Wedding Outfits For Mature Brides

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.

Rosa Clara Cocktail for Mothers of the Bride & Groom London-Manchester

Over time, Rosa Clará has become an almost equal force to be reckoned with in occasion gowns. The collection for mothers of the bride and event goers is soon to come to the London and Manchester boutiques of Nigel Rayment, but across Europe and Latin America these super-glamorous gowns are already very well known. Brand ambassadors such as Mexican actress and entrepreneur Paulina Rubio and America’s Eva Longoria have been among many distinguished wearers on the red carpet. “As with our bridal collection,” says Rosa Clará, “we aim to create designs to meet the needs of real women. We offer a huge variety of designs and silhouettes and dress women of all ages. I would say we have had the good fortune to dress women with a lot of style – the kind of women who set trends and understand the value of a good gown.”

Gina Bacconi Spring Sumer 2017 London-Manchester

snn7136_sim_50A leading British name in occasion wear founded in 1913, Shubette Group remains a London-based family business. Its flagship Gina Bacconi label is defined by beautiful fabrics and sharp but feminine designs that retain a youthful and confident profile – perfect for high-summer and international weddings where style and cool comfort are the order of the day.
The core of the Gina Bacconi occasion collection is lightweight luxury dresses paired with softer cover-ups and capes – rather than the traditional tailored jacket. These designs offer a flattering and feminine profile, with all the style a mother of the bride or groom is looking for on such an important day. Gina Bacconi’s clever design elements – including lace over-tops, shifts and coats – can also be removed at day-into-evening celebrations to add comfort and versatility to the outfits.
The latest collection includes a range of co-ordinating silken wraps and headpieces to complete your glamorous wedding look and Nigel Rayment boutiques London & Manchester offer a fabulous selection of shoes and bags that can be dyed to match your outfit perfectly