Bridal party

12th January 2019


11 reasons why you should have your bridesmaids wear black

Black is the new black


When one thinks about bridesmaid dresses, black is rarely the first colour that springs to mind. Indeed, conventional wedding wisdom tells guests to stay away from wearing all black at a wedding, to avoid looking too sombre, so the bride tribe usually wears pretty pastel dresses or attractive jewel-toned gowns.

But while we love pinks, violets and blues for the bridal party, black bridesmaid dresses can look downright incredible – and here are just a few reasons why.

1. Black flatters everyone

Bridesmaids come in all shapes and sizes, but black looks good on everyone.

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2. And every skin tone

Not to mention every hair colour!

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3. It’s an extremely elegant colour

The chicest colour of all, actually.

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4. Colour trends come and go…

…But black and white are eternal and will undoubtedly withstand the test of time.

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5. Being surrounded by black dresses makes the bride’s white dress pop

Not to be vain but, you know…

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6. It looks astounding in photos

Your bride squad photos will look MAJOR.

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7. And even more so in black and white snaps

Vintage glamour – what’s not to like?

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8. You can look like a badass biker gang

We mean, seriously badass.

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9. Or a coven of really cool witches

Sabrina, who?

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10. Black hides a lot of stains

So your bridesmaids won’t have to stick to white wine or vodka tonics throughout the night to avoid spillage.

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11. And a little black dress is the one kind of dress that a bridesmaid may actually be able to wear again

Instant wardrobe update.

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Image Credits

Sanford Creative

Wedding Directory