There’s nothing like a bit of dazzle when a bride walks down the runway. Did we say runway? We meant aisle! Well, for the bride with a flair for the bold and dramatic, the aisle is her runway, and a sparkling dress in silver or gold is one of the most beautiful ways to do said aisle justice. Glam, showstopping, and glittering, a silver or gold gown is the perfect choice for the fashion-forward bride looking to make a statement and turn heads.
Whether taking shape in the form of shining metallics, glittering beading, or twinkling sparkles, the Spring 2018 collections were far from short on options. Lozano and YolanCris Haute Couture’s shimmering masterpieces are nothing short of swoonworthy, delivering a gold sparkle that rivals that of any regal queen, complete with ballgown silhouettes. If you’re a bride who prefers the icy cool tones of silver over the warmth and fire of gold, Berta and Naeem Khan have everything you’re looking for and more. Both take on a glamorous, nontraditional approach, albeit in different ways with the former emphasizing its trademark sophisticated meets sexy look with illusion skirts, cut-outs, and capes, and the latter putting a modern spin on vintage influences, whether it’s a 1920s flapper dress or chic and cool 1970s jumpsuit. And if you just can’t decide on which metal you prefer, Mason Hosker offers the perfect compromise, blending both silver and gold for a gleaming modern feel juxtaposed with classic silhouettes.
Trust us, these beauties will do all the talking. There’s no need to dramatize your hair or makeup; keeping them simple will let these stunning gowns shine brighter than they already do. From the sultry and glam to the bold and the beautiful, we’ve rounded up the most dazzling options from the runways. You’ll never want to look at a white dress again.
"Glamorous” gold hand-beaded halter gown with beaded overskirt by Rivini by Rita Vinieri.
Tan wedding dress with beaded embroidery and high-cut slit by Dany Mizrachi.
Beaded skirt and sheer bodice with beading by Dany Mizrachi.
Silver pleated wedding dress with v-neckline by Mason Hosker.
Silver sleeveless wedding dress with pleated skirt by Mason Hosker.
Gold, tiered strapless wedding dress by Mason Hosker.
Tulle wedding dress with illusion sleeves and neckline and silver beading by Jenny Packham.
Metallic gold wedding dress with allover vertical beading, sheath silhouette, and deep V-neckline by Jenny Packham.
Long-sleeved wedding dress with gold confetti beading and sheer illusion neckline by Jenny Packham.
Sheer silver sequined wedding dress with tulle overlay with allover sequins and embroidery by Jenny Packham.
“Lisa” embellished, asymmetrical wedding dress with halter neckline and flowing train by Savannah Miller.
“Argentina” wedding dress wit hand-cut sequins, crystal fringe hemline, beading, and sleeveless neckline by Naeem Khan.
“Nevada” bridal jumpsuit with long sleeves, plunging neckline, caviar beading, and silk-satin collar by Naeem Khan.
“Chrysler” wedding dress with allover deco beading, sheer bodice, long sheer sleeves, and silvery fringe skirt by Naeem Khan.
“California” wedding dress featuring hand-cut sheath silhouette and one-shoulder sleeveless neckline with a ruffle by Naeem Khan.
Laguna wedding dress with allover crystal beading, fitted sheath silhouette, long sleeves, and high neckline by Naeem Khan.
Lace and mesh wedding dress with irregular neckline and jeweled accents by Reem Acra.
Tier organza ballgown with silver embellished bust by Sottero & Midgley for Maggie Sottero.
“Celine” sheath wedding dress with silvery beading and embroidered tulle, long illusion sleeves, and plunging V-neckline by Mira Zwillinger.
“Caprice” silver ivory wedding dress with an A-line silhouette, defined natural waist, sleeveless cut, embroidered lace, and hand-cut flower appliques by Mira Zwillinger.
“Natasha” silver ivory wedding dress with embroidered lace and vertical sequins, natural waist, and sleeveless cut with sequin high halter by Mira Zwillinger.
Plunging v-neck wedding dress with gold lace embroidered details and matching embroidered cape by Sarah Seven.
Gold embellished wedding dress with illusion bust and gold chiffon train by Sarah Seven.
Gold netted bust wedding dress with lace floral embroidery and full tulle skirt by Sarah Seven.
Nude illusion wedding dress with embellished floral detailing and crepe skirt by Sarah Seven.
Embellished strapless wedding dress with flowers pattern and optional embellished train by Berta.
Full skirt wedding dress with plunging neckline, open back, dramatic long train, and optional cape by Berta.
Embellished plunging neckline wedding dress with open back and full skirt by Berta.
Illusion lace wedding dress with triangular pattern and illusion openings at waist by Berta.
Sweetheart neckline wedding dress with sparkling pattern underlay by Berta.
Embellished high-neckline collar wedding dress with full skirt and open back by Berta.
“Ella” embellished sheath wedding dress with allover beaded embroidery, sleeveless illusion jewel neckline, hemline godets, and exaggerated bow shoulder by Ines di Santo.
Style 9894 with fit and flare silhouette, silvery allover beading, long illusion sleeves, and plunging illusion V-neckline by Justin Alexander.
“Susan” cross-back wedding dress with side cutouts in stretch tulle, silver star embroidered bodice, and Ostrich feather skirt by Houghton.
Silver bodice wedding dress with glittering silver embellishments and stones by Pronovias.
Sparkling wedding dress with plunging neckline and high waistband by Galia Lahav.
Two piece wedding dress with metallic illusion sleeves by Marylise.
Alternative wedding dress by Nicole Bridal.
Style 14854 by Pnina Tornai.
Style 14603 by Pnina Tornai.
Wedding dress by Idan Cohen.
Style 2750, rose gold glitter-encrusted sparkle wedding dress with trumpet silhouette by Tara Keely.
Wedding dress by Marylise.
Style 3752 by Lazaro Bridal.
Style 3754 by Lazaro Bridal.
Wedding dress by YolanCris Haute Couture.