10 perfect wedding guest outfits for over 50s

Feel confident and fabulous in our pick of the best wedding guest outfits.

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by Stephanie Anthony |
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Wedding season is always an exciting one, but there’s one question that pops into your mind the moment that invitation arrives - what are you going to wear? Finding the perfect wedding guest outfit can be difficult. You don't want to upstage the bride but you do want to wear a flattering dress for mature women. Fear not, we are here to help and have handpicked the best wedding guest outfits for over 50s.

At this point in your life, you have determined your fashion sense and you know what suits your frame. So you’ll want something that showcases your confidence and elegance without appearing frumpy. We've scoured the internet for and picked out some options we'll know you’ll love to wear for a wedding, whether your style is fashion-forward, trendy or classic.

The best wedding guest outfits for over 50s at a glance:

Best popular wedding guest outfits for over 50s: Embroidered Long Sleeve Midi Dress
Our favourite wedding guest outfits for over 50s: Pure Cotton Borderie Midaxi Tea Dress
Best affordable wedding guest outfits for over 50s: Light Grey Lace Dress Set Two-Piece

Whether you're in need of a mother-of-the-bride outfit, or you're a friend or family member of the happy couple looking for the perfect special occasion dress. We all want a wedding outfit that's going to make us look good so we can treasure the photos as well as feel confident on the big day. When selecting your wedding guest attire, it’s worth considering the dress code, time of year, and location (also, remember to steer clear of wearing white!).

So, watch your loved ones say ‘I do’ in style with our roundup of elegant florals, chic jumpsuits and stylish gowns. Just add a wedding guest fascinator and you're good to go! Here are our favourite wedding guest outfits, with some stylish options that are flattering for any mature woman. You may even want to save these for another special occasion.

The best wedding guest outfits for over 50s

Best popular wedding guest dress for over 50s

Embroidered Long Sleeve Midi DressCoast
Price: £71 (was £159)

www.coastfashion.com

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This Embroidered Long Sleeve Midi Dress from Coast comes in a number of colours so you choose the

Our favourite wedding guest outfit for over 50s

Pure Cotton Borderie Midaxi Tea DressMarks and Spencer

Description

A stunning choice for a summer wedding, the Pure Cotton Borderie Midaxi Tea Dress from Marks and

Best affordable wedding guest outfit for over 50s

Light Grey Lace Dress Set Two-Piece LightInTheBox

Description

As the most affordable outfit on our list, this Light Grey Lace Dress is one to be considered. The

Best elegant wedding guest outfit for over 50s

Embroidered Top Wide Leg JumpsuitCoast
Price: £77 (was £169)

www.coastfashion.com

Description

Coast never fails to impress, and this Embroidered Top Wide Leg Jumpsuit is no exception. We love

Best bestseling wedding guest outfit over 50s

Roman Abstract Print Dipped Hem Midi DressDebenhams
Price: £48 (was £80)

www.debenhams.com

Description

A bestseller for Roman, the Abstract Print Dipped Hem Midi Dress features the perfect painterly

Best classic wedding guest outfit for over 50s

Lace 2 in 1 Overlay Midi DressWallis
Price: £63 (was £90)

www.wallis.co.uk

Description

From Wallis, this Lace 2 in 1 Overlay Midi Dress is a classic choice as your wedding guest outfit.

Best summer wedding guest outfit for over 50s

Blush Floral Tea DressDebenhams

Description

A beautiful choice for a summer wedding, the Blush Floral Tea Dress from Wallis is full of

Best unique wedding guest outfit for over 50s

Claudia Embellished Midi DressMonsoon
Price: £70 (was £175)

www.monsoon.co.uk

Description

Looking for something special? This Claudia Embellished Midi Dress from Monsoon was made to

Best versatile wedding guest outfit for over 50s

Polka Dot V-Neck Ruffle Midi Tea DressMarks and Spencer

Description

A tea dress is a style that's suited to all, and we love the timeless elegance of this classic

Best understated wedding guest outfit for over 50s

Yumi Frill Wrap JumpsuitJohn Lewis

Description

The Yumi Frill Wrap Jumpsuit from John Lewis works for all occasions, but is also a fantastic

Top five tips on how to find the best wedding guest outfit:

  1. Do not wear white - white is usually reserved for the bride unless specifically told otherwise.
  1. Buy an outfit that you feel great in - confidence is key.
  1. Make sure your outfit fits the body you have and not the one you want to have in the future.
  1. Wear something comfortable, but not casual - weddings are formal events and the dress code is usually smart.
  1. Similarly to wearing white, do not wear black - black is seen as a colour of mourning.

Where to buy the best wedding guest outfits for over 50s:

Want to look for your own wedding guest outfit? We've listed a few of our favourite places to shop when it comes to finding the perfect outfit for such a special occasion.

11. Wallis

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Not only does Wallis offer great tailoring and stand-out occasion pieces, but they offer it all at

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There are some real gems to found in the M&S occasionwear collection that would be perfect to wear

13. Hobbs

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If you really want to dress to impress, Hobbs Ltd. stocks luxury clothes, shoes and accessories to

14. Coast

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Look and feel great wearing something from Coast’s occasionwear range. From eye-catching floral

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Monsoon’s wedding guest collection includes classic midi lengths and floaty silhouettes with

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Whether you’re looking for a maxi dress that’s bold and printed or a midi dress that’s more muted

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Ghost and Whistles are just some of the brands you can shop in their wedding fashion edit. Whether

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While Debenhams has sadly disappeared from the high street, you can still shop with Debenhams

Stephanie Anthony is the Deputy Digital Editor at Yours. Having worked across a variety of topics, from travel and food to pharmaceuticals, she also has a particular interest in mental health and wellness having studied biosciences at University.

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