Event dressing calls for a stunning gown that leaves you feeling your absolute best. Whether you’re preparing for your next cocktail hour, searching for that special dress for an upcoming formal affair, attending a wedding or simply looking to build your evening wear curation, a luxurious beaded dress is undoubtedly the answer. Consider these stunning beaded dresses and styling ideas to spark your inspiration and set your shopping off on the right track…
Shades of neutral
Neutral-toned beaded dresses glint against the glow of the sun or the evening light and create an angelic look that simply epitomises glamour. Keep your entire ensemble nuanced and neutral with matching heels and a clutch or cut against the serenity of your dress and contrast with colourful bejewelled adornments for a unique feel.
Beads and sequins catch the light beautifully, so they make the perfect case for playing with the proportions of your gown and leaning into the power of a few cutout accents. Look for asymmetrical necklines, side waist cutouts or thigh-high leg splits for a radiant contrast against the delicacy of your beaded dress.
A beaded gown is stunning in its own right, but combined with flourishes of feathers? Your ensemble will be elevated to new heights. Look to a feather-trimmed hem across a straight-cut, sweetheart neckline midi dress for a graceful impression that is as suited to cocktail hour as it is to high-level black tie events. Dress with strappy leather heels or shimmering sandals for an elegant look.
Draped design details enliven the textural intrigue of your beaded gown to no end. Look for a dramatic cowl neckline across a bias-cut silhouette for a dose of old-world glamour that is sure to turn heads. If you’re looking for more delicate draped accents, gravitate towards beaded strings across an open back or plunging V-neckline for an ethereal effect.
One and done
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The jumpsuit is one of the most comfortable and convertible choices when it comes to adding to an evening wear collection. This piece gives you all the convenience of pants with the beauty of a formal dress – what more could you ask for from your next wardrobe addition? Look for a full-length style cut close to your formal, decorated head to toe with shining beads. Pull your hair into a ballerina bun and step into some buttery-soft leather heels for the most effortlessly elegant evening look possible.
If you’re into textural contrast and you want to elevate your beaded details for an extra special occasion, consider a shimmering sequinned bodice with a classic scoop neckline, fitted bodice and tank straps sitting in harmony with a full and floating layered tulle skirt. The voluminous grace of your balletic tulle skirt will blend beautifully with the shine of beaded sequins for a truly stunning impression suited to even the most formal of affairs. Finish with pearl-trimmed heels and crystal earrings for a striking look.