Not all wedding dresses need to have a train and not all brides need to wear a veil. There isn’t a rulebook that brides need to stick to, and here at Nigel Rayment we like to help brides of every type find the perfect outfit. Many of our customers marry later in life, and others are second time brides, who simply don’t want the fuss of a big wedding.
Love in later years is a wonderful thing, and quite often, smaller, intimate ceremonies are desirable. Many of our occasionwear looks make ideal wedding outfits for mature brides who don’t want a dramatic dress to walk down the aisle.
If you’re one of these brides, here’s our guide to smart, stylish mature bride outfits for your special day.
Shopping for mature bride outfits
At our Nigel Rayment boutiques in London and Manchester, we help plenty of brides find a suitable dress for their ceremony. For the more mature bride, we have a vast range of designer mother of the bride outfits that are perfect for your special day. Whether your wedding is small and intimate at a stunning hotel, or something bigger at a luxury venue, our mother of the bride dresses will help you look your best.
If you want to stay quite covered but still turn heads, our dress and jacket co-ords are a classy and elegant option. Many of these come in white, ivory and cream, as well as other lovely colours for brides who aren’t very traditional. A lot of our dresses also have sleeves, giving you added coverage and confidence, even when it comes to removing your jacket for the wedding breakfast and evening.
When it comes to wedding outfits for mature brides, a lot of the advice for mother of the bride outfits are applicable. Shop for your shape, avoid the common mistakes, choose something comfortable and you’ll be on the right track.
Second time bride outfits
Another reason for not wanting a ball gown style dress on your wedding day is if you are getting married for a second or even third time. Intimate weddings are a great way of celebrating love, and not everyone wants to go through the same experience (or bear the cost) again.
Many of our designers, like Ronald Joyce by Veni Infantino, Condici or John Charles, have created outfits with this in mind, offering brides of every kind and every age an opportunity to look great without the fuss of big gowns, long trains and dramatic veils.
A luxury design house such as John Charles, which is world renowned for mother of the bride outfits, is the perfect label for those who prefer modern trends. Founded in 1959 and designed exclusively in London for over half a century, the collections are only available in top independent boutiques in the UK and Europe. Clothes from this brand come with a signature fit, perfectly accentuating the natural female figure. So we highly recommend John Charles for mature brides.
Book an appointment at Nigel Rayment
As well as John Charles, Ronald Joyce and Condici, we also have many other designers to choose from for mature and second time brides. Many of our dresses, and dress and jacket co-ords, are available in size 6-24; so we can find the right wedding outfit for every size and shape.
Get in touch today to book your appointment.