Gold Bridesmaid Dresses That Shine Brightly

Updated 02/06/16

Rebecca Yale Photography

All that glitters is gold when it comes to outfitting your wedding party. Bridesmaid dresses that have the Midas touch are a freshly glamorous way to add a rich gleam to your big day.

These dazzling numbers flaunt their precious metals, proving that sequins and beading can appropriately add dimensional texture without too much flash factor. The keys to maintaining elegant sparkle are streamlined silhouettes and necklines that stay on the demure side. And your 'maids won't have to worry about jewelry; not much is required as the gloss is already built into the dress.

What's more, the gold hue is universally flattering to any skin tone so your bridesmaids will be thanking you time and again for nixing the taffeta and the bright teal. Rest assured, they'll love shimmering and shimmying in these metallic beauties, even after your big day.

So, toss out any rulebook that says a bride's entourage must be understated. The best way to ensure you shine the brightest is with a constellation of golden stars around you.

Photo: Courtesy of Jenny Yoo

Both playfully fun and sophisticatedly sleek, this sequin tulle Jenny Yoo Emery dress fuses the best in minimalistic design with the opulence of a golden touch. The slip silhouette features a relaxed, slightly bloused bodice for a fit that's both feminine and flattering. This sparkling little number simply has cocktail party written all over it. But if you want something a bit more formal, the Jules dress is the floor-length version. ("Emery" and "Jules" $260 and $285, Jenny Yoo)

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Photo: Courtesy of Amsale

Here, the strength of asymmetry reigns supreme with this Amsale Leona one-shoulder, sequin gown that maximizes the subtle shimmer of rose gold. The Grecian-inspired, A-line design is the epitome of effortless romance — it's as simple as that. Add some variety to your bridal party by seamlessly pairing Leona with the Loire dress, featuring the same golden hue and a flattering ruched bodice. ("Leona" and "Loire" prices upon request, Amsale)

Photo: Courtesy of Sorella Vita

Turn your wedding aisle into the red carpet by dressing your bridesmaids in this head-turning Sorella Vita matte-gold sequin gown that will complement rather than compete with your own wedding confection. Oozing with old Hollywood glamour, the boatneck design makes a statement with a deep cowl back — it is modern elegance personified. Plus, we love it when a cap sleeve is done so well. (Style 8718, price upon request, Sorella Vita)

Photo: Courtesy of Watters

Your friends will be blushing beauties in Watters' Betts dress, a rosier rendition of the modern metallic trend. Lustrous sequin tulle glitters brightly while remaining restrained enough for the wedding party thanks to the simple, strapless silhouette. This season, in honor of Watters' 30th anniversary, the brand named each of their dresses after women who have played an influential role in the company — not unlike your own bridesmaids. ("Betts" sequin tulle bridesmaid dress, price upon request, Watters)

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