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Commemorating and celebrating years of marriages with your other half is a momentous occasion, and like with most extra-special events, you’ll need something to wear! While you may not want something as formal and traditional as you wore on your wedding day, it’s important not to fall into the trap of looking too casual. But rest assured, there are so many gorgeous vow renewal dresses on offer, more than suitable for your recommitment ceremony. 

Whether you want to stick to the classic bridal white or move over to some off-white tones to differentiate from your wedding day - the Rock My Wedding Editors have truly found something for everyone. 

So, if you’re looking for the perfect dress to say “I still do”, we’ve got you covered. 


The 12 best vow renewal dresses for all kinds of brides

 

While you can renew your vows whenever you want - there are no hard and fast rules on when you should recommit. Most couples choose a milestone wedding anniversary to mark the occasion, such as their 5th (wood), 10th (tin), 20th (china), 25th (silver), 30th (pearl), 40th (ruby) or 50th (gold). 

To help you decide what to wear, making the choice a little easier, here are our 12 favourite vow renewal dresses currently available to shop online. With everything from sparkly dresses (who doesn’t love some sequins for celebrations?) to vow renewal dresses fit for the beach or styles fit for older brides - browse our edit to discover the best vow renewal dresses

The best sparkly vow renewal dresses

If you want to opt for something less formal and traditional for your vow renewal but still want to stand out and feel glam, there’s nothing better than a bit of sparkle! Even if you’d prefer a relatively simple silhouette this time, sequins or glitter are an easy way to jazz up any gown.

The best long sleeve vow renewal dresses

Not everyone feels comfortable with their arms exposed, and that’s totally fine! We happen to love wedding dresses with sleeves; sleeves can add so much to a dress! Even if you’re getting married in the warmer months, you can make sleeves work as you don’t necessarily need to go full length. Or, better yet - why not consider mesh or lace sleeves for an elegant and dainty aesthetic? Don’t forget to factor in style, too, as bell and puff sleeves are popular amongst fashionable brides in 2024. With the right dress, it's easy to ensure your sleeves take centre stage, ensure you look AND feel your best on the big day!

The best beach vow renewal dresses

If you had a large wedding, maybe you’re after something smaller and more intimate for your vow renewal. Whether you’re recommitting with just the two of you, elopement style or with your closest friends, family and children - heading off to a tropical destination for your vow renewal is a popular choice. For beach ceremonies, opt for something loose-ish and airy to keep fresh and comfortable, and don’t forget to consider sensible wedding footwear, too!

The best vow renewal dresses for older brides

Celebrating a milestone anniversary with a vow renewal is a special occasion, and choosing the perfect dress is a big part of the joy. Whether you're looking for a dress with sleeves, a flowy skirt, or elegant lace, the most important thing is that you find a dress you love. Forget outdated views on older brides and wear what makes you feel beautiful and confident. Your vow renewal is about celebrating your journey and love, so choose a dress that makes you shine.

The best simple & elegant vow renewal dresses

If you went big on your wedding day - think princess gowns, lots of tulle and maybe even a tiara - you might feel something along the lines of been there, done that and want something more simple and understated for your vow renewal. However, rest assured, simple by no means equates to boring as the stripped-back and “clean” look is super on-trend right now. Opt for a slip-style dress, a-line or sheath dress - depending on your body type and preference in materials like satin for an elegant look.

The best plus-size vow renewal dresses

For plus-size brides renewing their vows, there are countless stunning options out there to highlight your beauty and curves. Opt for an A-line dress - a universally flattering silhouette, or browse empire waist gowns or princess dresses are another fantastic choice, drawing attention to the smallest part of your torso and flowing gracefully down. If you love a bit of glamour, look for dresses with beautiful embellishments, intricate beading, and lace detailing. And don't forget - the key is to find a dress you feel incredible in! For more details on wedding dresses for your body type - check out our complete guide! 


Choosing the perfect dress for your vow renewal 

 

Whether you’re meeting your other half at the altar again after five years, ten years, or any other time before or after - we’re here to help you find the best vow renewal dress for your big day! 

Beyond the fashion (our main priority, too!), read our complete guide to vow renewals and plan your dream ceremony.

Shona Ezimogho-Moran

Written by Shona Ezimogho-Moran

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