There’s something about a beaded gown that has us dreaming of old Hollywood glamour and classic bridal elegance. From iridescent pearls to intricate hand beaded diamantes, this style oozes luxury and glamour. Whether you’ve found the perfect beaded gown for your wedding, black tie event or lavish celebration, there are a few tips to consider when wearing and caring for your new piece.
1. They can be heavy
From an intricate, hand beaded bodice to an all-oversequinned finish, any type of beading will make for a much heavier dress in comparison to a fabric such astulle, chiffon or lace. This is important to consider when choosing the overall style and structure of a dress, as the additional weight requires quality fabrics and tailoring to avoid unwanted stretching and a seamless, flattering fit. Dresses that feature appliques and a combination of filled and hollow beads and pearls are often lighter and easier to wear – a great option if you’re planning to wear the gown for an extended period of time.
Beaded or sequinned appliques are a gorgeous way to add detail without the gown becoming too heavy. Pictured is the Rosalie Gown in burgundy.
2. They’re delicate
With dainty pearls and exquisite diamantes, beaded gowns can be just as delicate as they look. Before and after wearing your fairytale-esq dress, store it in a quality dress storage bag and avoid squeezing it into a jam packed wardrobe. When wearing your gown, be careful not to lean up against or sit on surfaces that could catch and pull on the beading or material.
All over beading requires extra care when being handled and worn, especially when sitting down. Pictured is the stunning Armina Beaded Gown from Alamour the Label.
3. Keep accessories minimal
You’ve spent countless hours searching high and low for your dream dress, and with stunning diamantes and sequins that reflect the light at every angle, it’s sure to turn heads. Let the gown be the centre of attention and keep accessories to a minimum. Opt for a nude or black, understated heel to avoid the look becoming too busyand pair with a coordinating clutch bag. For a gown with an intricate bodice or neckline, wear your hair in a simple updo and finish with a glowing, bronzed makeup look.
For gowns with asymmetric or detailed necklines, such as the Leslie Gown keep accessories to a minimum with a pair of sparkly drop earrings and an updo.
4. Take care of it
Whether your beaded gown will be worn on your big day and handed down through generations, or you’ve found an opulent yet timeless ball dress that you’ll wear for years to come, it’s important to take the correct care. Keep your gown fresh after each wear by taking it to a professional and reputable dry cleaner and store it in a dress bag in a dark, cool place.
Keep these top tips in mind when searching for, wearing and caring for your dream beaded gown and you’ll have a stunning, sentimental piece that will stay in your wardrobe forever. Whether you’re looking for an all over beaded wedding dress, opulent black tie gown or red carpet worth look.