How to work it: Old gold

How to work it: Old gold
Gold is a new standard in bridal dressing for 2021. Gown by Higar Novias

Gold is a new standard in bridal, with rich hues of yellow and rose metal adding sunshine to bridal collections in the season to come – and what’s not to love about that

Words: Libby Norman

Runway images: Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week

Gold has always been symbolic, and that’s good news for all brides to be. In fact, it looks like we’re on golden time in the coming season, as rich metallic hues bring a spirit of optimism to wedding-day dressing. There’s everything to love about yellow  – shade of sunlight, prosperity and smiles. While some designers have used precious metal shades through their collection, others have added accents to warm up white. Just add a pair of knockout yellow heels and choice gold jewels to guarantee sunshine on your wedding day. 

1. The Atelier – Fairytale bride

The Atelier’s shimmering gown has a golden bodice

The Atelier’s glittering 2021 collection includes this fairytale number with golden-yellow strapless bodice and spider’s web-effect gold piping on the frothy full skirt.

2. Lebrusan Studio – Something gold

Lebrusan Studio’s glittering ring features a beautiful yellow sapphire

What could be more fitting than a sapphire, but why go for blue? This delicious Candy Pop yellow sapphire ethical engagement ring is by Lebrusan Studio. £1,340;

3. Cymbeline – Golden stripe

Cymbeline’s elegant slimline dress has golden panels

Part of a glittering collection shown on the runway at Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week, Cymbeline’s pared-back white design has subtle rose-gold banding to add a dash of warmth and plenty of chic style.

4. Jimmy Choo – Yellow glamour

Jimmy Choo’s Love 100 satin pump has crystal trim

Part of the Love 100 collection from Jimmy Choo, these Sun satin pumps with crystal detailing are perfect for adding a flash of bold colour on your wedding day. £725;

5. Higar Novias – Silk dressing

This glamorous gown from Higar Novias blends gold and turquoise

Rich golden and turquoise appliqué and a bold turquoise silken sash make this glamorous dress with plunge neck and slouch pockets perfect for day-to-evening parties or romantic destination gatherings.

6. Boodles – Mixed metals

Boodles classic hoops mix white and rose gold and add a sprinkling of diamonds

Mixing metals is a great way to keep your options open and a white and rose gold combination always looks so elegant – especially when you add a sprinkling of diamonds. The Knot white and rose gold diamond earrings. £2,200;

7. Cymbeline – After dark

The contrast of gold and black makes Cymbeline’s gown a showstopper

Lavish fabric with black accents makes this gown a wonderful alternative for the bride who doesn’t do white and we love its romantic, almost period flavour – perfect for partying after dark.

8. The Atelier – Sunshine day

Shimmering in gold, this strapless gown is by The Atelier

The Atelier Couture’s classic strapless gown is in a rich yellow gold and has a simple black tie to define the waist. We love the slouch pockets and diagonal detailing on the bodice.


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