23 Wedding Dresses With Pearls for the Modern Bride
Pearls sometimes get a bad rep for being outdated or too traditional, but we beg to differ. In the bridal fashion world, pearl wedding dresses are just one of the latest trends we love. These iridescent, dainty embellishments add so much character, texture and depth to your wedding dress, and they're ideal if you're going for a classic but whimsical look.
Bridal designers continue to re-invent all the ways these lustrous gems can be incorporated into the attire for your special day. They adorn sleeves, belts, skirts, backs and hemlines, exuding an understated sense of luxury and sophistication. Pearls can be modern when used sparingly as accents, or playful when styled with lace and tulle. When mixed with other beads, crystals and sequins, they add a glamorous vibe.
Ready to peruse some seriously chic pearl wedding dresses? We hand-picked 23 bridal gowns from recent designer collections that you can shop for 2022 and 2023 weddings.
Lee Petra Grebenau Kelly Wedding Dress
Encrusted with allover pearl beading, this mermaid gown will instantly turn heads. The luxe design has a trendy corset bodice, chapel train and subtle off-the-shoulder tulle sleeves that offset the embellished silhouette.
BHLDN Isla Gown
This long-sleeve wedding dress has a plunging V-neckline and pearl beading throughout, making it both sweet and sexy. We immediately envision this tulle gown being worn for a flower-filled garden wedding ceremony.
Temperley London Serayha Dress
Featuring on-trend puff sleeves, an open back and flowy silk chiffon skirt, this pearl wedding dress is a boho dream. The bodice is beautifully adorned with intricate embroidery, scallop details and rows of pearl beads to create an Art Nouveau-inspired vibe. Pair it with long, loose wavy hair to complete your laid-back wedding day look.
Anne Barge Perola Wedding Dress
Sleek and timeless, this minimalist A-line wedding dress has a strapless sweetheart neckline and a gorgeous train. It's paired with the Perola shawl, which is lined with dainty pearls along the edges for a barely-there detail.
Savannah Miller Justine Wedding Dress
Clusters of pearls and ivory seed beads line the square neckline on this sleeveless stretch crepe wedding dress, adding a mesmerizing effect to the simple bodice. A Chantilly lace lining on the A-line skirt adds detail and structure underneath the airy chiffon overlay, making this style even more romantic and ethereal.
Maggie Sottero Rosette Wedding Dress
Elaborate beading transforms the classic ball gown silhouette of this pearl wedding dress into an even bigger showstopper. The illusion bateau neckline, long sleeves and V-back beautifully showcase the beading and pearl artwork on this formal dress.
GALA by Galia Lahav Jay Wedding Dress
Covered in tiny pearl beads and silver sequins, this wedding dress is a must-see if you want a head-to-toe glam look. The bustier-inspired bodice has illusion side cutouts that extend around to the sheer low back.
Pronovias Kerr Wedding Dress
Looking for a modern and sophisticated pearl wedding dress for your special day? This crepe number by Pronovias features padded cap sleeves and a pearl, rhinestone and crystal-embellished high neckline.
Alexandra Grecco Ruffle Tulle with Pearls Jacket
If you want super-subtle pearl details, consider wearing an embellished topper or jacket instead of an actual pearl wedding dress. Pearl accents are scattered throughout this floaty tulle jacket, which adds just the right amount of pizzazz to a simple crepe gown or slip dress.
Ines Di Santo Rebecca Wedding Dress
Say yes to this dreamy pearl bridal gown. It has detachable long sleeves, a cathedral train and delicate beading throughout the illusion bodice.
Essense of Australia Sheer Hand-Beaded Wedding Dress with Voluminous Sleeves
The V-neckline of this long-sleeve wedding dress beautifully highlights the shoulders, while the rich mix of sequins and pearls along the bodice and skirt adds texture and plenty of sparkle.
Elizabeth Fillmore Lotus Wedding Dress
Shorter bridal hemlines are trending, and this pearl wedding dress is a stunning example. The midi style, made from satin crepe, features a tulle overlay adorned with sparkling beaded pearl clusters. It would also make an extremely chic cocktail dress for an engagement party, rehearsal dinner or after party.
DB Studio Pleated Bodice Tulle Strapless Wedding Dress
All eyes will be on you in this jaw-dropping strapless ball gown wedding dress. It features a flattering ruched bodice with visible corset boning, a sweep train, beaded waistline and a classic sweetheart neckline highlighted by opals, pearly beads and rhinestones.
Allison Webb Sleeveless V-Neckline A-Line Wedding Dress
Cut from textured floral jacquard, this dress is all about the details—namely the pearls that line the V-neck, sleeves and waistline. The low scoop back is highlighted with an oversized bow.
Marchesa Notte Callie Wedding Dress
The strapless beaded bodice of the Callie dress is the star of the show on this pearl wedding dress. The ultra-feminine silhouette is complemented by a draped tulle skirt.
Jenny by Jenny Yoo Briony Gown
If a subtle pearl wedding dress is more your speed, look closely at this simple satin gown and you'll see floral lace appliqué embroidered with tiny pearl beads. The cap-sleeve design reminds us of 1930s glamour, making it an elegant pick if you love vintage-inspired style.
Martina Liana Romantic Sweetheart Neckline Wedding Dress with Floral Details
Decadently embellished with floral appliqué, pearls and beading, this strapless wedding dress is the epitome of romance. The skirt is designed from layers of tulle with a hint of glitter for a sparkly update.
Temperley London Bella Dress
Inspired by Edwardian-era gowns, the elaborate beading and lace appliqué on this pearl wedding dress are absolutely stunning. Tiny pearls fan out from the high neckline and continue to the bodice, A-line skirt and train, creating an eye-catching pattern.
Disney Fairy Tale Weddings Platinum Collection Strapless Sweetheart Neckline Mermaid Wedding Dress
Your most special day calls for an equally unique wedding day look. Enter this stunning Ariel-inspired gown adorned with pearls, crystals, glass beads, sequins and pearl buttons.
Pnina Tornai Sleeveless Satin Square Neck Mermaid Wedding Dress with Pearl Belt
Sometimes less is more. The minimalist silhouette of this satin mermaid wedding dress is accented with a statement pearl belt giving off a sophisticated vibe.
Martina Liana V-Neckline Fit and Flare Wedding Dress
A classic mermaid silhouette is revamped with a plunging V-neckline, 3D flowers and plenty of beads and sparkling accents for a dazzling look.
Azazie Armadan BG Wedding Dress
Delicate spaghetti straps complement this bridal gown that features floral lace appliqué, silver sequins and pearly beads. The scoop back enhances the elegant tulle skirt and cathedral train.
Essense of Australia Asymmetrical Wedding Gown with Beaded Tulle
Channel your inner Greek goddess with this dazzling A-line tulle wedding gown. Tiny seed pearls and beads cover the off-the-shoulder neckline, then trail down the bodice and skirt, giving this eye-catching silhouette a romantic update.