(Closed) Heavily-Beaded vs Non-Beaded Dresses

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Heavily-Beaded vs Non-Beaded Dresses.. which one?



  • Post # 32
    172 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Miss Leopard:  

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    i disagree with miss LEopard as well.  It definintely depends on the style of beading and the dress!!  mine is beaded AND i do not think it looks anything like a prom or pageant dress …unless of course i’m dillusional?? lolll!


    Post # 33
    3054 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I tend to lean towards a bit of sparkle, but not a ton.

    Post # 34
    1320 posts
    Bumble bee

    @Miss Leopard:  I agree that they tend to look like pageant gowns (esp. if a it’s mermaid fit).

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    @Khlobee:  BUT that doesn’t mean they aren’t exquisite or well-made in their own right (and I own some gorgeous sparkly pageant gowns). It’s all about preference. I mean, look at this Tony Bowls gown. It’s clearly a heavily beaded pageant gown, and it costs ~$6,000 o_O


    Btw, your gown is gorgeous.

    Post # 35
    28 posts

    @Khlobee:  yes defintely! I feel like if you have seen one white plain wedding dress you have seen them all there is no WOW factor to it. It’s funny before I bought my wedding dress every time my Fiance would watch say yes to the dress and he saw someone come out in a plain dress I would ask him what do you think of it, he woud just be like ehhh I dont know it looks like the last one. Then is somebody came out in something sparkly he would usually have a comment like oh that one is nice (unless of course it was a god awful cut for the bride)

    Post # 37
    622 posts
    Busy bee

    I was in the same boat as you. I wanted something simply elegant, but still wanted sparkle. So I went with a completely bead-free dress and added a heavily beaded belt 🙂 win win!


    Post # 38
    518 posts
    Busy bee

    Date twin! I voted for sparkle!

    My dress has sequins on lace, in some lighting you can barely see it so it’s not overwhelming.


    Post # 39
    177 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think this question is dependent on your personality.  Get the dress that best reflects who you are as a person. 

    Post # 40
    2002 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

    ugh. i am looking at dresses, and i want specifically lace embellishment. it seems like they feel the need to put beads on every… single… dress… and it drives me up the wall, because i don’t want any beads, but also don’t want to spend hours snipping beads off.

    Post # 41
    1502 posts
    Bumble bee

    @futuremrskgt:  I am doing the same thing.  I love sparkle, but want to look like a classic bride in lace, so I am adding bling in my accessories.

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    @amberkathleen:  If bling makes you happy, wear the sparkles. 


    Post # 42
    1030 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @amberkathleen:  I voted for what I personally prefer (non-beaded), but I think you ultimately have to decide what suits you and your wedding best.  I’ve seen some beautiful beaded gowns (and tried on a few), but in the end I opted for a more subtle look with bits of bling here and there (small Swarovski crystals in my sash and headpiece).  I’m also planning to get some blingy earrings, but I haven’t decided on a pair just yet.

    Post # 43
    5229 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I personally think that bling is distasteful and should be saved for prom dresses and beauty pageants. I don’t like heavily-beaded dresses. They just don’t have the elegance I like to see in wedding dresses.

    Post # 44
    846 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014


    I voted non beaded as I prefer a simpler look. I like the idea of the dress being somewhat if a blank canvas that you can put your own personality on rather than it out shining everything else. Having said that there’s nothing wrong with a bit of bling and many of those dresses posted are gorgeous. It’s just not my style, but if you feel it’s right for you then go for it.

    My dress has very clean simple lines with just a touch of sparkle at the waist. It’s not going to be to everyone’s taste but I think it’s just right for me!




    Post # 45
    3 posts
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Khlobee:  This dress is JUST what I’ve been looking for!! It’s so beautiful. Please share the name of it?

    Post # 46
    1530 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

    I think my dress has a bit of everything: lace & beads — but pearl beads; not rhinestones nor crystals. Here’s a close-up of the bottom of the dress.

    I looked back at pictures of beaded gowns I tried on; they were all gorgeous, but the fit was funny. Here’s Exhibit A (most sparkliest I tried) of dresses I didn’t pick; loved the top, but not the bottom:

    The dress I ended up choosing was an A-line tea-length, with illusion neckline, capped sleeves, lace over tulle, with pearl beaded accents. I’m more of a pearl type of girl anyway. 🙂

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