20 Stylish Grandmother of the Groom Dresses For Every Type of Wedding

From elaborate evening gowns to more casual frocks, we've got you covered.
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Bonnie Elmann
by Bonnie Elmann
Updated Jun 22, 2021
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As the grandmother of the groom, you must be so excited to see your grandchild get married. You typically don't have to do much in the wedding planning department, so your number one priority is to choose the perfect grandmother of the groom dress. When faced with a tight deadline, you won't want to be scrambling to find an evening gown in a hurry for this very special occasion. That's why it's best to start looking for ideas from the very beginning on Amazon, R & M Richards Inc, Nordstrom, and other sites that boast a variety of formal dresses. There will be many options to choose from, but hopefully, you'll walk into your shopping experience with the material and sleeve length you've had in mind. Are you looking for long sleeve? Or a knee-length gown? Chiffon or beading, or both? With so many components that go into a special occasion dress, the number of possibilities can feel overwhelming — but it doesn't have to. Ahead, you'll find stunning grandmother of the groom dresses (that can totally be considered mother of the bride dresses or wedding guest dresses, too, depending on your taste).

BHLDN Odette Dress

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Dress to impress in this beautiful floral evening gown with sequin appliqué. Cap-sleeves and boat neckline give this glitzy number a polished feel.

Fame and Partners Off Shoulder Pleated Gown

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This V-neck maxi dress forms a flattering a-line silhouette with pleats running through its chiffon skirt. Choose from magenta, night lily black, and other beautiful colors. The best part? Fame and Partners' gowns are customizable.

Alexander McQueen Floral-Print Puff-Sleeve Midi Dress

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Fresh floral patterns are here just in time for spring and summer. This Alexander McQueen midi dress features an elegant v-neck, beautiful puff-sleeve detail, and an a-line silhouette.

Kate Spade Daisy Bodega Midi Dress

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The perfect garden wedding dress doesn't ex — oh wait, it does. Play off your natural surroundings with a botanical print dress with pleats down the skirt and high v-neck.

Ieena for Mac Duggal Sequin Long-Sleeve High-Low Dress

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Make a statement with this sparkly, rose gold knee-length dress that has long sleeves and a ruched bodice. Pair with metallic pumps or sandals to complete the look.

BHLDN Fidelia Beaded Maxi Dress

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We love that this vintage-inspired, beaded gown comes in plus sizes. The draped bodice with geometric beading is beautiful, too.

Tibi Eco Poplin One Shoulder Dress

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Looking for something a bit more casual? Look no further than this sage grey bubble hem tea-length dress. It's so stylish that one of the bridesmaids might even want to borrow it after the wedding is over.

La Femme Short-Sleeve Long Sequin Dress

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Not all sequined evening gowns are created equal. This short-sleeve evening gown with navy sequins is modest enough that the allover shimmer feels festive–not flashy.

Teri Jon Flutter Sleeve and Beaded Tulle Gown

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These airy flutter sleeves are perfect for transitional seasons like spring or fall. Another huge pro of this gorgeous tulle gown? The flowy silhouette is just made for twirling.

Erdem Pearline Belted Floral Silk Midi Dress

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Kate Middleton would totally approve of this swoon-worthy blue knee-length dress. Tailored and sophisticated, can be dressed up for a semi formal wedding or dressed down for a night out with a pair of dressy flats or sandals.

La Femme Cap-Sleeve Chiffon Gown with Metallic Lace Bodice

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No matter the season, grey is a neutral color that can be worn at any wedding. This grey, lace dress has everything you need for a black tie event: cap-sleeves, chiffon material, and a metallic lace bodice.

MIKAEL AGHAL Ruffled Crepe de Chine Gown

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Ruffles, cap sleeves, maxi dress, oh my! Seriously, we only have wonderful things to say about this dress that comes in red and navy. Style it with strappy sandal heels and you're ready for wedding photos.

Needle & Thread Garland Flora Ruffle Ballerina Dress

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Repeat after us: there's no such thing as too many special details. This long sleeve midi dress offers both a whimsical floral print and lots of ruffles—and we're certainly not complaining.

DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Harbor Printed Silk Crepe de Chine Maxi Dress

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It doesn't get more timeless than a black and white print. And this silk-printed maxi dress is no exception. This long dress with a plunging v-beck is a no-brainer for a semi formal affair.

Mumu Weddings Sandra Maxi Dress

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It's basically impossible to wear this lace dress and not feel like a queen. The scalloped neckline and fluttery, short sleeves are so different from your typical V-neck and cap sleeve combo.

Teri Jon Metallic Jacquard Ruffle Gown

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A shoulder ruffle detail gives this classic jacquard metallic gown a fashion-forward feel. What's more, the sleeveless element shows a little more skin if you're looking for a modest evening gown with subtle sex appeal.

Sheer Silk Georgette One Shoulder Gown

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Wear this pink one shoulder ruffle gown as is for a flowy, carefree vibe or belit it for a more defined silhouette. Either way, just prepare to make heads turn.

Eliza J Ruffle Front Gown

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Take your ruffle game to the next level with a dress that's filled with frills. The versatile navy color means this long dress works for any season, while the high neckline adds a layer of sophistication. If the slit is too high, you can always stitch it up for more coverage.

Amanda Uprichard Jadyn Jumpsuit

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Feeling daring? Why not opt for a dressy pantsuit or jumpsuit? This navy-colored silk jumpsuit features ruched cuff sleeves and a V-neck that really pull the look together.

Show Me Your Mumu Hacienda Maxi Dress

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From rosebud chiffon to dusty blush, this maxi dress comes in a wide variety of colors and sizes and is ideal for a destination or beach wedding. Show off a bit of skin with this evening gown's off-the-shoulder ruffle overlay that's fastened with an elastic neckline.

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