37 Grandmother Of The Bride Dresses That Are Timeless
One thing you'll quickly learn when it comes to planning your wedding; there are so.many.dresses to choose. Of course, you've got your wedding dress to nail down, but there's also your bridesmaids, the flower girls, and your moms. And of course, you can't forget about your dear grandmother! She'll definitely be a VIP on your special occasion, so you'll want to outfit her in a gown that makes her feel amazing.
When it comes to grandmother of the bride dresses, you'll want to help her choose something that's age appropriate but still beautiful. And be sure to keep her unique personality in mind; while some Grandmas may prefer to don something more conservative, others will only settle for the most trend-setting dress they can get away with! Other factors to consider include your wedding colors—choose something that blends or at least coordinates—the season (remember, older folks can get chilly more easily), and how it photographs.
Here, we've rounded up some of our favorite grandmother of the bride dresses. She'll love them, and so will you. And we call that a win-win!
Hosting a garden wedding? What could be more perfect for Grandma than this floral flutter sleeve gown in lightweight chiffon? Available in both blue and pink, this versatile dress can be worn for many occasions post-wedding.
DB Studio floral flutter sleeve chiffon dress, $120, DavidsBridal.com
This lace dress from Jessica Howard makes a great grandmother of the bride dress no matter how formal or casual your special occasion is. The lace bodice gives way to a long, flowy skirt for a comfortable fit she'll love. Available in beige or navy.
Jessica Howard glitter lace gown, $139, Macys.com
As long as the temps aren't too steamy on your special day, this stunning floral maxi dress might be just the right choice for a grandmother of the bride dress. It features bell sleeves and a tie-front waist for a fancy upgrade on a traditional maxi dress.
Rachel Zoe floral maxi dress, $495, Bloomingdales.com
Badgley Mischka Award Winner gown, rent from $70, RentTheRunway.com
Ignite crystal cold-shoulder capelet plus size dress set, $230, DavidsBridal.com
This beautiful fitted gown from Nordstrom makes a great choice for Nana. It's available in a pretty blush pink hue, or opt for navy for a more formal affair. Floral embroidered ¾-length sleeves add an attractive touch to this gown.
JS Collection floral embroidered evening gown, $288, Nordstrom.com
Full coverage doesn't have to mean frumpy, and this pretty dress certainly proves that. With a floor-length cut and ¾-length sleeves, it's the perfect choice if Grandma has a tendency to get a bit chilly as day fades to evening. But the flattering ruching and feminine detailing ensure she'll look and feel like a million bucks on your special day.
Eliza J gown, $168, Nordstrom.com
Kyra floral silk midi dress, $448, Bloomingdales.com
If you're hosting a more formal wedding, this may be just the grandmother of the bride dress your Grandma will love. It features a jersey bodice (so comfortable!), 3/4 sleeves, and a unique ombre ball gown skirt.
SL Fashions 3/4 sleeve jersey bodice ombre ball gown, $180, DavidsBridal.com
Eliza J twist-front jumpsuit, $168, Nordstrom.com
This evening dress from J Kara would make a beautiful choice if you're searching for grandmother of the bride dresses. It's a combination of sequin lace and a chiffon skirt for a fancy look that Grandma will love.
J Kara cowl neck beaded gown, $289, Macys.com
Miusol vintage floral cocktail dress, $33, Amazon.com
This long-sleeved satin gown is totally conservative, but in all the right ways! A gathered neckline and long sleeves are stunning against a fitted bodice with a unique waistline. Pair this pretty frock with gold sandals for an elegant look.
Georgia Alice Elonge gathered satin gown, $540, ModaOperandi.com
SL Fashions georgette plus size capelet dress with crystals, $120, DavidsBridal.com
Talbot Runhof tulip sleeve gown, $2,250, SaksFifthAvenue.com
Looking for grandmother of the bride dresses for a more casual event? We love this t-shirt dress from Eileen Fisher. The bright blue hue is just right for the summer sun, while the soft fabric is perfectly comfortable. Dress it up with her favorite accessories, or skip them for an ultra-casual summer look.
Eileen Fisher round neck t-shirt dress, $198, Bloomingdales.com
Age-appropriate and beautiful, this Adrianna Papell floor-length gown is perfect if you're shopping for grandmother of the bride dresses. It's available in four pretty wedding-ready hues, like blush, rose, burgundy and taupe.
Adrianna Papell blouson dress, from $114, Amazon.com
This black and nude floor-length gown makes a beautiful choice for the stylish grandma on your guest list. Cap sleeves and a sweetheart neckline combine for a wedding-ready look that's suitable for any age.
Nicole Miller Tempted by You Gown, rent for $75, RentTheRunway.com
Pisaro Nights sequined and beaded mesh dress, $210, DavidsBridal.com
When it comes to grandmother of the bride dresses, we can't think of a more perfect option than this regal off-the-shoulder gown from Catherine Regehr. This blue gown stuns with a fitted bodice that gives way to a floor-sweeping skirt. Fancy cuffs add a touch of interest.
Catherine Regehr Oriel embellished gown, $3,950, SaksFifthAvenue.com
When it comes to grandmother of the bride dresses, comfort and style are both important elements. That's what she'll get with this Ralph Lauren jersey gown. A shimmery top with a surplice neckline gives way to a soft, floor-sweeping skirt for a beautiful look.
Ralph Lauren two-tone jersey gown, $147, Bloomingdales.com
Comfy and conservative, a sheath dress makes a perfect choice for grandmother of the bride dresses. And this one from Tommy Hilfiger is no exception. Available in three wedding-ready colors like blush and powder pink, this knee-length frock is a perfect choice for a VIP summer wedding guest like your grandmother.
Tommy Hilfiger sheath dress, $99, Macys.com
Grandmothers have the ability to rock the color pink like no other age group. That's why we love this sweet crepe gown from Moda Operandi. Fluted sleeves and a fitted bodice add beautiful feminine detail.
Alex Perry Davis crepe gown, $2600, ModaOperandi.com
Alex Evenings short glitter lace tank plus size dress and jacket, $200, DavidsBridal.com
There's no better casual summer wedding guest dress than a maxi, and here's a great one for Grandma. Despite the casual cut, the regal navy hue adds a touch of dressiness. This pretty dress would look lovely with a pair of sandals and simple accessories.
Whistles Jess v-neck maxi dress, $399, Bloomingdales.com
This ultra fancy embroidered gown from Moda Operandi will have your leading grandlady looking like a million bucks. She'll shine as she takes center stage as a VIP on your special day.
Naeem Khan sequined embroidered mesh gown, $5,995, ModaOperandi.com
This ethereal chiffon gown makes a perfect choice for your grandmother for any special occasion, but especially your wedding. Grandma can choose from dusty blue, black or navy, each with sparkly embellishment on the bodice that gives way to a full but flowy skirt.
J Kara embellished 3/4 sleeve gown, $269, Macys.com
Le Bos lace-detailed georgette plus size pantsuit, $140, DavidsBridal.com
If your Grandma is more of a minimalist, this midi-length navy grandmother of the bride dress is an ideal look. Featuring a jacket with just a hint of beading, this dress is simple yet stunning.
Alex Evenings matte jersey jacket dress with beaded sequin trim, $220, DavidsBridal.com
She'll be the most beautiful grandmother possible when she opts for this gorgeous Max Mara frock. The one-shoulder design is trendy and chic, while the flowy fabric will keep her comfortable without overheating.
Max Mara Berger one-shoulder dress, $2399, ModaOperandi.com
This beautiful long-sleeve dress is accompanied by a cropped jacket in case Nana happens to get too chilly. Available in a host of wedding-ready colors, it's a great choice for a grandmother of the bride dress.
RM Richards cropped jacket with ruffled gown, $129, Macys.com
For grandmother of the bride dresses that are a bit on the casual side, this shirtdress from Vince Camuto definitely gets the job done. Rolled sleeves and a belted waist add a touch of flair to this simple dress. It's available in khaki or black, and would look great with a pair of flats or sandals for a daytime wedding.
Vince Camuto rumple twill shirtdress, $119, Bloomingdales.com
If a beaded evening gown is at the top of your list of grandmother of the bride dresses, this one from Adrianna Papell makes a beautiful choice. A web of shimmery sequins pops against the black fabric on the front of this elegant flutter-sleeve gown.
Adrianna Papell beaded flutter sleeve gown, $279, Bloomingdales.com
Alex Evenings beaded neckline sheath dress with bell sleeves, $189, DavidsBridal.com
RM Richards sequin lace plus size pantsuit, $130, DavidsBridal.com
We absolutely adore this unique grandmother of the bride dress for a formal wedding in a waterside setting. The beaded lace features a palm frond motif that sparkles and shines as Grandma dances the night away.
Lara beaded lace palm frond illusion ball gown, $698, DavidsBridal.com
SL Fashions sequined cape gown, $149, Macys.com