedding dress could be an easy-to-wear high street look, a sleek suit or traditional made-to-measure gown. When looking through wedding dresses, start by considering the styles that suit you - for occasion wear, do you go for cinched in 50's styles, flattering empire line or wearable 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?
At your first appointment, keep an open mind – it’s not every day you wear a show stopping dress like this and you may be surprised what 'works'. Talk to the shop assistants (or even send an email ahead) about your style and your wedding plans - and be prepared to try their suggestions.
Click through our favourite wedding dress looks for mature brides. From gowns with an all-important sleeve to cocktail dresses a million miles from the traditional big white, meringue dress, get inspired now.
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