From gothy to fancy, black wedding dresses are badass

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Who needs a white wedding dress when you can wear a black one?! I don't want to hate one the lighter end of the wedding dress spectrum, but as someone who eloped in a black dress, I like my frocks dark!

Here are a few of our favorite black wedding dresses — and we'd love to see more!


Steph and Mark's New Zealand wedding was pretty fantastic for several reasons (rockabilly theme! red details!) but chief among them is Steph's black dress. A-mazing!

ML Monique Lhuillier V-Neckline Tiered Trumpet Gown
Monique Lhuillier V-Neckline Tiered Trumpet Gown

This Monique Lhuillier V-Neckline Tiered Trumpet Gown has cobalt blue undertones, perfect for your dark blue and black goth wedding.


Kristen and Jet both rocked black at their zombie Halloween wedding in May 2013.

This lacy black gown runs up to size 14 and is also available in red.


Krysten donned this incredible black and white dress in her New Orleans elopement.


Manda's full-length black gown is AMAZING — as was her afternoon nightclub wedding in Australia!

This 50's style full-length black satin gown comes in sizes extra small to 5X, and the price is between $57 and $120. SCORE.


One more from the archives, because I'm pretty sure you can never go wrong with a birdcage veil, dinosaur, and amazing black dress.

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Comments on From gothy to fancy, black wedding dresses are badass

  1. can you have the bridal party wearing black as well as wearing a black wedding dress?????

  2. I’m engaged and in a same-sex relationship, and we’ve decided that my fiancee is going to wear the traditional white A-line wedding dress (it was her mom’s), and I’m going to wear a black ball gown. It’s so us: she’s sweet and classy; I’m outspoken and offbeat.

    Plus, since we’re both technically “the bride”, we want to be very conscious of not overshadowing or upstaging each other’s dress. Solution? Wear dresses that are both gorgeous and elegant, but so totally different from each other that no one is tempted to “compare” and neither of us steals the spotlight more than the other. So, she will be wearing white and I will be wearing black, and we will both be beautiful brides in our own way. 🙂

    So, add me to the list of brides who will be rocking black on my big day. Yay for black dresses!!

  3. My mom wore a black dress for her second wedding. She said she just couldn’t find a white one she liked. It was a knee-length black velveteen dress with these swirls of gold and silver … glitter, I guess? It was classic ’90s! As was her hair …

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