40+ Winter Wedding Outfits for Women Over 50 and 60

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If you have a winter wedding penciled onto your social calendar, you may be scratching your head, wondering what you should wear. Although you should match your attire with the level of formality the bride has chosen, it’s also important that the outfit you choose makes you feel confident and beautiful.

I’m sure you’ve noticed while shopping that the silhouettes they are marketing to our age range aren’t always super stylish or flattering. You know frumpy and matronly simply aren’t in my vocabulary, so I set out on an online shopping spree for 40+ chic winter wedding outfits for women over 50 and 60 that are sure to impress. If you’re overwhelmed shopping for an upcoming winter wedding, this post takes all the hard work out of it.

Don’t forget to check out these posts if you are looking for accessories to go with your winter wedding outfit:

Where to Shop for Winter Wedding Outfits for Women Over 50 and 60

The biggest question of all. Where do you even start? I’m going to give you a list of some of my favorite places and brands to start with in case you want to do the browsing on your own. But, one of the things that I’ve found to help is to start with the mother-of-the-bride section, as that’s where they group many of the age-appropriate dresses for us! Keep in mind that if one of the retailers is sold out of a particular dress you like, do a quick Google Search. It’s likely that it is carried

Retailers & Brands To Shop

  • Nordstrom: The brands below come highly recommended!
  • Macy’s (Biggest selection of dressy tops and pants I’ve found!)
  • Amazon
  • Saks 5th Avenue: If budget is no object or you’re really looking for a formal outfit, I would suggest the following brands. Fair warning, they are expensive, but you can find a good deal on sale!

Winter Wedding Guest Dresses for Women Over 50 and 60

I tend to lean towards a dress when I am selecting an outfit for an upcoming wedding. It’s always better to be overdressed, in my opinion. I know finding the proper dress silhouette for your body type, especially through a computer screen, can be a little challenging.

My favorite dress types for women over 50 are fit and flare and A-line silhouettes. These two styles are flattering for so many body types. They have a defined waistline and are very forgiving as they take attention away from the midsection and camouflage wider hips and thighs. I also included a few shift dresses in my guide as I think this looser silhouette is universally flattering as well.

Consider your budget when shopping for an upcoming event. I often find that purchasing a dress is more cost-effective than purchasing separates. However, that also depends on the accessories needed to complete the outfit. If you choose a sleeveless or short sleeve option, you will want to bring a warm shawl (like this gorgeous one) or a wrap to keep you cozy. A dress with more embellishments or a higher neck means you can get away with less jewelry and accessories. A more simple dress (like this sheath dress) is better paired with eye-catching earrings.

Pant Sets and Separates for Older Women

Can you wear pants to a wedding? Yes, you absolutely can. If you don’t like dresses or your legs are not your best feature, pants are totally acceptable. Pants give you the option to wear flat shoes, which many ladies (if not all of us!) find the most comfortable for long days on their feet and dancing at the reception. You don’t have to worry about wearing pantyhose. Plus, pants also often have pockets which can be super handy.

If you already have a pair of trousers or dress pants that you love, consider simply purchasing a new top like this tie waist blouse or this black velvet tank top and jacket combination.

I’m going to do a full round-up post of the best pants suits to wear soon, but I wanted to include some of my favorites now. Keep in mind that many of these can take a month or so to come in sometimes, so order early!

Do you have a winter wedding or event to attend this season? Where do you typically shop for these types of events? Let me know in the comments!

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Thanks for reading, and be sure to wear what makes you feel confident.



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