Mature Bride Wedding Dress advice

by SKD
(Champaign, IL)

When my late husband (married 35 years) and I were both 57 years old, he died 38 days after a diagnosis of glioblastoma multiforme (a fast growing, inoperable, cancerous brain tumor.) I never thought I could find that "new normal" that my grieving class and many grieving books discussed following the death of a spouse. Now almost 4 years later, the wonderful man I've been dating for 2 years got down on one knee and proposed to me on my 61st birthday. We're planning a church wedding with a country club reception for many family members and friends. I plan to wear an age appropriate white long gown for our wedding and he a tux. Where can I find a wedding dress with cap or short sleeves,sophisticated style for a senior bride?


What a touching story! Thanks for sharing it. And congratulations on your engagement! And I totally understand about wanting to find an age appropriate wedding dress for a mature bride. In my local bridal alterations business I work with mature brides, so I am well aware of the challenges you face in trying to find a wedding gown you feel comfortable wearing and provide more coverage.

The mature brides I have worked with found their gowns at a local bridal shop or they ordered their gowns online.

Most older brides want some kind of sleeve on their wedding dress or a jacket with sleeves to go over a strapless or sleeveless dress. If you go to this article on this website you will see a list of wedding dress designers who design modest wedding dresses.

The links will either take you to the designers website or an online source that sells their gowns. If you see a dress you like take down the designer and the style number and call your local bridal shop to see if they carry their line. If they do you would be able to see the gown in person and try it on.

Another page you might find helpful is the one about finding wedding dresses with sleeves. You can read the tips about choosing sleeve lengths that will be complimentary to you. You will also see a gallery of gowns that are available from an online affiliate merchant of this website. You can click on the links, which will take you to the merchant's site where you can see additional information about the gown.

Also check out the online department stores such as Macy's, Bloomingdales, Dillards and Neiman Marcus. They typically don't sell bridal gowns in their store fronts. They sell wedding dresses only online. You can go to the article on finding mature wedding dresses for more sources.

If you need additional assistance contact me using the form. And I will reply to you by email.

I hope your wedding dress shopping experience will be a good one!

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