We love the edgy, elegant statement black wedding dresses make. And if you’re in the camp that can’t imagine wearing a white wedding dress, why not rock a black wedding dress instead? We’re ALL FOR IT!
Besides, white wasn’t always the tradition in western culture. In fact, white dresses only became the standard when Queen Victoria wore white to her wedding way back in 1840; only then did it become the ‘it trend’ to follow….and if you’re reading this, we know you’re a bit more current that 1840s trends.
Prior to Queen Victoria any color was acceptable—black was even the popular choice in Scandinavia! But we totally believe in breaking traditions. Black wedding dresses are the perfect way to infuse your own look into your wedding day.
So, for all our darling readers out there that would rather be rocking a shade closer to midnight or onyx, this one’s for you! From black and white wedding dresses to ethereal black lace gowns, we’re sharing our favorite black wedding dresses (in no particular order).
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Black and White Wedding Dresses
Loving the look of a black wedding dress, but still want a hint of white in there too? Then you are going to LOVE these black and white wedding dresses we’ve rounded up!
How dreamy is this black and white wedding dress? It’s actually two separate pieces, so you can mix that stunning black and white chiffon skirt (which actually comes in several color options!) with your choice of top!
We love the simple, elegant style and minimalist vibe of this black and white wedding dress! The ankle length feels modern and playful, and the polka dots add so much personality, without being over the top.
This short black and white wedding dress is for those who believe in making a statement on their wedding day. How unexpected and fun is this Reformation gown?!
The one-shoulder look and bold pattern immediately grab your attention. And we love that this wedding dress is short in length, with a mid-calf height and a statement slit to show off some leg. We can’t stop staring at how beautiful it is!
Black Lace Wedding Dresses + Tulle Gowns
Is there anything more gorgeous than a black lace wedding dress?! We think not. We love the elegant and ethereal vibe these dresses give off.
We love the fitted look of the corset top on this black lace gown. And that lace detailing?! Swoon! Paired with a black veil would be perfection!
Who says black wedding dresses can’t have a floral moment?! We are totally in love with the delicate floral details on this tulle black dress. The juxtaposition of edgy with feminine could not be more perfect!
Loving the embroidered look? Then you NEED to check out our favorite embroidered dresses. This style is one of our absolute faves!
We’re marking starry eyes at this starry night wedding dress! This one’s the perfect gown if you live for adventuring under the night sky.
We can already picture it: you dancing under twinkle lights outside your wedding venue, this gown glimmering in the moonlight! Yaaaaas.
Black Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses
Can’t get enough of the drama a long sleeve black wedding dress packs? Then you are gonna LOVE these gowns.
We love the way this dress set mixes the luxurious look of soft black velvet and vintage polka dot lace sleeves with the modern boho style that comes with wearing a two-piece set.
Corset Black Wedding Dresses
We love how black corset wedding dresses have this edgy, vintage look to them. They’re form-fitting, flattering, and they TOTALLY turn heads.
This black wedding dress is giving us all the vintage vibes! It has a sort of baby doll look that was popular in the 1940’s, but with the classic wedding maxi length.
And the polka dot lace on the corset bodice feels fun and flirty, especially when paired with the dramatic tulle skirt!
Mermaid Black Wedding Dresses
Black mermaid dresses have a sleek and modern look to them, and these are the ones we can’t stop staring at!
We love the understated elegance of this plus size black mermaid dress! It’s perfect if you love the look of a more modern, simplified design that has a beautiful curvy elegance to it!
We are here for the high neck, high slit combo on this dress. Talk about the most perfect juxtaposition!
We love this modernized take on the mermaid style. Adding in the slit makes a normally more restrictive style something you could totally dance the night away in!
Black Ballgown Wedding Dresses
Make a princess-like grand entrance with these gorgeous black ballgown wedding dresses. We think you’ll like like a million bucks in these lovely dresses.
Get ready to be the belle of the ball with this stunner. It’s so easy to feel like you’re swimming in fabric when wearing a ballgown style wedding dress. But this gown manages to perfectly balance a huge, statement ballgown skirt, with a top that is sleek and gorgeous…all without feeling like too much fabric.
A wedding dress with pockets. Need we say more?!
We really like how this black ballgown embraces a more modern style, incorporating a slit in the skirt to split up the fabric and including pockets (because who says wearing a dress should exclude you from carrying things around, too?).
We love the understated elegance of this black chiffon ballgown! It’s easy for ballgown-style dresses to feel overdone and over the top, but this one maintains the classic ballgown vibe, while being more subtle and minimal in is design.
Short Black Dresses
We love how fun and modern short black wedding dresses feel! Whether you’re going for a soft, more elegant style, or something more flirtatious, we’ve got you covered!
Okay okay okay, where do we even begin?! First off, who wouldn’t want a short black wedding dress that is both this pretty and also looks oh so comfy? The dream.
We are head over heels for those bell sleeves and that statement plunging neckline. Pair it with a statement heel, and you’re golden.
Cottagecore is TOTALLY trending right now, and this number is giving us all the cozy, whimsical cottagecore vibes.
The lace cutout detailing on the sleeves and skirt, paired with the long puff sleeves on this black dress are what our cottagecore dreams are made of.
We are all about the leg moment, and boy does this little black dress deliver on that! We love the contrast of the long sleeves with the dramatic side slit on this gown.
We’re already picturing this dress wowing your guests as you take over the dance floor. It has the perfect amount of movement in the skirt, but the fitted bodice gives a super flattering, form-fitting look too! MAGIC.
Pretty sure we have Taylor Swift’s “Delicate” stuck in our heads whenever we look at this short black wedding gown, and we are not mad about it!
But seriously, we love the lightweight, delicate fabric of this gown. Comfortable, easy to move in, and totally makes a statement. It doesn’t get any better than that.
We love this black wedding gown for a summer, late spring, or early fall wedding!
We can absolutely picture this short black dress in the middle of a mountaintop meadow or a gorgeous greenhouse during a tiny, private wedding ceremony.
The simple design with delicate details is stealing our hearts (can we talk about the ruffle details on the neckline and skirt?!)! And how cute are those bows on the straps?
Would You Wear All Black on Your Wedding Day?
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We are completely and totally in love with black gowns and the edgy and timeless vibe they have. And if you love the non-traditional look, we’re pretty sure you NEED to check out our favorite embroidered gowns. It’s a can’t miss!