23 Embroidered Wedding Dresses for a Beautifully Intricate Look

This design aesthetic will help elevate any bridal ensemble.

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For a bridal look that is elegant, classic, and timeless, opt for an embroidered wedding gown. Embroidery adds another dimension to a dress that kicks it up a notch, offering plenty of texture and detail that is lovely in person and in photographs. These styles are also more versatile than they sound, with a variety of options from very embellished to subtle details.

If you want just a touch of embellishment on your gown, look for pieces that feature small embroidered details—like pearl, lace, or beaded accents—minimally placed throughout. For more of a statement-making look, find an ensemble that is fully embroidered with intricate designs like three-dimensional applique and oversized floral motifs. Have fun with your dress material as well, and find looks that complement the season and locale as you can find an embroidered crepe gown just as easily as you can find an embroidered lace mini dress.

To help jumpstart your search, we've selected some of the most beautiful embroidered wedding dresses you can buy right now. Take a look below!

Best Three-Dimensional Embroidery : WTOO by Watters Tippi Gown

strapless wedding gown with three-dimensional floral embroidery

Courtesy of Watters

Size Range: 00-32W | Length: Floor-length | Material: Tulle

This strapless gown is quintessential for brides who want to show off their décolletage. The unique three-dimensional floral embroidery throughout provides an ethereal feel, tailor-made for any garden celebration.

Best Illusion Netting: Galina Signature Embroidered Floral Illusion Bodysuit Wedding Dress

embroidered wedding gown

Courtesy of David's Bridal

Size Range: 0-14 | Length: Floor-length | Material: Tulle, illusion netting, lace

The nude illusion bodysuit of this gown looks stunning due to the floral embroidery and shimmering beadwork. Between the plunging V-neckline and removable tulle overskirt, what's not to love about this sexy ensemble.

Best Long Sleeves: Grace Loves Lace Monet Dress

long sleeve embroidered dress

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Size Range: Made to order | Length: Floor-length | Material: Chantilly lace, satin

Contemporary long sleeve wedding gowns aren't always easy to come by, but this one is definitely a worthy option. The delicate Chantilly lace and embroidered motifs throughout make a lovely combination for this Grace Loves Lace design.

Most Glamorous: Milla Nova Messi Gown

embroidered gown

Courtesy of Milla Nova

Size Range: XS-XXL | Length: Floor-length | Material: Crepe

Milla Nova's Messi gown was made for brides looking to stand out in all the right ways. The gorgeous beaded lace embroidery on the bodice is completed by delicate shoulder sashes, for a look you'll love for years to come.

Best Back Detail: Jenny by Jenny Yoo Elinor Gown

embroidered gown

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Size Range: 0-26 | Length: Floor-length | Material: Polyester

The plunging V-neck of this gown makes the front beautiful, but it's the back that is truly a showstopper. Illusion netting with floral embroidery sets this gown apart from traditional crepe embroidered gowns.

Most Chic: BHLDN Rish Flora Gown

floral embroidered dress

Courtesy of Anthropologie

Size Range: 0-16 | Length: Floor-length | Material: Polyester

All-over embroidered lace, delicate straps, and a flowing train give this dress a classic look. But the fitted silhouette, cut-outs around the midriff, and low back make it feel incredibly chic.

Best for a Spring Bride: Phase Eight Poppy Embroidered Wedding Dress

belted embroidered gown

Courtesy of Phase Eight

Size Range: 2-14 | Length: Floor-length | Material: Polyester

A high neck, short sleeves, and illusion netting make this Phase Eight gown utterly unique and pretty. The floral embroidery throughout is also a sweet touch for a spring wedding.

Best for a Winter Bride: Milla Nova Carmen Gown

embroidered gown

Courtesy of Milla Nova

Size Range: XXS-XXL| Length: Floor-length | Material: Tulle, lace

The long sleeves, high neck, and tulle ballgown skirt on this Milla Noa gown are perfect for any winter celebration. The embroidery and lace appliques on the bodice also give a snowfall vibe.

Most Romantic: Wtoo by Watters Vielle Gown

tulle embroidered gown

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Size Range: 00-15 | Length: Floor-length | Material: Tulle

Botanical motif embroidery along the bodice of this gown provides a truly remarkable and romantic feel. We adore the open back and the V-neck in front, which has illusion mesh along the bust to keep you comfortable all night long.

Best Jumpsuit: BHLDN Genevieve Jumpsuit

BHLDN Genevieve Jumpsuit

BHLDN

Size Range: 0-16 | Length: Ankle-length | Material: Polyester, spandex

For brides who don't want to wear a dress, a formal jumpsuit is a fun and comfortable alternative. This bohemian-inspired piece features wide legs, thin tie-straps, and beautiful embroidery throughout.

Best Beaded: Jenny Yoo Dempsey Gown

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Size Range: 0-18 | Length: Floor-length | Material: Beaded tulle

The classic silhouette of this gown is made more modern with beaded embroidery, adding just a bit of sparkle without feeling overwhelming. It's a classic option for brides who are looking for a delicate and memorable ensemble.

Best Bow Detail: Anne Barge Salento Gown

bow dress

Courtesy of Anne Barge

Size Range: 0-22 | Length: Floor-length | Material: Lace, taffeta

If you're looking for a show-stopper, this is it. The oversized taffeta bow in the back is a dramatic detail that will look stunning in every single photo. The rest of the gown is beautifully detailed with stunning lace embroidery.

Best Off-White: BHLDN Laurel Gown

rhinestone wedding dress

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Size Range: 0-18 | Length: Floor-length | Material: Polyester

A unique, bohemian option, this gown comes in a neutral hue with silver and pink beading. Aside from the lace embroidery, it's also studded with crystals and luminous pearls for a truly distinctive look.

Best Sleeves: Naeem Khan Villandry Gown

long sleeve embroidered wedding dress

Courtesy of Naeem Khan

Size Range: Contact retailer | Length: Floor-length | Material: Tulle, organza

The statement sheer sleeves and mock-neck are interesting details on this artfully crafted Naeem Khan gown. A one-of-a-kind look for a one-of-a-kind bride.

Best Mini: Hermione de Paula Wisteria Waterfall Mini Dress

embroidered mini wedding dress

Courtesy of Hermione de Paula

Size Range: 0-12 | Length: Mini | Material: Tulle, silk organza

Whether you're looking for a more casual wedding dress or you want something to change into for the afterparty, this mini from Hermoine de Paula is a great option. Cascading layers of wisteria embroidered tulle and silk organza, in addition to the bustier top, puts this ensemble at the top of our list.

Best Form-Fitting: Anne Barge Eloise Gown

embroidered gown

Courtesy of Anne Barge

Size Range: 00-32 | Length: Floor-length | Material: Embroidered tulle

This trumpet gown is a gorgeous form-fitting option for the bride who wants something more body-hugging. The embroidered tulle features floral appliques and fabric-covered buttons for a pretty extra detail.

Most Simple: BHLDN Bonaire Gown

simple embroidered gown

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Size Range: 0-16 | Length: Floor-length | Material: Viscose

Simple definitely doesn't have to mean boring, and this dress is proof of that. Flowy chiffon decorated with embroidered flowers results in a subtle, summery, and ethereal look.

Best Classic: Jenny Yoo Connor Gown

embroidered gown

Courtesy of Jenny Yoo

Size Range: 2-16 | Length: Floor-length | Material: Taffeta, beaded embroidery

This soft take on a ballgown still has a very classic bridal feel to it. The beaded embroidery on the bodice has a subtle sparkle, while the full skirt is made of a luxe taffeta material that really elevates the gown.

Best Silk: Anne Barge Bianca Gown

silk gown

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Size Range: 0-24 | Length: Floor-length | Material: Mikado silk

This dress, made of luxurious Mikado silk, is only made prettier with the embroidered flowers on the bodice. The sweetheart neckline and trumpet skirt are added details that complete this romantic attire.

Best Mermaid: Olivia Bottega Lace Mermaid Dress

mermaid dress

Courtesy of Olivia Bottega

Size Range: 0-24 | Length: Floor-length | Material: Crepe, tulle, lace

Mermaid gowns have an alluring and dramatic look, making them a perfect choice for bold brides. Lace embroidery, glittering tulle, and sparkling sequins allow this Olivia Bottega dress to stand out.

Most Traditional: WONA Concept Coco Gown

wona concept wedding dress

Courtesy of Wona Concept

Size Range: Contact retailer | Length: Floor-length | Material: Lace, tulle

This ballgown gives off traditional bridal vibes with its incorporation of sumptuous lace sleeves and a full tulle skirt. Additionally, we love how the three-dimensional floral embroidery keeps it from being too minimalist.

For the Casual Bride: Marchesa Notte Arabella Dress

tea length

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Size Range: 0-12 | Length: Tea-length | Material: Tulle

This tea-length number is perfect for a bride who wants to stay more casual for the ceremoney, as a reception dress, or even as an after-party look. The swingy skirt and floral appliques will look gorgeous while dancing, to boot.

Budget Friendly Option: David's Bridal Collection A-Line Plus Size Wedding Dress with Cap Sleeves

embroidered gown

Courtesy of David's Bridal

Size Range: 14-30 | Length: Floor-length | Material: Satin, chiffon

Coming in at just about $500, this is a great budget-friendly option for the bride who wants to look beautiful without breaking the bank. Our favorite dress detail? The metallic embroidered overskirt.

What to Look for in an Embroidered Wedding Dress

There are so many different types of embroidered wedding dresses, so the first thing you need to decide is what kind of embroidery you prefer. Consider whether you want embroidery that evokes romantic and traditional vibes, like floral lace designs, or modern aesthetics such as beading or unique and colorful appliqués. You should also think about the material you want for your gown, which makes a big difference when it comes to the final look. Lastly, choose a silhouette you feel most comfortable in, whether that's a form-fitting mermaid, classic fit and flare, or a dramatic ballgown.

FAQ
  • Do embroidered dresses look more modern?

    Embroidered dresses are extremely versatile, so the aesthetic really depends on the style you prefer. Many embroidered dresses do look modern and trendy, while others can evoke more vintage vibes.

  • Are embroidered wedding dresses expensive?

    It really depends on the dress you choose. An embroidered dress might generally cost more than a look with minimal detailing, but the price ultimately factors down to other elements such as the brand, fabric composition, embellishments, and other design components.

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Contributing writer Jessica Booth is a freelance writer and formerly served as an editor for seven years. Her work has been featured in Bustle, Insider, Redbook, and Refinery29.

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