Gold Wedding Dresses That Will Light Up the Aisle

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Traditional dresses are taking a step back this year, making way for some truly unique and striking color options for brides.

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Gold wedding dresses are rising in popularity this season, and we're definitely on board with the trend.

While white and cream wedding dresses are time-honored, we're seeing that embellishing your dress with a pop of gold will add a luxe edge to your look while still complimenting nearly every color scheme. You could even ditch the ivory altogether and opt for an inimitable look in an all-gold gown.

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This year is slated to be an adventurous one when it comes to bridal wear. And since glowing golden tones are lighting up aisles everywhere this coming wedding season, we’re here to help every vogue bride find her dream dress inspired by the warm hue. Gowns are arriving this season in a myriad of golden shades and applications, so whether you're looking for something sleek and delicately sheer or dazzling and extravagantly adorned, there is golden glamour for every bride.

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From Oscar de la Renta to Zuhair Murad, many household-name designers' latest collections are inspired by gold. With so many shapes and shades to choose from, we’ve made finding that perfect match a bit easier with this curation of ready-to-wear bridalwear in the season's hottest metallic shade.

Cucculelli Shaheen Platinum Degrade Column Gown


Courtesy Moda Operandi

Looking for a dress to match your roaring 20s wedding theme? This gorgeous sleeveless gown sports a low V-neck and intricate beadwork details reminiscent of the Great Gatsby era.

To buy: $28,800, modaoperandi.com

Zuhair Murad Azdorando Plissé Gown


Courtesy Saks Fifth Avenue

Channel your inner Greek goddess in this divine gold Zuhair Murad number. The fluttering cape sleeves and the pleated A-line skirt are incredibly flattering. Twirling in this dress will make for some gorgeous wedding photos, too.

To buy: $6,800, saksfifthavenue.com

Dolce & Gabbana Metallic Chantilly Lace Mini Dress


Courtesy Net-A-Porter

If you are looking to reveal some leg, this dress will be the perfect option. Crafted from exquisite gold Chantilly lace in Italy, it sports long sleeves and padded shoulders that give the dress a very elegant and structural look. And the mini silhouette will ensure you can dance the night away without having to change into something more comfortable.

To buy: $2,595, net-a-porter.com

Semsem One-shoulder pleated silk-blend lamé gown


Courtesy Net-A-Porter

This is such a fun gown that can take you from your nuptials to your ceremony and beyond. The combination of the one-shoulder silhouette, pleated construction, and asymmetrical cut makes it a total showstopper.

To buy: $1,595, net-a-porter.com

Ong-Oaj Pairam Ofelia sequined silk-organza midi dress


Courtesy Net-A-Porter

This dress is absolutely stunning and it has such a simple architectural silhouette. The voluminous skirt and metallic sequins—that fade from copper to gold and silver—create a dazzling effect.

To buy: $9,505, net-a-porter.com

Needle & Thread Patchwork Palette Gown


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Needle & Thread’s dresses are incredibly feminine but not too formal which makes them perfect for more casual ceremonies. This one dons adjustable spaghetti straps, playful ruffle details, and a flowy A-line skirt—it’s the perfect wedding gown for a bride that is going for a romantic yet modern look.

To buy: $629, bhldn.com

Monique Lhuillier One-Shoulder Glittered Tulle Gown


Courtesy Net-A-Porter

Look every bit the princess that you are in this ethereal Monique Lhuillier tulle gown. The sparkly one-shoulder bustier and full skirt will make sure all eyes are on you on your most special day.

To buy: $3,995, net-a-porter.com

Oscar de la Renta Embroidered Tulle Gown


Courtesy Oscar de la Renta

An Oscar de la Renta ballgown such as this strapless number has the ability to leave you completely speechless. From the timeless silhouette to the craftsmanship that goes into the floral-inspired gold embroidery, it is an absolute stunner.

To buy: $4,796, oscardelarenta.com

Mac Duggal Bead Embellished Cross-Back Thigh-Slit Trumpet Gown


Courtesy Neiman Marcus

This sexy mermaid-style dress has a thigh slit and a deep V-neck. It is also one of those dresses that are just as stunning from the back as they are on the front—it features beautiful tulle cross-back straps adorned with gold-tone sequins.

To buy: $798, neimanmarcus.com

Galvan Shimmery Twisted Midi Dress


Courtesy Neiman Marcus

We love a wedding gown that we can see ourselves wearing post our nuptials. And this one definitely fits the bill. It’s elegant, sparkly, and that knotted detail at the front adds some oomph. The midi length and front slit ensure you can also show off all your dance moves at your wedding’s after party without having to change into a different gown.

To buy: $1,549, neimamarcus.com

Jonathan Simkhai Sequined Sleeveless Wrap Dress


Courtesy Neiman Marcus

This is the ultimate party dress that will allow you to enjoy your wedding reception to the fullest while still looking elegant. It sports a flattering wrap silhouette, a V-neckline, and a sequined construction that will make you sparkle like a star.

To buy: $297, neimanmarcus.com