Grandmother of the Bride Dresses and Styles For The Big Day

As the Grandmother of the Bride or Grandmother of the Groom, there's a special kind of joy that comes with seeing your granddaughter or grandson step onto the path of wedded bliss. Along with the excitement that comes with the special occasion, there's the lead up of finding the perfect evening wear ensemble that reflects your grace, poise, and ageless elegance. Whatever look you may have in mind, there's a huge selection of stunning evening dresses and dressy separates styles tailored to make you feel like the radiant matriarch you are on this momentous day.

Let’s explore some of our favorite Grandmother of the Bride looks to help you shine on the big day.

Grandmother of the Bride and Grandmother of the Groom outdoors at wedding venue

Classic High-Low Tea-Length Dresses

A classic tea-length Grandmother of the Bride dress never goes out of style. A tasteful high-low hem formal dress in rich chiffon fabric is the epitome of true elegance. Opt for an evening cover up or jacket to complete this stunning traditional formal wear fit. Colors like navy, black, silver or even florals are timeless choices for this evening wear look that complement various wedding themes and seasons.

Mother of the Bride and Grandmother of the Bride at wedding venue indoors

Regal Evening Gowns

For grandmothers who adore regal flair, a floor-length evening gown with intricate detailing is the epitome of sophistication. Look for formal dresses with subtle draping like a matte jersey gown, brocade, or ruched skirt detailing, illusion necklines, cap sleeves or even a matching jacket for a graceful silhouette. Jewel tones such as emerald green, sapphire blue, or a deep purple or amethyst show off a royal feel and complement a range of skin tones. 

Grandmother of the Bride and Bride smiling together at wedding

Chic Evening Separates

Embrace versatility with chic evening separates. Pair a tailored evening blouse with ¾ or illusion sleeves along with a flowing formal skirt or elegant pair of chiffon pants. Opting for evening separates allow grandmothers to mix and match evening wear pieces according to their preferences while maintaining a polished look for their matriarchal role on the special occasion. Soft pastels or muted floral patterns add a touch of femininity to this modern dressy separates ensemble.

Grandmother of the Bride and Grandmother of the Groom holding hands walking at outdoor ceremony

Elegant A-Lines

Flattering and versatile, A-line dresses are a go-to choice for the Grandmother of the Bride or Grandmother of the Groom. Choose a rosette A-line gown, or A-line evening dress with scallop or hand-beaded detailing for an effortlessly elegant ensemble.

Grandmother of the Bride and Bride on the dance floor at wedding reception

Sophisticated Sheath Dresses

Make a statement with a sleek sheath dress or sheath cocktail dress that accentuates your figure in compression fabrics that smooths and caters to your comfort all event long. Or go for luxurious yet delicate materials like lace or chiffon adorned with embroidery or bell sleeves for an extra added touch to an exquisite evening wear outfit.

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