Black bridesmaid dresses

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I wanted my bridesmaids to wear black dresses..but my MIL freaked out…so I had to change the color….I really like the pictures that you posted..:)

Post # 4
15016 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

My girls wore black dresses, I let them choose their own. I kind of wish I had chosen the same dress for both but I don’t know if that would have been possible with their two body types. I love the dress in your pic especially with the purple flowers, so pretty. 

Post # 6
10837 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Bunni0929: Purple and black was my favourite combination when I was a teen as I thought it was shocking. Now i think it’s very strikingly elegant. It will look great. I think all black BM dresses look very classic when they’re the same length but in all different styles.

Post # 8
42117 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Bunni0929:  I think black dresses add an elegant touch to a weddinf. Your girls will love you as it would be a dress that would actually get worn again.Given the different body types, you could pick the fabric and length and let them choose a dress from the designer you like.

Post # 9
1608 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013


These were the dresses my bridesmaids wore, except in black. The girls loved that they had pockets. They’re from David’s Bridal. The girls wore red shoes and had red bouquets.


Post # 10
102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

These are my colors as well.  My girls are wearing black cocktail dresses (different style for each) with dark purple heels and pashmina wraps.  Their bouquets are also varying shades of purple. 

Post # 12
247 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014


My sister wanted us to wear black dresses and she let us all pick a different style. Her photographer suggested two things. 1) For everyone to wear the same fabric because it would look more uniformed and would photograph better and 2)Not to pick a really shiny fabric because it doesn’t photograph well. Sorry if the picture is big and/or blurry! I’m on the iPad and it’s a tad bit difficult. :p

Post # 13
7630 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

All of my girls wore black dresses. They chose them on their own. The fabrics were mixed but it didn’t make much of a difference. Black doesn’t change too much on different fabrics like other colors can. I think just having the exact same color and same flowers is unifying enough. 

Post # 15
975 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

I am choosing the fabric and color and getting them to choose the dress. You could specify length, fabric, color, designer to give it a bit more structure. A little black dress is a staple item so whatever you/they choose they can wear it anywhere. 

Post # 16
82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I’ve worn a black bridesmaid dress before and the bride paired them with bright colorEd flowers. It popped really well.


Black didn’t make me want to wear the dress again, though! I’ve seen so few BM dresses that are truly re-wearable. 

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