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Aside from the convention in favor of the new tradition, this season’s brides are “looking for unconventional wedding colors,” according to Pinterest. As a result, searches for black and red clothing, as well as Goth weddings, have seen an increase in traffic on the platform, indicating a change in not only consumer tastes but also attitudes. “Jane Jade Pinners is running an unconventional wedding theme, shaking things up from dresses to cakes, elaborate themes and beauty inspo,” the report said.
The iconic white dress is no longer the bride’s choice, as it was not for Sarah Jessica Parker when she married Matthew Broderick in a black gown on May 19, 1997. This could be the beginning of a trend that has gained momentum in recent years, especially as we emerge from an epidemic that has disrupted dress codes across the industry. “Selling Sunset” star Christine Quinn married Christian Richard in 2019 in a black strapless corset dress with a huge beaded skirt. Chloë Sevigny went that route in 2020, when she shared her City Hall wedding photos with Siniša Mačković in 2020. Sevigny wore a mid-length, long-sleeved black dress on her big day.
More and more bridal designers and retailers are offering this subset to brides who want to move away from the norm. For example, David’s Bridal has made their most popular wedding dress available in other colors, including black (previously only available for custom orders). From ballgowns to well-groomed silhouettes, there is plenty of potential for glamorous black wedding dresses. A black wedding dress also makes for a cute year-round investment because you can re-wear it for formal occasions.
Should You Wear A Black Wedding Dress?
The answer is entirely up to you! Some brides choose traditional white gowns, others experiment with colorful or non-white options. There is no right or wrong answer to this, unless you choose a design of your choice.
How to style your black wedding dress
It all starts with clothing. A strapless silhouette often makes the stage for a major necklace moment, so if this is your preferred style, consider styling it with a pearl or ribbon choker or a crystal chain necklace. If it is designed with a halter-style neck, choose statement studs or pendants to let your earrings shine. As for the shoes, closed toe or open toe shoes will depend on the location of the wedding or the length of the dress. The key is to make sure you are comfortable, whether you choose dotted slingback pumps, strappy heels or ornate flats.
If you are browsing for a statement making black bridal dress or wedding fashion inspiration, scroll down to edit the most beautiful black wedding gowns for each bride. From lacey options to corseted silhouettes, you’ll find a style that suits your tastes, body type and budget.