Sparkly Wedding Dresses for New Year’s Eve

Sparkly Wedding Dresses for New Year’s Eve

DressesTips and Trends | December 19, 2023

Sparkly Wedding Dresses for New Year’s Eve

Let’s talk sparkle! Because when it comes to true love and fabulous wedding aesthetics, there’s really no such thing as too much shimmer. With the holiday season upon us (and to celebrate all things luminous, ethereal, and ultra-glamorous!), we’ve curated a range of sparkly wedding dresses inspired by a New Year’s celebration. Whether you’re getting married at the stroke of midnight or simply planning a glitzy holiday vibe for your party, here are gorgeous gowns to light up your happily ever after! 

Set on sparkle but still unsure which silhouette or style is right for your glam gown? Take our style quiz to see the perfect dresses for your unique taste!

Why Add a Little Sparkle?

Whether you’re after subtle flourishes or dazzling head-to-toe shimmer, sparkle is the perfect embellishment for a glamorous wedding look. Brides have a range of beautiful ways to add sparkle to a gown — from sequins and beading to embellished bodices and shimmery fabrications. Sparkle also helps to highlight parts of your gown, create an ethereal lighting effect, and infuse your celebration with an air of romance and luxury.  

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Sparkling embellishments are designed for your venue’s gorgeous lighting effects. For outdoor locations, sequins and beaded lace catch the sunlight — especially at Golden Hour. For indoor manors and ballrooms, sparkly wedding dresses are a beautiful complement to chandeliers and candelabras. And for rustic venues like barns and gardens, a shimmery gown is a natural centerpiece for fairy lights.  

Sparkles make a beautiful complement to the movement of your dress, drawing attention to lush layers, dimension, and illusion details. It goes without saying this is perfect for a holiday-themed celebration for the winter season! 

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Sparkle is also perfect for brides who want a little something extra, but aren’t too crazy about lace. Subtle or over-the-top shimmer helps to create a more regal, black-tie effect than a typical lace pattern… It’s all about that touch of luxury! 

Whatever you choose as your main feature, sparkle is super eye-catching and adds a special, romantic touch to your bridal look. To help you shop trends, we’ve compiled some of our favorite sparkly wedding dresses from our latest collections below…

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Ballgown Sparkly Wedding Dresses

Anniston by Maggie Sottero

We’ll start with a perfect sparkly ballgown: Anniston by Maggie Sottero. This chic and princess-inspired wedding dress is all about the luxe fabric — a gorgeous glitter tulle in a luxe shade of iridescent champagne. Imagine the shimmer under your venue’s lighting! 

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A few ways to personalize this sparkly ballgown:

  • Extend or remove the train through special request
  • Add the detachable glitter off-the-shoulder cap-sleeves, sold separately
  • Add the ivory glitter off-the-shoulder cap-sleeves, sold separately
  • Add a bridal veil or cape
  • Order as sister style Anniston Marie for a chic all-over satin in place of glitter tulle

Bonus! Anniston is a Quick Ship style, meaning it’s available at a shorter delivery date. Speak with your Authorized Retailer for more details! 

Ballgown Sparkly Wedding Dresses: Casey by Maggie Sottero

Our next ballgown pick is Casey by Maggie Sottero, a beautifully detailed silhouette with all-over lace and shimmer. This whimsical wedding dress is romantic, regal, and a little bit sexy… the perfect choice for a glitzy celebration.

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Love Casey? Here’s how to make this gown unique to your vision:

  • Option to change the glitter tulle to second layer classic tulle and fourth layer to organza
  • Remove the train for a more casual look, through special request
  • Also available with a fully lined bodice with inner elastic
  • Style with the matching chapel-length tulle veil embellished with lace motifs, sold separately 

(Casey is another sparkly wedding gown available for Quick Ship!)

Sparkly Wedding Dress Symphony by Maggie Sottero

Next up in ballgowns: Symphony by Maggie Sottero, an elegant minimalist style made with the most beautiful shimmer and sparkle. You’ll feel absolutely decadent in this ultra-feminine silhouette… You’ll be swishing and twirling all night!

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Looking to personalize? Here are a few items to consider:

  • Option to extend or shorten the train, or remove the train for a more casual look 
  • Add covered buttons down the back for a vintage vibe
  • Add the detachable beaded belt, sold separately
  • Style with a classic or embellished bridal veil, cape, or overskirt

A quick quote from our real bride Hannah about this gorgeous style: “I felt amazing, it was the perfect dress; it was simple but the glitter gave it that extra touch!” 

A-line Sparkly Wedding Gown Options

Our next category of sparkly wedding dresses: classic A-lines with exquisite, elegant details. These styles are all about subtle yet luminous shimmer, iridescent layers, and finespun details in the beading, lace, and fabric.

Artemis by Maggie Sottero

Our first pick is Artemis by Maggie Sottero, a ballerina-inspired A-line with dreamy bodice details and a luxe shimmery skirt. This silhouette is a stunning silhouette for romantic wedding aesthetics — so gorgeous for a range of seasons, venues, and themes! 

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A few ways to personalize Artemis:

  • Option to change the glitter tulle to classic tulle
  • Change the glitter tulle to sparkle tulle
  • Extend or remove the train through special request
  • Add crystal buttons down the back for more shimmer
  • Also available with a fully lined bodice with crystal buttons over zipper and inner elastic closure
  • Add the detachable off-the-shoulder sleeves, sold separately

Johanna by Maggie Sottero

The next option for sparkle is Johanna by Maggie Sottero, a graceful, ultra-feminine silhouette with shimmery lace from hollow to hem. 

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Johanna features several ways to customize for your wedding vision:

  • Option to change the sequined lace to classic lace
  • Change the sequined lace to sparkle tulle
  • Add covered buttons down the back 
  • Order with the attached illusion long sleeves
  • Add the detachable illusion lace long sleeves, sold separately
  • Add the fingertip tulle veil accented with beaded trim, sold separately 

Love this gown? Dive into a few reviews from our real brides for more details and inspiration:

  • “The dress was so comfortable and made me feel beautiful all around!” — Ashley
  • “The moment I stepped into it, it felt like the most comfortable dress that I had tried on and I immediately knew that it was the one!” — Derith
  • “This dress made me feel so gorgeous on my wedding day. The dropped A-line style was very flattering on my figure, while still allowing me to move freely throughout the day and not feel constricted like some of the other dresses/styles I had tried on. I received so many compliments!” — Priscilla

A-line Sparkly Wedding Dresses: Stevie by Maggie Sottero

Another gorgeous sparkly A-line to consider is Stevie by Maggie Sottero, a chic and flirty lace gown with shimmery details in the illusion bodice. Here’s what our Real Brides have to say about this dreamy design:

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  • “This dress made me feel absolutely beautiful and like a princess.” — Chantel
  • “I felt like a true romantic dreamy bride, something out of a garden vintage fairy tale!” — Patricia
  • “I felt like a bohemian princess. I felt so comfortable, and the dress brought out my best features.” — Rachael

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Head to an Authorized Retailer to experience these gowns IRL! 

Princess-Inspired Sparkly Wedding Dresses

It goes without saying that sparkle lends beautifully to princess-inspired styles… Shimmery jewels, embroidered lace, and beaded motifs are picture-perfect for a regal wedding theme! Get inspired with trends from our latest collections.

Elton by Sottero and Midgley

Elton by Sottero and Midgley is an exceptionally romantic princess gown — from the shimmery beaded bodice to the lush, ballerina-inspired skirt. We’re smitten with this black-tie silhouette for a luxe, upscale celebration!

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Princess Sparkly Wedding Dresses: Shasta by Maggie Sottero

Also for your classy consideration: Shasta by Sottero and Midgley, a boho-meets-princess gown with all-over beading and sheer illusion details. This gown is so dreamy and divine to wear IRL!

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A few options to customize:

  • Opt to shorten or remove the train through special request
  • Add covered buttons down the back
  • Also available with a fully lined bodice with inner corset 
  • Detachable off-the-shoulder sleeves add a touch of vintage romance

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Mermaid Sparkly Wedding Gowns

Lennon by Maggie Sottero

Our final category of dreamy-meets-sparkly: fit and flare! Curve-hugging gowns like Lennon by Maggie Sottero showcase shimmer and embellishment with a red-carpet flourish. These sexy silhouettes are ideal for brides looking to channel a glamorous, confident, and ultra-feminine aesthetic. 

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Frederique by Maggie Sottero

Frederique by Maggie Sottero is another shimmery fit-and-flare for your consideration. From the plunging sweetheart bodice to the gorgeous double train, every inch of this style is tailored and embellished to perfection. 

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Mermaid Sparkly Wedding Dresses: Fiona by Maggie Sottero

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Our next sparkly gown pick is the lovely Fiona by Maggie Sottero. This is one of our most popular and top-reviewed wedding gowns, featuring a range of personalization options and gorgeous ways to play up the shimmery details. 

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Tuscany Royale by Maggie Sottero

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Another of our top-reviewed sparkly wedding gowns is Tuscany Royale by Maggie Sottero — a lithe, graceful, and perfectly tailored silhouette with shimmery lace details throughout. Brides are smitten with the ease, comfort, and romance of this impeccable design!

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Hattie by Rebecca Ingram

Our final pick for a luminous bridal gown is Hattie by Rebecca Ingram, a gorgeous mermaid style featuring oversized lace atop shimmery tulle. This silhouette is ideal for a variety of venues, seasons, and wedding aesthetics, and features a range of sister styles and personalization options to fit your style and vision. Divine! 

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Love what we’ve curated for sparkly wedding dresses and accessories? Dive into our Pinterest boards for more inspiration!

Happy shopping for your perfect sparkle! 

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