You may be the star on your big day, but don’t forget about the people standing beside you: your bridesmaids. What better way to have your closest family members and friends shine than by dressing them in a standout color like gold? Toss out any rulebook that says a bride's entourage must be understated because the best way to ensure that you shine the brightest is with a constellation of golden stars around you.
As it turns out, all that glitters is gold when it comes to styling your bridal party. Give your bridesmaids some glamour and dress them in beautiful golden hues to complement your personal style while adding a touch of sparkle to your big day. Universally flattering on just about all skin tones, a gold gown is certain to make a statement. From champagne charmeuse to shimmering sequins, the versatility in tones and materials makes this color both daring and dynamic.
Ahead, our edit of the best gold bridesmaids' dresses.
Most Minimalistic: BHLDN Freya Satin Charmeuse Dress
Size Range: 0-26W | Length: Floor-length | Material: Polyester
This classic silhouette in a soft gold delivers modern glamour. Follow the styling lead and pair with gold sandals and shoulder-grazing earrings.
Best Wrap Dress: Show Me Your MuMu Samantha Ruffle Wrap Dress
Size Range: XXS-3X | Length: High-low | Material: Polyester
We love a wrap dress, and this look does not disappoint. It's ideal for brides who want their bridal party to have a chic and elevated look.
Best Halter: Show Me Your Mumu Jasmine Halter Maxi Dress
Size Range: XXS-XXL | Length: Floor-length | Material: Polyester
A Brides favorite, this champagne-colored gown would be a knockout piece at your wedding. We love that the sexy silhouette is flattering on all body types, too.
For a Black-Tie Wedding: La Femme Metallic Jersey Gown
Size Range: 0-10 | Length: Floor-length | Material: Jersey
Having a black-tie wedding? Then this bridal party dress is for you. This shimmery metallic gown is equal parts sophisticated and sexy.
Best Lace Bodice: David's Bridal Long Bridal Party Dress
Size Range: 0-30 | Length: Floor-length | Material: Polyester
There's nothing as lovely as lace for a wedding. This gold style features a V-back, ribbon-defined waist, and a slit in the skirt for easy movement.
For a Summer Wedding: Topshop Bridesmaid Tie Back Satin Slip Dress
Size Range: 0-14 | Length: Floor-length | Material: Viscose
You can never go wrong with a silky slip dress in satin gold. A perfect option if your bridal party wants to feel exceptionally glamourous.
Most Elegant: Jenny Yoo Chase Gown
Size Range: 0-18 | Length: Floor-length | Material: Crepe
This classic A-line gown is perfect for a formal or semi-formal wedding. Style with a statement heel, which will be able to be seen through the side slit.
Best Yellow Gold Dress: Fame & Partners Strappy Draped Gown
Size Range: Custom sizing | Length: Floor-length | Material: Matte satin
If you are looking for more of a yellow-gold gown for your bridesmaid to rock, we have the dress for you. While the color packs a punch, the silhouette is classic and flattering for all body types.
Most Classic Silhouette: Marchesa Notte Bridesmaid Sequined V-Neck Bridesmaid Dress
Size Range: 0-18 | Length: Floor-length | Material: Polyester
Shine bright like the stars in this Marchesa Notte gown. This sparkly, sequin V-neck number will be a showstopper at any wedding for your bridesmaids, and it would also make a great gold mother-of-the-bride dress.
Best Budget: Dear Cleo Ava Dress
Size Range: 0-18 | Length: Floor-length | Material: Polyester
Asos's satin marigold gown offers a classic and stylish look. The best part? It has a price tag under $120.
For a Festive Wedding: Baruni Embellished Midi Dress
Size Range: S-L | Length: Midi | Material: Sequin, rayon
This spectacular gold sequin midi dress will shimmer and shine all night long. Perfect for brides having a wedding during the holidays.
Best Metallic: BCBGMaxazria Tina Metallic Evening Dress
Size Range: XXS-XL | Length: Floor-length | Material: Polyester, metallic
Even though this gown is made from eye-catching metallic fabric, the real standout feature is the fitted bodice that flares out into a waterfall skirt.
Most Modest: Shona Joy La Lune High Neck Midi Dress
Size Range: 2-12 | Length: Midi | Material: Lenzing ecovero, viscose
Your bridal party will stun in this luxurious golden midi dress, which offers modest coverage. Everyone will be able to dance the night away in this number!
Most Sexy: Michelle Mason Strappy Wrap Gown
Size Range: 0-10 | Length: Floor-length | Material: Silk satin
Dance the night away in this stylish maxi gown from Michelle Mason. We love the wrap-style silhouette of this dress and the dramatic side slit.
For a Winter Wedding: Aidan Mattox Gold Printed Plissé-Lamé Dress
Size Range: 0-14 | Length: Midi | Material: Lamé
Simple, yet so elegant, this long-sleeve gown is a classic stunner that is perfect for those searching for fall bridesmaid dresses. The gold lamé makes a statement, while the midi length modernizes the overall look.
Most Statement-Making: Sabina Musayev Pacific Dress
Size Range: XS-XL | Length: Floor-length | Material: Golden foil
This dazzling metallic A-line dress is sure to turn up any wedding. Your bridal party will be sure to make an alluring and lasting impression!
For a Beachside Wedding: Bec + Bridge Carrie Cut-Out Maxi Dress
Size Range: 6-18 | Length: Floor-length | Material: Polyester
We can definitely picture a fashion-forward bridal party in this cutout dress at a beachside wedding. The light gold color is understated and will look beautiful in golden hour photos.
Best One Shoulder: Amsale One Shoulder A-Line Gown
Size Range: 0-16 | Length: Floor-length | Material: Polyester
You can't go wrong with a classic A-line gown, and this one-shoulder dress from Amsale shows why. The otherwise simple gown is elevated with a dramatic bow detail at the shoulder.
Most Chic: Elliatt Cassini One-Shoulder Dress
Size Range: XS-L | Length: Midi | Material: Polyester
Your bridal party will look sleek and chic in this one-shoulder gown with unique ripple ruching.
What to Look For When Shopping for a Gold Bridesmaid Dress
When shopping for a golden bridesmaid dress, keep in mind there are different shades of gold to choose from. The time of year your wedding is in can help to determine which shade is best for your bridal party. If you are having a spring or summer wedding, you might want to lean toward a light gold or a rose-gold bridesmaid dress, but if you are having a fall or winter wedding, metallics or a champagne color may be the way to go. We also love the idea of having your bridesmaids in different shades of gold for an ombre effect!
Where and when can you wear a gold bridal party dress?
How do you style a gold bridal party dress?
Who buys the bridal party dresses?
Generally speaking, members of the bridal party typically purchase their own dresses, which is why it's a nice gesture for brides to consider the cost of dresses and individual budgets when making a selection.
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