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What the red carpet is for celebrities, so is the wedding day is for brides-to-be. This is the opportunity to go all-out glam! So, why not really shine on your big day with a sparkly wedding dress? There are many ways to incorporate sparkle into your bridal look, from glitzy gowns covered in sequins and rhinestones to subdued glimmer by way of metallic fabric and beaded detailing. If you prefer a traditional wedding dress when saying ‘I do’ but want to make a dazzling entrance at the reception or after-party, sparkly dresses also make a perfect post-ceremony look.
A sprinkling of sequins or beads is a chic way to go for classic brides seeking a bit of sparkle. For a vintage-loving bride? Pile on the drama with cascading fringe beading á la the roaring ’20s. If you’re craving a soft and feminine look, flouncy tiers of chiffon with glittering beadwork or elegant pearl detailing is oh-so-lovely. Modern, minimalist brides can also incorporate sparkle by opting for an uncomplicated silhouette like a slip or column sheath. A touch of sparse beading, unique arm accents, or reflective embellishments will do the trick without going over the top.
From head-to-toe adornment for a scene-stealing wedding look to subtle glitz, read on for the best sparkly wedding gowns.
RM Richards Allover Sequin Plus Size Wedding Dress with Godets
There’s nothing like a gold sequined dress to make a statement on your wedding day. This knee-length design is versatile for a range of intimate affairs, from an at-home wedding to City Hall. It’s also a stunning second-look choice for a reception or after-party.
Ganni Crystal-Button Sequinned Wrap Dress
We can’t think of a better vintage-inspired sparkler to wear for a civil ceremony or intimate celebration. Though the wrap silhouette is simple, the glossy sequins and crystal-encrusted buttons deliver on shine.