A Black Wedding Dress:
Bold and Edgy

We’ve all got a little black dress in our wardrobes. You know, that dress that makes us feel amazing every time we slip it on, whatever our mood and however we feel.

So, how about mixing things up a bit with a black wedding dress for your special day? But a black wedding dress makes a great choice for a host of other reasons too…

Black wedding dresses make a statement. They’re bold, sassy, and individual so if your wedding matches this, then a black dress makes total sense.

If you don’t feel a white wedding dress is appropriate for you, maybe you’ve been married before, or you’re a bit older and just don’t fancy the ‘virginal white’ look, a black wedding dress is a great alternative.

Black is edgier than white so if you prefer the alternative look, it’s perfect. Gothic, vintage, or rock chick, black is a hands-down winner.

Black also looks great on a whole range of skin tones. If you’re a classic English rose, and you like your pale skin tone, black will accentuate this. Black looks fantastic on black skin too as it brings out those dewy dark hues effortlessly.

Pick Your Favourite Black Wedding Dress

For more inspiration and ideas, take a look at our selection of dresses below and see how you could make a statement in a striking black wedding dress.

The Black Wedding Dress Gallery


by Jordi Dalmau

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Miquel Suay

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Yolan Cris

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Farage

Seen at the New York Bridal Week Autumn 2012


by Inmaculada Garcia

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Maggie Sottero

Seen at the New York Bridal Week Autumn 2012


by Farage

Seen at the New York Bridal Week Autumn 2012


by Farage

Seen at the New York Bridal Week Autumn 2012

A black wedding dress is great for Autumn and Winter weddings. Just imagine a black wedding dress set against autumnal hues of reds, ochres and yellows, or against a carpet of freshly-fallen snow and you’ll know what we mean.

Aside from the fact you’ll look great in a dress that’s anything but obvious, you won’t have to worry about a small child smearing cake-covered fingers over your frock!

In terms of bridal styles that a black wedding dress suits, we’ve already mentioned they make a good option for alternative scenes, but they work well with other bridal styles too. These are:

• Modern; biker girls, rock chicks, gothic beauties.

• Romantic, what could be more romantic than black lace?

• Unusual, if you prefer your look a little ‘out there’.

• Elegant; black has to be the most elegant colour any dress could come in.

When thinking about opting for a black wedding dress, it makes sense to take into consideration the rest of your wedding day. What’s the location, the décor, and the mood you’re going for? A black wedding dress would look striking when worn in a gothic location like an old church or remote castle, but may look a little out of place in a modern hotel. So think about this side of things carefully before taking the plunge.

Lastly, there are the accessories to think about. Black wedding dresses can be accessorised in plenty of ways. Lift the look with pretty white flowers in your hair and bouquet, or vamp it up with a black top hat for alternative weddings. 

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