Wedding Dresses

20 Beautiful Black Wedding Dresses for the Bold Bride

With Halloween just around the corner I thought we would celebrate with something a little seasonal today. A black wedding dress is the perfect choice for a spooky celebration on All Hallow’s Eve. It is also the beautiful choice for all of you bold and fashion forward brides wishing to avoid the traditional meringue!

20 Beautiful Black Bridal Gowns(Image Source ~ Otaduy)

 I have long loved a bride who ditches the traditional wedding dress in a shade of white, in favour of a coloured gown more reflective of her personal style for her big day. In fact, it was the subject of one of my very first posts! (which you can see here, and a more recent update here) And what colour could be more bold than black for a wedding dress? Long associated with elegance and sophistication, black is the trusty shade we all turn to for those special occasions. And surely there is no occasion more special than tying the knot, so why not choose black for your wedding dress? If nothing else its means the possibility of getting to wear your wedding dress again – and what bride wouldn’t love that?

Still not sure? Take a look at these ever so stylish brides in their elegant black wedding dresses…..

A Black Wedding DressPhotography ~ Jen Huang

Black Lace Wedding Dress Ashley Biess Photography via Ruffled

A Black & Nude Vera Wang Wedding DressPhotography ~ Michael Segal via Style Me Pretty

A Black Wedding DressJulie Cate Photography via Style Unveiled

 You see? So, if you’re looking for a look or a dress that flies in the face of tradition, but is no less beautiful or romantic, and love the thought of wearing a black wedding dress, here are 12 of my favourites – including some straight from the catwalks for 2015……

Oh and don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten I promised 20 – the other 8 are coming, I promise!

Beautiful Black Wedding Dresses

Sareh Nouri Fall 2014 Black Wedding DressSareh Nouri’s Fall 2015 Collection

Notte by Marchesa Black Wedding DressNotte by Marchesa Black Dress from Net-a-Porter

OUMA Black Wedding DressBlack Floor Length Tulle Wedding Dress from OUMA

 Budget Friendly Black Wedding DressBudget Friendly Black Wedding Dress from Modcloth

Elie Saab Black Wedding DressElie Saab Fall 2014 Collection

Jenny Packham Black & Gold Wedding DressJenny Packham Black & Gold Sequin Wedding Dress from Net-a-Porter

Art Deco Black Wedding DressArt Deco Black Wedding Dress from ASOS

Marchesa Lace Black Wedding DressMarchesa Lace Black Wedding Dress from Net-a-Porter

Needle & Thread Budget Friendly Black Wedding Dress Needle & Thread Black Lace Wedding Dress from Net-a-Porter

Embellished Lace & Tulle Black Wedding DressEmbellished Lace & Tulle Black Wedding Dress from Net-a-Porter

Monique Lhuillier Black Lace Tea Length Wedding DressMonique Lhuillier Black Lace Hi-Lo Gown from Nordstrom

But my absolute favourite? From Oscar De La Renta of course!…..

Oscar De La Renta Black & GOld GownOscar De La Renta Black & Gold Dress from Net-a-Porter

Not found anything you love yet? Then take a look at some of the other black gowns (just calling out for a bride) I found…..

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Wedding Dresses with a Hint of Black

Of course you don’t have to go all black to make a statement on your wedding day. Accents of black are a great compromise for you brides looking to add some drama to your look, but not wanting to shy too far away from the traditional white. And yet again if the runways of 2015 are anything to go by, this is going to be a key trend for next year…..

Claire Pettibone Wedding Dress with a hint of Black Claire Pettibone’s 2015 Collection – Gothic Angel 

Maggie Sottero Cosette Wedding Dress with a hint of BlackMaggie Sottero Cosette

Maggie Sottero Vanja Wedding Dress with a hint of BlackMaggie Sottero Vanja

Naeem Khan's Spring 2015 CollectionNaeem Khan’s Spring 2015 Collection

Or how about a ballgown skirt with some preppy stripes?

Naeem Khan's Spring 2015 CollectionNaeem Khan’s Spring 2015 Collection

Enzoani Wedding Dress with a Hint of BlackEnzoani Beautiful Collection BT14-22

Ersa Atelier Wedding Dress with a Hint of BlackErsa Atelier 2015 Collection

Oh and who says the dress needs to be white with black, how about some soft blush?

Moonlight Couture Blush Wedding Dress with a Hint of BlackMoonlight Couture H1272

 I for one can’t wait to see more brides next year rocking black wedding dresses! For more inspiration (and black dresses) take a look at Chic Vintage Brides Coloured Wedding Dresses board on Pinterest – it is positively brimming with bold and beautiful alternatives to the traditional white gown!