(Closed) black bridesmaid dresses?

posted 13 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

i originally wanted to use black dresses and probably would have, but our wedding colors are apple green and chocolate brown. i think it’s a great choice because everyone looks good in black.

Post # 18
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I’m having my bridesmaids wear black dresses; they can pick their own, as long as it’s knee length or below. I’m hoping that this way they’ll actually wear them again!

Post # 19
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’m having a July wedding and my Bridesmaid or Best Man are wearing black dresses. I think it’s classic and helps the ever popular "you’ll wear it again!"

Black is always in style.

Post # 20
48 posts
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think black looks great – and it really will make your flowers look awesome. I also agree though that there are lots of colors that will look wonderful with lavender. The great thing about black Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses is that they will DEFINITELY be reworn! I think JCrew has some really cute options right now.

Post # 21
3952 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Black is an incredible base color with which to add your other color(s).  It does make any bright color pop!

That being said, we’re doing the little black dress for the bridesmaids also! 

Also having been a bridesmaid umpteen times over the years, I have a closet full of dresses I will never wear again.  I’ve sold many of them and it was honestly a waste of money.  Had I been given the option of wearing a little black dress?  I would have LOVED it so much more!

With the economy being so poor right now, I think it is important to think of our friends.  Do we want them to spend their $$ on something they will not wear again?  Or is the dress purchase something that brings a smile to everybody involved? 

The beauty of the LBD is that they can be the same fabric but different styles, with whatever style being most flattering to each girl.  I know I wouldn’t look good in a dress that my best friends looks incredible in.  Plus I don’t want them to be a carbon copy of one another and express some creativity.  I have asked them however to wear the matching jewelry that I plan on purchasing for them and wear black strappy heels.

Post # 22
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

My girls wore black with a grayish-silverish accent.  They looked very nice and they can wear their dresses again.  I bought the dress from Mexx.

Here are a few shots of the wedding party.  And I agree, it is a very classic look and it’s nice to give your bridesmaids something that they can wear again.




Post # 23
5 posts
  • Wedding: May 2009

My bridesmaids are wearing their own black dress for the wedding.  I know it’s been frowned upon by some in the past, but these days black doesn’t necessarily have a "meaning."  Plus, I bet your bridesmaids will love you for it!

Post # 24
411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I’ve thought of doing black for our winter wedding, too! I’m curious as to how well it will photograph, though.

Still, I don’t think black is inappropriate for a summer wedding. Just choose a light fabric and dress it up with some bright, fun, colorful jewelry and shoes and your girls will look phenomenal!

Post # 25
1530 posts
Bumble bee

My Bridesmaid or Best Man are wearing black dresses for our May 16th wedding.  I wanted a simple, classic look and thought they’d enjoy picking out their own LBD to wear again.  My future Mother-In-Law was the only person who seemed a little surprised by my color choice.  I think that you can definitely wear them and they’ll look great.

Post # 26
5 posts
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’m having an August wedding & my girls will be wearing black tea-length dresses with a colored ribbon around the waist.  My fiance’s mom gave me a lot of flack about it, actually saying I was "crazy" for wanting my girls to wear black, especially in August, but after showing her some pictures of how classy it can look, she’s come around.

Post # 27
12 posts
  • Wedding: February 2010


Wedding is YOUR big day, I also love black and if I was you I would not hesitate to wear the color I like.

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Post # 28
73 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I love love love the black Bridesmaid or Best Man dress, both as a bride and as a Bridesmaid or Best Man. It’s a color that should work for everyone and gives you a great neutal palette to play with.

My BMs are in black and had the chance to choose their own (if they don’t want to use it again it’s their choice, not because it is a candidate for uglydress.com). I have a color palette of 9 different colors and each woman will have a different pairing of colors so that they all pop. In order to make the black pop even more, we’re DIYing wraps for them to wear during the ceremony.

Post # 29
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

has anyone found a good site / place where BMs / MOHs can order a floor length black dress but in different styles that suit them?? I love one from alfred sung but its almost $200 then with alterations who knows!


tx bees

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