Q: I'm 55 years old and will be getting married for the second time. What type of wedding gown can I wear without looking like a woman trying to recapture her youth?

A: It all depends on the time of day, your wedding site and your figure. For a formal evening affair at a country club or hotel, you could wear a ball gown in pale silver, gold, blue or pink (skip girlish details like bows and lace); if you're in great shape, a long, body-conscious gown in pewter charmeuse would be stunning. For a more casual party, think about a knee-length cocktail dress in celedon or bronze, or a silk suit, if you're hiding any figure flaws.

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