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10 Stylish and Comfortable Dresses for Grandmothers of the Bride (or Groom)

10 Stylish and Comfortable Dresses for Grandmothers of the Bride (or Groom)
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The best grandmother dresses for weddings will have her feeling confident and comfortable all celebration long.


If you’re lucky enough for your grandmother to attend your wedding, she’ll want to dress to feel her best. To help you both out, we rounded up 10 of our favorite grandma-approved outfits so your grandmother is dressed for wedding fun and memories in comfort and style. And, of course, when we say “grandmother of the bride dresses,” these versatile pieces also could be worn by any special lady in attendance, like grandmothers and mothers of the groom.


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From grandmother of the bride dresses that will make the esteemed guest feel regal and elegant to more functional styles like a pant suit women rave about to gowns for all seasons and degrees of formality, you and your grandmother will find something just right for your unique big day.


The dress recommendations on our list come in a range of price points in styles meant for a variety of body types, including petite and plus-size. So grab Grandma and start browsing our selection of long-sleeve gowns, tea-length dresses, and short flirty numbers, stat. A batch of her famous freshly-baked cookies optional but highly recommended.


Shop the best grandmother dresses for weddings in 2020 below from Amazon, Nordstrom, and David’s Bridal.



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Best Plus-Size Grandmother of the Bride Dress

S.L. Fashions Embellished Tiered Gown


This highly rated plus-size pick offers a color for every season, from soft gray to dusty rose and fig to eclipse. Purchasers say the tank-style, tiered dress, which comes with a separate jacket, is comfortable, stylish, and flattering — as well as priced appropriately. A perfect selection as far as grandma of the bride dresses go.

Sizes 14 - 24W
Pull-on style

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Best Grandmother of the Bride Dress on Amazon

Missmay Vintage Lace Contrast Bell Sleeve Gown


With over 1,000 ratings and a 4.5-star overall rating, this well-priced long gown wins big with women who say they received tons of compliments while wearing the flattering and elegant A-line lace dress. Whether your grandmother chooses magenta, red, green, navy, or black, she is sure to feel like the belle of the ball at your wedding.

Sizes S - XXL
Zipper closure

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Best Grandmother of the Bride Dress From Nordstrom

Pisarro Nights Beaded Longline Gown


We love this modest yet stylish Nordstrom dress perfect for a grandmother who wants to feel special at her grandchild’s wedding. The short-sleeved dress manages to be both airy and sophisticated, with an intricately embroidered mesh top paired with a chiffon gown. Add a simple shawl or pashmina to drape around grandma’s arms and she’s all set to enjoy your big day.

Sizes 2 - 16
Runs large
Partially lined

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Best Grandmother of the Bride Dress With Jacket

Three-Piece Chiffon Skirt and Lace Sweater Set


How pretty and soft looking is this three-piece sage cardigan set featuring a lace top and jacket with a flowy chiffon skirt? Your grandmother will feel fashionable and special wearing a look that shimmers with sequins and begs to twirled on the dance floor.

Sizes 8 - 18
Back zip

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Best Grandmother of the Bride Dress for Beach Wedding

Beaded V-Neck Chiffon Capelet Sheath Dress


We are feeling major beachy vibes from this light and airy capelet dress that will move beautifully in the seaside breeze. Gray picks up a hint of seascape colors without being too literal while the capelet style is perfect for “I dos” said at dusk.

Sizes 6 - 18
Back zip

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Best Grandmother of the Bride Dress for Fall Wedding

Beaded V-Neck Long Bell Sleeve A-Line Gown


In a striking garnet hue, this stunning embellished A-line gown featuring a billowy popover and a flowing skirt is a perfect pick for a fall wedding. The grandmother of the bride or groom will feel even more grand as she sports the full-of-movement gown given its fluttery top.

Sizes 2 - 12
Back zip

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Best Grandmother of the Bride Dress With Long Sleeves

Alex Evenings Embellished A-Line Gown


For a regal look, have grandma try this A-line gown with illusion sleeves on for size. She’ll feel great with the face-illuminating beading and waist-defining ruching. Bonus: Navy is the perfect shade for grandma year-round.

Sizes 8P - 16 regular
Back zip closure
3/4 sleeves

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Best Grandmother of the Bride Dress for Winter Wedding

Alfred Sung Jersey Mikado A-Line Gown


A burgundy or silver gown is just what the doctor ordered for a winter wedding dress for grandmothers. This luxurious dress features a lovely sash at the waist, a tailored bodice, flattering draping to the floor and on-seam pockets for Grandma to store tissues. You may need to have the hem taken in if your grandmother is on the shorter side — but when the alterations are complete, she will feel simply majestic at your nuptials.

Sizes 0 - 24
Hidden back zip
Surplice neckline
Available in other colors

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Best Mock Two-Piece Grandmother of the Bride Dress

Alex Evenings Long Dress With Full Skirt


Available in eight lovely shades from peacock to deep plum, this mock-two piece dress is on point for a grandmother to wear to a wedding. She’ll adore the embellished sparkly top that gives the look something special and appreciate the ankle length of the flowy skirt that keeps her from tripping.

Sizes 6 - 16 petite and regular
3/4 sleeve
Back zip

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Best Pant Suit for Grandmother of the Bride

Richards Lace Pant Suit


Whether your grandmother prefers mocha, plum, or navy, she’s set to stun and feel comfy all night in this highly rated pant suit with an attached jacket. Reviewers praise the quality of the outfit, love the pretty lace detailing, and say they felt great in it. This grandmother dress for weddings comes in six color options to best suit her style.

Sizes 6 - 18