Need some inspiration in the form of dresses for 60-year-old wedding guests? You’ve asked, and we picked out some styles we know you’ll love. Whether your style is fashion-forward, trendy or classic, there’s something for everyone on this list. All are elegant without being frumpy, and fully guest-appropriate (meaning you won’t look you’re wishing you were the mother-of-the-bride). And most importantly, all selections are under $90. Enjoy!
5 wow dresses for 60-year-old wedding guests
1. The new jumpsuit
This sheer, covered jumpsuit is so classy and striking — an ideal choice for a wedding or special occasion outfit.
Jumpsuits make for an eye-catching alternative to a dress, but they can be hard to wear. That’s a nice way of saying they’re unflattering. The sheer dress silhouette over the suit itself creates a more forgiving outfit. Add in the V neckline and three-quarter sleeves, and you will be the talk of the town. An outfit like this would be a lovely choice for a beach wedding — you’ll enjoy the breeze without showing too much skin. Pair with heels and some bracelets and you’re all set.
2. The v-neck LRD
If you’ve read our fashion advice for women over 60, you know that showing off cleavage is A-OK. This sexy-but-age-appropriate number features a shorter hemline and the flattering deep V that adds length to your torso. It also has pockets!
If you like the dress, but still think it’s too much skin, pair with a black shawl — you’ll be ready to dance the night away.
3. The caftan
This caftan-style dress will make you feel like a princess with its sheer layer and sparkly under layer. The chiffon caftan is removable, so you’re getting two dresses in one here — a flashy, polyester sheath dress plus the more elegant and forgiving layered look. Pair it with nude heels and simple jewelry, to avoid shining too bright for your onlookers.
4. The Jacket Dress
The jacket dress is a classic choice for the 60-plus wedding guest. You can find structured styles to add definition to your shoulders and waist, or more relaxed pieces that hint at your curves.
This is a lovely set for a wedding, because it has sparkles and lace for added interest, but the champagne color is both subtle and feminine. The knee-length hemline and three-quarter length sleeves don’t show too much but that sheer layer keeps the outfit from being frumpy. You’ll feel absolutely gorgeous in this outfit! Pair it with a simple heel or modest sandal in gray or silver.
5. Pleats and Polka Dots
This is one of those rare special occasion dresses that’s both modest and sexy. The deep navy color is gorgeous, and it naturally adds proportion with that embellished top and tiered skirt. The elbow-length sleeve ends just at your waist, which can draw the eye in a curve-enhancing way. The dress needs little in the way of accessories, too. Just slip into a simple set of heels and crystal stud earrings.