Are your friends and family slightly shocked by your decision to wear black at your wedding? Well, it is not surprising since most people consider black to quite an unorthodox color to wear at one's own wedding. What most people remain unaware about is that black is in fact not such a unique choice. In fact, the color white became synonymous with wedding dresses only after Queen Victoria's wedding to Prince Albert in the year 1840. Prior to that, most brides got married in any color that they fancied, with black actually being a very popular color in Scandinavia. While today black may still have not become an extremely popular wedding dress color, it is not completely unheard of. In fact, fashion icon and actress Sarah Jessica Parker wore a black dress for her own wedding to Matthew Broderick in a bid to ensure that there was no unwanted attention drawn to the wedding. If you are convinced about a wedding dress in black, then we give you some ideas and design trends.
Ideas for a Black Wedding Dress
A lot has been said about the beauty of the color black, and everyone is aware of the necessity to own an elegant LBD, but why is the color still not accepted at weddings? The answer may have a lot to do with societal customs and traditions. The fact remains that choosing a black dress may allow you for a lot more than just having an unconventional wedding dress. Any long dress in black spells elegance and there is also the factor that black is a color that gives you the illusion of being slimmer than you are. With a black wedding dress, you are sure to stand out and there is no need to accessorize much. If you are looking a black dress, it may be a great idea to opt for a tighter fit than you would normally and also try to avoid long sleeves, as it can seem too constricting. Most brides have a problem actually finding wedding dresses that are black in color. Some of the options that you can try out are buying a white wedding gown and dyeing it black, scouring the prom dress section of a boutique, or searching for dresses in the bridesmaid section. Given below are some ideas that you can try out for your wedding.
One of the options that you could definitely try out as a wedding dress is an all black option. Opt to not have accents of any other color on the dress. If you want, you could accentuate the dress with rhinestones and self embroidery. If you are opting for a full skirt, then have an underskirt that is column like in design with an over skirt that is made of tulle or lace. This could be a beautiful and elegant option for a wedding gown. Opt for a strapless dress or a dress with thin straps.
Black and White
If you are not comfortable with the idea of wearing something that is so spectacularly bold, then opt for a wedding dress in shades of both white and black. You could have a white dress with black embroidery and sequins on it. You could also have a black wedding dress with a white sash and white accents on the rest of the dress. Another option could be to opt for a white dress that is then overlapped with a black sheer cloth like lace or chiffon, or even tulle.
Black and Other Colors
If you want to make your wedding dress slightly more different, then an option that could work for you would be to add a pop of color by using accents in another color. This color could be the color that is predominantly featured in your wedding decor. Use a sash in the color that you want or wear a hair accessory in this color. You could also choose to get a custom designed dress that uses accents of the color on a black base.
Black wedding dresses can add a lot of drama and boldness to your wedding. If you think that you can carry it off well, then this can be a great option for any bride. Just choose the right dress and be ready to shock and surprise people on your wedding day.