It’s hard to top all black when it comes to being utterly chic and universally stylish. From little black dresses to black tie dress codes, it’s the color we always come back to for a glamorous look that will forever be a classic. And the same goes for black bridesmaid dresses!
Black is sophisticated, classy, and flattering on literally everyone — the ultimate trifecta for bridesmaid dresses! And while it may not be as bright and unique as Pantone’s color of the year, it’s anything but boring. By incorporating new trends and luxe details with a classic color, you’re looking at a combination that packs a serious punch.
For that timeless bridal party look, we’ve got you covered with the best black bridesmaid dresses in every style, from satin to velvet, long to shorter, and (our personal favorite) head-to-toe sequins! We also found some stunning plus size options that will make a stand-out addition to your ensemble.
Because black is always the new black.
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Why choose black bridesmaid dresses?
Color trends come and go, but there’s one shade that will always be in vogue: black. So, if you want a bridal party look that’s just as chic now as it will be in 50 years, you can’t go wrong with black bridesmaid dresses!
Plus, black is also one of THE most versatile color options. Whether you’re tying the knot in the summer or winter, inside or outside, city or mountains, black gowns will elevate the day perfectly.
Black bridesmaid dresses also work with any color palette, from darks to lights, and fit any theme, from vintage-inspired to super modern. (We especially love them for glamorous semi formal or black tie events. It’s in the name!)
And don’t even get us started on how universally flattering black is — we all own an LBD for a reason!
What color flowers go best with black bridesmaid dresses?
The beauty of black bridesmaid dresses is that they go with ANY color of flowers. Since black is the perfect neutral base, you’re free to go as bold or as minimalistic as your heart desires!
One floral trend we’re loving right now is bright + bold bouquets, especially with black gowns. To liven up an otherwise dark ensemble, pair your black bridesmaid dresses with super saturated flowers — we’re talking everything from Barbiecore pink to your something blue!
On the other hand, there’s nothing more classic than a black and white color palette. For an elegant and understated look that’s perfect for a black tie affair, you can’t go wrong with white and ivory bouquets. They create a stunning contrast with black dresses, and they’re also the perfect way to tie in your bridal gown!
Add a little greenery to white flower arrangements for a subtle pop of color, and you’ve got an elevated look that will stand the test of time.
Black Satin Bridesmaid Dresses
Give your bridal party the luxe look with black satin bridesmaid dresses! This silky and shimmery fabric is SO on-trend right now, and it pairs beautifully with the glamorous and formal vibe of black gowns. And did we mention how flattering a satin + black combo can be?!
Whether you’re planning an elegant winter ceremony or a stylish summer soirée, black satin dresses will add that extra touch of luxury. Perfect for a chic black tie affair!
Keep scrolling for the best black bridesmaid dresses that every formal dream team needs.
Love the shimmery, luxurious look of satin? (Because same!) Don’t miss our round-up of the best satin bridesmaid gowns for every style!
1: Minimalistic Black Satin Bridesmaid Dress
Never underestimate a simple + timeless style! This satin black bridesmaid dress will have your crew looking like the epitome of chic — without looking like they’re trying too hard. The definition of a minimalist’s dream!
Featuring a classic silhouette and the perfect amount of shine, this satin gown may be simple, but it’s anything but boring.
2: Red Carpet-Ready Black Satin Bridesmaid Dress
This black satin bridesmaid dress will turn heads, with a flattering “va-va-voom” style that’s worthy of the red carpet — let alone the aisle!
With side ruching and a sultry mermaid silhouette, it’s the kind of formal dress you never want to take off.
Style this stunning gown with shoulder-grazing tassel earrings to draw all eyes to that show-stopping sweetheart neckline!
3: Halter Neck Black Satin Bridesmaid Dress
It’s the open back for us! This black satin bridesmaid dress takes one of our favorite styles of the moment — a halter neckline — and turns it up a notch with dramatic ruching and a sweet tie in the back.
It’s giving trendy bridal party, and we are HERE for it!
Rock this black midi dress for a chic city ceremony or elegant summer celebration.
4: Classic Black Satin Slip Dress
The classic black slip dress you’ve been looking for! With major rewear options, your ‘maids will be thanking you for choosing this satin black bridesmaid dress.
Pair it with nude heels for an elegant daytime ceremony, then throw on a jean jacket and cute booties for a Saturday coffee date! The options are truly endless with this dreamy black midi dress.
5: Elegant Halter Black Satin Bridesmaid Dress
This black satin bridesmaid dress is all about elegance. From the statement high neckline to the charmeuse satin fabric, it oozes sophisticated glam vibes. Safe to say we’re totally smitten!
P.S. This timeless black gown also comes in inclusive sizing, plus 12 other shimmering shades — including winter-ready midnight blue and dark berry.
6: Sexy Matte Made-to-Order Black Gown
Totally made-to-order, this sexy matte black gown is customized to your size — and style! Choose between ankle-length or floor-sweeping, a raised neckline or a deep V, and a closed back or completely backless.
You can even change the height of the leg slit (but we say the higher the better!).
GWS Tip: Even though black bridesmaid dresses are great for mixing and matching, since there aren’t as many variations of the shade, it can still be helpful to get swatches of the different gowns — especially if they’re satin. This is the best way to make sure all the different levels of shine go together!
7: Daring Black Satin Bridesmaid Dress
Go timeless in a black satin bridesmaid dress that drapes ~just~ right. This classy charmeuse gown stuns, with soft fluttery sleeves and a flowy skirt — but the star of the show has to be that plunging neckline.
All it’s missing is a statement necklace to complete the daring look!
Black Velvet Bridesmaid Dresses
Ahh, velvet. Cozy and luxurious at the same time, this fabric is made for endlessly elegant fall + winter ceremonies. Combine it with black bridesmaid dresses and you’ve got a swoon-worthy look that maxes out on romance!
From moody vintage-inspired midnight gowns to ultra modern silhouettes (aka: a dress with pockets!), we’ve found THE best black velvet bridesmaid dresses for every style. These are seriously TOO GOOD!
GWS Tip: While a full velvet bridal party is a whole mood, we also love adding one or two black velvet dresses into a mix-and-match ensemble to give it some texture!
8: Botanical Black Velvet Bridesmaid Dress
This black velvet bridesmaid dress is romantic, enchanting, and oh-so feminine — but with a moody modern twist.
There’s just something so mesmerizing about the velvet + florals combo! We’re picturing this one for a gorgeous black tie garden wedding in the fall.
Love the botanical look as much as we do? Check out our other favorite floral bridesmaid gowns here!
9: Luxe Black Velvet Bridesmaid Dress
The velvet on this ruched black gown screams luxury. With an elegant shirred bodice, it’s designed to catch the light and flatter every figure.
If you thought the perfect black velvet bridesmaid dress didn’t exist, think again!
Oh, and did we mention that it has pockets? Adding this one to the cart ASAP!!
10: Vintage-Inspired Black Velvet Bridesmaid Dress
Channel all the romance of a bygone era with this black velvet bridesmaid dress! Delicate lace inserts give it a moody, Victorian-inspired vibe — while the plunging v-neck keeps it modern.
And, made by Reformation, this vintage-inspired velvet gown is stylish AND sustainable. A win-win!
11: Royalty-Worthy Black Velvet Bridesmaid Dress
Give your bridal party a royalty-level makeover with this black velvet bridesmaid dress! The one shoulder neckline reigns supreme for a stylish statement look, and the rich black velvet complements the statuesque silhouette perfectly.
Take advantage of the high slit and style this wow-worthy velvet gown with some stand-out shoes, like these sparkly heels!
No black dress is complete without the perfect pair of shoes — and that’s why we’ve rounded up 41 gorgeous bridesmaid shoes you’ll actually love wearing!
Long Black Bridesmaid Dresses
A long black dress that sweeps the floor and gives you legs for days — what more could you want? Get the look with these long black bridesmaid dresses!
Dreamy and dramatic, these long gowns are the definition of perfection. They’re a go-to for a reason, and totally versatile!
While we love a floor-sweeping silhouette for formal and semi formal dress codes, these gowns would also fit right in at a beach ceremony or rustic celebration. The options are endless!
12: Flirty Long Black Bridesmaid Dress
Do you feel that? Your heart fluttering? Because same! With flirty fluttery sleeves, this long black bridesmaid dress has us absolutely swooning.
Plus, this black gown‘s body-skimming silhouette + and empire waist means it’ll hug you in ALL the right places.
13: Ultra Versatile Long Black Bridesmaid Dress
This classic chiffon gown is kind of like the “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” for long black bridesmaid dresses….it literally looks good on everyone!!
Another bonus? This floor-skimming dress also works for any and every season. Style it with open-toe heels for summer or a cute fur wrap for winter. There are no wrong answers here!
14: Backless Long Black Bridesmaid Dress
You can always count on Lulus for elegant (and affordable!) gowns that make a statement. And this long black bridesmaid dress is no exception!
Made with dreamy chiffon and featuring a sexy open back, it’ll turn heads from the walk down the aisle to the Cupid Shuffle.
P.S. This floaty dress also comes in six other statement colors, including an AMAZING Barbie pink.
15: Romantic Ruffle Long Black Gown
You’re going to want to keep this long black bridesmaid dress under wraps — because we have a feeling everyone’s going to want one!! There’s just something about a wrap dress that’s universally flattering, and this black gown is proof.
And don’t even get us started on those romantic ruffle details! Stun-ning.
16: Trendy Cutout Long Black Bridesmaid Dress
Timeless meets trendy with this long black bridesmaid dress! Cut-outs are having their MOMENT right now, and we’re definitely not mad about it.
This fit and flare dress gives the style a sophisticated touch, with a subtle pop of skin on both sides.
So alluring — and just begging to be paired with an equally stylish padded headband!
17: Bow Tie Strap Long Black Bridesmaid Dress
The adorable bow ties on this simple black gown‘s sleeves give it an extra dose of romance that we can’t stop gushing over! They’re the perfect little touch to a simple + sleek long black bridesmaid dress.
But, if you’d rather keep things on the minimal side, the bows ties are also fully removable. It’s two looks in one — talk about the best of both worlds!
Short Black Bridesmaid Dresses
Calling all modern couples! If you’d rather follow your own path than follow classic traditions, short black bridesmaid dresses may just be for you.
Mini to midi length black bridesmaid gowns are trendy and unconventional — while still feeling sophisticated and elevated. Get you a gown that can do both!!
Whether you’re planning a casual celebration, a summer wedding, or a rad modern ceremony, here are the best short black bridesmaid gowns to help you complete your vision.
We can’t get enough of short hemlines!! If you’re digging this flirty look as much as we are, you’ll love these short and tea length wedding gowns!
18: The Perfect Little Black Bridesmaid Dress
If you’re looking for a classic LBD, this is it. With a sophisticated midi length, this short black bridesmaid dress is endlessly flattering and SO versatile. And we can’t get enough of that elegant neckline — the perfect mix between a cowl neck and scoop neck!
We have a feeling this silky black bridesmaid gown will become in instant wardrobe staple, even after the last dance!
19: Short and Sweet Black Bridesmaid Dress
The definition of short and sweet: this flirty knee-length gown! With a cute tie-front, fluttery sleeves, and a floaty skirt, it’ll add just the right amount of style to the lineup.
Plus, this short black bridesmaid dress is also bump and nursing friendly — we love to see it!
20: Fitted Short Black Bridesmaid Dress
Another reason we LOVE short black bridesmaid dresses? They’re here to give your dream team their Cinderella moment!
While this chic fitted gown is definitely eye-catching on its own, a statement pair of shoes would complete the look perfectly. Style it with heels that are meant to be shown off — like these satin + rhinestone pumps. Now that’s our version of a fairytale ending!
21: Mock Neck Velvet Mini Dress
A bridesmaid dress you’ll actually want to wear again and again? Say less!
This black velvet mini dress would earn MAJOR style points at a modern winter ceremony — and continue to bring the fashion game all season long. Meet your new plus one for holiday parties, NYE celebrations, and everything in between!
All it’s missing is a sheer pair of tights and a little sparkle to dress it up.
22: Whimsical Short Black Bridesmaid Dress
A little bit whimsical, a little bit sexy, and A LOT enchanting, this short black bridesmaid dress is made to stand out. It’s giving fairytale vibes, but with a dark + edgy twist. For a non-traditional ceremony, this black corseted gown is a whole mood!!
And if you’re not twirling around the dance floor with that frothy tulle skirt, what are you even doing?!
Black Sequin Bridesmaid Dresses
Manifest a little sparkle on your big day with these black sequin bridesmaid dresses!
Sequins are EVERYWHERE right now, and it’s easy to see why. Glittery from top to bottom, they’re all about sparking joy and injecting some glamour into the celebration. Perfect for NYE ceremonies and ultra fun celebrations!
Kind of like your disco ball décor, where these black sequin dresses go, the party follows!
23: Glamorous Black Sequin Bridesmaid Dress
Alexa, play “Bejeweled” by Taylor Swift — because when this black sequin bridesmaid dress walks in the room, it’ll definitely make the whole place shimmer!
With all-over sequins and a rad asymmetrical hemline, this glamorous black dress is totally ready to party.
P.S. For the bride, this dress also comes in white — hello, perfect after-party dress!
24: Rent-able Black Sequin Bridesmaid Dress
Want to go all out without going ALL out? Rent this black sequin bridesmaid dress for the wedding weekend!
We’re big fans of Rent the Runway — it’s the most affordable (plus super sustainable!) way to rock ah-mazing gowns that you’d probably only wear once.
Bring all the sparkly vibes with this statement one-shoulder black gown, then send it back after your bridesmaid duties are done!
25: Hollywood-Inspired Sequin Wrap Dress
Black tie, but make it fun! This black sequin bridesmaid gown is guaranteed to add a little life to a super formal event, with head-to-toe sparkles and a luxurious draped silhouette. It’s channeling Old Hollywood glamour in ALL the best ways — we’re totally starstruck!
Keep the glam vibes going by styling this glittering black dress with faux fur and some equally sparkly earrings.
26: Off-the-Shoulder Black Sequin Bridesmaid Dress
Another GORGE rent-able black sequin bridesmaid dress! This off-the-shoulder stunner is perfect for making an unforgettable grand entrance. (And that midi length gives you enough leg room to break out your signature moves on the dance floor!)
GWS Tip: When renting dresses for an event, we recommend reading the reviews to see how it might fit your size. And it never hurts to get a back-up just in case!
27: Art Deco Sequin Black Gown
It’s official: we’re ready to say “I do” to this black sequin bridesmaid dress! Here to transform any wedding into a Gatsby-level celebration, this black beaded gown definitely knows how to party. It’s impossible NOT to have a good time with this stunner in your ensemble!
And don’t even get us started on the sparkly beaded fringe beads — so perfect for a New Year’s celebration or Art Deco-inspired ceremony!
Plus Size Black Bridesmaid Dresses
Super flattering and SO fashion forward, we’ve found the best of the best plus size black bridesmaid dresses!
From flowy chiffon gowns to silky statement styles, these dresses will have you looking and feeling your best, from the long photoshoots to wild after-party. What more could you ask for?!
Prepare for mega compliments with these plus size black bridesmaid dresses!
28: Tantalizing Twist Plus Size Black Bridesmaid Dress
Pair an empire waist with a flutter sleeve and we’re instant fans. Case in point: this plus size black bridesmaid dress!
Ultra romantic (without going over the top), this floor-sweeping black gown would look so sweet for a fully uniform bridal party — or give a mix-and-match lineup some subtle flair!
Looking for the prettiest and most flattering plus size dresses EVER?! We’ve got you covered with these stunning plus size wedding gowns!
29: Elegant Plus Size Black Bridesmaid Dress
Did someone say plus size black bridesmaid dress GOALS?
This glossy black dress emphasizes your natural waistline and elongates your legs for a silhouette that flatters every time. And that little tie waist is the bow on top of an elegant look!
And yes, we found those enchanting pearl drop earrings to complete the ‘fit. You can thank us later!
30: Off-the-Shoulder Plus Size Black Gown
We’re always here for an Amazon score, and this plus size black bridesmaid dress definitely understood the assignment!
SUCH a pretty style, no one will believe this black chiffon dress came delivered straight to your doorstep (and only cost $50!). The ruffle off-the-shoulder neckline is flirty + flattering and the drape is simply *chef’s kiss.*
31: Sweet Chiffon Plus Size Wrap Dress
A sweet little chiffon wrap dress that’s bra-friendly and adorably romantic? Sign us up!
So floaty and airy, this plus size black bridesmaid dress will make you feel as effortlessly stunning as you look. And that high-low ruffle hemline that’s MADE for showcasing your shoes? Utter bliss.
Add a little spice to this sweet black dress by showcasing these trendy gold platform heels!
Black Long Sleeve Bridesmaid Dresses
We’re suckers for long sleeve silhouettes — they’re timeless, they’re always classy, and they keep you looking hot in cold weather. Plus, they add a little dramatic flair to any style of gown!
While we’ve already included some of the best long sleeve black bridesmaid dresses in the list above, we thought we’d throw in a few more rad styles. Because there’s no such thing as TOO many gorgeous, winter-ready options!
Bring on the sleeves!
32: Long Sleeve Midi Dress
A square neck and a high slit — you can’t go wrong! We love this Reformation dress for any and all occasions (parties, work, date nights, running errands…the list goes on!), and it also makes for a stunning long sleeve black bridesmaid dress.
Perfect for both casual and formal events, you can dress this black midi up with glittery statement earrings or down with a fall-ready pair of boots.
33: Sparkly Long Sleeve Black Bridesmaid Dress
Channel the twinkling night sky with this statement long sleeve black bridesmaid dress! Made with a sparkly + stretchy knit fabric, it’s as comfortable as it is enchanting. For weddings with a celestial theme or glam dress code, this sexy black gown is IT.
P.S. Don’t keep scrolling until you check out the back of this dress!
Whether you’re planning winter nuptials or are searching for a timeless look, long sleeves are a no brainer. Don’t miss these stunning long sleeve wedding gowns!
34: Cottagecore Long Sleeve Mini Dress
So you’re planning a casual wedding…but you still want a stylish wedding party. Well, you can stop scrolling now, because this long sleeve black bridesmaid gown is just the one for the job!
Made with breezy fabric and featuring our favorite cottagecore puff sleeves, this plus size black mini is the perfect balance of cute and casual. And it’s rewear-ability is simply unmatched!! Style it with an off-duty model bun and some classic hoops and you’re pretty much golden.
35: Flowy Long Sleeve Black Gown
The dreamy chiffon and long sheer sleeves of this black bridesmaid dress are totally stylish — but also super comfortable. BEST combo.
Inject this all-black long sleeve dress with some personality by styling it with a pretty birthstone necklace. (These also make for great bridesmaid gifts!!)
36: Ribbed Velvet Long Sleeve Wrap Dress
Now, THIS is a statement dress — and how you can still stand out even in all black.
From the texture of the ribbed velvet to the universally flattering wrap silhouette, there’s nothing we don’t love about this long sleeve black bridesmaid gown. So what are you waiting for?? Add this mesmerizing black dress to your wardrobe ASAP!
Need More Wedding Planning Inspo?
We’ve got you covered. No matter what stage of the planning process you’re in, we’re here to act as your bridal guru-slash-fashion best friend.
Since we’re on the topic of bridesmaid dresses, check out our ultimate guide to the mismatched bridal party look. It’s our all-time favorite trend, and we’ve got the tips to help you nail the look!
Still on the hunt for the perfect wedding gown, and can’t stop obsessing over all the classic black styles above? Then you’re going to LOVE these 45 elegant black wedding gowns! And if you’re just starting your search, don’t miss our guide on the best places to buy wedding gowns online.
Finally: what is a dress without a pair of shoes? Complete the look with this guide on where to buy wedding shoes online + this list of the best bridesmaid shoes!
What’s next on your planning checklist? Send us your questions in the comments below!