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10 Wedding Guest Dresses for Women Over 60

Have you been invited to an upcoming wedding? Do you need a new dress for the event? Feeling overwhelmed with all the selections that are out there?

We’ve made your shopping easier by gathering a list of wedding guest dresses for older women. Knee-length or mid-calf cocktail dresses are a great option as well as maxi dresses. Make sure you know what type of wedding you will be attending. A garden or beach wedding may require a different style of dress than a black-tie formal event.

Here is our list of wedding guest dresses for women over 60:

  1. Betsy & Adam Women’s Lace-Top Waterfall-Detail Gown at Macy’s
  2. Smocked Puff Sleeve Dress
  3. Plus Size Sequined Lace Dress at Macy’s
  4. Kobi Halperin Taner Floral Print Midi Dress
  5. Eliza J Ruffle Sleeve Cocktail Dress
  6. Ruched Jersey Column Gown
  7. High/Low Faux Wrap Dress
  8. Midi Rib Knit Bodycon Dress – Addition Elle
  9. R & M Richards Sequined Cape Sheath Dress
  10. Alex Evenings Plus Size Sequin Jacket & Midi Dress

Best Wedding Guest Dresses for Older Women

Betsy & Adam Women’s Lace-Top Waterfall-Detail Gown at Macy’s

Betsy & Adam Women's Lace-Top Waterfall-Detail Gown at Macy’s

This elegant formal gown available at Macy’s is offered in several colors and is perfect for the black-tie wedding. It has a delicately sequined lace bodice and half sleeves.

The waterfall front detail of the skirt and the rhinestone embellishment at the waist are the perfect addition to the sophisticated styling of this dress.

Smocked Puff Sleeve Dress

Smocked Puff Sleeve Dress

This great dress at Chico’s is perfect for a more casual wedding. The print is modern yet timeless. Dress it up or down with your selection of accessories and shoes.

Plus Size Sequined Lace Dress at Macy’s

Plus Size Sequined Lace Dress at Macy’s

Macy’s is well known for its wide selection of cocktail and formal dresses in a variety of sizes. This plus-size sequined cocktail dress is a great choice for a semi-formal wedding.

Kobi Halperin Taner Floral Print Midi Dress

Kobi Halperin Taner Floral Print Midi Dress

This contemporary floral printed dress from Bloomingdale’s is perfect for a casual wedding and is a great purchase that you can wear again and again.

Eliza J Ruffle Sleeve Cocktail Dress

Eliza J Ruffle Sleeve Cocktail Dress

This pretty flutter ruffle-sleeved dress can be found at Bloomingdale’s. We love the simple sheer cape that perfectly covers the shoulders.

Ruched Jersey Column Gown

Ruched Jersey Column Gown

This classic-styled dress from Nordstrom is perfect for a formal wedding. The style and color are timeless, and you can wear this dress for all your future weddings. This dress would look great with gold accessories.

High/Low Faux Wrap Dress

High/Low Faux Wrap Dress

The faux-wrap dress with a hi-low feature is perfect for a beach wedding. Wrap dresses are flattering for all shapes. You can wear this dress on any occasion after the wedding. Also, it’s offered in several fun colors.

Midi Rib Knit Bodycon Dress – Addition Elle

Midi Rib Knit Bodycon Dress - Addition Elle

Plus-size retailer Penningtons/Addition Elle has this sexy dress that can be dressed up or down. Perfect for a wedding or a night out on the town.

R & M Richards Sequined Cape Sheath Dress

R & M Richards Sequined Cape Sheath Dress

We love this knee-length dress and sequined cape combo. The cape is great to cover up the shoulders and arms. This is a lovely choice if you have great legs.

Alex Evenings Plus Size Sequin Jacket & Midi Dress

Alex Evenings Plus Size Sequin Jacket & Midi Dress

Another great option is this plus-size skirt, sequined top and jacket trio from Macy’s. The chiffon skirt drapes perfectly and falls mid-calf. Pair with silver accessories and shoes for a perfect look.

Are you attending a wedding soon? Who is your favorite retailer for wedding guest dresses? Which dress is your favorite on our list? Tell us about it in the comments below.

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Sandra is the middle-aged woman you hear about who sheds everything she owns and sets out into the world to rediscover and redefine herself. After more than twenty years spent in the fashion industry designing collections for brands such as La Senza, Victoria’s Secret, and JACOB Lingerie, she shifted her path and pursued her longtime passion for writing, traveling, and photography. Sandra was published in the NY Times best selling book Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It. A deeply personal essay hand-picked by Elizabeth Gilbert about loss, facing fears, and going after dreams. Visit her website: www.sandraroussy.com

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