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23 Grandmother-of-the-Groom Dresses for Your Grandson's Special Day

Because grandma deserves to look and feel her best when it's time to celebrate.

Teal long sleeve eyelet dress with tie belt and collar

Teal long sleeve eyelet dress with tie belt and collar

Shopping for a dress as the mother of the groom is notoriously a difficult task—but what about a grandmother-of-the-groom dress? If you're attending your grandson's wedding, you deserve an outfit that's just as wow-worthy as the moms, grandmother of the bride, and the rest of the wedding party. We've hand-picked some of the best grandmother-of-the-groom dresses available to buy online, so you (or the grandma you're shopping for) can focus on celebrating this special occasion, not stressing about what to wear. From breathtaking evening gowns with beading and appliqué to lace dresses, stylish pantsuits, and modest floor-length looks, there's something for every grandmother of the groom. Whether you're a glam grandma or your style leans more traditional, we promise this list will give you plenty of options to shop. 

Blue chiffon gown with beaded bodice and flutter sleeves

Beaded Chiffon Gown

Perfect for the warmer seasons, this floor-length gown has an illusion neckline for a hint of coverage up top. The hand-beaded bodice is paired with a flowy, pleated georgette skirt for an ethereal look. 

Adrianna Papell long hand-beaded short sleeve gown, $299, Adrianna Papell

Teal long sleeve eyelet dress with tie belt and collar

Teal Eyelet Lace Shirtdress

For the grandmothers out there who appreciate proper etiquette and table manners, this timeless dress might be just your style. The shirtdress has a laser-cut eyelet lace design and a modest tea length, with a belted waist that ties in an oversized bow. 

Teri Jon shirtdress with laser cut shirt, $610, Teri Jon

Long sleeve pink gown with sequins

Pink Sequin Gown

The glam grandmas are going to want to see this long-sleeve evening gown. The allover sequins, rosy pink hue, and form-fitting silhouette make this a stunning grandmother of the groom dress if you're going for a dazzling, glitzy look. 

Adrianna Papell stretch sequin V neck long sleeve gown, $279, Bloomingdale's

Black and blue floral velvet set

Velvet Navy Blue Jumpsuit

Jumpsuits are a popular alternative to classic wedding guest dresses. And while that might sound too trendy for the grandmother of the groom at first, we think even the most traditional of grandmothers will approve of this modest three-piece look. The solid straight pant legs paired with the velvet top and matching jacket is a comfortable yet stylish ensemble. 

Oleg Cassini burnout velvet three piece suit, $170, David's Bridal

Purple floor length chiffon gown with sparkly long sleeve jacket

Two-Piece Evening Gown With Jacket

Here's a perfect option for grandmas who love versatile dresses. This two-piece set comes with a floor-length chiffon gown and matching jacket that you can remove and re-wear after the wedding day. 

Alex Evenings mock two-piece gown with jacket, $205, Nordstrom

Black long sleeve velvet wrap dress

Black Long-Sleeve Velvet Dress

You can't go wrong with a classic black maxi dress. The velvet fabric and full length of this formal dress make it a sophisticated option for black tie weddings, and you can easily re-wear it for other occasions in the future. 

Tadashi Shoji Brinda velvet dress, $408, BHLDN

Gray long sleeve floor length sequin gown

Sequin V-Neck Gown 

Shimmer and sparkle is the name of the game when it comes to this glamorous look. This full-coverage long dress features a gathered twist in the front to add shape and highlight the waist. The glittering silver color is ideal for a winter wedding. 

St. John sequin knit V-neck gown, $1,995, St. John

Pink dress with tie belt, long sleeves and orange pattern

Pink and Orange Patterned Dress

Headed to a beach wedding? Try a colorful grandmother of the groom dress, like this satin crepe shirtdress with a bright pink and orange paisley print. Pair it with wedge high heels or flat sandals for a summery look. 

Sachin & Babi Lenora belted floral midi shirtdress, $425, Neiman Marcus

Cape and pants in blush with floral pattern on top

Pantsuit With Cape

A special occasion doesn't require you to wear something form-fitting. In fact, a timeless pantsuit can do the trick. This embroidered illusion cape top adds a fun, trending element to an otherwise formal outfit, and it's available in four classic colors. 

Oleg Cassini jersey plus size pantsuit with illusion cape, $150, David's Bridal

Long sleeve floor length sequin gown in red

Long-Sleeve Red Dress

This regal dress is adorned with intricate details like allover sequins and soft tulle ruffles along the neckline and shoulders. If the wedding takes place in December, choose the festive red color to complete the holiday vibe. Otherwise, the dress comes in four colors (ivory, light blue, blush, and peach) and two different lengths. 

Needle & Thread Aurelia long sleeve gown, $729, Needle & Thread

Green chiffon dress with flora lace jacket

Knee-Length Jacket Dress

A matching embroidered lace jacket is the focal point of this chiffon dress, which is available in hunter green or navy blue. The three-quarter sleeves are partially sheer, so you won't overheat while adding coverage for your shoulders and arms. 

Jessica Howard 3/4 sleeve dress & lace jacket, $169, Macy's

Floor length structured gown with cape in lilac

Structured Crepe Dress With Cape

A semi-sheer cape overlay takes an otherwise simple grandmother of the groom dress to the next level, without stealing the show from the happy couple. Choose from elegant mauve or a timeless platinum hue. 

Amsale crane cape dress, $495, BHLDN

Knee length metallic dress with floral pattern in blue

Floral Jacquard A-Line Dress

If you're attending a warm weather wedding, opt for a knee-length dress that gives you comfort and coverage. This metallic floral jacquard design is appropriate for cocktail attire and semi-formal events. 

Rickie Freeman for Teri Jon metallic floral jacquard elbow-sleeve A-line dress, $460, Neiman Marcus

Three piece pantsuit with embellished blazer

Three-Piece Pantsuit

Dresses and skirts not your thing? For an outfit that gives a bit more flexibility, this wide-leg pantsuit allows you to show off your best dance moves. The soutache jacket adds the perfect amount of embellishment to the plain jersey tank top. 

Oleg Cassini soutache embellished jersey three piece pantsuit, $160, David's Bridal

Knee length dress with elbow sleeves and flower applique

Knee-Length Sequin Dress

Feminine and classy, this knee-length grandmother of the groom dress is adorned in pearls, sequins, and beading. It's available in five different hues to match a range of wedding styles and dress codes, including navy blue, black, and terracotta orange. 

Adrianna Papell petaluma sequin dress, $250, BHLDN

Satin and chiffon dress with jacket in navy

Satin and Chiffon Midi Dress

You'll look luminous in this tiered chiffon and charmeuse satin midi dress. The best part about this dress (besides the comfortable flowy silhouette)? A matching jacket adds coverage if you don't want to show your shoulders. 

Komarov tiered chiffon & charmeuse midi dress with jacket, $438, Nordstrom

3/4 glitter lace top and wide leg pants in nude color

Sparkly Lace Pantsuit

Achieve maximum comfort and style points in this pantsuit with an asymmetrical tunic top featuring a keyhole button on the back. The roomy pants and glitter lace create a polished, put-together look. It's available in four colors, including blush pink, blue, black, and silver.  

Oleg Cassini glitter lace asymmetrical top pantsuit, $140, David's Bridal

Sleeveless lace knee length dress with jacket in beige

Beaded Stretch Lace Dress and Jacket

Comfort meets style in this two-piece dress made of stretchy fabric. With 2% Spandex, the sleeveless sheath dress skims your figure without being restrictive. Allover sequins and a scalloped trim on the jacket give this set a bit of pizzazz. 

Alex Evenings lace cocktail dress with jacket, $185, Nordstrom

Floor length satin gown with V-neck in blush

Blush Satin Gown

This floor-length satin gown has a V-neckline and ruched bodice for an elegant fit. The pretty light pink color and short sleeves make this formal dress a perfect choice for a springtime wedding

Kay Unger Quinn satin gown, $298, Saks Fifth Avenue

Blue floor length beaded gown with 3/4 sleeves

Long Dress With Allover Beading

Gorgeous hand beading adorns this sparkling evening gown, available in light blue or champagne pink. The dress has a demure bateau neckline and three-quarter length sleeves with a scoop back that's bra-friendly.

Adrianna Papell scoop back sequin gown, from $222, Adrianna Papell

Flutter sleeve beaded knee-length dress in navy

Flutter Sleeve Knee-Length Dress

Keep things simple but chic in this knee-length dress accented with statement flutter sleeves. The skirt flares out just above the knee, and the lace is woven with sparkly thread to add shimmer for a fancy dress code. 

SL Fashions embroidered lace dress, $139, Macy's

Satin floor length off the shoulder trumpet gown in navy

Off-the-Shoulder Trumpet Gown

Your grandson's wedding is such a special event, so why not dress accordingly? The draping throughout the bodice and beaded appliqué on the back of this gown will have you feeling especially glamorous. We also love this option as a mother of the bride dress or grandmother of the bride dress. 

La Femme off the shoulder beaded satin trumpet gown, $508, Nordstrom

Gray satin knee length A-line dress with waist wrap and collar

A-Line Dress With Collar

This pewter-toned dress is polished and sophisticated, with a contrasting satin portrait collar to match the shimmering skirt. Ruching at the waist flatters your midsection, while the A-line skirt skims over your hips. 

Jessica Howard portrait-collar dress, $119, Macy's