The tradition of wearing a white dress on your wedding day dates all the way back to the Victorian era. While it’s still very much popular in today’s society, brides are now straying from tradition by adding a bit of color to their wedding dress, including even black. Here are a few ways to embrace the new trend of black wedding dresses for your own special day.
Compliment Your Figure
Black is a very slimming color which can really help show off your gorgeous figure on your wedding day. When looking for the perfect black dress, try to find one that compliments your curves. We also recommend having your dress properly fitted so the silhouette is flattering to your body and you feel completely comfortable in it.
If you’re looking to add a little extra flair to your black wedding dress, a beaded gown is the perfect way to do just that. Whether you choose a fully beaded style or only a beaded bodice, this trend is both chic and elegant – and is sure to turn heads on your wedding day!
Add Some Color
No matter which season you’re getting married, adding a pop of color to your black dress can add an unexpected twist to your wedding day look. Since almost every color pairs well with black, you can choose nearly any color you’d like. Some of our favorites to pair with your dress are deep purples, blues and gold – which also compliment many different skin tones.
Black & White
If you don’t want to fully commit to an entirely black wedding dress, a great compromise is opting for a mixture of black and white colors. Not only does this create a unique wedding day look, it also keeps the traditional white colors while still letting you add some drama to your dress. You can go as heavy or as light on the black coloring as you’d like, or even some simple black lace overlay for an elegant look.
Accessorize the Dress
Depending on how much black you want to add to your look, a few black accessories can create a beautiful and unforgettable wedding day assemble. You can choose to pair your dress with your favorite black pair of shoes or even a black wedding veil. One of the easiest ways to embrace this trend is with black jewelry that also adds a little sparkle such as necklaces, earrings, bracelets or hair accessories.
With black being such a dramatic color, we recommend keeping your makeup look minimal on your wedding day. This ensures it doesn’t clash with your overall look and your dress can be the main focus. Neutral colors often look best and can contrast the colors of your dress quite beautifully.
Are you ready to find the wedding dress of your dreams? Book an appointment with us today and our bridal specialists will help you find the perfect dress in any color you’d like!