30 Beautiful Little (and Long) Black Dresses Perfect For Bridesmaids
Good morning lovelies! The perfect bridesmaid dress can be hard to find, but I think I have 30 of them right here! And what makes them so perfect? Well ladies, what is the one colour we all turn to when looking for the perfect dress? That’s right, timeless, versatile, oh so chic and perfect for accessorizing, black is every woman’s colour of choice when style and elegance are called for. So what colour could possibly be more perfect for your bridesmaids?? Need convincing further? Here are 5 good reasons why you should choose black for your bridesmaids…..
5 Reasons Black is THE Perfect Colour for Your Bridesmaids
1. Black is always in fashion, never looking anything but chic and glamorous…..
2. It suits everyone – whether your bestie is a brunette with olive skin, a blonde with a golden glow or red head with a complexion like porcelain black suits them all!
3. And every style, theme, venue and season! Gatsby-esque, New Year glamour, country chic or rustic; in a stately home, boutique hotel, backyard or barn black will look fab with them all…..
4. It is the perfect colour for mismatching – and we all know why that’s such a perfect look for bridesmaids! (missed that post? Then head here to read all about it)
5. And its the one colour your bridesmaids are bound to love and want to wear again! (especially at this time of year)
Oh and if they don’t have you convinced, some of these beautiful dresses surely will!…..
Little Black Bridesmaid Dresses
There’s a good reason why no woman’s wardrobe is complete without the ubiquitous little black dress – and why this has been the case for almost 90 years, since Coco Chanel brought it to the forefront of fashion in 1926! A classic, sassy and with more than a hint of fun, the LBBD (little black bridesmaids dress) is the epitome of chic…..
With Art Deco still a big trend, how about something with some flapper-style flair?…..
Or something a little textured and tea length? This gown says modern day Audrey like no other…..
Long Black Bridesmaid Dresses
If you are having a more formal celebration and glamorous gathering, go long rather than little with a glamorous black gown. Nothing creates a style statement or a sleek silhouette quite like a long black dress…..
I love the preppy stripes of this more casual looking gown…..
Oh and ASOS even have a divine Art Deco maxi dress!!
Long Sleeve Black Bridesmaid Dresses
Long sleeves are still a key trend for brides and the look is now starting to filter down to bridesmaids. And why not? For all the reasons it looks beautiful on brides, it is perfect for bridesmaids too – plus if you’re planning a wedding for this time of the year it offers your bridesmaids a little extra coverage. To avoid the Morticia Addams look though, choose a shorter dress (with stockings or opaque tights) or make sure the sleeves are lace if you’re going for a floor length gown!…..
I love it! In fact I just wish I had been lucky enough to wear black when I was a bridesmaid – instead of lavender, peach and purple (on 3 separate occasions, I should say, not all together!) none of which really do much for my blue complexion. If you don’t see the beauty in black for bridesmaids though, don’t worry because I have another post packed full of pretty (and perfect for the season) bridesmaid dresses coming up. If you simply can’t wait though just take a peek here for some Autumn inspiration, here for timeless Ivory bridesmaid dresses, here for sweet and summery stripes or here for some of this year’s key bridesmaid trends. You will also find plenty of ideas over on CVBs Bridesmaid Pinterest board – almost 1000 pins worth in fact!