beaded wedding dresses

What is a Beaded Wedding Dress?

What makes a great wedding dress? As they say, it’s all in the details! Of course, one of our favorite fabulous details is beading. Beaded wedding dresses are sought after for their beautiful shimmer and glamorous appeal. From small touches of beading details to a fully crystal-beaded bridal gown, this versatile look is iconic and sure to wow! Keep reading to learn more about beaded wedding dresses and to see some of our favorite styles! 

What is a Beaded Wedding Dress? 

There are so many styles of beaded wedding dresses brides can choose! From crystals to bugle beads to pearls to beaded lace and more— there is a style of beading for every type of bride. Remember that beading isn’t just for regal wedding dresses! You can find beading on every silhouette, and this detail can work for more casual wedding gowns or glamorous dresses. While beading can add to a dress’s opulence, beaded gowns are available at all price points! 

What are Some of the Benefits of Choosing a Beaded Wedding Dress? 

Why choose a beaded wedding dress? See below for a few reasons to consider a beaded design: 

  • Beaded wedding gowns tend to flatter the figure beautifully! Heavier beading can add weight to your dress, but it allows fitted styles to hug the body and may reduce unwanted bunching. Beading is stunning for brides of every shape and size. 
  • Beading brings the drama for brides who want some extra sparkle! Beaded appliqués on a train, neckline or back add stunning detail for a wow-worthy look. 
  • There is a type of beading for every bride. From the most glamorous crystals to vintage beading, this detail isn’t exclusive to only one bridal style. You can find more on our post about Sparkly Wedding Dresses for Every Bridal Style

Are Beaded Wedding Dresses in Style? 

Beaded dresses are elegant, stylish and timeless. With delicate detailing and intricate designs, these gowns are ideal for brides who want to make a statement on their big day. Here are some of our timeless styles for brides who want to shimmer and shine down the aisle! 

Beaded Mermaid Wedding Dress 

Nothing says red carpet bridal glamour like a beaded mermaid wedding dress! Essense of Australia Style D3484 combines timeless elegance and glamour. The beaded spaghetti straps meet the bodice’s tonal beaded rosette lace for a romantic appeal and a more subtle take on sparkle. A plunging deep V-neckline is outlined in charming botanical lace and complements the deep side cutouts for a sexy touch.  

In contrast, the low back featuring illusion embellished with lace adds to the beautiful floral details. To finish, the luxe form-fitting silhouette flares into a skirt with frothy layers of tulle and scattered lace appliqués. Whether you are walking down the aisle or making your grand debut at your reception, this dress is sure to make a statement. 

Long Sleeve Beaded Wedding Dress 

Beaded wedding gowns get royal treatment with the addition of long sleeves! Stella York Style 7529 is a beautiful ballgown with a stunning sequined lace bodice and elegant long sleeves. The shimmering bodice seamlessly flows into a frothy layered tulle skirt, while the keyhole back brings the wow factor and is embellished with fabric-covered buttons for a classic touch. This gown is sure to make you feel like royalty on your big day! 

Beaded Bodice Wedding Dress 

Sparkly wedding dresses with beading on the bodice ensure that all eyes are on you! Essense of Australia Style D3488 is a beaded bridal gown for the lover of vintage glamour. Swathed in beautifully beaded scrolling and linear lace, this dazzling gown accentuates the figure in a body-skimming fit-and-flare silhouette.  

Sparkling details adorn the graceful spaghetti straps before framing an ultra-flattering deep plunging neckline with illusion tulle. The sexy side cutouts lead to a daring V-shaped open back with artful linear beading and fabric-covered buttons. From the natural waist, the alluring vertical beaded graphics conclude in an oh-so-romantic lace-trimmed scalloped train. You’ll sparkle from head to toe in this head-turning gown! 

Beaded Lace Wedding Dress 

Beading and lace are one stunning pair! Stella York Style 7492 is an ethereal vision of delicate beaded lace and airy tulle for the sophisticated bride. From the organic lace straps to the sculpted bodice and sexy plunging neckline, this flattering A-line wedding dress is all about romance. The allover beaded floral lace bodice drapes into the layered tulle skirt for an elegant dress that effortlessly floats down the aisle with a full, soft sweeping train. Soft, sparkling and seriously luxurious, this gorgeous style is a romantic bridal vision to behold! 

Beaded A-line Wedding Dress 

A beaded A-line wedding dress is a gorgeous choice for the bride who wants a regal look. Take for instance, Martina Liana Style 1483, the epitome of romance and luxury! This glittering A-line wedding dress features a strapless corset-style bodice, a sculptured plunging sweetheart neckline and elegant beaded floral lace embellishments. In the back, the bodice is transparent for a glamorous touch and features a row of fabric-covered buttons as a nod to heirloom vintage fashion. From the semi-sheer bodice, the floral flourishes descend onto a full glitter tulle skirt with a chapel train embellished with exquisite floral lace appliqués at the hem. 

What are Some Tips to Make Sure my Beaded Dress Looks Gorgeous on my Big Day? 

As with all dresses, the key to looking and feeling fabulous is to have the dress altered to fit your body by an experienced seamstress who works with beaded gowns. Your seamstress should be able to replace any beading lost during alterations so that you won’t be missing any sparkle! When it comes to accessorizing, coordinating your jewelry to complement the beading on your gown will also allow for a cohesive and chic look. 

Do you love these shimmering styles and want to see more beaded wedding dresses? You can explore more gorgeous gowns in our wedding dress gallery. Once you’ve found your favorites, find a store closest to you to start shopping!