October 24, 2012
Choosing a wedding dress can seem overwhelming - and even more so when the shops are packed with princess dresses designed for twenty-somethings! A wedding dress has so much to do - 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!
Whether you go for an easy-to-wear high street look, a sleek suit or traditional made-to-measure gown, start by considering the styles that suit you - for occasionwear, 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 showstopping 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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