32 Gorgeous Black Wedding Dresses We’re Obsessed With

couple at the Utah salt flats with the bride wearing a black wedding dress

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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{above photo by Katie Griff Photo // black wedding dress from Utah Gowns}

Black and White Wedding Dresses

boho long sleeve black and white wedding dress from Rue de Seine
black and white wedding dress: Rue de Seine // photo: Brogen Jessup, as seen in this terrazzo and disco ball decor wedding

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!

1. Stunning Two-Piece Black and White Wedding Dress with Chiffon Skirt

two piece black and white wedding dress with chiffon skirt from Sweet Caroline Styles
black and white wedding dress: Sweet Caroline Styles // photo: Breanna + Kevin, as seen in this dark + moody winter wedding inspo

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!

2. Modern Polka Dot Black and White Wedding Dress for the Minimalist

ankle length polka dot black and white wedding dresses with bow ties on the sleeves
polka dot black and white wedding dress: the Reformation

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.

And how sweet are the little bow ties on the sleeves?! The most delicate and personal touch. We’re imaging this dress for a city elopement or intimate micro wedding.

3. Statement Bold Printed Short Black and White Wedding Dress

short black and white wedding dresses with animal printed off shoulder style
zebra and tiger print short black and white wedding dress: the Reformation

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

black lace wedding dress: Sweet Caroline Styles // photo: Sarah Brookhart Photography

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.

4. High Neck Long Sleeve Black Lace Wedding Dress

long sleeve lace black wedding dresses from Sweet Caroline styless
high neck long sleeve black lace dress: Sweet Caroline Styles

We love the fitted look of the bodysuit top on this long sleeve black lace gown. That high neck and lace detailing?! Swoon!

Pair the intricate bodysuit top with a simple satin or chiffon skirt to create the ultimate contrasting statement.

5. Delightfully Floral Black Tulle Embroidered Gown

floral black lace and tulle gown from Nordstrom
floral black tulle wedding dress: Nordstrom

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!

6. 70’s Vibes Fringe Black Lace Wedding Dress

long sleeve fringe lace black dress
long sleeve 70’s black lace wedding dress: Flutter Dresses // photo: Tori Osteraa Photography // florals: Melanie Faun // shoes: Doc Martens

Calling all 70’s obsessed boho babes! Bookmark this dress…like NOW. We are here for a fringe sleeve moment, and boy does this black lace dress deliver. Brb, grabbing our retro rose colored sunglasses, because this is a whole vibe.

7. Lacey Black Summertime Stunner

summery black lace dress
summery lace little black dress: Lulus

It’s no secret that we love Lulus dresses, but their black wedding dresses are some of THE BEST.

We love the look of the lace detailing at the waist and in the deep-v top of this dress. So dreamy and fun!

8. Starry Celestial Black Tulle Wedding Dress

starry tulle black wedding dress from Flutter on Etsy
celestial black dress: Flutter Dresses // photo: Schyler Anderson

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.

9. The Black Floral Head Turner

floral black lace tulle gown from Nordstrom
embroidered balck floral gown: Nordstrom

Love dress #5 on this list, but want even more floral details? You are going to be MESMERIZED by this one!

They say butterflies are good luck on your wedding day, and you can spot several adorable little butterflies sewn onto this black dress. So sweet!

Black Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

ballgown style black long sleeve wedding dress with lace bodice and train
long sleeve black lace ballgown: Maggie Sottero // photo: Sun & Sparrow, as seen in this Avant Garde garden wedding inspiration

Can’t get enough of the drama a long sleeve black wedding dress packs? Then you are gonna LOVE these gowns.

10. Long Sleeve Plunge Neck Black Wedding Dress

black long sleeve wrap dress
black maxi dress: the Reformation // photo: The Hearnes // florals: Tellurian

A total desert dream! We love the bold statement this black maxi dress makes against an epic outdoors landscape. This gown from the Reformation is perfect for weddings in the great outdoors.

11. Edgy Two Piece Black Long Sleeve Wedding Dress

two piece long sleeve lace black wedding dress with a boho style
two piece black sheer long sleeve wedding set: Flutter Dresses

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.

12. Floral Two Piece Black Long Sleeve Set

off should two piece long sleeve black wedding dress from Nordstrom
floral accented off-shoulder two piece black wedding set: Nordstrom

Can we talk about the floral accented bell sleeves on this two piece black wedding set?! We are totally digging this look, especially when paired with a statement off-shoulder look.

13. Sequined Lacey Long Sleeve Black Gown

long sleeve black lace gown from Flutter
black long sleeve dress: Flutter Dresses // photo: Drzazga Photo

Art Deco meets boho with this magically sparkling black dress. We love the geometric patterns in the lace detailing and the sparkle that feels very reminiscent of the Art Deco style.

And the dramatic, flowy style is perfect for outdoors weddings!

Corset Black Wedding Dresses

two piece corset black wedding dress with tulle skirt
wedding dress: ‘furiosa’ by elizabeth dye // photo: Rustic White Photography, as seen in this fall bridal inspo

We love how black corset wedding dresses have this edgy, vintage look to them. They’re form-fitting, flattering, and they TOTALLY turn heads.

14. Dreamy Sheer Floral Black Corseted Gown

off shoulder lace corset black gown with black floral details
lace corset black wedding dress: EK Fashion Design

This black dress is the perfect marriage of whimsy and edge. You have the princess-like corset, off-shoulder sleeves, and floral lace. But the black color of the dress contrasts those soft, ethereal details with some edge and elegance. Too good.

15. Princess Vibes Black Corset Dress

glimmering sequined whimsical corset black wedding dresses
glittering black corset dress: Olly Bridal

Excuse us while we pick our jaws up off the floor! How stunning is that sheer corset bodice, paired with those tulle bowtie straps?! They are the perfect accents to the glittering jet black skirt of this corseted gown.

16. Layered Tulle Black Corset Gown

tulle corset black wedding dresses from Revolve
black tulle corset dress: Revolve

Revolve has some of the cutest dresses that know how to make a fashion statement, and this layered tulle corseted black gown is no exception!

We especially like the sheer skirt and scalloped tulle edge on the top. The attention to detail here is too good!

17. Maxi Baby Doll Black Corset Dress

tulle skirted corset black wedding dress
tulle skirted black corset gown: Olly Bridal

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

bride standing in front of an airplane in a black mermaid wedding dress with long sleeves
black mermaid wedding dress: ASOS // photo: Meg’s Marvels Photography

Black mermaid dresses have a sleek and modern look to them, and these are the ones we can’t stop staring at!

18. Plus Size Sleek and Modern Black Mermaid Dress

Davids Bridal satin plunge neck mermaid dress
plus size black mermaid dress: David’s Bridal

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!

19. Wing Sleeved Black Mermaid Dress

winged sleeve black mermaid wedding dress
wing sleeved black mermaid gown: LD Couture

Any Addams Family fans out there?! Embrace your inner Morticia Addams with this gorgeous winged sleeve black mermaid wedding dress. We cannot get over the drama these sleeves and that train have!

20. Elegant Off-Shoulder Mermaid Dress

off shoulder black mermaid dresses from Lulus
fitted off-shoulder black mermaid gown: Lulus

How pretty is the combo of the fitted mermaid dress style with the off-shoulder detail of this black gown? We really love how the small v on the top bring interest to the simple design as well!

21. Halter-Style High Neck Mermaid Dress

fitted high neck black mermaid wedding dress from BHDLN
high neck black mermaid dress: BHLDN

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!

22. Single Shoulder Silky Black Satin Gown

satin one shoulder sleek black gown from BHLDN
sleek satin one shoulder black dress: BHLDN

While technically not a mermaid style dress, we couldn’t help but include this silky black satin beauty from BHLDN. We just love how the fabric is really the statement with this gown. It’s beautiful and also looks so so so comfortable too!

Black Ballgown Wedding Dresses

black and purple ballgown wedding dress
black and purple ballgown wedding dress: Mywony Bridal // photo: Feather & Stone Photography, as seen in this unique wedding editorial inspired by onions

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.

23. Dramatic Cutout High Neck Black Ballgown

elegant tulle black ballgown wedding dress
black ballgown dress: Olly Bridal

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.

24. Modern Strapless Black Ballgown with Pockets

satin strapless black ballgown with pockets from Davids Bridal
strapless black ballgown: David’s Bridal

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?).

25. Long Sleeve Lace Black Ballgown

long sleeve plunge neck black ballgown wedding dress
long sleeve black lace ballgown: Olly Bridal

We love the fairytale vibes of this long sleeve lace ballgown! There’s nothing quite like the ballgown style to make you feel like royalty, and this gown absolutely has that vibe. And of course it has that alluring edge that comes with wearing all black.

26. Black Chiffon Ballgown with a Plunging Neckline

plunging neckline black ballgown from Nordstrom
black chiffon ballgown: Nordstrom

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

short black wedding dress with sheer tulle sleeves
tulle little black dress: Joyful Bride Design

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!

27. Playful Two Piece Short Black Wedding Dress

short two piece black top and skirt set for a wedding
black two piece set: the Reformation

We love us a two piece wedding dress set, and this black beauty from the Reformation has us swooning! We love that the style and details of the dress feel summery, but the color screams fall.

28. Bell-Sleeved Plunging Neckline Short Black Dress

short sleeved plunging neckline short black wedding dress from the Reformation
bell sleeved short black dress: the Reformation

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.

29. Long Puffy Sleeved Short Black Wedding Dress

short black wedding dress with long puff sleeves from the Reformation
cottagecore style black dress: the Reformation

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.

30. Fitted Long Sleeve Short Black Dress

short black long sleeve wedding dresses from the Reformation
fitted little black dress: the Reformation

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.

31. Delicate + Dreamy Short Black Gown

plunging neckline short black long sleeve wedding dress with sheer details
delicate short black wedding dress: the Reformation

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!

32. The Short Black Dress Make for Frolicking Through Fields

fitted bodice short black wedding dresses from the Reformation
dainty, whimsical short black dress: the Reformation

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?

Let Us Know in the Comments Below!

bride in a gold crown wearing a black tulle two piece set
skirt + top: Sweet Carline Styles // photo: Phil Chester, as seen in Rachel + Daniel of Mango Street’s Faroe Islands elopement

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!

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