Marriage after 50

It’s very common to get married at a more mature age, whether it’s your second wedding or you’ve waited a while to find ‘the one’. 

While a sparkly wedding dress might be suitable in yours 20s, most mature brides are looking for an effortlessly elegant style that flatters their body, enhances their best features and allows their personality to shine. There’s a lot of silly rules going around that older brides shouldn’t wear white and you must cover your arms, but the truth is that it’s your special day and you’re allowed to wear what you feel amazing in.

It can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to your wedding outfit but luckily there has never been more choice available to ensure brides of older ages can find an outfit that they feel comfortable and confident in.

If you’re set on a bridal gown, look for clean, soft lines that flatter your figure such as fit and flares as opposed to overly structured and voluminous designs. Knee-length dresses speaks confidence and an empire waistline will look more elegant. For necklines, opt for boat necks, halter necks, high scoops and v-necks that don’t cut too deep into the cleavage. Sleeves are often preferred by older brides but instead of full length sleeves, cap sleeves or flutter sleeves are great options to keep your shoulders and upper arms hidden whilst still showing some skin.

Now, we know wedding gowns are always expected but a popular choice is a two piece outfit.

They look absolutely stunning on brides over 50 and can become a staple piece as part of your special occasion wardrobe. A classic tailored jacket paired with a pencil skirt or wide-legged trouser can be styled with a silk top which you might already have. If a classic jacket isn’t for you, a bolero jacket will look just as elegant especially over a jumpsuit look.

If you feel conscious about wearing white, opt for ivory, champagne, grey or blush hues which will still have the bridal feel. Silks, laces and tulles compliment each other very well and can be incorporated into different elements of the outfit. Finish off with smaller details such as buttons, embellishments and lace applique to make a statement without overdoing the entire outfit.

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