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10 Wedding Guest Dresses for Women Over 60

By Sandra Roussy October 24, 2023 Makeup and Fashion

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. Twill Floral Print Shirt Dress
  3. Plus Size Sequined Lace Dress at Macy’s
  4. Dress the Population Sophia Floral Sequin Midi Dress
  5. Eliza J Ruffle Sleeve Cocktail Dress
  6. Ruched Jersey Column Gown
  7. High/Low Faux Wrap Dress
  8. Pisarro Nights Diamond Bead Pattern Boat Neck 3/4 Split Sleeve Blouson Gown
  9. R & M Richards Sequined Cape Sheath Dress
  10. Plus Size Beaded V-Neck Dress and Jacket

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.

Accessorize the dress with rhinestone or crystal jewelry for an ultra-sophisticated look. 

Twill Floral Print Shirt Dress

This elegant floral print shirt dress is easily dressed up or down depending on the wedding you are attending. For example, wear it with black pumps for a fancy wedding and flat strappy sandals for a less formal wedding.

Plus Size Sequined Lace Dress at Macy’s

plus-size sequined cocktail dress

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 an excellent choice for a semi-formal wedding.

Pair it with a pretty clutch handbag and block-heel pointed pumps.

Dress the Population Sophia Floral Sequin Midi Dress

This elegant winter floral dress with its long sleeves and mesh sequined overlay makes it a perfect choice for a fall or winter wedding.

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.

ITALIAN GOLD Paperclip Link Bracelet in 14k Gold

Long Sleeve Faux Wrap Dress

long sleeve faux wrap dress

Wrap dresses are flattering for all body shapes. You can wear this long sleeve faux wrap dress to a wedding or to any other semi-formal event. This beautiful dress has puff sleeves and an elegant tulip hem.

Pisarro Nights Diamond Bead Pattern Boat Neck 3/4 Split Sleeve Blouson Gown

The boat neckline adds a touch of elegance to this sophisticated dress. With split 3/4 sleeves, it strikes a perfect balance between modesty and style. The dress is fully lined for comfort and features a convenient center back zip closure for easy wearing. Crafted from rayon, it offers a luxurious feel and drapes beautifully.

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.

Plus Size Beaded V-Neck Dress and Jacket

plus-size beaded dress and jacket ensemble by R&M Richards

This plus-size beaded dress and jacket ensemble by R&M Richards is a perfect choice for your next wedding. The intricate beading on the front of the dress and jacket add just the right amount of sparkle. 

Read 11 WEDDING DRESS STYLES FOR OLDER WOMEN.

Also read 10 WEDDING HAIRSTYLES FOR WOMEN OVER 50.

Let’s Have a Conversation:

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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Gail Fenton

Am 66,Over weight, 5ft 198 lbs

Kathleen Mulcahy

Am 72 but 11 stone and like straight skirt knee length as 5 ft as wedding in July.

The Author

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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