22 Stylish Grandmother-of-the-Bride Dresses for a Timeless Look
Looking for something to wear to your granddaughter's wedding? These outfits are elegant and appropriate for the occasion.
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As a grandmother, you've always had a special role in your granddaughter's life, and the same applies when it comes to her big day. As part of the bride's family and extended wedding party, you deserve to shine in a dazzling grandmother-of-the-bride dress. Before you shop, be sure to consider any special requests that the couple may have, such as following the dress code, dressing for a specific theme (for example, a Great Gatsby wedding), or wearing a specific color. And most importantly, choose a gown that is just as comfortable as it is beautiful—feeling like the best version of yourself on their wedding day will help you celebrate the happy couple without distractions or worries about your wardrobe. If you're ready to choose your outfit, consider these gorgeous grandmother-of-the-bride dresses you can shop now.
Gold Sequin A-Line Dress
This glamorous floor-length number is all about the sparkle. The V-neckline, three-quarter sleeves, and A-line skirt flatter the body, while the all-over gold sequins create a dazzling look that's ideal for a formal dress code. It's available in both standard and plus-size options.
Oleg Cassini allover sequin A-line gown, $250, David's Bridal
Long-Sleeve Beaded Ball Gown
If you're attending a black tie wedding during the winter months, this stunning ball gown is the perfect option. The high neckline and sheer long sleeves provide elegant coverage, with beaded flowers and sparkly crystals adding wow factor. This grandmother-of-the-bride dress comes in two timeless colors: navy blue and mocha.
Mac Duggal long-sleeve embellished ball gown, $998, Macy's
Elegant Two-Piece Jacket Dress
You'll love this two-in-one ensemble that delivers everything you need to look stylish on your granddaughter's big day. The sleeveless maxi dress features an embellished sparkly bodice and an A-line chiffon skirt, while the removable sequin lace jacket has a high collar and three-quarter sleeves.
Alex Evenings mock two-piece gown with jacket, $205, Nordstrom
Floor-Length Gown with Chiffon Cape
This simple black gown is elevated by a floral-print chiffon cape woven with shimmering thread for a hint of sparkle. It's a timeless grandmother-of-the-bride dress for cocktail and black tie dress codes.
Connect cape overlay gown, $89, Macy's
Sequined A-Line Gown
The flattering silhouette of this A-line evening dress is its best feature. The shimmering scalloped lace bodice has three-quarter sleeves and a scoop neckline, with a flowing chiffon skirt that reaches the ankle.
Alex Evenings mock two-piece A-line gown, $185, Nordstrom
Off-the-Shoulder Evening Gown
The mermaid silhouette of this lace dress beautifully accentuates the waist and hips without being too tight or restricting your moves. The sophisticated off-the-shoulder neckline is styled with straps for added support. Even better, this grandmother-of-the-bride dress is available in nine colors to match almost any wedding theme.
R&M Richards off the shoulder fishtail evening gown, $139, R&M Richards
Beaded Illusion Tulle Gown
How stunning is this 1920s-inspired evening gown? While it has a simple short sleeve scoop neckline, the elaborate all-over beading and embroidery on the dress add flair, making it a fitting choice for a cocktail or formal reception.
Pisarro Nights beaded mesh column gown, $238, Nordstrom
Knee-Length Sequin Cocktail Dress
If you prefer a shorter style, consider this chic knee-length dress with long sleeves and stunning all-over sequin embellishments. The black color is elegant and easily re-wearable.
Adrianna Papell short sequin cocktail dress, $279, Adrianna Papell
Floor-Length Chiffon Gown with Cape
This simple sheath dress is transformed into a show-stopping number thanks to a sweeping chiffon cape. A rhinestone-embellished neckline adds subtle sparkle—just add a matching bracelet or earrings.
R&M Richards floor length sheath dress, $109, R&M Richards
Beaded Blouson Gown
Sparkly beads and sequins transform this wedding guest dress into a beautiful black tie ensemble. Flutter sleeves and a blouson bodice provide extra room in the bust and arms for a flattering yet comfortable fit.
Pisarro Nights cold shoulder ankle-length beaded dress, $250, David's Bridal
Simple Tea-Length Dress
If embellishments are not your thing, opt for this strapless tea-length number in a dark burgundy hue. The structured silhouette is timeless and sophisticated, while the hidden pockets are an added bonus. Add a shawl or wrap for easy arm coverage.
Amsale Russo midi dress, $440, BHLDN
Floral Print Cocktail Dress
If you're attending a spring or summer wedding, floral prints are always a lovely option. This chic cocktail dress features a high-low box pleat skirt and a pretty pastel floral print. We think it would also look stylish as a mother of bride or mother of the groom dress.
Adrianna Papell floral-print cocktail dress, $179, Macy's
Embroidered Tulle Midi Dress
Tulle and flowers are a lovely combination for a springtime wedding. This tea-length dress with illusion long sleeves is elegant but also a little playful. The blush and yellow embroidered flowers add beautiful pops of color against the black fabric.
Mac Duggal floral-embroidered long-sleeve midi dress, $598, Neiman Marcus
Knee-Length Dress with Beading
This modest knee-length style is an excellent grandmother-of-the-bride dress for petite frames. Crystals, sequins, and beading adorn the short-sleeve silhouette, which comes in five sophisticated colors.
Adrianna Papell Petaluma sequin dress, $250, BHLDN
Plus-Size Brocade Ball Gown
The floral brocade print and shimmering thread on the skirt freshen up this classic long-sleeve ball gown. Two front pleats elongate the silhouette, while a pretty bow and buttons highlight the waist at the back.
Oleg Cassini plus crepe ball gown, $250, David's Bridal
Long-Sleeve Sheath Dress
Wear this knee-length long sleeve dress if you're attending a daytime wedding or if the couple is getting married during the spring months. The silver-blue style is embellished with iridescent beading throughout.
Mac Duggal beaded & embroidered sheath dress, $498, Saks Fifth Avenue
Ruffled Off-the-Shoulder Gown
Eye-catching ruffles add beautiful detail to this grandmother-of-the-bride dress. A wide boat neckline elegantly exposes the shoulders and collarbone, and a sparkly brooch at the waist adds glamour. The dark teal color is a gorgeous jewel tone for a winter wedding.
Eliza J ruffled off-the-shoulder gown, $198, Macy's
Satin One-Shoulder Jumpsuit
A jumpsuit gives the illusion of a dress but delivers all the comfort of a pantsuit. This one-shoulder satin jumpsuit with asymmetrical drapery is airy and comfortable for a range of special occasions, and it's available in five colors.
Moms & Celebrations Azazie Hagretta stretch satin jumpsuit, $149, Azazie
Lace V-Neck Column Gown
Ideal for petite frames, this classic ankle-length lace dress has a V-neck and demure cap sleeves. The sophisticated style comes in both gold and silver to complement the wedding color scheme.
Connected petite lace V-neck dress, $99, Macy's
Navy Blue Party Dress
Get into the celebratory mood with this gorgeous organza shirt dress. It's woven with a metallic stripe jacquard design and finished with an oversized satin bow at the waist.
Teri Jon by Rickie Freeman organza abstract stripe shirtdress, $580, Saks Fifth Avenue
Knee-Length Dress with Matching Coat
A gorgeous matching coat completes this grandmother-of-the-bride dress. The lilac color and floral embroidery on the sheer jacket make this a worthy ensemble for a spring or summer wedding.
Alex Evenings short matte jersey dress with attached jacket, $200, David's Bridal
Velvet Long-Sleeve Evening Gown
Go for an ultra luxurious look in this black velvet gown. The long dress features a flattering ruched bodice, shawl collar neckline, and long sleeves that will keep you warm during a fall or winter event.
Tadashi Shoji Brinda velvet dress, $408, BHLDN