No matter how viral a trending or new season colour may be—ahem, Barbie pink—no shade, tint or hue will ever truly be ‘the new black’.
Sartorially speaking, black is timeless, elegant, and universally flattering. All these factors (and more) make black the perfect colour for your bridesmaid dresses.
Catering to each of your bridesmaids’ complexions, skin tones and hair can make finding a colour that suits everybody feel impossible—that is, unless you opt for black.
The dramatic colour also lends itself to happy couples opting for a classic aesthetic or a formal wedding, bringing an effortless touch of glamour to your nuptials.
Is It OK To Have Black Bridesmaid Dresses?
You may be forgiven for thinking black is a no-no at a wedding, but this traditional rule no longer applies.
Once reserved for mourning and funerals, black dresses, including those worn by your bridesmaids, are not only appropriate but look sophisticated and stylish—particularly in wedding photos.
Best Black Bridesmaid Dresses
Whisper knot waist midi dress, $625 at Aje
Shona Joy Luxe Twist Front Halter Midi Dress, $295 at THE ICONIC
Eternity Off Shoulder Maxi Dress, $380 at Bec + Bridge
Cassette Silk Dress, $575 at Reformation
Jillian Satin Maxi, $359 at MISHA
Florence Pearl Trim Midi Dress, $625 at Aje
Laura Gown, $189 at MESHKI
Azzurielle Gizelle Dress, $269.95 at THE ICONIC
Aries Cut Out Gown, $520 at SIR
Norma Kamali V Neck Rectangle Gown, $275 at THE ICONIC
The Best Brands For Bridesmaid Dresses
Haven’t found *quite* what you’re looking for or, perhaps, you want each of your bridal party to wear a different dress style in the same colour way? These are our favourite brands to shop for bridesmaid dresses in Australia.
Is Black A Good Colour For Bridesmaids?
Timeless, sophisticated, and guaranteed to suit each of your bridal party, black is, in our opinion, one of the best colours to choose for your bridesmaid’s dresses. Bringing glamour and an elevated simplicity to your overall aesthetic, black bridesmaid dresses will never date.