Sparkle Me Pretty: 12 Sparkly Dresses for the Wedding

Photo by Olivia Bottega

Nothing says wedding day glamor like a gorgeous, sparkly wedding gown.

Not just for the bold bride, sparkle works well no matter what your personal style or personality. If you want to make a statement, a wedding gown covered in sequins will certainly help you do just that but, if you want a more subtle look, a shimmery metallic fabric can offer a lower-key way to shine.

Whether you favor a traditional wedding dress, a princess dress, a sexy dress or something very modern and elegant, there is a sparkly dress out there for you. So, if you’re a bride seeking the right amount of sparkle to elevate your look, our top 12 sparkly wedding dress picks are sure to inspire.

12 Sparkly Wedding Dresses for Your Big Day

A sparkly wedding dress will not only have you looking fabulous on your special day, it will add dimension to your wedding photos and really make your dress stand out from the rest of the bridal party.

If you think a sparkly dress is right for you, here are 12 great looks to get you started on your search for the perfect wedding gown.

1. Best sparkly traditional dress

Available at Annacampbell.com

Hand-made sequin fabric pairs with an a-line skirt and flattering v-neck, making this gown flattering for almost every body type. A creation of designer Anna Campbell, this sequin wedding dress is perfect for semi-formal or formal weddings and will have you looking your best from the ceremony to the dance floor.

2. Best sparkly princess dress

Available at Oliviabottega.com

If your goal on your wedding day is to feel like Cinderella going to the ball, look no further than this gorgeous gown. The Meryem gown boasts fitted sleeves, a sweetheart neckline with a deep v and a fitted bodice embellished by rhinestones, sequins, beads, pearls and crystals. It flares out at the waist into a full floor-length skirt with a chapel-length train resplendent with the same beading featured on the bodice.

3. Best sparkly modern dress

Available at Moonlightbridal.com

There’s nothing traditional about this gown. With every inch of the fabric covered in sparkling sequins, bugle beads and seed beads, you’ll be shimmering from the cowl scoop neckline to train. A flattering mermaid silhouette is both sexy and modern while the removable sleeves allow you to change up your look.

4. Best sparkly sexy dress

sottero and midgley boston sheath wedding dress maggie sottero
Available at Maggiesottero.com

An open back and low-cut neckline make this one sparkly, sexy dress. Linear beading covers the entire gown from neck to toe while the mermaid shaping emphasizes your curves. You’re sure to be a beauty in this gown with its modern take on old Hollywood glamor.

5. Best sparkly minimalist dress

serene romance white beaded sequin mermaid maxi dress lulus
Available at Lulus.com

Who says you can’t embellish minimalism? If you like things plain and simple, including wedding dresses, but still can’t resist a bit of sparkle, this gown from Lulus is the ideal compromise. The clean and simple lines of this figure-skimming sleeveless dress are enhanced rather than overpowered by the iridescent beads and sequins.

6. Best sparkly boho dress

modern boho wedding gown with long sleeve essense australia
Available at Essensedesigns.com

This shimmering gown boasts sheer, voluminous long sleeves with a winding sequin pattern for a distinctly boho vibe. The low v-neckline is mirrored by an open v-back and is complemented by a side slit in the a-line skirt to show a bit of leg. Covered in sequins, this gown is all about sumptuous sparkle from shoulder to train.

7. Best sparkly tea length dress

beautiful sparkle glitter sleeveless strapless tea length dress gown formal bridal shower elope straight neckline open back aline wedding
Available at Etsy.com

This glittery strapless tea-length gown mixes a retro style skirt with a sexy, fitted strapless bodice. A belt accentuates the waist and adds to the drama of the full skirt.

8. Best sparkly strapless dress

casablanca bridal gowns style 2448 jocelyn
Available at Casablancabridal.com

This glamorous gown features sparkling beaded floral lace that will have you shimmering from bodice to hem. The fit and flare silhouette accentuates your curves while the stunning 74-inch train ensures you’ll look just as good going as you do coming.

9. Best sparkly halter dress

elegant halter bridal wedding dress light champagne sleeveless wedding dress sparkly beading sequin bridal dress cathedral wedding dress
Available at Etsy.com

This stunning halter dress is glitz, glamor, romance and drama all rolled into one. With a high halter neckline, beaded faux sleeves, full skirt and chapel train, this sequin and beaded gown is one to remember. What’s even better? This dressmaker allows for custom sizing so the gown can be made according to your measurements.

10. Best sparkly spaghetti strap dress

mac duggal v neck sequined ball gown
Available at Macduggal.com

This fully-sequined ball gown pairs simplicity with sparkle for a gown that no one will forget. With a v-neckline and princess seamed bodice, it is ultra-feminine with just the right amount of sexy. The full skirt gives the gown just the right amount of drama.

11. Best sparkly dress with sleeves

maggie sottero riviera romantic sparkly long sleeve backless wedding dress ivory over mocha
Available at Maggiesottero.com

Beaded lace over sparkle tulle and textured glitter tulle make this long sleeve, backless wedding dress ooze style and sophistication. Its body-skimming silhouette is subtly sexy while the trumpet skirt that flares into a filmy train offers a touch of romance and glamor.

12. Best sparkly budget-conscious dress

womens double v neck fishtail sequin evening dress ever pretty
Available at Ever-pretty.com

This simple yet elegant gown features a shimmery silver leaf design that is perfect for brides who don’t want a pure white dress. The deep v neckline offers a hint of sex appeal while the fishtail skirt is all about romance.

12 Sparkly Outfits Perfect for a Bridal Shower

With most bridal showers being day-time events, choosing a dress with the right amount of sparkle is key. Rather than shoulder-to-hem sparkles, look for dresses with subtle embellishment. Another option is to choose an unembellished dress and pair it with a sparkly cardigan and shoes.

Not a dress person? A jumpsuit with a hint of embellishment is perfect as is a pair of tailored trousers with a sparkly top and some cute heels, wedges or boots.

Here are some great options that will make it clear that you’re the guest of honor.

petal and pup au tops roxanne v neck peplum top rose gold
Available at Petalandpup.com
good fortune dress chai gingham and heels
Available at Ginghamandheels.com
lydia komono sleeve sequin top silver nude morning lavender
Available at Morninglavender.com
white jumpsuit with sexy back long sleeve bridal pants luxurious shiny etsy
Available at Etsy.com
embellished pointelle long sleeve knitted top karen millen
Available at Karenmillen.com
by anotropologie sequin fringe skirt silver
Available at Anthropologie.com
emma sequin trim pink print mini dress lady lorna
Available at Ladylorna.ie
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silvester millena dunic
Available at Milenadunic.com
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anthem enchanted forest dress
Available at Shoptheanthem.com

12 Sparkly Outfits for an Engagement Party 

An evening engagement party is the perfect occasion to go all-out with a sparkly outfit. While you should be careful to choose a dress or jumpsuit that isn’t too revealing or over-the-top, this is the perfect time to wear life-of-the-party style attire.

If you’re looking for a sparkly outfit for your engagement party, here are our top choices. Each one is the perfect mixture of chic, sexy and elegant so you’ll be sure to dazzle not only your guests but your spouse-to-be.

glamorous arrival rose gold sequin midi tulip dress lulus
Available at Lulus.com
lottie sequin embroidered dress dahlia tadashi shoji
Available at Tadashishoji.com
sweetheart spaghetti strap short sequin evening dress rose gold ever pretty
Available at Ever-pretty.com
naeem khan gatsby embellished chiffon mini dress white net a porter
Available at Net-a-porter.com
unique vintage 1920s champagne sequin and pearl sleeveless flapper dress
Available at Unique-vintage.com
maya bridesmaid halter neck midi tulle dress with tanal delicate sequin in sage green asos
Available at Asos.com
mademoiselle bridal midi dress white revolve
Available at Revolve.com
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bugle bead ruffle sleeve midi cocktail dress nordstrom mac duggal
Available at Nordstrom.com
sequin dress sparkly dress midi dress etzy bridesmaid dress
Available at Etsy.com
halston mariah sequin jumpsuit white anthopologie
Available at Anthropologie.com

12 Sparkly Outfits for Your Bachelorette Party

A gathering held to pay tribute to the bride’s upcoming marriage, a bachelorette party is almost like a rite of passage in the U.S. While your wardrobe choice for the event will depend on what you plan to do, it’s safe to say that dressing up in something festive is expected. And what says festive better than a bit of sparkle?

Here are 12 great outfits to rock at your bachelorette party.

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ax paris high neck long sleeve pencil dress in berry glitter asos
Available at Asos.com
asos luxe curve embellished cami midi dress with draping jewels in blush
Available at Asos.com
shoshanna greta dress rent the runway
Available at Renttherunway.com
plus two tone wrap sequin dress boohoo
Available at Boohoo.com
laundry by shelli segal dillards
Available at Dillards.com
sequin midi dress with tie waist neimanmarcus
Available at Neimanmarcus.com
marchesa notte gold sequin cocktail dress rent the runway
Available at Renttherunway.com
cynthia steffe abstract printed jacquard dress rent the runway
Available at Renttherunway.com

12 Sparkly Dresses for Your Wedding Rehearsal Dinner

Your wedding rehearsal dinner is the final big event before the main event: your wedding. Exactly how fancy you dress will depend on where you’re hosting the dinner but, in most cases, a semi-formal dress is perfect. If it’s a bit more relaxed, then go with a dressy casual outfit instead.

While many soon-to-be wives like to wear white to stand out as the bride, it is by no means a must. While white, metallics and pastels tend to be the colors of choice for most brides-to-be, you can wear any color that makes you happy, even if that is black.

Here are 12 gorgeous sparkly dresses to have you looking like a million bucks at your rehearsal dinner.

xyla sparkle mini dress silver balticborn
Available at Balticborn.com
wedding reception dress tea length tulle corset dress midi sparkly champagne dress
Available at Etsy.com
maya bridal halterneck midi tulle dress with tonal delicate seqion in ecru asos
Available at Asos.com
chiara shimmer midi dress dusty lilac balticborn
Available at Balticborn.com
art deco cocktail dress with halter neck in ivory adrianna papell
Available at Adriannapapell.com
asos design midi dress with batwing sleeve and wrap waist in scatter sequin
Available at Asos.com
sierra sequin wrap dress champagne morning lavender
Available at Morninglavender.com
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asos design drape back embellished midi dress
Available at Asos.com
sequin high neck midi dress sage boohoo
Available at Boohoo.com
dress the population uma sequin embroidery sweetheart neck sleeveless a line midi dress dillards
Available at Dillards.com
aqua glitter tulip hem dress cafe bloomingdales
Available at Bloomingdales.com

12 Sparkly Dresses for Your Wedding Party

Who says only the bride should sparkle? If you love the idea of all of your attendants having a sparkly dress too, the key is not to choose anything that will directly compete with your dress. Choosing bridesmaid dresses made of neck-to-toe sequins, for instance, would definitely be over the top but strategically placed sparkle is a whole other story.

If you love sparkle so much that you want all of your bridesmaids to get in on the fun too, here are 12 pretty dresses to have your gal pals looking their best on your special day.

fully pearled long sleeve fit and flare with gathered sleeves andrea and leo
Available at Andrealeocouture.com
a line bridesmaid dress with scattered sequin patterns averyaustin
Available at Averyaustin.com
lenna shimmer gown eucalyptus rose balticborn
Available at Balticborn.com
alex evenings embroidered sequin dress melanie lyne
Available at Melanielyne.com
la femme 26059cl dress nyd newyorkdress
Available at Newyorkdress.com
prom long deep v neck evening formal dress teal green the dress outlet
Available at Thedressoutlet.com
clarisse 3449 dress the dress warehouse by newyorkdress
Available at Thedresswarehouse.com
elegant paillette and chiffon v neck a line sleeveless plus size evening dresses ever pretty
Available at Ever-pretty.com
shine language wine red sequin mermaid maxi dress lulus
Available at Lulus.com
dusty lilac long tulle pageant dresses terani couture
Available at Teranicouture.com
sonya belted lace gown tadashi shoji bridal
Available at Tadashishoji.com
floral tulle trumpet gown mac duggal nordstrom
Available at Nordstrom.com