The age-old adage says that black dresses at weddings are in poor taste because they send a somber message that’s more appropriate for a funeral than a celebration of love. We’re here to tell you that this is no longer the case. This old-fashioned wedding attire rule isn’t considered essential to most brides anymore. (Just keep steering clear of white!) If you ask us, a black dress at a wedding is quite chic. The key is to choose one that’s formal and special enough to not be mistaken for funeral garb. That’s where we come in.
Scroll down to shop 11 beautiful wedding-appropriate dresses!
Rachel Zoe Clamencia Sleeveless A Line Dress ($475)
Pair this flirty mini with a fun pair of statement heels.
Pixie Market Black Lace Up Floaty Midi Dress ($99)
Reformation Antonia Dress ($218)
This pretty option flatters your upper body beautifully.
Self-Portrait Macramé Lace Midi Dress ($625)
This is the perfect black dress for summertime.
Mango Blond Strap Dress ($60)
You’ll love wearing this versatile option at the wedding and many times thereafter.
Tibi Silk Pleated Halter Dress ($795)
We love a tea-length dress, and we’ve had our eye on this one all summer.
Sea Cutout Embroidered Stretch-Crepe Dress ($435)
This intricate cutout frock is a great option for a daytime wedding.
Trois Laetitia Mid-Length Dress ($260)
Simple and sleek is always a good idea.
Club Monaco Darelle Dress ($329)
We’re all about that sparkling bandeau detail.
Alice McCall The Way You Fell in Love Dress ($462)
The best part about this lovely dress? It can be worn with sleeves on the arms or tied around the waist.
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