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11 Casual Wedding Attire Looks We Love for Mature Brides

11 Casual Wedding Attire Looks We Love for Mature Brides
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A mature bride, say 50 or older, knows as well as anyone what she wants in a partner and in her style. Perhaps this is a second wedding. Or it could be that she and her life partner finally decided to tie the knot. Maybe she had to kiss a lot of frogs before finding her prince. Whatever the reason, a later-in-life wedding will possess its own sense of style. But wearing a sparkly, princess-y wedding gown? Not so much. If you’re an older bride, you want to look effortlessly elegant in your wedding dress, suit or ensemble. You can still wear white if it’s a second wedding: That stuffy tradition to forgo white has been tossed like post-ceremony rice. And looks that will flatter you most are outfits with clean, soft lines rather than fussy silhouettes. Here, we preset an array of wedding ensembles for older brides that will suit all tastes, including dresses from Anthropologie, skirt suits from Dillard’s and shorter lengths from ASOS and David’s Bridal.


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Shoshanna Beaulieu Lace Dress


This lace dress from Shoshanna is incredibly light and whimsical, making it perfect for a summer wedding. The floral “illusion” lace is finished with scalloped sleeves and a flounced hem.

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Adrianna Papell Crepe Cape Jumpsuit


This ivory jumpsuit from Adrianna Papell is the picture of sleek elegance thanks to its dramatic cape sleeves and full-length pant. We love the knit crepe fabrication for its extra polish.

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Tahari ASL Asymmetrical Belted Skirt Suit


We love this fresh, modern look for a wedding: In snowy white, the pencil silhouette skirt is sexy and the jacket’s belted peplum waist with an asymmetrical hem is so chic.

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Calvin Klein Flutter Cape Sleeve V-Back Sheath Dress


If you have curves, this figure-skimming Calvin Klein sheath dress will amaze you with its flattering silhouette accentuated by short flutter sleeves and a cape detail.

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Anthropologie Phoebe Dress


This dress from Anthropologie is the perfect blend of casual and elegant, with its loose fit and wrap style enhanced by a graceful bow and ruffled high-low hem. The same style in dove gray in also available.

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KOH KOH Sleeve Flowy Empire Waist Gown


The spirit of a Grecian goddess lives on in this slimming dress with long sleeves, a flowing maxi skirt; empire waist and boat neck.

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Ted Baker Lylli Elegance Midi Dress


This Ted Baker midi dress brings a hint of color to the older bride’s more wedding-casual look with its white background topped by a yellow, pink, green and blue floral print. We love the body-conscious fit.

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Alexia Admor Scuba Midi Sheath Dress


We love the sculptural princess seams on this thoroughly modern sheath dress with a midi hem and stand-up collar. This glam option is made with a hint of spandex for figure flattery.

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David’s Bridal Short Illusion Lace Dress with Three-Quarter Bell Sleeves


Some older brides opt for longer sleeves and this illusion lace sheath dress from David’s Bridal offers three-quarter-length bell sleeves for the win. Grosgrain trim details the waistline and sleeves.

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Tahari ASL Pearl Trim Three-Quarter Sleeve Jacket Dress Suit


This Tahari skirt suit is incredibly chic: It features a feminine jacket with an envelope collar, three-quarter-length sleeves, a wrap front and pearl trim, paired with sheath dress. 

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Badgley Mischka One-Shoulder Fitted Gown


The understated elegance of this gown from Badgley Mischka is expressed through the three-quarter sleeves, dramatic floor length and subtle draping at the waistline.