If you are considering black bridesmaid dresses for your wedding, you are not alone! Black is becoming a more and more popular choice for your attendants. Every woman owns (or should own) the go-to Little Black Dress, as black is slimming, sophisticated and appropriate for so many occasions.If you choose black for your bridesmaids they are likely to be able to wear the dresses again (another bonus.) You can go formal or more casual depending on skirt length, fabric and style—consider the venue and time of day before making your final decision. Long black gowns may not be the best choice for a farm at mid day, for example, though I have seen them worn at a beach wedding (I am thinking of Kate Bosworth who was a bridesmaid at a friend’s wedding…see photo below).
Black bridesmaid dresses can provide a chic and sophisticated tone to your wedding, and would especially suit a city venue or an evening wedding. For those who are afraid that black can be too somber, you can always add color and bling in the form of belts or creative jewelry, sashes or shoes that can tie into your general wedding color theme. Another advantage to black dresses is that the color (or lack of color) makes them versatile: virtually any color palette with work with this base. If you opt for multiple styles of dresses for your attendants, black will help the styles work together. Black will also relate well to the groomsmen’s suits and all will provide a wonderful contrast to the bride (and can therefore really set off the “star” of the production).
Now, for the wedding flowers! As mentioned, pretty much any color choice of wedding flower can work with black, so you can’t really go wrong here. Some wedding palettes are more striking than others. We’ve assembled our top four, with some Bunches Direct bouquet picks:
1. Society Neutral: White or Ivory
2. Personality: Pops of Hot Pink
3. Glamour and Drama with Red
4. Modern and Stylish with Green
What’s your favorite color combination? Care to share? If you have comments or photos that you can share with other brides, feel free to email me at [email protected]!
Happy Wedding Planning!