It’s not all about the classic ivory wedding dress any more – and the new trend of gold wedding dresses is one of our favourites here at the Wedding Style Collective.
Gold wedding dresses are going mainstream, and we’re here for that. If you want something different on your wedding day but still want to feel bridal and glamorous (and maybe even a bit regal – we get it), then you need to consider rocking a gold wedding dress.
Leading wedding dress designers such as Alan Hannah and Sassi Holford showcased gold wedding dresses in their most recent collections – here are a few of our favourites to inspire you before you start shopping for your wedding dress.
Bridal brand Alan Hannah, which is comprised of husband and wife duo Alan Hannah and designer Marguerite Hannah, had three gorgeously golden wedding dresses on the runway in their 2019 collection.
One featured a daring, plunging neckline, counter-balanced with more modest long sleeves, and an on-trend split in the front of the skirt. This artfully risqué wedding dresses was adorned with delicate, textured gold detailing. It’s an ideal choice for a bride who really wants to wow her guests and doesn’t want to go for a classic gown.
If you have more traditional tastes, the same fabric was used in a more traditional wedding dress too – a high-necked bodice was crafted from the glitzy, tasselled material and paired with a timeless ivory-toned skirt. The look was pulled together with a golden sash around the waist. We love this choice if you don’t want to play it too safe with your wedding dress but you are still a fan of the more traditional bridal look.
Finally, the third golden dress in Alan Hannah’s 2019 bridal collection was a real show stopper. It was high-necked and long sleeved (we’re seeing more and more gowns like this – ideal for those who aren’t a fan of the sexy wedding dress trend which has been dominating social media recently!) and made from a fabulous, tiger-stripe inspired fabric. A striking gold lace applique on the bodice and delicate fringing around the neck and waistline made this dress really stand out to team WSC.
British bridal brand Sassi Holford is a favourite with celebrities (Holly Willoughby is a huge fan of the designer’s dresses) and her latest collection made it even easier to see why. Stand out pieces included a classic but quirky bridal gown made from a striped fabric, and a fabulous feathered wedding dress – but our favourite was easily this golden gown.
The gold wedding dress is perfect for brides who want to feel like a princess on their wedding day – it has a strapless neckline and a full skirt, with a delicate gold belt to emphasise the waistline – so far, so classic. But then when you take in that shimmering, textured gold fabric you’re left breathless. If you want everyone to gasp with wonder when you appear at the entrance of the aisle, this is the trend for you.
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Savin London is another classic British bridal brand, and his gold wedding dresses also caused a stir on the runway at London Bridal Week.
One design was a typical strapless ivory bridal gown, taken to the level beyond the next level with a stunning, sparkling gold overlay. The gossamer-thin layer of fabric was sheer but shimmering and caught the light in a dazzling way. If you love the idea of a gold wedding dress but don’t want to go all out when it comes to being gilded, this could be your dream gown.
Brides who want to show a little more skin on their wedding day will love his gold lace creation. It is a wonderfully fresh take on the classic lace wedding dress – but with a sheer skirt to allow you to show off your legs and golden fabric to ensure no one will be able to take their eyes off you all day, especially your partner. Got a guest threatening to wear white? Let them, and dazzle them by rocking up in this. Take that, attention-seeking Aunt Anne.
If plunging necklines and flashes of leg aren’t for you, but you’re still tempted by the thought of a little more gold on your wedding day (you’ve got to coordinate with that shiny new wedding ring, right?), this more traditional take from Savin London is sure to tempt you. It featured a full white skirt, a bodice with a subtly plunging neckline, and illusion sleeves complete with a dazzling, metallic gold embellishment. It’s a dreamy, decadent way to add extra glamour to an otherwise simple, sleek wedding dress. We are in love.
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