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.
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 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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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