Trending Sparkly Wedding Dress Designs of 2024 + FAQs
Jan 25, 2024
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For some brides, no dress is complete without some sparkle. Whether you love a glamorous glitter or something more subtle, a sparkly wedding dress will always be in style. Sparkle can be done in sophisticated ways that perfectly suit a variety of wedding locales and themes. If you’re looking for a white sparkly wedding dress, something fit for a princess, or maybe even something short and shimmery, keep reading to discover the trending sparkly wedding dress designs of 2024.
White Sparkly Wedding Dress
Many brides dream of walking down the aisle in a white wedding dress, but it’s important to know that many wedding dresses aren’t made in what you think of as traditional white. More often than not, the gown you love is actually ivory. Stark white gowns have to be bleached to achieve such a level of whiteness, which gives them a very cool undertone, giving the gown an almost blue tint. This overly bright shade tends to wash out brides of all skin tones, especially paired with today’s HD photography. Instead designers opt for ivory gowns as this has a softer, warmer undertone, creating a more flattering look for our brides. But don’t be scared that just because ivory gowns have a creamier hue that they will look yellow. Despite the added warmth, ivory wedding dresses look white to the eye and will photograph white as well. So if you’re looking for white sparkly and glitter wedding dresses, we’ve got you covered! Nothing tops the supreme sparkle of our Portia Wedding Dress. This sexy fit and flare has an unreal shimmer in allover beaded net. The one-shoulder bodice features a daring cutout in the center with subtle ruching to create an asymmetric waist. The wrap-style skirt reveals a sultry pop of leg for an unexpected white sparkly wedding dress. This dress is from our Amy & Eve Collection, which has a price range of $1000-$1,600, giving you styles that are affordable luxury. If you want to channel Hollywood glamor, then our Faye Wedding Dress is the one for you. The sophisticated fit and flare sparkles from all angles in allover beaded net. Details like the subtly draped bodice and cap sleeves add an air of romance with a textured, sheer train that will look stunning down the aisle. If white’s just not your thing, consider going the non-traditional route with a black sparkly wedding dress! Dramatic and mysterious, black wedding dresses have been a trending look, especially with some added sparkle. Our Kristabelle Wedding Dress ticks all the boxes. The glamorous ball gown features intricate embroidery with blingy beading that creates a dimensional sparkle. The off-the-shoulder, v-neckline and illusion long sleeves feel classic with the edgy flair of feathers along the hemline.
Short Sparkly Wedding Dresses
Mini dresses are having a major moment! Whether you rock a short dress down the aisle, as a second look at your reception, or even for your bridal shower, a short shimmery bridal dress is sure to stun. And if mini dresses aren’t your thing, there’s also tea-length wedding dresses. These shorter gowns hit around mid-calf and became popular in the 1920s as the skirts that women would wear to high-tea. This style hit its peak in the 1950s, making a tea-length wedding dress great for brides who want to channel a vintage look. If you’re looking for a short sparkly wedding dress nothing is more glamorous than our Lola Wedding Dress. This sparkling and sexy dress glitters in allover sequin fabric in a sheath silhouette. The mini length is balanced by a modest bateau neckline and long sleeves with an open v-back to show some extra skin. The feather trim is a fab accent, making this the perfect look for a Vegas wedding or even your bachelorette! For a short shimmery gown that has more of an effortless sophistication, there’s our Nova Wedding Dress. Allover pearl and crystal beading creates a gorgeous gleam on this short sheath. The asymmetric neckline has an almost slouchy look with a delicate cuff detail leading to sheer bishop sleeves that highlight the beadings sparkle. The skirt has a faux-wrap detail adding a unique touch to this short and sparkly wedding dress.
Princess Sparkly Wedding Dress
For our brides who have royal aspirations, there’s no other choice than to wear a princess cut wedding dress on your big day. Typically defined by a full silhouette, beautiful beading, and opulent embellishments, princess wedding dresses are loved for their luxurious looks that’s inspired by true royalty. If you want a glitter princess wedding dress we’ve got you covered; the shimmering for these gowns are truly unmatched! Starting with our Natalina Wedding Dress, a glamorous ball gown featuring pearl and crystal beaded, three-dimensional floral embroidery that cascades down the plunging bodice. The floral motif continues onto the full skirt with sequin flowers on sparkle tulle, and we love how the teardrop shape keyhole back has a regal flair. Our Hilaria Wedding Dress is a princess gown with a softer silhouette, but certainly isn’t short on shine. The bodice features a delicate scoop neckline and cap sleeves encrusted in pearls and crystal that have a beautiful iridescence. The skirt glitters with a patterned sequin design for an elegant and sophisticated sparkle. One of our favorites is our Mattea Wedding Dress, a quintessential sparkling princess dress that we think just might be the ball gown you’ve been dreaming of. The stunning gown features a sheer sweetheart bodice with angled boning for an ultra-flattering silhouette and a drop waist that helps to elongate your torso. Luxe pearl and crystal beading has a delicate twinkle that cascades down the tulle skirt in a raindrop effect. The chandelier sleeves look like dripping jewels for an opulent princess sparkly wedding dress.
Sparkly Lace Wedding Dress
Lace is classic when it comes to bridal gowns, with its beautiful motifs that feel so romantic. If you’re looking to elevate the look of a lace gown a sophisticated sparkle just gives it that something extra. From subtle sequins to frosted lace, and even beaded embroidery, there are so many ways to make a lace wedding dress shine! If you loved Sofia Richie’s wedding dress and want to channel that quiet luxury aesthetic, then our Paolina Wedding Dress is the one for you. This elegant fit and flare looks luxe in allover frosted Chantilly lace featuring a delicate shimmer that catches the light from every angle. The collar style halter neckline features an illusion panel to show off the sweetheart detail and dainty scalloped edging, but the best part is the open keyhole back for a sexy yet sweet lace wedding dress. Another stunning sparkly gown is our Piper Wedding Dress, a soft mermaid with shimmering details. This glitter lace wedding dress has a drop waist bodice that elongates your figure featuring a plunging neckline and romantic layered laces. Gorgeous crystal beaded, embroidered botanical lace appliqués are placed over delicate Chantilly lace. And the glitz doesn’t stop there with a sparkle tulle mermaid skirt that has a dimensional glimmer that will wow guests as you walk down the aisle. Our Paula Wedding Dress, is a beautiful blend of glamor and romance with delicately beaded lace appliqués that decorate the dress. The corset bodice has a strapless sweetheart neckline with a sexy plunge and sheer back revealing the couture boning, and a sheer, petal train highlights the lovely floral pattern of the lace. The detachable gauntlet sleeves give you the option to switch up your look for a sparkly long sleeve wedding dress.
Sparkly A-line Wedding Dress
A-line wedding dresses are one of the most popular bridal silhouettes for their elegant shape and ultra-flattering fit. With a form fitting bodice and a skirt that flares out starting at the natural waist, A-line gowns highlight all your best features and are the perfect choice for brides who don’t love the puffiness of sparkly ball gown wedding dresses. And if you’re looking for a non-fitted dress, but don’t want any fullness to the skirt then a modified A-line wedding dress is the way to go, like our Pilar Wedding Dress. This enchanting gown has a sheer corset bodice with gleaming pearl and crystal beaded embroidery, that has a botanical design, climbing down the gown like delicate ivy. The modified skirt has a slim fit in lightweight tulle with a front skit for added movement. The detachable stole gives you versatility in styling for a personalized wedding day look. If you’re looking for a real fairytale dress, then our Mirella Wedding Dress is the one for you. This dazzling A-line has an otherworldly sparkle with translucent tulle over unique floral patterned sequin tulle. The sheer bustier bodice highlights the dimensional shimmer and has a couture feel with delicate ruching on the cups and glamorous crystal beaded trim on the straps and waist. There’s a unique kind of twinkle when it comes to sparkly beaded wedding dresses and one of our favorites is our Jacqueline Wedding Dress. This classic A-line has a Chantilly lace bodice with a traditional v-neckline that’s encrusted in iridescent pearl and crystal beading. The banded waist defines your figure, flaring out in a sheer tulle skirt designed with pearl and crystal beaded accents over sparkle sequin tulle for a dreamy constellation effect.
Sparkly Plus Size Wedding Dress
Every bride deserves to sparkle at her wedding, whether it’s a subtle glow or a beaming shimmer, so we’ve made sure to include glittering and glamorous styles in our Julietta Collection! These plus size wedding gowns were designed exclusively for our plus-size brides, focusing on the perfect fit in ultra-flattering silhouettes so even the curviest bride can feel absolutely stunning on her wedding day. If you’re looking for a shimmering wedding dress, we’ve got you covered. Our Lyrica Wedding Dress is sexy and sparkly featuring allover beaded net that glimmers from all angles. The curve-hugging fit and flare has a draped tulle overlay and a lace-up corset back to cinch you in. Detachable off-the-shoulder sleeves elevate the look and give you the option to rock a strapless style. For our brides who want that fairytale look, our Evanna Wedding Dress is our top choice! This whimsical A-line gleams in sparkle net fabric with a soft tulle overlay for a magical look. The sculptured v-neck bodice features dazzling pearl and crystal beading on botanical-inspired embroidered appliqués with straps for extra support leading to a delicate illusion back. Our favorite sparkly plus size wedding gown just might be our Luna Wedding Dress. This breathtaking A-line has a celestial sparkle with shimmering pearl and crystal beading that delicately floats down the tulle skirt. The structured, boned bodice offers tons of support with detachable draped off-the-shoulder sleeves, also featuring beautiful beading, to enhance the ethereal look.
Sparkly Wedding Dress FAQs
Not sure on how you can sparkle on your wedding day? No worries! We’re answering some of the most common questions our brides have when it comes to sparkly wedding dresses.
Can you add glitter to a wedding dress?
For our brides who fell in love with a simpler gown and maybe want to add a bit of sparkle, you can definitely do that. Through both underskirts and overskirts you can add glitter to your wedding dress. Underskirts will add the sparkle beneath a layer of tulle or net creating a shimmery bridal dress, while overskirts can be added on top of your dress, potentially giving you a fuller silhouette. Our Sparkle Net Underskirt will add a gorgeous glitter to your wedding dress or try our Tulle Over Sparkle Tulle Overskirt for a glimmer you can take on and off.
Can a bride wear sequins?
While sequins may not be considered a sophisticated sparkle by some, they can look absolutely elegant in bridal. Sequins create beautiful twinkle that catches and reflects light in a dynamic way. You can have clear sequins that create more of an iridescent gleam or blingy sequin fabric that has a glamorous look. Either way, sequins are a simple and versatile way to add some sparkle to your dress.
Should I wear a sparkly wedding dress?
If you’re feeling unsure about wearing a sparkly wedding dress, our answer will always be yes. While it may not be everyone’s style, we think that a little shimmer can really elevate a bridal gown. Glossy shine from delicate beading or a little glitter not only photographs beautifully but will create a dimensional look that we’re sure will wow your guests. Plus sparkles can be super versatile! You can opt for a super sexy sparkly fit and flare wedding dress or find something more casual like a sparkly beach wedding dress, and you can never go wrong with an ultra-fitted sparkly corset wedding dress. And with a variety of ways to sparkle, from frosted laces to crystal beading your options are endless!
Is it normal to have wedding dress doubts?
Your wedding dress is one of the most important parts of your wedding, so it’s not unusual for brides to second guess their choice or have doubts. If you find yourself in this position try not to stress! There are some ways to help relieve this feeling. First and foremost, before you even buy your dress, do your research and figure out what you want to look and feel like, so you can feel confident in your choice from the very beginning. Sometimes though, feelings just change. If you find yourself not as in love with your dress as you were the first time you tried it on, here’s what to do. Call your salon and see if you have time to buy a new dress or if they have any policies in place for exchanging gowns. If getting a new dress isn’t an option, consult a seamstress to see what kind of customization options are available to take your current dress closer to your current bridal vision. Also, don’t underestimate the power of accessories! A blingy belt, sparkly skirt, or even the addition of sleeves can really change your look in a way that might just make you fall in love with the dress again.
How do you match a sparkly dress?
For our brides wondering what kind of accessories to match with their sparkly wedding dress, we’re here to help! Depending on the level of sparkle you want, you can go all blinged out with shimmery shoes, glittering veil, and bold jewelry or you can keep it paired back with simple accessories. For veils on the simpler side, but still with a touch of sparkle, there’s our Cathedral Length Veil with Bugle Beading or our Pearl and Crystal Beaded Fingertip Length Veil. These styles have delicate beading all around the edge of the veil for some subtle sparkle that still lets your sparkly wedding dress shine!
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