Mother of the Bride

How to Look Glam as the Grandmother of the Bride or Groom

Your beloved grandchild is getting married, and you’re so proud to see the day. But knowing what to wear to look modern and feel comfortable has its challenges. Here are some suggestions for what the Grandmother of the Bride or Groom should wear.

Deciding what to wear comes down to two things: the formality of the event and your comfort level. For a semi-formal event, choose a pretty dress or a pantsuit. For a formal wedding, you have several options.

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1. Wear a Long Gown

A grandmother is the most senior member of the family and has close to royal status! A long, elegant gown is very appropriate.

Pretty details like illusion fabric and touches of embellishment will make your dress
special. A matching jacket is sophisticated and covers your arms nicely.

2. A Cocktail Dress is Lovely

Many Grandmothers of the Bride and Groom prefer tea-length cocktail dresses. These are very flattering since they cover most of your legs but allow a touch of the youthful ankle to peek through.

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3. Separates are a Favorite

Mixing and matching dressy separates is both pretty and practical. Separates are a chic way to introduce some color or a feminine print. They also guarantee a perfect fit because you can select one size top and another size bottom if needed to fit your unique shape. Choose from dressy chiffon pants, skirts, lace tops, embellished jackets, and more. 



4. Print Twinsets Look Beautiful

Print Twinsets ( top and jacket)  are one the most popular types of separates for the grandmother of the bride. Not only do they give structure to mature, softer, rounded bodies, but a print twinset paired with a dark bottom draws your eye up and away from your lower half.

This is ideal if you are bottom-heavy or confined to a wheelchair since the print will draw the eye up making your pretty face the focus.

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5. Dresses with Jackets are Slimming

Dresses with matching jackets are similar to twinsets and give an elegant, and very slimming layered look, especially when the jacket is the same color and fabric as the dress.


6. Dressy Pantsuits are Popular

Comfort is essential, especially if you have any pain or mobility issues. This is why many grandmothers of the bride and groom opt for a dressy pantsuit. A soft, flowy pantsuit with a stretchy waistband is super comfy and looks sophisticated.

What Color should the Grandmother of the Bride or Groom Wear?

As for what color to wear, don’t worry! So long as you do not wear white or the same color as the bridesmaids, everything will be fine. A little sparkle and shine also make you look more glamorous, vibrant, modern, and beautiful. Enjoy this special day Grandma. It’s your time to shine, too!

All outfits from @alexevenings 

Alex Evenings is available at Nordstrom, Dillards, Macy’s, Walmart, and Amazon.

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