What do you think of black bridesmaid dresses?

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
4656 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I don’t have a problem with them, but I’m not a traditionalist.

Post # 4
2534 posts
Sugar bee

My bridesmaids wore black in my wedding! It looked great.

Post # 6
5160 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I like black BM dresses as long as they are event appropriate.  For example, I wouldn’t think it was awsome for a daytime wedding in the spring/summer.  For an evening wedding I think those dresses are gorgeous.

I dont’ think anyone except your mom cares about the BMs being easily identified.  I think your BMs will love having adress that re-usable and pretty.  Tell your mom they’ll be identified by their bouquets.

Post # 7
1443 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

@SnowInApril:  my wedding was also not-super-formal-but-not-super-casual-either. I asked my bridesmaids to select a black dress of their own choosing (from literally any store), so they had mismatched black dresses. they absolutely loved it, and nobody at the entire wedding said boo about the color.  

the bridesmaids were espically thrilled because then they really did have a dress that they could wear again. 

I think it looks really classy, clean and nice. 



Post # 9
772 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Its great!! good choice

Post # 10
525 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think black dresses are flattering, and are great for more formal wedddings

Post # 11
10838 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@SnowInApril: I really like them. They look smart and elegant and next to an ivory wedding dress it looks so good together. Also, there’s more chance of the BMs being able to wear the dress again after the wedding. 

Post # 12
7630 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

My BMs wore black. They looked so chic! 

Post # 13
406 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@SnowInApril:  I love black bridesmaids dresses, but was talked out of it by the same rationale that your mom gave you.  My bridesmaids didn’t want to blend in.   Being that we’re Italian and in the North East, black is a very, very common color for guests to wear, especially in Fall/Winter.

Post # 14
1590 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I like it & wanted it. FI was not a fan.

Post # 15
11614 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think black dresses are gorgeous – and they don’t look like a black funeral dress.  There’s a difference!  My mom and MIL both wore black gowns to my wedding, and no one thought they were funeral dresses.

Post # 16
220 posts
Helper bee

You have great flower options when bm wear black. I had a friend do it. One issue I noticed is they don’t stand out considering most people end up wearing black to weddings these days.

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