50th Wedding Anniversary Dresses to Celebrate Half a Century of Marriage

These gold dresses are perfect for celebrating your golden anniversary.
50th wedding anniversary dresses
Jamie Kravitz - The Knot Contributor.
Jamie Kravitz
Jamie Kravitz - The Knot Contributor.
Jamie Kravitz
The Knot Contributor
  • Jamie writes e-commerce articles for The Knot Worldwide, with a focus on gift ideas, registry and planning advice.
  • Previously, she was a dating writer at Elite Daily and a contributing writer for Martha Stewart Weddings.
  • Jamie holds a BFA in Writing, Literature and Publishing from Emerson College.
Updated Aug 17, 2021
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Celebrating 50 years of marriage is a huge deal—and it deserves a 50th wedding anniversary dress that feels just as special. After all, it's been half a century since you wore your wedding dress and said your "I do's," and now it's time to party all over again.

According to tradition, your 50th wedding anniversary is your golden anniversary, named after the timeless and treasured metal. Your golden year milestone should be reflected in the gift you give to your spouse as well as in those you receive. The color gold might also inspire the wedding anniversary party theme, invitations and decor. To help you out, all 21 of these special occasion dresses are either gold or have gold elements.

Below, shop editor-approved golden anniversary dresses you can add to your cart right now.

Oleg Cassini Chiffon A-Line Dress With Lace Cap Sleeve Overlay

david's bridal tan 50th wedding anniversary dress with lace and short sleeves

Ruffles in the chiffon A-line skirt and a crystal embellishment at the waist add flair to this otherwise simple and effortless floor-length dress with a lace top.

Vince Cross Back Dress

11 honore mustard yellow 50th wedding anniversary dress

You'll look good as gold in this high-neck, cross-back dress with a drawstring waist and full skirt that moves with you.

Mac Duggal Metallic A-Line Midi Dress

macys mac duggal rose gold metallic 50th wedding anniversary dress with rhinestones and three quarter sleeves

This A-line midi cocktail dress shines in a feminine metallic rose gold fabric. Chic imitation-pearl and rhinestone embellishments at the waist add some glitz to the pleated bodice and skirt.

Mac Duggal Long-Sleeve Beaded A-Line Gown in Caramel

neiman marcus mac duggal caramel 50th wedding anniversary dress with beading mesh and long sleeves

The asymmetrical sweetheart illusion neckline, long sleeves and intricate beading on this modern A-line tulle gown are meant to be marveled at. Sequin embellishments run from the jewel neckline all the way to the floor-sweeping hemline for maximum glam.

Adrianna Papell Plus Size Scoop Back Sequin Gown in Champagne Gold

adrianna papell champagne gold 50th wedding anniversary dress with sequin and short sleeves

Sparkle from head to toe in this scoop back sequin anniversary dress with a high neckline and cap sleeves. You'll feel like a queen with the sheer partial train that is reminiscent of a wedding gown.

BHLDN Odette Dress

anthropologie gold vintage lace 50th wedding anniversary dress

This glamorous gold gown gives off vintage vibes thanks to its floral lace design and slightly off-the-shoulder cap sleeves. The overlay is studded with matte sequins that will perfectly catch the light all night long.

R & M Richards Sequined Ballgown

macys navy 50th wedding anniversary dress with gold embellished chest short sleeves and bow

You should feel like royalty at your 50th wedding anniversary party, so dress the part in this navy and gold evening gown complete with a big bow at the waist. A crew neck and short sleeves keep you covered and sparkling with allover gold sequin embellishments. The high-low hemline gives you a chance to show off some killer shoes.

Adrianna Papell Short Sleeve Beaded Blouson Gown in Champagne Gold

adrianna papell champagne gold 50th wedding anniversary dress with beading and short sleeves

Go for the gold in this short sleeve evening dress featuring a boat neckline with beaded trim, long straight skirt and scalloped art deco beading.

Oleg Cassini Lace Applique Cap-Sleeve Long Sheath Dress

davids bridal gold 50th wedding anniversary dress with lace and short sleeves

You'll look and feel beautiful in this floor-length, champagne sheath dress with sequin lace appliqué in a blooming floral pattern.

R & M Richards Sequined Lace Empire-Waist Gown & Jacket

macys tan 50th wedding anniversary dress with slit and lace jacket

Keep warm without having to cover up your outfit in this champagne-color empire-waist formal gown with matching sequin lace jacket. It's ruched at the top and is accented with a lace and sequin neckline and band below the bust, as well as a slit so you can comfortably move in the long dress.

Oleg Cassini Pleated Metallic Off-the-Shoulder Dress

davids bridal gold metallic 50th wedding anniversary dress with off the shoulder sleeves

Give off Grecian goddess vibes in this metallic gold A-line formal dress. The off-the-shoulder sweetheart neckline and pleated bodice are both feminine and flattering.

Adrianna Papell Hand-Beaded Flutter Sleeve Gown in Marble

adrianna papell metallic floral 50th wedding anniversary dress with beading and short sleeves

Breathtaking silver and gold beading, a V-neck and elegant sheer flutter sleeves make this mermaid-silhouette maxi dress a standout.

Oleg Cassini Pleated Satin Cap Sleeve Dress With Bow

davids bridal vintage metallic 50th wedding anniversary dress with black bow and short sleeves

Turn heads in this simple, vintage-inspired cap-sleeve satin dress with a black bow detail at the waist. You'll look truly timeless.

Mac Duggal Beaded Deep-V Neck Lace Dress

saks fifth avenue mac duggal metallic floral 50th wedding anniversary dress with beading and long sleeves

It's all in the details, and the amount of detail on this mid-length dress is unreal. The long sleeves, ruched V-neck, embellished crystal belt and full circle skirt make for a beautiful and modern silhouette. As for the fabric, sheer netted lace is embellished with beads, crystals and elegant floral appliqués that give off serious bridal vibes.

Oleg Cassini Metallic Brocade Off-the-Shoulder High-Low Gown

davids bridal gold and black floral 50th wedding anniversary dress with off the shoulder sleeves

Talk about a party dress. The high-low hemline and high-quality brocade fabric make this flowery evening dress a winner.

R & M Richards Long Lace Jacket Three-Piece Pantsuit

davids bridal metallic three piece 50th wedding anniversary pantsuit with lace

Break from tradition and wear the pants in this three-piece ensemble. A long, sequin lace jacket is paired with a sleeveless lace top and wide-leg chiffon pants for a sophisticated day-to-night getup.

Rickie Freeman for Teri Jon Metallic Jacquard Off-the-Shoulder Column Gown

neiman marcus cream 50th wedding anniversary dress with beading and off the shoulder sleeves

This stunning ivory and gold metallic jacquard gown could be worn to a vow renewal ceremony for your 50th wedding anniversary. The off-the-shoulder, floor-length dress is fitted with a pleated bodice and has elbow-length long sleeves and a front left slit. The beaded side trim adds a little something extra without taking away from the classic column silhouette.

Galina Signature V-Neck Sequin Sheath Gown With Knot Detail

davids bridal gold 50th wedding anniversary dress with knotted tie and sequin

Remember the day you tied the knot with this glitzy V-neck sheath evening gown, which has an elegant knot detail at the waist. The sleeveless floor-length dress is also dripping in glittery gold sequins for your 50-year celebration.

Camilla Round Neck Kaftan

11 honore colorful 50th wedding anniversary dress with short sleeves and rounded neckline

A silk Camilla kaftan with a relaxed one-size fit, this floor-length silhouette has a round neckline that can be worn either on or off the shoulder. The leopard floral print and gold accents guarantee you'll stand out—as you should.

Oleg Cassini Net Tea-Length Dress With Short Sleeves

davids bridal gold and black 50th wedding anniversary dress with lace and mesh neckline and sleeves

This black and champagne-colored tea-length cocktail dress falls below the knee but above the ankle, so it's made to move. With short sleeves, an illusion neckline and embroidered flowers on the bodice, it strikes the perfect balance between dressy and understated.

Camilla Long Kaftan With Buttons

11 honore 50th wedding anniversary silk dress with colorful print and three quarter sleeves

Violets are the 50-year flower, representing modesty, faithfulness and affection. This elegant kaftan has a gorgeous floral and gold pattern that's a perfect nod to both symbols. There are also stunning crystal embellishments and gold buttons on the sleeves. Made of 100% silk, this kaftan comes in a relaxed one-size-fits-all that works on everyone.

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