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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.
Needle & Thread Patchwork Sequin Cami Gown
Cue the razzle-dazzle! This sequin cami gown features multi-colored sequins in a beautiful ballet-inspired palette, complete with ruffle details and a flowing skirt.
Ahluwalia Sedona Gown
This dreamy gown is flawlessly whimsical yet dramatic. The flutter sleeves and sheer tulle fabric beautifully offset the ornate embellishment in a pale pink shade we love for an untraditional bridal look.
Watters Ooh La La Wedding Dress
Oh, la la—this wedding dresses’ name says it all! It doesn’t get better for the ultra-glam bride than this ‘20s-inspired gown with diamanté drop crystals and hand-sewn silver beads.
Mac Duggal Sequin Fringe Detail Gown
This fringe gown looks like it’s straight out of the Great Gatsby. Embrace your inner Daisy Buchannan with equally glamorous jewelry, and you’ll stun from every angle, darling.
Galina Signature Geometric Sequin Plunge Plus Size Wedding Dress
This A-line gown is fit for a modern princess, featuring a geometric sequin motif and dazzling waist belt intricately designed with crystals and beads. The illusion neckline makes this dress extra alluring, as does the V-shaped back.
Willowby Aeryn Wedding Dress
This fairytale ballgown will suit the bride who dreams of twirling in layers of tulle on her wedding day. For glamorous sparkle and shine, the ombré pearl-and-crystal beaded bodice is utterly scene-stealing.
Oscar de la Renta Beaded-Yoke Sequin Gown
Go for gold in this megawatt gown by Oscar de la Renta, featuring sequin and beaded embroidery and an eye-catching illusion neckline. Where better to wear this than for a black-tie city wedding in the winter?
Azazie Saskia BG Wedding Dress
This gown combines traditional with glamour as off-the-shoulder crystal sleeves adorn the classic silhouette. A shimmering tulle overlay further dials up the allurement for an utterly striking bridal moment.
Amsale Elaine Wedding Dress
We couldn’t dream up a more idyllic wedding dress for a fantasy-inspired wedding than this dazzling Amsale creation. The elegant iridescence of the beads enhances the delicate nature of the tulle to utter perfection.
Temperley London Pleated Sequined Chiffon Gown
This pleated halter gown with allover sequins feels incredibly modern. Featuring an open back and a cinched waist, this bridal look is both elegant and unconventional, a stylish option for the stylish bride.
Jenny Packham Cosmo Embellished Tulle and Cady Gown
For a refined take on sparkle, this Jenny Packham gown is exquisite. We can picture it on a modern bride in the city or as a stunning second-look reception dress.
Bronx and Banco Mademoiselle Bridal Midi Dress
This shimmering tea-length wedding dress is sweet and scene-stealing all at once. The sequin, pearl, and bead-embellished mesh fabric will glisten from every angle while the boned bodice and full skirt give off a decidedly feminine feel.
BHLDN Written In The Stars Gown
This blush ballgown shines subtly with twinkling beads and sequins—a lovely choice if you’re after a subtle hint of color on your wedding day. Even better, the frothy skirt with a thigh-high slit makes it fun and flawless for dancing.
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.
Galvan St Moritz Sequinned Side-Slit Gown
If you thought slits and V-necks were inelegant for a wedding, think again. Crafted from lightweight sequinned crepe, the plunging gown with wide sleeves comes with a vintage nod that we love for retro-loving brides.
Wtoo Damali Wedding Dress
This wedding dress is the ideal way to combine classic design with sparkling features. If you’re a traditional bride craving sparkle, look no further than this allover beaded number.
Rachel Comey Petra Keyhole Sequin Fringe Midi Dress
A sequined rose-gold wedding dress makes a megawatt bridal moment or second-look dress. Plus, what better detail to dance in than a fringed hemline that sways with every move?
DB Studio Beaded Matte Sequin V-Neck Plus Size Sheath Dress
This sequin and beaded sheath gown is the epitome of elegance, skimming the figure so beautifully from every angle. For extra drama and shine, go big by styling yours with rhinestone earrings or hair accessories.
Bottega Veneta Sequin Turtleneck Gown
What could be better for the designer-loving bride than head-to-toe sequins with a liquid effect by Bottega Veneta? In a subdued nude hue, is a fashion-forward choice for your “I do’s.”
White by Vera Wang Tulle Sequin Plus Slip Dress
Simple but full of sparkle, this sequin slip dress is a must for minimalist brides in the mood for shine. A tulle layer plays up the romance, making it a dreamy choice for your wedding day.
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.
Melissa Sweet Sequined Plus Size Wedding Dress with Scallop Hem
This intricate gown boasts many details, though the shimmer is indeed subtle. It’s the perfect choice for a traditional-leaning bride not looking to go over the top with sparkle.
Richard Quinn Crystal and Bead-Embellished Silk-Tulle Midi Dress
This gown looks as if it’s straight from the roaring ’20s—a flawless look for glamour-loving brides with a penchant for vintage. Let the lattice-style motifs really shine by opting for pared-back heels and jewelry.
Anne Barge Black Label Zayna Dress
Amp up the Great Gatsby drama with this gorgeous jazz-era inspired dress. This stunning strapless gown is meant to move, featuring beaded scalloped fringe.
Pamella Roland Embellished Tulle Long Sleeve Crepe Column Gown
For a sparkly wedding look unlike any other, this long-sleeve style is so distinctive. The contrast of minimal crepe and shimmering illusion neckline and sleeves makes it an impeccable choice for the bride who wants to stand out.