Contrary to popular belief, you absolutely do not have to wear white on your wedding day! Many brides have abandoned the traditional shade — along with similar ones such as ivory or eggshell — in favor of prints and color. This includes black gowns!
Black wedding dresses are sleek, elegant, and most of all, unique. There are even a number of practical reasons to opt for a dark dress, like the fact that they’re way easier to keep clean compared to white ones. Even better, black wedding dresses are easier to wear again after your big day.
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Lastly, you’re almost guaranteed to save money since you won’t be limited to bridal boutiques or wedding designers — the latter of which may offer their existing dress designs in alternative colors, though you’ll be the one to foot the bill for the change. On the other hand, black wedding dresses can be found almost anywhere, and at half the price.
Check out a few of our favorite black wedding dresses below!
An elegant off-shoulder gown with a subtly modern feel, this Black Halo dress also features asymmetrical detailing at the wrap-style, floor-length skirt.
Go big or go home right? This Giuseppe Di Morabito gown is both extravagant and glamorous, with a unique mesh skirt and a statement puff sleeve.
Lace is the base for elegant embellishments on this stunning gown, including a dusting of sequins and rich velvet allover flower appliqués and waistband.
An elegant off-shoulder gown with a subtly modern feel.
Satin lapels inspired by a tuxedo jacket tailor the plunging bodice of this statement-making gown that’s ready for your big day.
For a fun twist on a black wedding dress, opt for this off-the-shoulder Marchesa gown that boasts a subtle floral print.
Beaded stripes trace the bodice to the jeweled waist on this gown styled with a mesh-inset plunging neckline and beaded fringe pendulating down the skirt.
Sleek, smooth satin gives way to degradé organza tiers that cascade diagonally across the skirt, creating a gown that will captivate with your every turn.
Light up the evening in this shapely trumpet gown framed with sheer mesh sleeves trimmed with icy eye-catching fringe.
Sleeves, sleeves, sleeves! Go glam in this corset gown from Elyse Walker’s Rosario collection.
An Old-World damask pattern is made seductively modern on this sequin-illustrated mesh gown shaped with a bustier-style bodice and a sweeping mermaid skirt.
The elegance of ’20s couture inspires this century-hence gown styled with a puff-shoulder scalloped-lace popover bodice and a shapely skirt slit to mid-thigh.
This pretty black wedding dress has 3D embellishments that’ll make it look you’re floating down the aisle!
This strapless mikado gown blossoms with a moody palette of black and blue that dramatically tumbles down to the ruffled high/low hem.
Rows of sequins and metallic threading run through this elegant gown. A lightweight style that can be worn effortlessly all night long.
Sweet and chic! The voluminous high-low hemline contrasts the fitted sweetheart neckline for a dramatic silhouette, making it a perfect black wedding dress.
This elegant wrap-front ball gown features a plunging back with dramatic bow and train.
Crafted in supple jersey, this floor-skimming Halston Heritage evening gown is easier to wear than most similar styles, without sacrificing any elegance.
A cowl neckline and silk satin — what more could you need?
A sleek gown with a contrasting satin fabric and dramatic puff sleeve.