Bridal Fashion: The Best in Bling

See stunning gowns with intricate beading and embellishment elements.

Bridal Fashion: The Best in Bling

Photo: Christine Bentley, Kris Kan

Simplicity is good – but sometimes, it just isn’t as fun. The wonderful thing about brides (and, of course, human beings in general) is variance: style preferences and tastes change from woman to woman, and none is lesser or greater than another. Some love clean and simple gowns, while others prefer more opulent dresses. For the latter ladies, we invite you to feast your eyes – and your Pinterest boards – on some of our favorite “blinged out” bridal styles.

Incorporating intricate beading and embellishments into an ensemble is no easy feat, and it produces stunning results. Catching the light while wearing one of these dresses will surely wow anyone around you: it’s as if you’ve actually managed to catch rays of light and reflect them off of your bodice and skirt. This kind of frock adds an unmistakable sense of royalty to your big day – if you’ve always envisioned nuptials fit for a princess, this is the design for you! Scroll through the gowns below to get ideas, and click on each photo for further inspiration!

Photo by Studio EMP

Photo by Caroline Tran

Photo by Rodney Bailey

Photo by Amanda McKinnon Photography; Bridal Gown by Claire Pettibone

Photo by Danny Baker for Epic Imagery

Photo by Michael Segal Photography

Photo by Kris Kan

Photo by Justin Marantz; Bridal Salon: Kleinfeld Bridal

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