All that glitters: How to bring some sparkle to your bridal look


Your wedding day is a chance to explore stylish additions that add some sparkle. Wedding dresses with embellishments and iridescent finishes can dramatically enhance your look on the big day.

Wedding dress embellishments

There are a number of styles of embellishments to consider for your wedding dress. Pearls are a classic wedding dress embellishment and add feminine appeal to any dress. Pearls can look especially gorgeous when applied along the top edges of a strapless bodice. Complement pearl embellishments with a pair of pearl earrings to complete the look.

Glass beads will add a beautiful sparkle to your wedding dress, and tend to be a more inexpensive option – ideal if you’re looking to stick to a tighter budget for your wedding dress. You can opt for white beads, to provide a subtle glisten to the body of your dress, or colourful beads for a more dynamic look. Consider matching the shade of beads to the colours found in your wedding colour scheme. Crystals are another wonderful option for a great sparkle. They shine in an iridescent hue, reflecting the light. Sequins are an alternative option and offer a cheap but pretty alternative to beads, crystals and pearls. Bride Box share their tips on adorning a wedding dress with sequins:

“Sequins are the ideal detail for the bride seeking to add a little sparkle to her gown. Create a subtle effect with smaller, lighter colored sequins, or make a statement with larger, darker sequins.”


Hair pieces

Vintage weddingOne charming way to bring introduce an element of sparkle is by choosing some jewelled hair accessories. Headbands fashioned from diamante pieces and crystals can look sensational with a well-styled up-do or loose curls.  You can also go for jewelled hair grips for a more subtle look. Use a grip styled with faux gems to tie up your hair, or use small hair gems to decorate a stylish up-do.


Wedding and engagement ring aside, jewellery can be another way to add a sparkle to your bridal look. Silvery stones such as diamonds can really highlight the classic simplicity of a white and cream wedding dress, while also flattering the eyes. In addition, platinum, white gold and silver jewellery are all wonderful options for a classic ivory wedding dress.

Choose gemstones that reflect your wedding color scheme. Ruby can look gorgeous when red takes centre stage, while a bracelet or necklace studded with sapphires can look incredibly striking when blue features heavily in your wedding color scheme.

There are a number of ways to bring in some dazzling sparkle to your wedding day look. Embrace striking embellishments, pretty diamante headbands and sparkling jewellery to make an outstanding statement.


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