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 fit for the most glamorous of brides to more subdued glimmer for more traditional and minimalist brides, 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 also 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 with your wedding dress 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 while gowns in blush, gold, and silver dripping in all-over sequins are perfect for the bold, fashion-forward bride. 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 53 glitzy wedding gowns for a glamorous and dazzling bridal moment.
Cucculelli Shaheen Pre-Fall 20 Constellation White Platinum Dress
SHOP NOW: Moda Operandi, $12,000
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.
Temperley London Pleated Sequined Chiffon Gown
SHOP NOW: Net-a-Porter, $2,750
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.
Temperley London Celeste Embellished Viscose Dress
SHOP NOW: LuisaViaRoma, $4,995
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.
David Koma S/S 20 Strapless Fringe-Trimmed Crepe Dress
SHOP NOW: Moda Operandi, was $5,580, now $3,348
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.
Georges Hobeika S/S 20 Beaded Gown
SHOP NOW: Georges Hobeika, Price upon request
We love the dainty beaded tendrils cascading down the shoulders of this intricate dress. The beading on the torso and across the tulle skirt makes this gown feel like a luxe and decadent bridal option.
Jenny Packham Bianca & Jagger Gown
SHOP NOW: Jenny Packham, Price upon request
The maximalist bride will love this head-to-toe embellished gown with a detachable feather-trim bolero. Edgy and fashion-forward, this strapless column dress is perfect for making an entrance.
BHLDN Written In The Stars Gown
SHOP NOW: BHLDN, $1,400
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.
Stella McCartney Sequin Bridal Gown
SHOP NOW: Net-a-Porter, $3,620
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.
ASOS Edition Ciara Dress
SHOP NOW: ASOS, $339
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.
Azazie Isadora BG Wedding Dress
SHOP NOW: Azazie, $249
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.
Wtoo by Watters Fitted Sequin Dress
SHOP NOW: Watters, $295 - $320
For more traditional brides craving glamor, choose a fully sequined dress in a simpler silhouette. This sophisticated dress featuring talisa sequins and a deep-V neckline is perfect for the low-key glam bride.
Adrianna Papell Scoop Back Sequin Gown
SHOP NOW: Adrianna Papell, was $329, now $246.75
This classic sleeved silhouette features all-over glittering sequins, giving a simple stunner a glamorous update. Timeless elegance at its sparkliest.
Emilia Wickstead Shari Open Back Dress
SHOP NOW: Net-a-Porter, $2,635
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.
Willowby by Watters Larimar Dress
SHOP NOW: Watters, $1,874 – $2,155.10
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!
RM Richards Sequin Lace Mermaid Dress
SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, was $139.95, now $125.96
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.
Terani Couture Pearl and Crystal High-Neck Short Wedding Dress
SHOP NOW: Couture Candy, $495
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.
Lara Beaded Sheath Wedding Dress With Spaghetti Straps
SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $558
Look completely irresistible in this sultry, body-skimming dress. With a deep V-neckline and intricate beadwork, this look is perfect for the ultra-glam bride.
Rachel Zoe Heather Fluid Sequin Gown
SHOP NOW: Rachel Zoe, $625, now $156
Flutter sleeves and a fluted hem add a feminine touch to this modern minimalist option. We love the subtle, low-key glamour of this fluid sequined fabric.
Amsale Tate Gown
SHOP NOW: Amsale, $8,495
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.
Allure Bridals Strapless Sequin Dress
SHOP NOW: Allure Bridals, Price upon request
Dazzle in this fitted column sheath—a sequined look seemingly straight out of the red carpet! An elegant choice for a classic bride who wants to bring on the glamour.
Suzanne Neville Deco Wedding Gown
SHOP NOW: Wedding Atelier, Price upon request
We adore the beaded bodice of this bridal look. With a cinched waist and a scalloped detailing, this dress is perfect for the modern romantic.
Monique Lhuillier Samantha Wedding Dress
SHOP NOW: Monique Lhuillier, Price upon request
A cascading trellis of beading makes this long-sleeved number perfect for brides with a flair for vintage. Flapper-inspired, this gown would look especially amazing in motion.
Galia Lahav Gala Wedding Dress
SHOP NOW: Galia Lahav, Price upon request
Romantic and feminine, this dress features sparkly accents on french lace. A glittering, ethereal number for the bohemian bride.
Rivini Coco Bridal Gown
SHOP NOW: Rita Vinieris, Price upon request
This blush pink gown with floral embroidery is pure romance. Delicate and exquisite, this tulle number with a plunging neckline is for the ultimate romantic.
Elie Saab F/W 19 Off-Shoulder Gown
SHOP NOW: Elie Saab, Price upon request
The off-shoulder neckline of this A-line gown is so elegant! We love the slim belt detail on this dress blanketed in delicate beading.
Dany Mizrachi S/S 19 Ruched Waist Gown
SHOP NOW: Dany Mizrachi, Price upon request
Reflective embroidery adds a certain dazzle to this sultry piece. With wrap-around detailing, ruching, and draping, this dress is a seductive option for the feminine bride.
Justin Alexander Signature Beaded Fit And Flare Dress
SHOP NOW: Justin Alexander Signature, Price upon request
A plunging neckline on a fitted gown makes for a sultry bridal look while the detachable chapel-length train adds major drama to this beaded beauty.
Dana Harel Design Venus Bridal Gown
SHOP NOW: Dana Harel, Price upon request
With echoes of wanderlust, this flowy sheath gown with a plunging neckline is a sequined bohemian dream.
Dana Harel Design Kim Bridal Gown
SHOP NOW: Dana Harel, Price upon request
Walk down the aisle looking like Hollywood royalty in this deep V, long-sleeved, sequin gown, perfect for the bride who wants an elegant and timeless look.
Sottero And Midgley Bardot Gown
SHOP NOW: Maggie Sottero, Price upon request
Look like a modern-day princess in this ball gown featuring a beaded sheer bodice lined with sparkling Swarovski crystals.
Maggie Sottero Gabor Gown
SHOP NOW: Maggie Sottero, Price upon request
Grecian-inspired and accented with Swarovski crystals, this elegant wedding dress features beaded cap sleeves and a beaded torso. Glide across the aisle in this sophisticated choice.
Reem Acra F/W 18 Gold Plated Gown
SHOP NOW: Reem Acra, Price upon request
This gilded beauty is a fantastic option for the bride who wants to feel like a prize. With glittering paillettes on sheer fabric, this is the perfect choice for the modern bride who wants a touch of romance and opulence.
Muse by Berta Wedding Annora Gown
SHOP NOW: Berta, Price upon request
A classic boat neckline is always an elegant choice. Featuring a fitted bodice with intricate geometric beading and a voluminous train, this sheer look is perfect for the modern-day bride who wants to mix timeless and contemporary sensibilities.
Mira Zwillinger Lenny Gown
SHOP NOW: Mira Zwillinger, Price upon request
A super glitzy gown fit for the most glamorous of brides, this strapless sweetheart is a spectacular option. Featuring mirror embroideries and dropped beaded sleeves, this is the ultimate glam gown.
Berta Deep V Sheer Dress
SHOP NOW: Berta, Price upon request
This sheer number is a major head-turner. With a deep V and an all-over sheer fabric, this is a seductive number for the ultra-glamorous and ultra-sultry bride.
Ines Di Santo Taylor Gown
SHOP NOW: Ines Di Santo, Price upon request
The subtle high-low hem on this beaded strapless ball gown adds a playful touch to a tulle gown. Frothy and plush, this dress is perfect for the feminine and whimsical bride.
Lihi Hod Florence Gown
SHOP NOW: Lihi Hod, Price upon request
This romantic wedding gown with intricate beading is flawless. With a fitted bodice, long sleeves, and a low back, this option is fit for the romantic bohemian.
Halfpenny London Slade Sequin Dress
SHOP NOW: Halfpenny London, Price upon request
A sleek sequined number is perfect for the minimalist bride. Consider this straight dress with a plunging back and a long train for a glam option.
Elizabeth Fillmore Eclipse Gown
SHOP NOW: Elizabeth Fillmore, Price upon request
The sequin embroidery on this silk charmeuse makes the dress look like it's dripping in silver, perfect for the feminine bride with an edge.
Viktor&Rolf Mariage Crystallized Cross-Back Gown
SHOP NOW: Viktor&Rolf, Price upon request
This dress is the epitome of timeless, Old-Hollywood elegance, made contemporary by the sparse crystal embroidery on the fitted bodice. Pair this dress with white satin gloves for a glamorous throwback look.
For just a touch of sparkle and shine, a wedding dress with an embellished bodice or sleeves will make a simpler statement.
Zuhair Murad Rina Bridal Gown
SHOP NOW: Zuhair Murad, Price upon request
All eyes will be on you in this glamorous stunner. This exquisite gown is fully beaded and features a voluminous tulle overskirt.
Houghton Moss Gown
SHOP NOW: Houghton, Price upon request
For the minimalist bride who still wants sparkle, this flowy number is sure to wow. Effortless and high-impact, this gown with bohemian sensibilities is perfect for a beach wedding.
Theia Lenni Wedding Dress
SHOP NOW: Theia, Price upon request
With a classic silhouette and sequin detailing, the timeless bride will love this sophisticated number.
Oscar de la Renta F/W 19 Collection Lace Gown
SHOP NOW: Oscar de la Renta, Price upon request
An intricate strapless beauty like this is perfect for the romantic, fashion-forward bride to step into. A modern take on lace, this column dress features a cathedral-length train and delicate beading on lace. It doesn't get more sleek and romantic than this.
Isabelle Armstrong Genevieve Gown
SHOP NOW: Isabelle Armstrong, Price upon request
Amp up the drama in this fit-and-flare gown. The detachable overskirt is an architectural dream and the sequin embroidery takes the glamour up a notch.
Alexandra Grecco Palma Gown
SHOP NOW: Alexandra Grecco, was $3,600, now $2,500
Whip effortless romance in this gorgeous gown featuring flutter sleeves, a sheer bodice, and hand-embroidered beading on soft tulle.
Inbal Dror Embroidered Wedding Dress
SHOP NOW: Inbal Dror, Price upon request
The plunging neckline of this embroidered gown is a work of art and is perfect for fashion-forward brides. Heavily beaded on top, including cuffs of sequins on the dress's sleeves, the sequins peter out on the billowy skirt.
Anne Barge Black Label Zayna Dress
SHOP NOW: Anne Barge, $9,890
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.
Alon Livné Grace Bolero Dress
SHOP NOW: Alon Livné, Price upon request
This gown features a hand-beaded bolero with stone, pearl, and bead embellishments ensuring a 360-degree sparkle.
Lazaro Checkered Net Chiffon Bridal Gown
SHOP NOW: Lazaro, Price upon request
Glamour alert: this decadent gown features embroidered checkered net over chiffon. With crystal straps, embroidered appliqués, and a cathedral train, this gown is for the bride with a preference for opulence.
Odylyne The Ceremony The Icarus Gown
SHOP NOW: Odylyne The Ceremony, Price upon request
This exquisite hand-beaded gown in silk charmeuse is perfect for the bohemian bride. Featuring bell sleeves and a dramatic, sweeping train, this romantic dress is seriously dreamy.
Naeem Khan Alaska Gown
SHOP NOW: Naeem Khan, Price upon request
This long-sleeved gown covered in iridescent sequins is perfect for the bohemian bride with an edge. The embroidered number features a geometric pattern with an Art Deco appeal.
Retrofête Linnea Sequined Georgette Maxi Dress
SHOP NOW: Moda Operandi, was $995, now $398
A leg-baring option for the bride who prefers clean lines and unconventional sparkle, this bridal look features panels of iridescent sequins creating patterned luster.