What to Wear to a Wedding Over 40

My heart goes out to the beautiful brides all over the world who got married in 2020. No little girl could have predicted that her big day would take place in the midst of a pandemic. In most cases, celebrations were scaled back and the guest list was smaller as creative brides made the best of a stressful situation.

And yet, weddings and births and anniversaries still happened. Now, more than ever, they signify hope.

This year, with an end nearly in sight, many of us have events on our calendars to look forward to after nearly a year of social solitude, and we couldn’t be happier.

Weddings are always festive and a cause for celebration, and who doesn’t welcome an opportunity to dress up, at long last? That’s why this video is full of fun and festive dresses for the weddings on your summer calendar.

Of course, if you’re the mother of the bride or groom, you’ll want to step it up even more. Skip the shapeless chiffon in a shade of greige and instead choose something that matches the momentousness of the occasion. You are, after all, a hostess, and you want to look fashionable without veering off into frumpy or flashy.

It can be a fine line to walk, and I’m here to help you through it.

I’ve assembled some of the chicest looks for guests and mothers of the bride/groom alike in today’s video and accompanying catalog. There’s a dress here for every taste, every occasion, and every budget.

Skip the mother of the bride section and go straight to formalwear to find a flattering frock for your next event.


Gowns for Mother of the Bride/Mother of the Groom

Whether the event is formal or a little more relaxed, you’ll find a dress here to suit your style and your budget, and you can find many more options in my Wedding Style Catalog.

Gowns for Guests

From informal to black tie, there’s a dress here for every event and every guest, and you shop them all in one place.

And now I’d love to hear from you! Do you have a special wedding coming up? Another opportunity to dress up? Let me know in the comments! And, as always, you can find all of these dresses and many many more in my Wedding Style Catalog.