Beading Wedding Dress

Beading is a fantastic way to add gorgeous intricate detail and texture to a wedding dress that is sure to catch the light - and your guests’ eyes. It’s also a great way to express your personality by choosing beads to suit you, from crystals, sequins and coloured beads to freshwater pearls, the world is your oyster.

Beading is a popular method of creating stunning patterns and drawing attention to different elements of a wedding dress, such as highlighting definition between the bodice and skirt. On-trend wedding separates are a great way to achieve this and Martina Liana’s beaded Blaine bodysuit does just that. It features a modern lattice and floral design which, when paired with the light-as-air Sawyer tulle skirt, is a match made in heaven.

Brides wanting as much bling and sparkle as possible, while still oozing pure class, could choose this Sottero and Midgley ‘Liam’ Aldora satin fit-n-flare wedding dress, where beading is the standout feature. Guests will do a double-take at the illusion capelet overlay accented in beading and Swarovski crystals, with beaded fringe accenting the illusion cap-sleeves and illusion scoop back.

If just a hint of beadwork is more your style Enzoani’s sleek, simple but totally stunning full-length mermaid wedding gown is one to consider. Soft chiffon and a subtle illusion bateau neckline are complemented by gorgeous beaded detailing over the classic sweetheart bodice and low illusion back, which is with draped beading and crystal buttons down the center.

Wedding Style Collective’s top tip when it comes to beading is to make sure any beads applied around the top of the gown aren’t rubbing under your arms - you’ll be thankful come midnight!

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Asymmetric wedding dresses feature the key characteristic of a slanted hemline or uniquely diagonal tiering or draping, meaning that the two sides of the gown don’t match.


Appliqué, from the French appliquer meaning ‘to apply’, is an ornamental decorative needlework technique used to create beautiful, intricate wedding dress embellishments.


Ruching describes a design feature on a wedding dress where fabric is gathered together or creatively pleated on two parallel sides to create attractive, rippling lines of gathering.

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