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…..
Rebecca Arthurs Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs
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!
Photography by Michelle Boyd via Style Me Pretty
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…..
Aaron Young Photography via Green Wedding Shoes
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)
Photography by Byron Loves Fawn via One Fab Day
5. And its the one colour your bridesmaids are bound to love and want to wear again! (especially at this time of year)
Photography by Brooke Images via Green Wedding Shoes
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…..
Photography by Stephanie Hunter via Style Me Pretty
Lace Sleeve Short Black Bridesmaid Dress – ASOS
Black Lace Cocktail Dress – Anthropologie
Short Black Polka Dot Bridesmaid Dress – Modcloth
Ted Bake Lace Mini Bridesmaid Dress – ASOS
Black Floral Lace Bridesmaid Dress – Modcloth
Baroque Embellished Midi Shift Dress – ASOS
Sequin Bodice Fit & Flare Bridesmaid Dress – Nordstrom
Black Embellished Mesh Bridesmaid Dress – ASOS
Gold Polka Dot Dress – Modcloth
Illusion Yoke Black Bridesmaid Dress – Nordstrom
With Art Deco still a big trend, how about something with some flapper-style flair?…..
Art Deco Bridesmaid Dress – Anthropologie
Art Deco Black Bridesmaid Dress – Modcloth
Art Deco Black Bridesmaid Dress – ASOS
Or something a little textured and tea length? This gown says modern day Audrey like no other…..
Ruffled Rose Tea Length Bridesmaid Dress – Anthropologie
Photography by Goldsmith & Co via Chic Vintage Brides
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…..
Photography by Marissa Lambert via Style Me Pretty
Monique Lhuillier Fishtail Black Maxi Bridesmaid Dress – Nordstrom
Embellished Tulle Maxi Dress – ASOS
Lace Black Maxi Bridesmaid Dress – Modcloth
Embellished Cap Sleeve Maxi Dress – ASOS
Sequin Lace Sleeve Gown – Nordstrom
Black Sequin Gown – French Connection
Silver Embellished Black Maxi Dress – ASOS
I love the preppy stripes of this more casual looking gown…..
Striped Organza Gown – Anthropologie
Oh and ASOS even have a divine Art Deco maxi dress!!
Photography Michelle March via Style Me Pretty
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!…..
Graham Terhune Photography via Style Me Pretty
Black Lace Tulip Dress – Nordstrom
Ted Baker Long Sleeve Bridesmaid Dress – ASOS
Embellished Floral Lace Black Gown – Net-a-Porter
Long Sleeve Embellished Tulle Dress – Net-a-Porter
Long Sleeve Embroidered Black Bridesmaid Dress – Nordstrom
Long Sleeve High Neck Black Bridesmaid Dress – ASOS
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!