Fashion Over 50: What to Wear to a Bridal Shower

This weekend will find me at a very special bridal shower for my nephew and his beloved so suddenly I have all this inspiration to share fashion over 50 inspiration. I hope you’re game to play along. If not, well, I have you covered with a few inspirational quotes which encourage us to be courageous, peaceful, and compassionate. Let’s dive into Fashion Over 50: What to Wear to a Bridal Shower.

sleeveless pleated a-line dress in stretch seersucker : women wear to work, right side, view zoomed
A-Line Dress, J. Crew. Fashion Over 50: What to Wear to a Bridal Shower…certainly lovely indeed. Dresses, shoes, and jewelry ideas for women over 50 as well as empowering quotes to inspire.

Isn’t this dress (above) classic and lovely?

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Fashion Over 50: What to Wear to a Bridal Shower

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Meet me at the finish line and let me know if you would wear any of these looks which appeal to me. Do pin the quotes that speak to you, and visit my inspirational quotes boards HERE and HERE for lovely sentiments.

sleeveless pleated a-line dress in stretch seersucker : women wear to work, right side, view zoomed
Sleeveless Pleated A-line Dress, J. Crew
Gold Hermione Earrings | BHLDN
Hermione Earrings, BHLDN.
Fashion Over 50: What to Wear to a Bridal Shower…certainly lovely indeed. Dresses, shoes, and jewelry ideas for women over 50 as well as empowering quotes to inspire.
wrap dress in 365 crepe - women's dresses, right side, view zoomed
Wrap Dress, J. Crew

Wouldn’t these golden yummy pumps be pretty with the navy dress above? They’re sensible without the granny factor.

Fashion Over 50: Wardrobe Ideas

Not that there’s anything wrong with granny factor. Look what Mother Teresa accomplished!

Inspirational quote from Mother Teresa on Hello Lovely Studio.

I love a black sheath dress or a black shift dress. Such a timeless piece that can be worn for years to come.

Tommy Hilfiger black shift dress
Shift Dress (Tommy Hilfiger), Macy’s.
Fashion Over 50: What to Wear to a Bridal Shower…certainly lovely indeed. Dresses, shoes, and jewelry ideas for women over 50 as well as empowering quotes to inspire.

But depending on the bridal shower’s setting, something slouchy and comfy might appeal.

I’m thinking a much lower heel than the ones the young model is rocking.

I meditated on this next quote for a fair amount of time. She’s right, and I’m so busted.

Fashion Over 50: What to Wear Inspiration

Inspirational quote from Mother Teresa on Hello Lovely Studio.

I love this olive color and can imagine how it could work just as well for a casual look with a denim jacket.

Sleeveless Linen-Blend Dress
Linen Blend Dress With Pockets, Forever21.
Fashion Over 50: What to Wear to a Bridal Shower…certainly lovely indeed. Dresses, shoes, and jewelry ideas for women over 50 as well as empowering quotes to inspire.

Bridal showers, weddings, and wedding receptions involve so many hidden details, and this quote is a great guiding light for the planning of any special occasion.

Inspirational quote from Maya Angelou on Hello Lovely Stduio.

Fashion Over 50: Hello Lovely!

I have a much younger sister with a completely different fashion sense. When we go shopping together, she knows that I’m destined to go straight for the most simple, boring, understated, pale piece in the shop!

Block-heeled Sandals - Powder beige - Ladies | H&M US 2
Block Heeled Sandals, H&M.
Fashion Over 50: What to Wear to a Bridal Shower…certainly lovely indeed. Dresses, shoes, and jewelry ideas for women over 50 as well as empowering quotes to inspire.

I hope every single one of you pins this next quote to spread the word so it is repinned a million times. It cannot be overstated.

Kindness quote by James Barrie. #quotes #kindnessquote #inspirationalquote #kindness

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These earrings had me gasping.

Thank you, Amelia!

Inspirational quote from Amelia Earhart on Hello Lovely Studio
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Stitched Rainbow Stripe Scarf in faded wicker multi image 1
Stitched Rainbow Stripe Scarf, Madewell.
Fashion Over 50: What to Wear to a Bridal Shower…certainly lovely indeed. Dresses, shoes, and jewelry ideas for women over 50 as well as empowering quotes to inspire.

Skirt With Pockets

I am nutty for a skirt with pockets, and this one would pair well with everything.

Are you a black trousers and white blouse kind of gal? If you already have the pants, here are some options for the top.

Vince Camuto Blouse, Macy’s.
Fashion Over 50: What to Wear to a Bridal Shower…certainly lovely indeed. Dresses, shoes, and jewelry ideas for women over 50 as well as empowering quotes to inspire.
Inspirational quote from Eleanor Roosevelt about courage on Hello Lovely Studio.

Crisp White Cotton Blouse

I think it’s hard to find a decent crisp, white, smart white blouse. I have a few like this from Calvin Klein.

This one feels very artist-like and timeless to me.

Inspirational quote from Sara Blakely on Hello Lovely Studio.

Silky, Simple & Pretty in Pink

This silk dress is a romantic option with a simple elegance to suit a number of occasions.

V-neck Silk Dress - Dusky pink - Ladies | H&M US 5
Pure Silk Dress, H&M.
Fashion Over 50: What to Wear to a Bridal Shower…certainly lovely indeed. Dresses, shoes, and jewelry ideas for women over 50 as well as empowering quotes to inspire.

Who hasn’t been called the B-word for exercising strength or assertiveness?

Inspirational quote about feminism on Hello Lovely Studio.

Pocket Lovely

Any dress with pockets is a friend of mine! Get in mahhhhh closet, pockety purrrfect shift dress!

Nanette Lepore Cheetah Print Sheath Dress, Macy’s

I could live in this next one.

tie-waist button-front dress in organic cotton : women swimwear, right side, view zoomed
Tie Waist Button Front Dress, J. Crew.
Fashion Over 50: What to Wear to a Bridal Shower…certainly lovely indeed. Dresses, shoes, and jewelry ideas for women over 50 as well as empowering quotes to inspire.
Inspirational quote from Mother Teresa on Hello Lovely Studio.
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In case you had not noticed, I have a thing for wedges. It must go back to my childhood in the ’70s when my altitude challenged self thought platform shoes rivaled the other greatest thing…Little Debbie Snack Cakes.

Because Humor is Always in Fashion

My son just showed me this, and it cracked me up. Hahahahahahaha.

midi wrap dress in soft rayon gingham : women casual, right side, view zoomed
Mid Wrap Dress, J. Crew.
Fashion Over 50: What to Wear to a Bridal Shower…certainly lovely indeed. Dresses, shoes, and jewelry ideas for women over 50 as well as empowering quotes to inspire.

Did I save the best quote for last? Maybe.

Inspirational quote from Mother Teresa on Hello Lovely Studio.
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If you have a moment, do visit this recent fashion related post as well as this story with Mother’s Day gift ideas.

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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16 Comments

  1. Marilyn S.
    April 25, 2019 / 4:35 am

    I love the cheetah sheath dress , that style is always flattering but I so want the gingham mid wrap dress…..I always say about these types of dresses – “they’ll never die”

    • Michele
      Author
      April 25, 2019 / 9:02 am

      So glad you liked those picks – I so agree with you!

  2. April 25, 2019 / 6:02 am

    Loved seeing fashion finds to wear to bridal shower for women over 50, but what about lovely evening gowns to wear to your son or daughterโ€™s wedding this summer?

    • Michele
      Author
      April 25, 2019 / 9:01 am

      Yes! That post is in the hopper since I need it too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. April 25, 2019 / 7:41 am

    Hi Michele,
    I love the quotes from Mother Teresa! Sheโ€™s my hero. If we all adopted her thinking, it probably wouldnโ€™t matter what we wore!! (But I like the dresses you showed us!)
    xo
    Holly

    • Michele
      Author
      April 25, 2019 / 9:00 am

      Mother Teresa probably wouldn’t approve of the playful indulgence here as her mission led her hands and spirit to join the poor, sick, and dying. Yet we can still be light bearers in the world – using our gifts and creativity and what makes us come alive to spread the light. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. April 25, 2019 / 12:10 pm

    I can se we share the same taste because I love all your choices. The first is my fave, as it is timeless and classic and reminds me of a dress I owned as a young girl and recently purchased again. It’s also very figure flattering. Best wishes to the happy couple and enjoy a fun day at the bridal shower.

    • Michele
      Author
      April 26, 2019 / 1:32 pm

      Isn’t it timelessly gorgeous? Shifts and sheath styles work best for me. It’s hard for me to believe the 90’s are taking over in the dress department – have you seen all the florals and lace? Hahahaha. Who knew? Thanks for the wishes!

  5. Connie
    April 26, 2019 / 10:49 am

    So lovely to see feminine styles. ๐Ÿ™‚ In my area there are farrrrrrrrrrrrr too many events that everyone believes need to be “every day casual”. Now that term alone can be different from area to area but here it often simply means jeans, t-shirts and runners. Ugh! Yes, I have been to a bridal shower where that was the accepted/requested attire. :'(

    I’m all for comfort. Working from home I admit to many “pajama days”. ๐Ÿ˜‰ But to see lovely styles at events that are important in people’s lives……well that is remembering and acknowledging there is more to life than just our every day activities.

    Thanks for showing so many beautiful options.

    • Michele
      Author
      April 26, 2019 / 1:26 pm

      It’s fun to be mindful about dressing for these occasions not because we’re deeply superficial people but because it’s often an artful expression and a layer of the backdrop of memories. Thanks so much for sharing candidly and playing along!

      • Connie
        April 27, 2019 / 11:31 am

        Love your comment: “An artful expression and a layer of the backdrop of memories”. So insightful and wonderfully articulated!

        By the way….love the leopard print sheath dress. I think sheath dresses will always be in style as long as we can keep updating the fabrics ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Michele
          Author
          April 27, 2019 / 1:13 pm

          I keep going back to that dress too…I think it may have to land in my cart. And I’m so glad animal prints are still in favor – they work so well with neutrals! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Carole
    April 26, 2019 / 10:34 pm

    Yes, I believe you did save the best for the last. Thank you for the reminder.

    • Michele
      Author
      April 27, 2019 / 8:45 am

      It is indeed a keeper! Thanks for reading and being inspired with me. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Newton Onukwusi
    November 1, 2020 / 4:13 am

    Lovely

    • Michele
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      November 1, 2020 / 2:02 pm

      Thanks so much for reading. ๐Ÿ™‚

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