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Best Wedding Dresses for Older Brides: Flirty, Over-40 & Fab

wedding dresses for older brides

Looking for wedding dresses for older brides?

Who says that if you are over 40 you can’t look fabulous on your wedding day!

If you want a dress that’ll flatter your figure and is age-appropriate, you’ll need style guidance to complement both your shape and your sense of style. For the fantastic 40 and over bride-to-be – there are a few wedding dresses that will suit your style personality, play up your best assets and make you the best-dressed bride.


When shopping for wedding dresses at Priscilla of Boston for Vera Wang, Melissa Sweet, Vineyard or Reverie bridal gowns, use these tips to find the best wedding dress for your shape and size.

  • Petites: Wedding dresses for older brides with petite figures feature:  gowns with empire and dropped waists. To elongate your short frame,a slim silhouette gown that sweeps the floor will create the illusion of height. If you want to add a little bling to your gown, choose a wedding dress with an appliquéd, sweetheart neckline that will draw the eye upward.
  • Hourglass:Wedding dresses for older brides with hourglass figures can show off your curves with body-hugging sheath dresses or mermaid-styled gowns. Highlight your sensual shape with a sequin-and-jewel-embellished strapless gown that hugs your natural waistline. For an evening wedding, flaunt your figure in a shapely gown with a trumpet-style silk satin skirt and a square-neckline bodice of Chantilly lace.
  • Pear-shapes:To camouflage a curvy bottom and wide hips, choose designs that draw attention to the upper body. For example: A long dress featuring floral appliqués on the bodice combined with a full skirt will emphasize your natural waistline while the full A-line skirt keeps your wide hips covered and concealed.
  • Full-figured or Plus-Sized: If you are a curvy girl, you’ll need to accentuate the smallest parts of your body, particularly your waistline, with the perfect plus-size wedding dress. The best wedding dresses for older brides with plus-sized frames feature: A-line silhouettes, V-necklines or draped bodices and decorated necklines that draw attention away from the tummy and up towards your beautiful face.

Finding the best wedding dress for your figure is a daunting task.  Have no fear older bride: There’s absolutely nothing wrong with your body.

You can look incredible on your wedding day by accentuating the positive and camouflaging the negative.

Use these tips to buy a wedding gown that will be beautifully suited to your shape and the many special moments of your big and beautiful wedding day.

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2 Comments


  1. Wedding Dresses 2011

    Pretty perspective post. Never thought that it was this uncomplicated after all.Keep up the great posts! Wedding dresses, shopping and looking good is my favorite topic! :)

  2. Great post! I love shopping for wedding dresses! Dressing appropriately for any occasion is an art, especially for your wedding. I had a great time shopping for my wedding as it was one of the best days of my life.

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