Get The Party Started in These Gorgeous, Gold Wedding Dresses

You're so golden.
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Elizabeth Kadar
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Updated May 27, 2023
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It's your wedding, and you can wear a gold gown if you want to! While tradition calls for a classic white dress, many modern marriers are choosing to color outside the lines and opting for something sparkly instead. And why not? Gold wedding dresses are not only glamorous, they're shimmery, chic and bring the fun. Plus, they'll make you feel like the royalty you are on your special day. Just make sure your friends and family get the gold memo—because it's your time to shine, babe.

Whether you're on the hunt for the dream gold dress for an intimate elopement or you're looking for a show-stopping glittery gown for a Vegas wedding, we've rounded up the best gold wedding dresses for every big day, including plenty of flashy (and elegant!) outfits for the wedding after party—woohoo! These shiny styles are sure to dazzle and are perfect for the ceremony, reception and beyond.

The Best Gold Wedding Dresses for Every Style

Be bold, go gold! While a colorful wedding dress definitely isn't for everyone, if you're reading this you've likely got your heart set on a gold gown or are just curious to see what's out there. Maybe you're searching for something super sparkly and over the top or cool, contemporary and cutting edge. Whatever you're into, we've found it. Read on to discover a gold mine of glittery gowns, sleek slip dresses and more metallic options to suit your style.

KYHA Studios Nile Gown in Gold

Can you imagine the golden hour pictures in this jaw-dropping dress? Ideal for the modern bride who loves a bit of glitz and glamour, Nile wows with lineal beading and a chic, structured corset bodice with a fab fit-and-flare skirt. We can envision this gown at a luxe desert wedding or gracing the dance floor of a big rooftop hotel reception.

Size Range: 0-11

Basix Burnout Feathered Gown in Champagne

There will be no mistaking who the bride is in this exquisite wedding dress with gold lace and ostrich feathers galore! It features an elegant, plunging illusion v-neck, a burnout bodice and pretty beaded embellishments all over. Honestly, what's not to love?

Size Range: 2-16

Mac Duggal Beaded Long Sleeve A-Line Gown in Nude Gold

An ethereal golden gown for an enchanted forest wedding. This dreamy, long-sleeve dress is absolutely mesmerizing, with on-trend puff sleeves, a flattering A-line silhouette and all-over sparkly adornments. Gold sequins run the full length of the gown to give it that extra dose of dazzle. Obsessed.

Size Range: 4-20

Nanushka High-Neck Fringed Evening Dress in Gold

Business up top, party on the bottom. This is the sustainable satin dress you'll want to slip into for the reception. Not only is it incredibly comfortable, it's the image of elegance, with a gorgeous gathered cowl neckline and a fun fringe skirt for twirling.

Size Range: XS-XL

Rene Ruiz Abstract Pattern Glitter Gown

We love the classic off-the-shoulder neckline on this gown paired with a modern abstract pattern. This is the perfect dress to wear to an artsy wedding at a museum or gallery.

Size Range: 2-18

BCBGMAXAZRIA One Sleeve Sequin Evening Gown in Gold

Get your shine on in this sequin-covered gold gown! It's a no-brainer for a Vegas wedding or a modern bride who can't get enough sparkle, which this dress delivers in troves. The one-sleeve design and cool cutout at the neck make it truly one-of-a-kind.

Size Range: XXS-XL

Mac Duggal Beaded Sleeveless V-Neck Sheer Overlay Romper in Nude Gold

Is it a romper? Is it a dress? It's both! For brides that feel more like themselves in shorts, this bedazzled gold wedding dress with an (almost) invisible built-in romper is a winner. The hand-embellished mesh and sequin sheer overlay add all the sparkle you'll need to glow on your big day.

Size Range: 14W-20W

Bronx And Banco Florence Metallic Strapless Gown in Gold

Looking for a dark gold bridal gown? We got you. This shiny metallic style features a strapless sweetheart neckline and a chic but sexy slit up the side to show off some leg. It's designed to flatter, with a fitted bust and waist—and a flowy skirt for dancing. Classy and edgy all at once, we're completely enamored. Pair with a black leather jacket for a cool after-party look.

Size Range: XS-XL

Reformation Annabelle Silk Dress

If Carolyn Bessette Kennedy is your wedding style icon, this minimalist silk gown may be exactly what you're looking for. It features a cowl neckline, body-skimming cut and a subtle floral pattern.

Size Range: 0-12

For Love And Lemons x Revolve Bustier Gown in Warm Taupe

Lingerie meets wedding gown in the most glam way possible. Dare to bare in this stunning, strapless gold lace wedding dress that's anything but traditional, which is precisely why we love it. In a warm taupe hue with hints of gold, it's perfect for a boho wedding and would make an epic dress to change into after the ceremony. That flowy tulle train is everything.

Size Range: XS-XL

A.L.C Renzo II Satin Pleated Dress in Elmwood

Simply chic. This pretty pleated midi dress is actually a pale, muted green shade instead of pure gold and would look beautiful on a wide range of skin tones. It would wow at the rehearsal dinner or look right at home for an elevated backyard wedding. The smocked waist, asymmetric hemline and slim corded halter neckline are contemporary yet timeless.

Size Range: 00-14

ASOS Edition Curve V-Neck Embellished Mini Shift Dress With Fringe in Gold

After the party, it's the after party! This is the little gold shift dress you'll be dying to slip into for the reception or just to hit the town for some post-wedding shenanigans. Perfect for the maximalist bride that doesn't mind the spotlight, you're sure to be the center of attention in this fringe frock with bead and sequin embellishments.

Size Range: 12-26

Mac Duggal Draped Metallic One-Shoulder Column Gown in Gold

Hello, Greek goddess! You'll look like a vision coming down the aisle in this beautifully draped, one-shoulder gold wedding gown that's seriously wow-worthy. In a metallic finish with a daring side slit, it's made to stand out—just like you. Also, you can't beat the price for such high quality.

Size Range: 0-14

Jenny Packham Sequin-Embellished Tulle-Overlay Gown in Gold-Tone 'Illusion'

Boho lovers will fall head over heels for this utterly ethereal gown from celeb-loved bridal brand Jenny Packham. You can wear the shimmery sleeves on the shoulder or off depending on your wedding day aesthetic. Gold sequins and beads decorate the length of the whimsical dress, while a tulle overlay pleated skirt is just begging to go for a spin on the dance floor.

Size Range: XXS-XL

Khaite The Milo Dress in Ecru

This silk charmeuse dress is as dreamy as they come, proving that simple is sometimes best when it comes to gold wedding dresses. With a plunging surplice neckline and strappy, criss-cross back, as well as a row of classy, covered buttons down one side, it's the picture of wedding day perfection. Elegant, effortless and bonus: you can wear it again!

Size Range: 0-12

Aidan Mattox Metallic Off-the-Shoulder Gown

Of course, the off-the-shoulder neckline and A-line silhouette make this dress a favorite, but it has one feature that sets it apart from the rest—pockets! This gown is available in a true gold, as well as a silvery gold hue.

Size Range: 0-18

Milla Radiant Mini Dress in Golden Rose

Just when you thought the perfect wedding after-party dress didn't exist! As far as short gold wedding dresses go, this one definitely takes the cake. From the plunging neckline to the lace-up closure back and the sequins (on sequins), it's pure gold and perf for celebrating your new status.

Size Range: XXS-XXL

The Vampire's Wife The Cinderella Dress in Bronze

A fairytale dress for the princess bride. While technically in bronze, this dress is as good as gold with its dazzling metallic lamé fabric, pointy shoulders and cascading tiered ruffles at the skirt and three-quarter sleeves. There's certainly no upstaging the wearer of this gorgeous gown.

Size Range: 2-14

Bridal by ELOQUII Ruched Tea Length Dress in Champagne

A simple gold dress for the wedding that will compliment your curves and make you feel fabulous. This ruched, tea-length dress has a slight stretch lining and stretch mesh outer fabric. Pair it with strappy high heels for a snatched wedding-day look.

Size Range: 14-28

Cult Gaia Zion Knit Gown in Light Gold

The ultimate, modern metallic wedding gown for somoene who dares to be different. This body-skimming dress was designed to shine, with metallic gold fringe yarn—adorned with luxe pearls—that move wherever you go. It has an on-trend halter neckline and adjustable ties in the back that cross over to create a cool cutout that feels so right now. Stunning.

Size Range: XS-XL

Michael Kors Collection Laminated Lace Midi Slip Dress in Gold

A lacy little number for the rehearsal dinner or reception. As far as gold bridal dresses go, this polished Michael Kors slip dress in laminated floral lace is goals. It's modest yet sexy and the stylish scalloped hem gives it that timeless touch.

Size Range: 0-12

Theia Embellished Flutter-Sleeve Tulle Gown in Sandstone

From the shimmering leaf vine appliqués to the chic sheer sleeves, the attention to detail on this breathtaking cream and gold wedding dress is truly next level. It's ideal for a formal ballroom wedding and perfectly suited for the more conservative bride that wants something different, yet still super special, on her big day.

Size Range: 0-14

Lulus Magical Looks Pleated Maxi Gown

Disco-themed weddings and pre-wedding events are all the rage right now, and this affordable gold dress gives off those '70s vibes. The dress is made from a stretchy fabric and features a low v-neckline and adjustable spaghetti straps.

Size Range: XS-XL

Simkhai Sahar Woven Off-Shoulder Slit Gown in Almond

One of our favorite golden wedding dresses. It's elegant but edgy and you can't help but be drawn to the dramatic off-the-shoulder neckline, ruched waist and high leg slit. We can see this dress being worn at an outdoor vineyard wedding or going down the aisle in an art gallery.

Size Range: 0-14

Badgley Mischka Sequined Strapless Draped Gown

This dress has New Year's Eve wedding written all over it! For the bold bride who wants to make a statement, Badgley Mischka's sequined strapless gown is by far one of our fave gold wedding gowns. It's so sparkly, so fun and you'll most certainly wear it more than once.

Size Range: 0-16

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