(Closed) Dresses for the “mature” bride?

posted 8 years ago in 40 Something
Post # 3
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

This is what I will be wearing. I don’t have a link because it is a sample gown that I purchased from a local bridal shop. It is a Justing Alexander 8137.


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Post # 4
3539 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

gorgeous dress!!! dress envy!

Post # 6
1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Both are beautiful! I am going dress shopping for the first time next weekend. I have the added challenge of being only 5’1″…as well as being “older”.

I might just end up with a white bridesmaid dress…going for a somewhat simple look.

Post # 7
888 posts
Busy bee

I’m not quite 40 but I want to play too!  And mature well…when I told the consultant my age she did say this was age appropriate…not that I care!


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Post # 10
2271 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I turned 50 the day after the wedding. Here’s my dress!

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Post # 11
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@Bluespurrs – I’ve seen a couple of your photos in other posts and not had a chance to post… I just wanted to let you know that I think your dress was absolutely lovely! 

Post # 12
6 posts
  • Wedding: October 2015

I knew I wanted something with sleeves, something that was a bias cut and had a 1930’s vintage-y glam feel to it. I tried on a lot of vintage-inspired dresses from this place: http://www.unique-vintage.com which gave me a good sense of that looked good on me versus what I THOUGHT would look good on me.

I ended up going with the J Crew Cecelia dress. It was more expensive ($395) than some of the dresses I had my eye on (one as low as $80!) but you get what you pay for too. The quality of the fabric is outstanding and it makes a difference.

I bought the Champagne dress on eBay originally but decided I the Ivory looked better with my skintone. So now I have the champagne dress for sale for $225 if anyone’s interested…


Post # 13
18 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

This is a pic of the dress I will wear…I will be 49 this year and will feel amazing on  that day wearing this dress….after trying on about 10 dresses I knew I was hopeless….then my fiance picked this one….it was the 1 for us!!! We both cried….Needless to say…it came home with us that day!!   Thanks honey….I love u!!!


Post # 14
605 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@ fallingsnow: Yeah! Another Venus Bride! I’m wearing VN6603 (the online photos aren’t very good and I don’t have a photo of me in it yet). It feels like the perfect solution for a 40-something who wants to feel beautiful and look bridal without going over-the-top.

I love everyone’s dress choices, By The Way. Such a range and all so lovely!


Post # 15
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ll be 44 in July-I’m weraring Maggie’s Karena Royale ♥

@menobride, I feel your pain..I’m 4’9″.  It is a challenge for sure!

Post # 16
605 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@ soon2beMrsGP: WOW! You look fantastic (and about 30 too, by the way). Your dress is AMAZING. I had such bad memories of ugly lace 80s and 90s wedding dresses that I didn’t consider lace for mine. Wish I had! It’s so pretty and romantic. Just perfect!

What’s your headpiece? I’ve been looking for one like it. -Jade

P.S. 5’2″ here. Lots of teeny 40-somethings.


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