Finding a dress to wear to a wedding just as a guest at table 14 is hard enough. But when you’re trying to find something for your grandchild’s wedding, it’s even more difficult. No, really. Grandma has probably been to more than 50 weddings in her lifetime, but none more important than yours. The pressure’s on—but it doesn’t have to be stressful. Just show her these 10 grandmother-of-the-bride dresses that she’s sure to whoop it up in all night long.
1. Alex Evenings Rosette A-Line Gown
Allover floral rosettes and metallic accents make this gown perfect for photo ops and the dance floor. Hey, the Electric Slide isn’t going to dance itself.
2. Adrianna Papell Floral-Beaded Gown
Two reasons we love a chiffon overlay: its ultra-feminine touch and twirlability. Come to think of it, we’d wear this dress too.
3. R&M Richards Sleeveless Beaded V-Neck Dress and Jacket
The flowy midi dress is great on its own, but the semi-sheer jacket makes it appropriate for church. And don’t worry, the simple beading design keeps it from looking too stuffy.
4. Lauren Ralph Lauren Velvet-Georgette Gown
A velvet bodice and pleated chiffon skirt create a winning combination for a New Year’s wedding. All she needs is a pair of dangly diamond earrings.
5. XSCAPE Plus-Size Embroidered Illusion Gown
The flattering mesh and eye-popping embellishment along the décolletage means that Bubbe doesn’t need to accessorize much…so maybe she’ll lend you her pearl necklace for the day?
6. SL Fashions Embellished Shift Dress and Jacket
If your grandmother prefers something shorter and easier to move in, this shift dress and jacket are the way to go. The cape makes it look downright regal, while the flowy silhouette is comfortable to sit, stand, dance and eat in.
7. Betsy & Adam Plus-Size Embellished-Bodice Gown
Party up top, business on the bottom. This maxi dress looks amazing in photos and IRL—especially when it catches the light.
8. Alex Evenings Sequined A-Line Midi Dress and Jacket
Complete with a tea-length dress and matching fitted jacket, this set works for every type of wedding—from backyard to black tie.
9. Betsy & Adam Plus-Size Embellished Gown
Does Mimi love her figure but prefer to stay covered? This floor-length black gown has long sleeves that will make her feel comfortable, and boat neck and slit that will bring back memories of the Fleet Week when she met her first husband.
10. J Kara Embellished-Top Gown
Is your nana the most glamorous woman you know? Ours, too. This draped, beaded cape brings the drama with an unexpected twist that she’ll feel confident in all night.
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