There are few things more heartwarming than seeing an older couple getting married. Whether it is a renewal of their wedding vows, or they are both getting married for the first or second time, it is a sweet image, showcasing that love never truly ages.
It’s worth noting, however, that if you are a bride over the age of 50 or 60, there is a chance you may not want to wear the same dress that you wore in your 20s or 30s. Your body has changed, and that lace-up bodice may not have the appeal that it had when you were 22!
So, what are some of the best tips for purchasing a wedding gown if you are a mature bride? Here is a quick guide to help you!
There is nothing that a bride wants more on her wedding day than to have a beautiful dress that feels comfortable. Therefore, when you plan your wedding dress shopping, try to visit the wedding store in person to try on the dress. Or be sure to have plenty of time in advance to order wedding dresses online, try them on, and send them back if needed.
You don’t want a dress that pinches, is too heavy, or makes your skin itch, so take your time and prioritize your comfort!
Shop For Your Shape
Many women in their 60s and 70s are surprised to learn from fashion designers that they still have the hourglass shape. So, remember, that age is just a number, and if you still have a slim waist and a large bosom, then flaunt it! This is another benefit of going to a store to buy your wedding dress, as well as taking some friends. They can help you choose the perfect wedding gown and will be able to assess your natural body shape without you needing to wear shapewear or a tight bodice!
Many women who are post-menopause may feel that they are not as sexy as they used to be. However, everyone has the best features, and, as stated before, if you have a large bust, show it off! Or, if you have legs that have never aged, show them off! The rule here is to choose a wedding dress that accentuates all of your best bits, and again, this is where an objective perspective can be useful.
Sensitive? Cover Up
OK, so it may be the case that you are very insecure about a body part, such as your arms, your legs, or your bottom. So, if you are feeling sensitive, don’t let anyone talk you into showing off that body part on your wedding day. Indeed, there are tonnes of wedding dresses that have sleeves, have full trains, and, of course, have a flared skirt to help conceal any body parts you may feel sensitive about. This will help you to feel more comfortable and in control on your big day, so work it!
Lastly, choose the accessories that you think will work with the look. Few mature brides opt for veils, but if you want one, go for it! If you want to wear heels, go for it! Make sure you see a wedding day make-up artist, too, as they will be able to enhance your best facial features on the day and help you to feel like the goddess you are.
Congratulations, and enjoy your wedding day!