Beaded Bridesmaid Dresses So Cute You’ll Want Them All

Lindsey Lanquist
Beaded Bridesmaid Dresses So Cute You’ll Want Them All
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When contemplating bridesmaid dresses, our minds tend to wander in two directions: color and silhouette. Rarely do we consider the texture of a bridesmaid gown, the aesthetic of the textile it’s rendered in, the tactile depth it’s bringing to the table. But in ignoring this element, we overlook entire arrays of bridesmaid dresses just waiting to chic up any wedding they’re invited to. And among these oft-underrated genres is one of the most stunning bridesmaid dress categories around: beaded bridesmaid dresses.

Beaded bridesmaid dresses are a lot like sequin bridesmaid dresses, but they feel subtler, more elegant and a little more mature. You might take a sequin bridesmaid dress to a fun, flashy party, but you’d take a beaded bridesmaid gown to a ball or a gala. Beaded embellishments offer the same eye-catching style as sequins, but their understatement lends them a more sophisticated feel. They step back, allowing others to take them in without demanding much of anyone—achieving that effortless, cool-girl nonchalance that seems to epitomize so many love interests in fiction novels.

What’s nice? While sequin bridesmaid dresses tend to involve allover sequins, beaded bridesmaid dresses offer more variety. Whether you’re looking for a gown dripping with embellishments or a dress adorned with more occasional beading, you’re sure to find it—and in myriad cuts and colors, too. The beaded bridesmaid dress landscape is vast and varied, and it’s just waiting for an appreciate shopper to dive in.

STYLECASTER | Beaded Bridesmaid Dresses So Cute You'll Want Them All

1. Aidan Mattox Allover Beaded Gown, $296.25 at Saks Fifth Avenue

We didn’t realize ice periwinkle was even a shade, but there’s no denying it’s a truly perfect bridesmaid dress color.

STYLECASTER | Beaded Bridesmaid Dresses So Cute You'll Want Them All

2. Sundress Neo Long Dress, $271 at Shopbop

A modern-day fairytale, captured in a single gown.

STYLECASTER | Beaded Bridesmaid Dresses So Cute You'll Want Them All

3. Lace and Beads Scatter Embellished Tulle Midi Dress, $135 at ASOS

Cute, understated and veritably bridesmaid-perfect.

STYLECASTER | Beaded Bridesmaid Dresses So Cute You'll Want Them All

4. Nymph Dress, $320 at BHLDN

OK, this gown is so stunning the bride might want it for herself.

STYLECASTER | Beaded Bridesmaid Dresses So Cute You'll Want Them All

5. Beaded Floral Fringe Midi Dress, $285 at ASOS

A creative (and sleek AF) take on the classic beaded midi.

STYLECASTER | Beaded Bridesmaid Dresses So Cute You'll Want Them All

6. Moon Dress, $580 at BHLDN

Proof beads can still look understated and sophisticated—even when they’re covering a gown.

STYLECASTER | Beaded Bridesmaid Dresses So Cute You'll Want Them All

7. Sion Dress, $220 at BHLDN

A mini your bridesmaids will be rewearing for years to come.

STYLECASTER | Beaded Bridesmaid Dresses So Cute You'll Want Them All

8. Lotti Dress, $328 at BHLDN

Because sequins and beads aren’t mutually exclusive.

STYLECASTER | Beaded Bridesmaid Dresses So Cute You'll Want Them All

9. Cluster Drop Bead Cami Slip Dress, $64.50 at ASOS

We’ve been obsessed with this slip midi since we first laid eyes on it. Perfect for parties and weddings alike, it’s a wonder we haven’t already ordered it.

STYLECASTER | Beaded Bridesmaid Dresses So Cute You'll Want Them All

10. Aidan Mattox Pleated Mesh Beaded Gown, $206.25 at Saks Fifth Avenue

Sexy without being showy, this gown is sure to delight your bridesmaids—and keep them looking wedding-appropriate.

STYLECASTER | Beaded Bridesmaid Dresses So Cute You'll Want Them All

11. Frock and Frill Allover Embroidered Midi Dress, $99 at ASOS

Beads, embroidery and ruffles—oh my.

STYLECASTER | Beaded Bridesmaid Dresses So Cute You'll Want Them All

12. Sandres Dress, $390 at BHLDN

Another allover beaded gown that still looks totally sophisticated.

STYLECASTER | Beaded Bridesmaid Dresses So Cute You'll Want Them All

13. Delicate Beaded Strappy-Back Midi Dress, $48 at ASOS

A classic bridesmaid dress cut and color—with just enough beaded detail to shake things up.

STYLECASTER | Beaded Bridesmaid Dresses So Cute You'll Want Them All

14. Plymouth Dress, $280 at BHLDN

Stunning, understated and full of rewear potential.

STYLECASTER | Beaded Bridesmaid Dresses So Cute You'll Want Them All

15. Aidan Mattox Beaded A-Line Dress, $262.50 at Saks Fifth Avenue

This dress looks like it was designed to dress a bridal party.

STYLECASTER | Beaded Bridesmaid Dresses So Cute You'll Want Them All

16. Angel Maxi Dress, $621 at Free People

Easily dressed up or down, depending on the occasion. (In other words, your bridesmaids will love it.)

STYLECASTER | Beaded Bridesmaid Dresses So Cute You'll Want Them All

17. Belize Dress, $275 at BHLDN

A longline beaded gown fit for any season.

STYLECASTER | Beaded Bridesmaid Dresses So Cute You'll Want Them All

18. Mini Kimono Dress with Starburst Beading, $103 at ASOS

Sexy but not terribly over-the-top. (Your bridesmaids will love it—we can all but guarantee that.)

STYLECASTER | Beaded Bridesmaid Dresses So Cute You'll Want Them All

19. Elowen Dress, $130-180 at BHLDN

Pretty hard to argue with this one.

STYLECASTER | Beaded Bridesmaid Dresses So Cute You'll Want Them All

20. Jamila Dress, $440 at BHLDN

Render your bridesmaids princesses in a fairytale—because seriously, this gown is dreamy.

STYLECASTER | Beaded Bridesmaid Dresses So Cute You'll Want Them All

21. Aidan Mattox Striped Beaded Cocktail Dress, $296.25 at Saks Fifth Avenue

If your wedding’s a party-worthy occasion, let it be known through your bridesmaid dress choice.

STYLECASTER | Beaded Bridesmaid Dresses So Cute You'll Want Them All

22. Fresna Dress, $230 at BHLDN

We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it again: Gray is a seriously underrated bridesmaid dress color—and this beaded option is all kinds of romantic.

STYLECASTER | Beaded Bridesmaid Dresses So Cute You'll Want Them All

23. Glamorous Gala Black Embroidered Dress, $94 at Lulus

Because black is absolutely on the bridesmaid dress meu.

STYLECASTER | Beaded Bridesmaid Dresses So Cute You'll Want Them All

24. Aidan Mattox Short-Sleeve Beaded Gown, $371.25 at Saks Fifth Avenue

Equal parts elegant and fun (kind of the sartorial holy grail, if you ask us).

STYLECASTER | Beaded Bridesmaid Dresses So Cute You'll Want Them All

25. Aidan Mattox Beaded Halterneck Cocktail Dress, $273.75 at Saks Fifth Avenue

A dress your bridesmaids will be thankful to have in their closets.

STYLECASTER | Beaded Bridesmaid Dresses So Cute You'll Want Them All

26. Aidan Mattox Deep-V Beaded Gown, $197.99-371.25 at Saks Fifth Avenue

This gown could skew seriously sleek or seriously industrial, depending on how you style it.

STYLECASTER | Beaded Bridesmaid Dresses So Cute You'll Want Them All

27. Alice + Olivia Amina Beaded Sweetheart Dress, $1,295 at Saks Fifth Avenue

If your wedding palette involves pink and yellow, this dress is practically begging to make it on your bridesmaid dress shortlist.

STYLECASTER | Beaded Bridesmaid Dresses So Cute You'll Want Them All

28. Blaise Dress, $260 at BHLDN

Flapper style—gone contemporary-chic.

STYLECASTER | Beaded Bridesmaid Dresses So Cute You'll Want Them All

29. Aidan Mattox Beaded Mesh Gown, $262.50 at Saks Fifth Avenue

Imagine a line of these leading the bride down the aisle. Did your jaw just drop? Because ours did.

STYLECASTER | Beaded Bridesmaid Dresses So Cute You'll Want Them All

30. Aidan Mattox Sheer Beaded Gown, $330 at Saks Fifth Avenue

One of the most rewearable bridesmaid dresses we’ve ever laid eyes on.

STYLECASTER | Beaded Bridesmaid Dresses So Cute You'll Want Them All

31. Aidan Mattox Beaded Sleeveless Midi Dress, $221.25 at Saks Fifth Avenue

A quintessential bridesmaid dress cut in a quintessential bridesmaid dress color.

 

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