All that glitters is gold — and silver. See our favorite shimmering metallic wedding dresses from recent bridal runways.

Recent bridal runways have proven one thing to be very true: White is no longer the only option for brides-to-be. Everything from pink, blue, and even black dresses have emerged recently, but there's another burgeoning trend from this varied spectrum of wedding dress shades: metallic.

An ultra-glam alternative to classic ivory or white, some of our favorite wedding dress designers showed an array of dresses in gold, silver, copper, pewter, and bronze.

Whether you're a party girl at heart or want a statement-making reception dress, a gold or silver gown works well for both formal parties and lively laidback bashes. Plus, the metallic trend works with a variety of silhouettes and styles from a gilded ball gown and a silver silk vintage-inspired slip to a short sequin-embellished shift.

Don't want to go for the gold all the way? Incorporate a glistening accent à la Jessica Simpson. Carolina Herrera sent a gold-flecked tulle gown down her runway, while Claire Pettibone opted for a gold-lace overlay. Lazaro chose a gilded hand-painted overlay for the bodice of one of its ball gown, and Naeem Khan presented two gowns with shiny metallic detailing. Even some champagne-shaded sheaths, like that of Maggie Sottero or Jenny Packham, and ivory satin skirts courtesy of Reem Acra offer a subtle midas touch.

To sum it up: stay golden (and silver!), wedding dress designers.

Here, our favorite metallic wedding dresses from recent bridal runways. Click through to see all of the gorgeous gold, silver, and bronze gowns!

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