48 Year Old Mature Bride Needs Wedding Dress Advice

by Answer
(Poole, Dorset,)

Princess a-line wedding gown with wide v-neck

Princess a-line wedding gown with wide v-neck

Princess a-line wedding gown with wide v-neck This bridal gown has U- shaped Neckline V-neck wedding dress with princess a-line skirt Cap  sleeves a-line wedding gown with sweetheart neckline

My name is Answer and I am African. I am a mature bride who is 48 years old. I am planning to wed my boyfriend of two years in October this year. This is my first wedding and I have two children (boys) aged 28 and 16 years. I really don't know what suits me. I am a bust size 38E but waist size 14. Slim legs. Please help.

Hi Answer,

It sounds like you have what is called an inverted triangle body type. That means that you have a prominent bust and narrow hips. With this body type usually you want to balance your shape by adding width to the hips. The best dress silhouettes for you might be an a-line dress, princess seam a-line or dropped waist style wedding dress.

It is great that you seem to have a small waistline so you may want to show that off by finding a gown with a fitted bodice that have princes seams. An a-line skirt that starts to flare about the abdomen level will balance the bust line. This will give you a balanced look.

The best necklines for you are those that are lower necklines, such as the v-neck, sweetheart or scoop necklines. High necklines will make your bust look bigger. Halter necklines with a v-neck or sweetheart neckline also look good on those with a prominent bust.

Likely you already know which necklines and skirt silhouettes look best on you from your everyday clothing. So if you notice v-necklines look good on you in your regular clothing, then it will be a good neckline choice for a wedding gown.

The wedding attire advice given are just suggestions based on what fashion experts say and on my personal experience working the brides in my local business. But a lot depends on what looks good on you when you try on bridal gowns at the bridal shop. Try on different styles of bridal gowns to see what will and will not work for you.

The pictures above are just examples of the necklines I talked about and the dress silhouettes.

It may take some time but I am sure you will find your perfect wedding dress.

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