21 Shimmering Gold Dress And Gown Choices For Your Next Special Occasion 

By  Emily Konatella

LAST UPDATED - December 11, 2023

If there's one color fit for a formal affair, it's a gold dress. The metallic hue has long been associated with royalty, luxury, and wealth, especially when paired with black, white, or silver. Whether it's a dressy birthday dinner, cocktail party, black-tie gala, or high school dance, glittering gold dresses are guaranteed to bring your night a bit of magic.

To help you shop, we have curated a list of shimmering gold dresses for women from our favorite stores and brands. Here is the access to a list of dresses that is worthy of checking out.

21 Gold Dress And Gown Styles For Your Next Formal Event

Halston Georgia Gold Sequin Gown

Channel the glamour of Studio 54 in this gorgeous Georgia Gold Sequin Gown from Halston. Its plunging neckline and effortlessly draped A-line silhouette draw on the house's 70s archives. A twisted detail at the center front adds interest and flatters your curves. The statement-making gold sequin fabric is sure to have you dancing like a disco queen at your next formal affair.

Alice + Olivia Contessa Embellished Mini Dress

Alice + Olivia designer Stacey Bendet created this Contessa Embellished Mini Dress for the life of the party. Its minimalist silhouette perfectly balances out the oversized gold sequins that embellished it. Cut from stretchy polyester, the pullover style is comfortable, functional, and easy to wear. It's the perfect gold dress for a birthday or bachelorette party.

Adam Lippes Lurex Fringe Midi Dress

Grab your most comfortable strappy heels and get ready to dance the night away in this Lurex Fringe Midi Dress from Adam Lippes. Just wait until you see how it moves! The glittering gold dress draws inspiration from 1920s eveningwear worn by notoriously fashionable flapper girls. It's cut in a simple, loose-fitting shift silhouette with thin, adjustable straps and a mid-calf length. Underneath the exterior of shimmering gold Lurex fringe, you'll find a buttery soft crepe de chine lining.

BOSS Esenni Sequin Shift Dress

The search is over. This Esenni Sequin Shift Dress from BOSS is the type of party dress you'll keep coming back to time and time again. Wear it now for a birthday dinner, next month on a girls' night out, and for a festive holiday cocktail party the following winter. The simple silhouette allows the shimmering gold fabric to really shine (no pun intended).

By Moumi Binkie Dress

Light up the night in the Binkie Dress from designer Choltida Pekanan's whimsical fashion brand, By Moumi. The eclectic design comes from the London-based label's aptly-named 'Put the Shine On' collection. It features a gold satin base with tiers of glittering tulle and adjustable bow-tie straps. Try cinching the waist with a thin gold belt to accentuate your hourglass curves.

Julia Clancey Lady Golly Gosh Golden Kaftan Dress

If you're adventurous with your style, you'll love this Lady Golly Gosh Golden Kaftan Dress from Julia Clancey. The vintage-loving designer intends each of her dresses to become a cherished piece you keep forever and perhaps even pass down. It's hand-pleated in LA using eco-friendly deadstock fabrics. The flowy, one-shoulder silhouette brings the drama without being over-the-top. It's unlined and ultra-lightweight, so you can layer it over the undergarments of your liking. Go classic with a nude slip or bold with a bra and panty set.

Norma Kamali Diana Asymmetric Mini Dress

You'll look every bit a Grecian goddess in this Diana Asymmetric Mini Dress from Norma Kamali. Its asymmetrical, one-shoulder silhouette makes you appear as if you've been effortlessly draped in luxe gold fabric. The fitted style is cut from a stretchy material that's comfortable enough to dance the night away.

Michael Costello x Revolve Avril Maxi Dress

Bring timeless glamour to your next formal event in this Avril Maxi Dress from Project Runway protege Michael Costello. The sexy gold dress features a strappy open back, plunging neckline, and a tulip hem with a thigh-high slit. Adjustable shoulder straps and a detachable waist tie allow for a customizable fit that flatters every body type. Keep it tucked in the back of your closet to pull out for a last-minute formal look.

V. Chapman Nigella Dress

Prepare for endless compliments every time you wear this Nigella Dress from the Los Angeles-based fashion label, V. Chapman. Designer Victoria Salisbury channels Victorian-era clothing and her grandmother's sophisticated sense of style. The strapless mini dress features a boned corset bodice and tulip skirt that create a feminine hourglass shape. It's cut from a lightweight nude fabric with an intricately embroidered lace overlay.

Mac Duggal Sequined Gold Gown

If we could summarize Mac Duggal's Sequined Golds Gown in one word, it's sophisticated. The elegant evening gown features a high neck, ankle-length skirt, and long sleeves, making it an excellent choice for more conservative settings. But don't let the covered-up cut fool you into thinking it's less fashionable than more revealing gold dresses! Thanks to sparking sequin fabric and a flattering draped detail at the hip, it's just as elegant as any other style.

Sabina Musayev Roxana Gold Dress

This glittering Roxana Gold Dress from Sabina Moyai Musayev, a third-generation tailor from Baku, Azerbaijan, is fit for a party. The name-sake label draws inspiration from the designer's heritage and love of decorative fabrics, artisan craftsmanship, and traditional techniques. This flirty babydoll dress features glittering metallic fabric accented by a feminine ruffled hem, blouson sleeves, and an open-back with an attached waist tie.

h:ours Imogen Gold Chainmail Dress

Feel like a celebrity It-Girl in this Imogen Gold Chainmail Dress from h:ours. Crafted from gold-toned aluminum chainmail, it's designed to catch the light. A draped neckline, open back, and side slit create a revealing cut that isn't for the faint of heart. It's unlined, so you'll need to purchase a pair of pasties and nude briefs to complete your look.

Ienna for Mac Duggal Sequin Sheath Gown

All eyes are guaranteed to be on you in Ienna for Mac Duggal's Sequin Sheath Gown. The curve-hugging, floor-length gown is dripping in gold sequins. An open back, plunging v-neckline, and thigh-high slit show just the right amount of skin for any formal occasion. Style it with black shoes and minimalist jewelry for a sophisticated finish.

Jenny Packham X 007 Goldfinger Sequined Cape Dress

Bring out your inner Bond Girl in the stunning Goldfinger Sequined Cape Dress from the Jenny Packham x 007 capsule collection. The jaw-dropping gold dress draws inspiration from a dress worn by Jill Masterson in the 1964 James Bond film, Goldfinger. It's crafted in the UK from glittering tulle fabric covered in metallic sequins and crystal embellishments. A floor-length cape drapes regally over your shoulders for a scene-stealing look from every angle.

Philipp Plein Degrade Fringe V-Neck Dress

This Degrade Fringe V-Neck Dress from Phillipp Plein was designed to move. The long-sleeve mini dress is cut close to the body with a plunging v-neck and padded shoulders. Keep your accessories to a minimum, and let the Fringe skirt and sequin-embellished top do all the talking. A pair of simple black heels is all you really need.

Nookie Veda Mini Dress

No matter where you're headed, go for gold in this versatile Veda Mini Dress from Nookie. It can be dressed up or down to accommodate any dressy date night or semi-formal event on your calendar. The curve-skimming silhouette features padded shoulders and a plunging v-neck to accentuate your hourglass shape. Cut from stretchy sequin fabric, it's surprisingly comfortable too.

Marchesa Notte Tiered Beaded One-Shoulder Gown

You'll feel like a million bucks the second you slip into this Tiered Beaded One-Shoulder Gown from Marchesa Notte. The flattering fit-and-flare silhouette features a sophisticated one-shoulder neckline and tiered maxi skirt. Intricate beading throughout creates an interesting look and feel that's impossible to resist.

Gucci Satin And Lamé Dress With Harness

Have a dip in gold feel with this Gucci Santi And Lame Dress With Harness. The shimmering gown from Gucci features a plunging neckline, strappy open back and and full-length pleated metallic skirt make this piece a head-turner while feeling glamourous.

RETROFÊTE Mich draped embellished tulle mini dress

Shimmering your way through a party site with this glamorous Retrofete Mich Draped Embellished Tulle Mini Dress. Perfect for bacholorette, reception or after party. Crafted from yellow tulle, it's illuminated with shimmer sequins and crystals and has a draped cowl necklace and straps that temper the low back. Contact your girlfriends and let's go party.

Angelika Jozefczyk Satin Long Dress Gold Stand

A statement dress that sure will have a 'WOW effect'. This dress will sure bring you that all eyes on her as she enters a room. Her aura and perfect appearance captivated everyone, they said- she's looking perfect!

This Angelika Jozefczyk Satin Long Dress Gold Stand is a well-tailored dress that will emphasizes the female figure. The top of the dress is fitted to the body and the skirt of the dress is flimsy cut from the whole circle.

CDGNY by CD Greene Sequined Cut-Out Mermaid Gown

Glamorous and classic. This metallic sequin cover all over the dazzling gown. Designed with cut outs for shape, square neck in the front, and a deep V-shape open back with illusion mesh. This stunniny mermaid silhouette is perfect for any party or gala that will allow you to shine.

About the author

Emily is a fashion consultant, designer and creative director with more than 15 years experience creating, designing and developing clothing & jewelry. From managing pageant shows to turning concepts into actual designs, she has experience with almost all fabric types and jewelry designs and is in touch with the latest fashion trends.