Black Wedding Dresses
Elegant Black Wedding Dresses for Every Bridal Style
Many modern brides choose black as their wedding dress color because it is the favorite color of many women due to its versatility, timelessness and elegance. Black wedding dresses are often preferred to white because they make the bride stand out from the traditional wedding look, and often look more elegant because black has a visually elongating effect for your body shape. Some brides prefer to choose black over white because they do not want a princess or over-the-top wedding, and want to feel more like themselves on their big day.
There is also a more accessible variety of black wedding dresses, you do not need to look for a dress in bridal catalogues, but can look instead in clothing stores offering event gowns and formal dresses. Black dresses, like traditional white wedding dresses, are also available in every bridal style: from boho style dresses, to mermaid gowns, chiffon dresses, mini dresses, silk dresses and more. If you are choosing to go for a black wedding dress, you will have as many if not more options for dresses as traditional brides.
Who says you have to wear white?
Some might think that wearing a black wedding dress is not right for a bride, however no one ever said you had to wear white. White dresses are traditionally worn to represent purity and innocence, which many brides now find very outdated. Why should you wear white when you can wear any dress in your favorite color and look perfect on your big day?
While there is nothing wrong with sticking to tradition and hosting a beautiful classic wedding, it is also perfectly the bride’s choice to opt for a modern dress and theme for her wedding. The perfect dress for a wedding is one which makes you feel your most beautiful.
Similarly, you can let your guests know that it is acceptable to wear black wedding guest dresses on your wedding day in your invitation. Many women prefer to wear black because it looks so elegant, so it is perfectly acceptive for you to wear a black wedding dress or allow black as a wedding guest dress color.
Top Black Wedding Dresses
Black wedding dresses come in beautiful silhouettes, however with so many options available it can be hard to choose the perfect one for you. Classic brides would prefer the more simple dresses such as elegant long silk dresses or crepe trumpet dresses. If you want to go for a simple dress but still make it a special look for your big day, you can choose exciting dress details such as lace hemming or a backless cut. Accessories can also elevate your look with gloves, veils or jewelry.
Extravagant brides can choose corseted gowns, or mermaid gowns with ruffles and large sleeves. If you want a more casual wedding, black boho wedding dresses which feature more airy materials and capture a more free spirit will be perfect for your wedding look.