Planning on walking down the aisle in a dramatic satin ball gown and sparkling diamond jewels?
Considering saying “I do” in a sexy ruched mermaid wedding gown covered with shimmering appliques?
No matter what wedding dress you say “yes” to, you’ll need bridesmaid dresses that complement your look.
And for the couple that wants their big day to have a glitzy, glamorous vibe, beaded and embellished bridesmaid dresses may be the perfect choice!
Here’s a peek at 11 of our favorite beaded bridesmaid dresses — plus a few other embellished styles that we love:
Beaded Bridesmaid Dresses We Love
From fully beaded gowns to those with just a hint of sparkle, these are some gorgeous options that’ll make your bridesmaids shimmer and shine.
BONUS: Each is a fabulous, formal look that a bridesmaid could wear again as an evening gown. Or as a black-tie wedding guest dress to another couple’s nuptials!
Adrianna Papell 091866700
This beaded blouson gown from Adrianna Papell is simply stunning in beaded mesh with an art deco pattern. It has a flattering V-neckline, spaghetti straps, and a scalloped pattern. This combo makes it both vintage-inspired and thoroughly modern at the same time.
Hayley Paige Occasions 5717
Placed caviar beading adds texture and shine to the Hayley Paige Occasions 5717 gown. This look boasts a fit and flare skirt with a fitted bodice, spaghetti straps, a curved V-neckline, and a pretty V-shaped back.
Adrianna Papell Platinum 40392
The Adrianna Papell Platinum 40392 gown has a dramatic, glamorous look in a sleeveless fit and flare silhouette with godets on the skirt. This beaded dress boasts a plunging V-neck, an open back with a cut-out, and an eye-catching pattern.
Adrianna Papell Platinum 40102
If you love cap sleeve or short sleeve dress designs, check out the Adrianna Papell Platinum 40102 gown! It’s absolutely stunning, with its beaded mesh and tulle with an off-the-shoulder neckline. This floor-length look shimmers and shines in an A-line silhouette with a flowing skirt.
Adrianna Papell 40135
The Adrianna Papell Platinum 40135 gown brings the drama in a sleeveless A-line silhouette with a deep V-neckline and cut-out keyhole back. This style is made from soft mesh and tulle and features an all-over diamond geometric beaded pattern that catches the light from all angles.
With all-over beading and sequin embellishments in a floral motif, Amsale P539 is an unconventional option. But it’s perfect if you want to make a bold statement! This strapless gown isn’t likely to fit most wedding budgets, though it’s simply too gorgeous not to include on this list.
Amsale P399S evokes a sense of old Hollywood glamour in fluid satin with a hand-beaded neckline. It’s detailed with a gathered and draped waist and elbow-length flutter sleeves that drape down the back like a little cape. Perfect for a black-tie wedding, this design is also a stunning choice for the mother of the bride or groom!
Christina Wu Celebrations 22816
If you want your wedding party to have just a hint of glitz, the Christina Wu Celebrations 22816 gown is a gorgeous option! This chiffon gown features a strapless bodice, a sparkling beaded waistband, and a flattering A-line shape.
Christina Wu Celebrations 22823
A beaded waist and beaded straps add just the right amount of shimmer to the Christina Wu Celebrations 22823 gown. It features a sweetheart neckline, a low back with double straps, and a high slit for added drama.
Bari Jay 1600
The Bari Jay 1600 bridesmaid dress boasts an A-line silhouette in soft chiffon with a V-neckline, crystal-embellished straps, and a halter neck with a draped racerback. It’s detailed with a draped crossover bodice and comes in more than three dozen colors, making it a perfect choice for any season.
Parker Rose G10218
Tonal beading at the neck adds a subtle touch of texture to the Parker Rose G10218 bridesmaid gown. This Bella Bridesmaids Exclusive boasts an A-line shape in soft georgette fabric with a chic V-back. Its spaghetti straps and V-neckline only add to its beauty.
More Gorgeous Embellished Bridesmaid Dresses
Beading is just one of the many different types of embellishments that designers use to adorn their creations.
Here are some more beautiful options to consider or use for wedding party inspo:
Jenny Yoo Jules
If you love metallics, check out the Jenny Yoo Jules dress! Covered in sequins, this gown boasts an A-line shape, a V-neckline, and an optional draped cowl to add to the back. It’s available in various eye-catching colors, including a dramatic navy option and a beautiful rose gold hue.
Christina Wu Celebrations 22092
The Christina Wu Celebrations 22092 dress is stunning in a pleated A-line silhouette with all-over sequins. It comes with a V-neck bodice, cap sleeves, and a slim belted accent at the waist — a flattering, glitzy option for every body type.
Dessy Separates Sequin Top T3001
Bridesmaid dresses don’t have to be dresses at all. Pairing separates together can look just as chic!
The Dessy Separates Sequin Top T3001 is fully embellished in sparkling sequins. This one features a cropped fit with a high square neckline. Team it with a separate skirt in a contrasting hue to create your perfect two-tone color combination.
Jenny Yoo Julianna
If it’s a softer, more romantic feel you’re going for, consider the Jenny Yoo Julianna gown. This dress brings a gorgeous floral pattern embellished with 3D embroidery. This look boasts a straight, slim silhouette with spaghetti straps, a V-neck, and a low V-back.
You might also enjoy this article: How to Use a Bridesmaid Questionnaire to Plan Your Wedding.
You Can Add Your Own Embellishments, Too!
Do you want your bridesmaids to wear mini dresses for a summer wedding? Maybe midi dresses for a fall event? Or even full-length long-sleeve gowns for a winter celebration?
Either way, it’s always possible to embellish them yourself! And no, doing so does not require you to pull out a needle and thread and sew on appliques.
Embellishing a look yourself can be as simple as adding a beaded or sequin belt. Or, you can make a plain design look more glitzy and glamorous by accessorizing with sparkling jewelry. Say, a statement necklace, a bold jeweled bracelet, or a fun hair accessory.
The Options Are Endless!
Beaded bridesmaid dresses are trending right now, but they’re also timeless.
Whether you’re going for a vintage-inspired feel or hosting an ultra-modern black-tie event, beading has the look of luxury. And that’s exactly the vibe that so many modern couples want for their big day!