Collin Pierson Photography
Collin Pierson Photography

Pearls are nothing new to the bridal fashion realm, but lately, we've been seeing them in a whole new light. The pearl wedding dress trend is in full swing, with bridal designers using pearls in totally different and unexpected ways that go beyond the everyday beading and jewelry. We're talking pearl sleeves, pearl fringe, and even pearl denim, if that's your kind of thing. Gone are the days when pearls were only for the most traditional of brides, and we couldn't be more excited! 

Check out all the different ways to wear the pearl wedding dress trend with these designer looks. 

Nina Westervelt
Nina Westervelt

Dress by Lela Rose

Stacked strands of pearls along the neckline add a retro chic look to this elegant column wedding dress. 

Getty for Amsale
Getty for Amsale

Dress by Amsale 

A sleek crepe fit-and-flare dress gets a touch of sparkle thanks to cape sleeves bedazzled with pearls and sequins. 

Justin Alexander Signature
Justin Alexander Signature

Dress by Justin Alexander Signature

This floaty A-line dress by Justin Alexander Signature is giving us Downton Abbey vibes in the best way. Pearls are scattered along the bodice, skirt, and sheer gloves for subtle sparkle. 

MCV Photo
MCV Photo

Jacket and pants by Hayley Paige

Denim bridal jackets are already a huge trend, and Hayley Paige took the fun look a step further by sending a pearlized jacket and pants set down the runway. We'd love to see a daring bride rock this at an engagement party or bachelorette bash! 

Collin Pierson Photography
Collin Pierson Photography

Dress by Lee Petra Grebenau

Add some glitz to a classic A-line silhouette by opting for a gown with a pearl-encrusted bustier bodice. The pearls on this dress create a stardust effect by trailing all the way down the skirt to the hem. 

Madeline Gardner
Madeline Gardner

Dress by Madeline Gardner

For a barely-there take on the pearl wedding dress trend, choose a lace style with delicate pearl straps. Bonus points if you add a pearl headband!

Gretl Watson Blazewicz
Gretl Watson Blazewicz

Dress by Karen Willis Holmes

Love a bridal two-piece? Pair a pearl-adorned skirt with a white crop top for cool, laid-back bride style.  

Collin Pierson Photography
Collin Pierson Photography

Pantsuit by Anne Barge

This lace and silk cotton jumpsuit is perfect for the bride who wants tradition with a twist—pearl strands draped over the shoulders give the look a glam feel.  

Duke images
Duke images

Dress by Julie Vino

Meet the dress of your celestial wedding dreams. Julie Vino paired white pearls with silver starburst and heart-shaped sequins on this blush tulle wonder. 

Coni Tarallo
Coni Tarallo

Dress by Marchesa Bridal

Flowers + pearls = a match made in heaven. The Fall 2020 Marchesa Bridal collection was inspired by ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging—and the level of detail on this intricate gown does not disappoint. Pearls and beading adorn the embroidered tulle flowers for a truly ethereal effect. 

The Atelier
The Atelier

Dress by The Atelier

Looking for a little white dress to wear at your rehearsal dinner, bachelorette party, or bridal shower? This dramatic mini is literally dripping in pearls (cape optional but highly encouraged). 

Rodin Banica
Rodin Banica

Dress by THEIA

This minimalistic pearl wedding dress is anything but boring—the beaded illusion neckline adds the perfect amount of eye-catching shimmer.  

MCV Photo
MCV Photo

Dress by Allison Webb

This black and white stunner is both edgy and sweet. The pearl embellished organza skirt is actually removable, giving you two looks in one—how amazing is that? We could totally picture this look on Blair Waldorf, headband included. 

Collin Pierson Photography
Collin Pierson Photography

Dress by Lee Petra Grebenau 

Show off your legs (and a great pair of shoes) with this flirty, off-the-shoulder mini dress covered in allover pearls.  

Costarellos
Costarellos

Dress by Costarellos

Looking to put a modern twist on the pearl wedding dress trend? Try a flowy chiffon jumpsuit with a pearl belt instead. 

Eisen-Stein
Eisen-Stein

Dress by Eisen-Stein

White pearls and silver beading pop against this blush tulle ball gown, which feels extra romantic thanks to a plunging neckline and bow sash.

Nina Westervelt
Nina Westervelt

Pantsuit by Lela Rose

Boss babe? More like boss bride. This matching top and pants set, which has a subtle pearl trim along the neckline and bow, is a seriously cool option for the fashion-forward lady. 

Rivini by Rita Vinieris
Rivini by Rita Vinieris

Dress by Rivini by Rita Vinieris

Sophisticated brides will love this understated long sleeve wedding dress (named the 'Miramare' dress after a castle in Italy) featuring a pearlized mock neck.  

Collin Pierson Photography
Collin Pierson Photography

Dress by Lee Petra Grebenau

Lace fabric, off-the-shoulder sleeves, and a sweeping cape give this pearl wedding dress a regal feel.