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30 Beautiful Wedding Dresses for Mature Brides

If you're looking for a stylish wedding dress for older brides, you've come to the right place. Peruse our edit of the best wedding dresses for mature brides!

oyster sequin long sleeve wedding dress for older brides

oyster sequin long sleeve wedding dress for older brides

It’s hugely exciting to plan a wedding as an older bride - and that's true when it comes to finding your wedding dress. If you're shopping for a wedding dress for an older bride, you're in the right place.

Whether it’s your second wedding, you’re taking the plunge after many years together, you’ve waited to find ‘The One’ or you're having a vow renewal, when you're a mature bride, you know more about who you are and what you like. That translates to putting together a wedding look that truly reflects you - not wearing something you feel you 'should'.

"Ignore any pressure to dress a certain way as a mature bride,"  implores Fleur Bayliss of Elsie May Bridal "It is easy to get lost in thoughts that we should dress in a particular colour or cover our arms just to satisfy everyone else, but this is your gown and your wedding day…Find something you love!"

From tea length wedding dresses for older brides, to plus-design designs for mature brides, shop our edit of the best gowns for serious style inspiration.

The Best Wedding Dresses for Older Brides

Be inspired by some of our favourite wedding dresses for older brides, plus some ultra-chic jumpsuits and bridal separates.

Tea Length Wedding Dresses for Older Brides

Looking for a shorter length wedding dress? These tea length wedding dresses are perfect for mature brides.

1. Nancy Frill Ballerina Dress – Needle & Thread

Model wearing a ruffle tea length wedding dress

Designed with delicate layers of tulle that are gathered into romantic ruffles, we adore the Nancy Frill ballerina dress from Needle & Thread. It's scattered with silver sequins too which will photograph beautifully. 

  • Sizing: 4 - 18
  • Expert Take: Textures ruffles create beautiful movement in this truly unique wedding dress that will look still look sophisticated in years to come. 

£455 | Shop Now

2. Tulle Ivory Wedding Dress - Phase Eight

model in tea length tulle wedding dress

Hand-beaded floral applique and a light, soft neckline make this an ultra-feminine wedding dress for mature brides. The delicate sleeves and romantic fairy tale skirt look perfect, balancing this tea length wedding dress beautifully.

  • Sizing: 6 - 12
  • Expert Take: The waist detailing and whimsical floral beading make this dress a beauty to behold for spring weddings. 

£329 | Phase Eight

3. Embroidered Satin Dress – Coast

Model wearing a lace embroidered wedding dress

This magical tea length wedding dress for older brides courtesy of Coast ticks all our boxes in one - it's elegant, functional and unique. We adore the illusion long sleeves, floral motifs and satin bow belt. 

  • Sizing: Limited sizes available
  • Expert Take: Be quick if you've fallen for this dress; it's only available in limited sizes right now, and we understand why it's flying off the shelves, at such a bargain price!

£101 | Shop Now

4. Caterina Embroidered Flared Wedding Dress – Phase Eight

Model wearing an embroidered flared wedding dress

You can't go wrong with classic tea length wedding dress for older brides, and this lacy modern design is a prime example. With a gently flared skirt and vintage touches, it may just be the icing on the cake for your bridal look.

  • Sizing: Limited sizing
  • Expert Take: We're head over heels for the sash ribbon on this elegant dress. The floaty skirt is what dreams are made of when it comes to second marriage wedding dresses, too.

£295 | Shop Now

5. Asymmetric Wedding Dress - Alie Street

short wedding dress with sleeves

This tea-length wedding dress feels extra special thanks to the floaty dip hem skirt, which we just know will twirl beautifully on the dancefloor. The loose bell sleeves are perfect for keeping you cool, too.

  • Sizing: 6 - 20
  • Expert Take: Pair with contrasting wedding shoes for a fashion-forward take on this classically beautiful dress.

£179 | Shop Now

Wedding Dresses with Sleeves for Older Brides 

If you're looking for a wedding dress with sleeves, you're going to love these finds!

6. Mesh Fishtail Wedding Dress - Phase Eight

tea length wedding dress with sheer sleeves

This sheer sleeved wedding dress is pure magic; the intricately embellished mesh overlay melts seamlessly into the fishtail skirt, embracing the trend for a fishtail skirt without the restriction that sometimes comes with the style.

  • Sizing: Limited sizing
  • Expert Take: We love that this dress allows you to show off your shoes, as well as having a fishtail skirt. The best of both worlds!

£325 | Shop Now

7. Ella Long Sleeved Wedding Dress - ASOS Design

long sleeve wedding dress with cut out lace

For boho-inspired weddings, we can't imagine a prettier dress than this elegant, long-sleeved number. The draped waist will flatter all figures, while the billowing sleeves give a nod to fashion's yesteryear.

  • Sizing: 4 - 18
  • Expert Take: Add a leather jacket for a chic city wedding, or go full-boho with a floral headpiece - this classy wedding dress for older brides works equally well for both.

£190 | Shop Now

8. Sienna Lace Wedding Dress - Monsoon

lace wedding dress with daisy detailing

The lace capped sleeves on this dress make it beautifully unique, while the front slit and nipped in waist keep it modern and fresh. We love the minimalist train too.
  • Sizing: 6 - 24
  • Expert Take: The subtle V-neck and accompanying lace panel make this wedding dress for mature brides unlike any other we've seen. Plus the ditzy daisy lace keeps it fresh and youthful, perfect for outdoor spring and summer weddings.
£450 | Shop Now

9. Alexa Sequin Long Sleeve Wrap Wedding Dress - ASOS Design

sequin long sleeve wrap wedding dress

Show off your wedding shoes and your waist with this timelessly stylish sequin wedding dress, courtesy of ASOS. This dazzling number is ideal for older brides who aren't afraid of a little sparkle.

  • Sizing: 6 - 12
  • Expert Take: The combination of thigh split and plunging neckline make this a sultry wedding choice, ideal for city wedding venues

£220 | Shop Now

10. Mariana Pleated Lace Wedding Dress – Phase Eight

Phase Eight's bridal collection is so good right now. Among the pieces we've fallen for is this elegant pleated dress, with chic long sleeves and a stunning lace overlay.

  • Sizing: 6 - 16
  • Expert Take: This wedding dress has the best of both worlds; whimsical sheer sleeves and a cami-style neckline too, perfect for showing off a sentimental wedding necklace.

£299 | Shop Now

11. Katheryn – Pronovias

White long sleeve wedding dress for older brides

A bateau neckline always looks stylish, as this Pronovias gown shows. Paired with a fluid silhouette, it looks sensational, proving you don't need lots of embellishment for a high-impact wedding dress.

  • Sizing: Dependent on stockists
  • Expert Take: Pronovias wedding dresses are never anything short of breath-taking, and this timeless design is no different. 

£POA | Find Stockists

12. Amelia Embroidered Wedding Dress - ASOS Design 

cutwork embroidered wedding dress with kimono sleeve

The cut-out detailing makes this fashion-forward wedding dress a stylish choice for mature brides who want a gown with sleeves without compromising on trendy detailing. Sweep your hair into an artfully undone updo to complete the look.

  • Sizing: Limited sizes
  • Expert Take: Boho brides, this one is for you and your country wedding venues! We're picturing a photoshoot on haybales in this whimsical dress. 

£195 | Shop Now

13. Poppy Embroidered Wedding Dress - Phase Eight 

Phase Eight have another winner on their hands with the Poppy dress that combines all-over lace with satin edging and a semi-sheer back. This is the contemporary way to do pretty and is the perfect dress for mature brides.

  • Sizing: 6, 8, 10, 18, 20
  • Expert Take: The stylish cuffs on the neckline and sleeves on this dress make it different to all others we've seen. 

£450 | Shop Now

14. Sequin Tie Front Wedding Blazer - ASOS Design

sequin wedding blazer

If you're an older bride who doesn't fancy a traditional wedding dress, may we suggest a sparkling wedding blazer? Wear it over white trousers, or a dress if you prefer. No matter how you style this statement number, all eyes will be on you.

  • Sizing: 6 - 16
  • Expert Take: ASOS sells matching trousers, £145, to go with this blazer, if you want head-to-toe sparkle.

£150 | Shop Now

Strappy Wedding Dress for Mature Brides

Are you looking for a strappy wedding dress? Here are our favourite wedding dresses with straps for mature brides.

15. Daya Dress – Solace London

Solace London is the brand to know for sculptural designs that have a big impact. Just take the regal Daya dress: it's rare we use the words 'sleek' and 'showstopper' to describe the same look, and yet somehow, Solace have combined the two. 

  • Sizing: 4 - 16
  • Expert Take: Embrace your most confident self in this sensational gown and add bold makeup to complete the look - it's not one for shy nearlyweds!

£790 | Shop Now

16. Beaded Maxi Wedding Dress - ASOS Design

beaded fringe plunge sleeveless maxi wedding dress

Imagine dancing the night away in this beaded masterpiece... Perfect for town hall weddings and dinners after, we love this beaded number as a wedding dress for second marriage.

  • Sizing: 4 - 8 
  • Expert Take: We adore this statuesque wedding dress for taller brides - add even more drama with skyscraper heels, we dare you.

£250 | Shop Now

17. Roanne Dress – Maggie Sottero

Floaty boho ballgown

Bring on the glamour! Roanne combines boho and ballgown to show-stopping effect. It's a dream of a dress, and the illusion mesh at the neckline keeps it chic.

  • Sizing: Dependent on stockists
  • Expert Take: Maggie Sottero certainly knows how to get everyone talking with her wedding dresses - there's nothing we'd change about this gown!

£POA | Find Stockists

Non-White Wedding Dresses for Older Brides

Feel like you've been there, done that, when it comes to white wedding dresses? We've got you! Read on for the best non-white wedding dress for mature brides - ivory is about to become your best friend. 

18. Sabrine Moss Lace Dress – Gina Bacconi

  Model wearing a tailored dress with black lace trim

This beautiful and unique dress by Gina Bacconi features ruched lace panelling down one side which will flatter all figures. It's also fully lined keeping you comfortable all day. 

  • Sizing: Limited sizing
  • Expert Take: This dress has a lot of mileage and would work just as well for fancy dinners and special occasions. You can also sign up for 15% off your first order!

£140 | Shop Now

19. Isabelle Ivory Capped Sleeve Sequin Wedding Dress - ASOS Design

capped sleeve wedding dress

For mature brides who want to cover their shoulder, try this capped sleeve wedding dress. The fluttering sleeves offer lots of movement, and the intricate beading means this dress will sparkle magically under the lights. Plus it's ivory, so a lovely choice if white isn't for you.

  • Sizing: 4 - 10
  • Expert Take: The skirt on this wedding dress is ultra lightweight, meaning it's comfortable and easy to move around in. Ideal if you want to spend the day flitting between guests and chatting to everyone.

£170 | Shop Now

20. Holly Cowl Neck Ivory Wedding Dress - Monsoon

ivory cowl neck wedding dress

Cowl neck wedding dresses are eternally stylish and the lightly draped fabric makes this one by high street hero Monsoon extra special.

  • Sizing: 6 - 18
  • Expert Take: Exude pure class with slicked-back hair and pearl earrings to complete this stylish look.

£550 | Shop Now 

21. Ivory Sequin Wedding Dress - Rixo

sequin wedding dress with gold belt

All-over ivory sequins and billowing sleeves make this non-white wedding dress a flawless choice for older brides who don't want to compromise on style. The A-line skirt has delicate side splits, which mean it drapes beautifully. It also comes in midnight silver sequins, if you wanted to switch into a more sultry option in the evening...

  • Sizing: 6 - 20
  • Expert Take: We're huge Rixo fans at Hitched and this is one of the brand's best designs in recent years if you ask us - and we have swooned over a lot of their dresses!

£475 | Shop Now

22. Sequin Wedding Dress - Rixo

sequin drop waist wedding dress

See, we told you we love Rixo! This gown is unlike any others we've seen, complete with a tumbling godet skirt, making it extra special. Long fluttery sleeves and the sprinkling of sequins sets this gown apart from the crowds.

  • Sizing: Limited sizing
  • Expert Take: This long-sleeved wedding dress was designed to be slightly fitted under the bust and floaty from below the waist, for a super flattering silhouette. It's more expensive than many of the other wedding dresses in our edit, but we think you'll agree, it is extra special.

£975 | Shop Now

23. Nikita Halter Ivory Wedding Dress - Monsoon

halter neck wedding dress

Make like Meghan Markle in this halter neck wedding dress, ideal for accentuating slender shoulders. We love the sequin embellishments and sheer overlay, which give it a gorgeous slinky feel, while keeping it classy.

  • Sizing: 6 - 18
  • Expert Take: This high neck wedding dress is ideal for those who want to keep their hair and makeup simple, as it lends itself well to a pared-back beauty look.

£350 | Shop Now

24. Sequin Overlay Maxi Dress - Phase Eight

oyster coloured sequin dress with big sleeves

From the all over sequins to the water fall skirt to the flattering waist-detailing, this oyster-coloured dress couldn't be more perfect for mature brides. While it's certainly special enough for the big day, this non-white wedding dress also works for other big occasions, if you wanted to re-wear it.

  • Sizing: 6 - 18
  • Expert Take: You can easily remove the overlay on this dress, revealing fluttering cap sleeves - ideal for switching from day to evening, meaning this is two dresses for the price of one!

£311.20 | Shop Now

25. Minimalist Cream Wedding Dress - Alie Street

short wedding dress with long sleeves

Keep it simply in this timeless cream wedding dress, ideal for civil ceremonies where to still want to look special, without looking too dramatic.

  • Sizing: 6 - 20
  • Expert Take: This classically elegant dress will look good for years to come, making it perfect for any snazzy soirees you have in your diary.

£149 | Arie Street

Plus Size Wedding Dresses for Older Brides

Looking for a plus size wedding dress as a mature bride? Here are some of our favourite plus size picks. 

26. Esme Embellished Corset Wedding Dress - ASOS Design Curve

embellished corset cami wedding dress with full skirt

The full skirt on this plus size wedding dress for older brides is perfect for anyone wanting to live their fairy tale Princess dream on their wedding day, plus the sweetheart neckline looks gorgeous on a fuller-bust. ASOS Design has an amazing range of plus size wedding dresses, as you're about to see in our edit...

  • Sizing: 20 - 30
  • Expert Take: Wear your hair swept back in a sleek look to highlight the embellished bodice on this pretty number.

£195 | Shop Now

27. Florence Long Sleeve Cut-Out Wedding Dress - ASOS Design

 long sleeve wedding dress with cutwork

For a summer wedding or a destination 'do, you can't go wrong with this light and airy long-sleeved wedding dress for plus size mature brides. The cut-out detailing keeps it modern, while the billowing sleeve and front slit lend extra allure to the design.

  • Sizing: 22 - 30
  • Expert Take: Add a show-stopping pair of shoes to this dress to complete the look - that front slit is begging to show off a pair of statement heels!

£180 | Shop Now

28. Nia Embellished Strappy Wedding Dress - ASOS Design Curve

embellished drape side cami maxi wedding dress

Channel your inner Grecian goddess in this draping beaded wedding dress. The side detailing will draw all eyes to your waist, plus the front slit makes legs look endlessly long.

  • Sizing: 24 - 28
  • Expert Take: Thus plus size wedding dress is calling out for statement earrings to complete the look, and we can just picture it with a faux fur cape for glam winter weddings.

£190 | Shop Now

29. Sleeveless Ruched Sweetheart Fit and Flare Wedding Dress

sleeveless figure-hugging wedding dress

This classy ivory wedding dress is available to size 28 and looks gorgeous paired with a long, cascading veil. The thick straps are flattering for all, and the skirt allows guests a sneaky peek at your carefully chosen wedding shoes.

  • Sizing: 26, 28
  • Expert Take: This wedding dress is simple, yet classic meaning it will look as good this year as it will in 20 years time when you're looking at your wedding album.

£99.99 | Shop Now

30. Flute Sleeve Lace Wedding Dress - Whistles

long sleeve laced wedding dress

This beautiful lace wedding dress is available to size 20, making it a gorgeous option for plus size brides. The thigh split keeps the design fresh while the high neckline is extremely chic.

  • Sizing: 4 - 20
  • Expert Take: The fluted cuffs with beaded edges show that Whistles has paid beautiful attention to detail, with no aspect of the dress ignored.

£599 | Shop Now

Wedding Dresses for Mature Brides: Expert Tips

1. Don't Compromise on Style

"Don’t feel you have to compromise with any of your details," says Fleur. "I was a first time bride at age 51 and knew I not only wanted to feel comfortable but I also wanted to wear something so stunningly beautiful - and I absolutely felt a million dollars on the day.

"As a mature bride, you probably have a good idea of what suits you and what feels good for you - embrace it!" she continues.

2. Trust Your Wedding Dress Boutique

"There is something out there for everyone," Fleur reassures. "The wedding world really is all-inclusive and designers certainly do not negate the mature bride. Trust your stylist to guide you through the selections available and discuss your venue, themes and plans for the day to help find the perfect dress."

3. Don't Worry About Researching Modern Styles

"Once you start your wedding dress shopping journey and you visit your chosen bridal store, their collections will reflect the current season meaning you can rest assured you are trying on gowns that are on trend and classic in design," says Fleur.

4. Don't Shop For Your Age

"Do not feel bound by rules," Fleur implores. "I tell my clients not to feel bound by expectations and traditional protocols. They should feel free with their choices.

"We are blessed in this industry with an array of designers that understand skin tone and body shapes; wedding gowns are designed to flatter and form. Shop for your shape and not your age."

Still looking for your perfect wedding dress? These simple wedding dresses are so understated for older brides!