15 Sparkly Wedding Dresses for the Glamorous Bride

Sequined wedding gown

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What the red carpet is for celebrities is what a wedding day is for any bride-to-be, so why not go all out and really shine on your big day? From super-glitzy gowns covered in sequins to more subdued glimmer, there are many ways to incorporate a bit of shimmer into your bridal look. If you prefer a more traditional gown when saying 'I do' but want to make an extra dazzling entrance at the reception or after-party, sparkly dresses also make a perfect post-ceremony look.

Sequins and delicate beading feel especially festive if you’re getting married around the holidays so consider sparkly dresses a top choice for a winter ceremony.

If you’re all about the opulence but want to stick with a white or ivory palette, sequins and glittering paillettes in dramatic silhouettes and architectural shapes are the way to go. If you're a vintage-loving bride, you can pile on the drama with cascading fringe beadings, flouncy tiers of chiffon with glittering beadwork, and classy pearl detailing. Sparkle isn't reserved for ultra-glam brides and modern minimalist brides can also incorporate sparkle by opting for simpler slip silhouettes or halter column sheaths with sparse beading and reflective embellishments.

From head-to-toe adornment for a scene-stealing wedding look to subtle sequined looks, here is our edit of glitzy wedding gowns.

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Cucculelli Shaheen Pre-Fall 20 Constellation White Platinum Dress

Beaded wedding dress

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This intricately embroidered gown recalls celestial bodies with its patterned beading. Featuring gold embellishments on the strapless bodice and tulle skirt, this gown is a great ethereal-inspired choice.

SHOP NOW: Moda Operandi, $12,000

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Temperley London Pleated Sequined Chiffon Gown

Sequined wedding gown

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This pleated halter gown with all-over sequins feels especially modern. Featuring an open back and a cinched waist, this bridal look is both elegant and unconventional, a stylish option for the stylish bride.

SHOP NOW: Net-a-Porter, $2,750

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Temperley London Celeste Embellished Viscose Dress

Sparkling bohemian wedding gown
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For the bride into all things astrological, this bohemian, open-back gown features a constellation of micro-crystals. We especially love the dramatic tulle sleeves.

SHOP NOW: LuisaViaRoma, $4,995

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David Koma S/S 20 Strapless Fringe-Trimmed Crepe Dress

Studded wedding gown

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For a hint of sheen, consider a sparsely embellished gown instead. This crepe mermaid gown is a studded option with cutout detailing and a tiered fringed trim—perfect for the edgier, fashion-forward bride.

SHOP NOW: Moda Operandi, $1,674

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BHLDN Written In The Stars Gown

Sequined gown

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Glitter tulle and an embellished V-neck bodice add a touch of whimsy to this frothy delight, while the sheer and open-back details give the otherwise romantic option a subtly seductive vibe.

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, $1,400

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Stella McCartney Sequin Bridal Gown

Sequined wedding dress

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A minimalist's dream, this sequined slip dress in chiffon features a sheer panel at the hem for showing off your wedding shoes! Plus, the straps are elasticated to ensure they stay in place all night long. Gorgeous and ergonomic.

SHOP NOW: Net-a-Porter, $3,620

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ASOS Edition Ciara Dress

Sequin wedding dress

 Courtesy of ASOS

We adore the kimono sleeves and plunging neckline combo on this sequined gown. Perfect for the fearless glam bride who wants to wow with effortless ease.

SHOP NOW: ASOS, $339

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Azazie Isadora BG Wedding Dress

Sequined wedding gown

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The modern minimalist will love the sleek simplicity of this halter chiffon dress. Featuring a beaded bodice and center slit, this number is equal parts chic and romantic.

SHOP NOW: Azazie, $249

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Adrianna Papell Scoop Back Sequin Gown

Sequined wedding gown

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This classic sleeved silhouette features all-over glittering sequins, giving a simple stunner a glamorous update. Timeless elegance at its sparkliest.

SHOP NOW: Adrianna Papell, $329-$369

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Emilia Wickstead Shari Open Back Dress

Sparkly wedding dress

 Courtesy of Net-a-Porter

This Net-a-Porter exclusive with Emilia Wickstead is a chic and elegant choice with lots of shimmer. Decked in opalescent sequins, this dress features a high neckline and an open back. We can totally imagine a bride rocking this dress at a courthouse wedding.

SHOP NOW: Net-a-Porter, $2,635

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Willowby by Watters Larimar Dress

Sparkly wedding dress

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Bring on the luster with this gown. The shimmering beading on the tulle of this dress makes it look so dreamy while the short peplum, accentuated by the slim belt, is a playful touch!

SHOP NOW: Watters, $1,874

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RM Richards Sequin Lace Mermaid Dress

Silver gown

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Dazzle in an elegant mermaid gown of stretch sequin lace. We especially love the sheer detailing at the shoulders. An opulent choice for the glamorous bride all below $200.

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $139.95

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Terani Couture Pearl and Crystal High-Neck Short Wedding Dress

Embellished gown

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For a more casual bridal look, consider this shorter dress featuring pearl and crystal embellishments. We love the contrast of the dark velvet waistband against the classy pearls.

SHOP NOW: Couture Candy, $495

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Amsale Tate Gown

Sequined wedding gown

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Unexpected details give a classic strapless ball gown modern sensibilities. The smattering of beads on the bodice and the bow cinching the waist make this timeless silhouette feel contemporary.

SHOP NOW: Amsale, $8,495

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Anne Barge Black Label Zayna Dress

Fringe wedding gown

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Amp up the Great Gatsby drama with this gorgeous jazz-era inspired dress. Featuring beaded scalloped fringe, this gorgeous strapless gown is meant to move.

SHOP NOW: Anne Barge, $9,890

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