70 Sparkly Wedding Dresses for the Glamorous Bride

From intricate beading and sequins to shades of silver and gold

Updated 12/20/18

Courtesy of Isabelle Armstrong

There are traditional, minimal, ultra-feminine, bohemian, and vintage-inspired wedding dresses to fit a range of bridal aesthetics. And then, there are the spectacular, over-the-top, super-glitzy gowns fit for the most glamorous (and maybe even extra) of brides. What the red carpet is for celebrities is what a wedding day if for any bride-to-be, so why not go all out and really shine on your big day? Or, perhaps you’re getting married around the holidays and feel like a fanciful wedding dress would be a whimsical way to tie your wedding in with the festive season—especially for a New Year’s Eve wedding where the occasion unquestionably calls for all the sparkle and shine. A glitzy wedding gown is flawless for a holiday-themed wedding whether you already subscribe to a glamorous aesthetic or are planning a festive, winter affair.

If you’re all about the opulence with your wedding dress but want to stick with to white or ivory palette, sequins are a spectacular choice. From simple slip silhouettes to plunging V-neck designs and long sleeves, glittering paillettes are fanciful and fun without straying too far from a traditional bridal look. If you’re unabashed by color, blush, gold, or silver shades are dazzling and still feel decidedly bridal. Plus, if you’re the type of bride who's looking to get more wear out of your wedding gown, a sequin dress can easily be worn again for a New Year’s Eve party or black tie event down the road.

For more traditional brides craving glamour but find all-over sequins to be a little too flashy for a wedding dress, elaborate beading, pearl detailing, and rhinestones make for an ultra-glitzy gown from bridal white shades to shimmering silver and gold hues. Head-to-toe adornment is just right for scene-stealing brides from fringe-beaded column silhouettes with vintage appeal to flouncy tiers of chiffon with glittering beadwork. For just a skosh of sparkle and shine, a wedding dress with an embellished bodice or sleeves will make a simpler statement.

If you’re the type of bride to make a quick change for the reception or after party, a glitzy gown is a perfect second look, especially if you think a super sparkly gown would be overkill for the ceremony or you simply want to wear a more traditional gown when saying ‘I do’.

From simple sequins to elaborate beading, ahead scroll through our edit of 70 glitzy wedding gowns for a glamorous bridal moment.

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DB Studio Allover Sequined V-Neck Sheath Gown

Courtesy of DB Studio

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, was $179.95, now $129.99

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RM Richards Sequin Lace Mermaid Dress with Illusion Detail

Courtesy of RM Richards

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, was $139.95, now $111.96

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David's Bridal Long Sequin Blouson Dress

Courtesy of David's Bridal

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, was $199.95, now $159.95

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David's Bridal Sequin V-Neck Bridesmaid Dress with Satin Piping

Courtesy of David's Bridal

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, was $199.95, now $159.95

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Azazie Isadora BG Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Azazie

SHOP NOW: Azazie, $249

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Alex Evenings Appliqued Lace Short-Sleeve Plus Size Mermaid Gown

Courtesy of Alex Evenings

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, was $249.95, now $199.96

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Wtoo by Watters 350 Dress

Courtesy of Wtoo by Watters

SHOP NOW: Watters, $275 - $315

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Watters Anzen Sequin Dress

Courtesy of Watters

SHOP NOW: Watters, $320 - $410

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Watters Elson Sequin Dress

Courtesy of Watters

SHOP NOW: Watters, $330 - $400

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Adrianna Papell Scoop Back Sequin Gown With Three Quarter Sleeves

Courtesy of Adrianna Papell

SHOP NOW: Adrianna Papell, $369

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Terani Couture Pearl and Crystal High-Neck Short Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Terani Couture

SHOP NOW: Couture Candy, $495

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Tadashi Shoji Sequin-Embroidered Off-the-Shoulder Sheath Dress

Courtesy of Tadashi Shoji

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $548

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Lara Beaded Sheath Wedding Dress with Spaghetti Straps

Courtesy of Lara

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $558

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Rachel Zoe Heather Fluid Sequin Gown

Courtesy of Rachel Zoe

SHOP NOW: Rachel Zoe, $625

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Truly Zac Posen Cap Sleeve Satin Mermaid Wedding Dress with V-Neck

Courtesy of Truly Zac Posen

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $858

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BHLDN Written In The Stars Gown

Courtesy of BHLDN

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, $1,400

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Wtoo by Watters Nina Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Wtoo by Watters

SHOP NOW: Watters, $1,575 - $2,241

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Rachel Gilbert Lovelle Gown

Courtesy of Rachel Gilbert

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, $2,250

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Willowby by Watters Brienne Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Willowby by Watters

SHOP NOW: Watters, $2,350 - $2,940

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Markarian Venus Fitted Jeweled Cami Tea Length Dress With Draped Neck

Courtesy of Markarian

SHOP NOW: Moda Operandi, $2,595

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Chosen by One Day Houston Gown

Courtesy of Chosen by One Day

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, $3,995

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Watters Xenia Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Watters

SHOP NOW: Watters, $4,450 - $6,485

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Costarellos Bridal Beaded Tulle Plunging V-Neck Gown

Courtesy of Costarellos Bridal

SHOP NOW: Moda Operandi, $6,525

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Chosen By One Day Toby Custom Embellished High/Low Gown

Courtesy of Chosen By One Day

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $6,995

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Amsale Tate Gown

Courtesy of Amsale

SHOP NOW: Amsale, $8,495

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Allure Bridals Style 1471 Dress

Courtesy of Allure Bridals

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Suzanne Neville Deco Wedding Gown

Courtesy of Suzanne Neville

SHOP NOW: Wedding Atelier, Price Upon Request

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Jim Hjelm 8612 Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Jim Hjelm

SHOP NOW: Wedding Atelier, Price Upon Request

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Sareh Nouri Nannette Gown

Courtesy of Sareh Nouri

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Justin Alexander Signature Beaded Fit And Flare Dress With Detachable Train

Courtesy of Justin Alexander Signature

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Lela Rose The Sanctuary Gown

Courtesy of Lela Rose

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Monique Lhuillier Samantha Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Monique Lhuillier

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Galia Lahav Gala-903 Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Galia Lahav

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Rivini Coco Bridal Gown

Courtesy of Rivini

SHOP NOW: Rita Vinieris, Price Upon Request

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Alex Perry Harper Gown

Courtesy of Alex Perry

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Elie Saab Fall Winter 2019 Bridal Collection Look 6

Courtesy of Elie Saab

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Dana Harel Design Bridal Gowns

Courtesy of Dana Harel

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Dany Mizrachi Spring Summer 2019 Bridal Gown

Courtesy of Dany Mizrachi

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Dana Harel V-Neck Design Bridal Gown

Courtesy of Dana Harel

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Dana Harel Design Bridal Gown

Courtesy of Dana Harel

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Jenny Packham Dare Gown in Barley

Courtesy of Jenny Packham

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Sottero And Midgley Bardot Gown

Courtesy of Sottero And Midgley

SHOP NOW: Maggie Sottero, Price Upon Request

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Maggie Sottero Gabor Gown

Courtesy of Maggie Sottero

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Reem Acra Fall 2018 Bridal Collection Look 23 – Gold Plated Gown

Courtesy of Reem Acra

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Georges Hobeika Fall Winter 2018 Couture Collection Look 41

Courtesy of Georges Hobeika

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Muse by Berta Wedding Annora Gown

Courtesy of Muse by Berta

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Mira Zwillinger Lenny Gown

Courtesy of Mira Zwillinger

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Berta Wedding Dress Style 19-15

Courtesy of Berta

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Atelier Pronovias Cindy Gown

Courtesy of Atelier Pronovias

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Ines Di Santo Taylor Gown

Courtesy of Ines Di Santo

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Lihi Hod Florence Gown

Courtesy of Lihi Hod

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Temperley London Lila Dress

Courtesy of Temperley London

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Halfpenny London Slade Sequin Dress

Courtesy of Halfpenny London

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Savannah Miller Penny Lace Gown

Courtesy of Savannah Miller

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Elizabeth Fillmore Eclipse Gown

Courtesy of Elizabeth Fillmore

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Courtesy of Viktor&Rolf Mariage

Viktor&Rolf Mariage Crystallized Cross-Back Gown

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Zuhair Murad Rina Bridal Gown

Courtesy of Zuhair Murad

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Stella McCartney Sequin Bridal Gown

Courtesy of Stella McCartney

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Vera Wang Paloma Gown (right)

Courtesy of Vera Wang

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Oscar de la Renta Fall 2019 Bridal Collection Look 5

Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta

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Houghton Moss Gown

Courtesy of Houghton

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Theia Lenni Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Theia

SHOP NOW: Theia, Price Upon Request

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Isabelle Armstrong Genevieve Gown

Courtesy of Isabelle Armstrong

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Alexandra Grecco Palma Gown

Courtesy of Alexandra Grecco

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Inbal Dror BR-18-18-D Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Inbal Dror

SHOP NOW: Inbal Dror, Price Upon Request

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Anne Barge Black Label Zayna Dress

Courtesy of Anne Barge

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Alon Livné Grace Bolero Dress

Courtesy of Alon Livné

SHOP NOW: Alon Livné, Price Upon Request

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Lazaro Style 3701 Bridal Gown,

Courtesy of Lazaro

SHOP NOW: Lazaro, Price Upon Request

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Odylyne The Ceremony The Empress Collection The Icarus Gown

Courtesy of Odylyne The Ceremony

SHOP NOW: Odylyne The Ceremony, Price Upon Request

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Naeem Khan Alaska Gown

Courtesy of Naeem Khan

SHOP NOW: Naeem Khan, Price Upon Request

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