Fashion & Beauty
Sparkly Bridesmaid Dresses
As fall is officially here in full force, we say goodbye to the relaxed sundresses of summer and hello to more formal choices for the holiday wedding season. If you are planning a late fall or winter wedding, chances are you are looking for bridesmaid dresses that are elegant and chic.
These sparkly bridesmaid dresses, full of shimmering accents and modern style, are perfect for a sophisticated wedding. And as a bonus, many of these dresses can be worn to a NYE party after the main event!
Whether you want head-to-toe sparkle (we’ve got plenty of those below) or just a glint or two, these bridesmaids dresses will glow in the romantic, dim lighting associated with wintry evening affairs. Above, we’re all about multitasking, so we’re totally gaga over this gold and cream striped dress. Sparkle and a lengthened silhouette? Sold!
Blush and gold is such a popular palette because of its warmth and femininity. If you’ve chosen this color combo for your big day, we think you’ll love the floor-length gown above with its dazzling polka dot pattern.
If there is a lot of overhead light at your venue, you might not want a gaggle of gleaming bridesmaids in your wedding party for fear that they blind the audience. In that case, find a subtle sparkling pattern on just the bodice of the dress. Below, this rich cream dress features metallic embroidery in the shape of leaves and ivy.
More modern brides might prefer a less traditional pattern. This camisole dress below would pair well with a shrug and features an abstract design with silver sequins.
Many brides opt to travel to warmer climates for their winter wedding (as any sane person would, one might argue). If you still want sparkly glam, but in a beach-appropriate silhouette, we adore this loose, boho frock with some serious twinkle game (below).
Live for color? You don’t have to sacrifice your favorite shade to have a whole lot of sparkle on your bridesmaid dresses. Whether with a pale blue sequined bodice peeking through a layer of tulle (above) or a garnet lace sheath worthy of any femme fetale, you can find a gleaming, color-drenched dress in any style.
Intricate, metallic beading is a great detail to search out for when you want an Art Deco-inspired look for your bridesmaids. These dresses above and below feature terrific patterns that are theme-appropriate, but don’t look too ‘costume-y’ to wear to a party later.
Attention ‘more is more’ brides! These next couple of dresses are for you. If you’ve never been accused of having a subtle, simplistic style a day in your life, then you are going to love these razzle-dazzle dresses. Outfit your gal pals in total sequin overload while still looking mercilessly chic in this LBD below. Wear with nude shoes to give the effect of mile-long gams.
Your ladies can channel their inner goddesses with this ethereal, golden blouson gown (below). A dress like this is a big statement, so make sure your own wedding dress will still stand out from the crowd!
The bronze column dress below is made of a glittering fabric, so this is great when you want something that is really glam, but not sequined (those dresses can get heavy).
These dresses have a similar effect in different silhouettes. If the fabric features the same metallic ‘hue’ you could even mix and match, so that each bridesmaid could have a dress she was completely comfortable in.
Got bridesmaids that aren’t fond of the super sparkle? There are ways to compromise. Above, this cute little dress features metallic lace on a gunmetal gray. The effect will be a subtle glimmer, rather than full-on shine fest.
Or go with a liquid gold look. This stunning sheath is made of liquid charmeuse and feels as good against the skin as it looks!
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