Black wedding dresses

by Karen Vander

A black wedding dress beauty

Black creates a slimming effect and what girl would not want to look better on their wedding day. Did you know Sarah Jessica Parker wore a black wedding dress? She did when she married in 1997 to Mathew Broderick

Wearing a black wedding dress (and many other colors we present here at RHB) is a topic that will raise some controversy. The traditional color for wedding dresses in the Western world is white. However the trend is bucking and we see brides in various colors in past years.

Black wedding dress
Bouquet, designed by The Treasured Petal (Photo source: http://jessicaclaire.net/)

A few black wedding dresses
Twelve designers were asked to submit sketches of a wedding dress for first daughter Jenna Bush. Here they are.

Some black beauties were proposed to Jenna Bush. She ended up picking a white wedding dress. Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo married her music producer hubby, Christopher Ivery at New York’s City Hall last fall. She wore a little black dress and boots.

It was not until after the passing of Queen Victoria in 1907, the traditional color for a wedding gown was often black, not white. Only upper class could afford a white gown that they would probably never wear again. Times have certainly changed.

Looking for black wedding dresses? If you want to see all your wedding dress options, start your search extra early. They are hard to come by like any other color wedding dresses.

54 comments

Comment from: mikayla
mikayla

i love some of these dresses

12/09/08 @ 15:33
Comment from: Jackie Flynn  
Jackie Flynn

I love black wedding dresses. I’m getting married in 2 years and I am looking for one and need some ideas.

12/14/08 @ 19:23
Comment from: Regina Lilley
Regina Lilley

Looking for a black wedding dress???

01/18/09 @ 11:09
Comment from: aSHLEY  
aSHLEY

I love the first dress shown with the suit! How can I get my hands on that!?!

01/21/09 @ 10:33
Comment from: keina
keina

I am getting married July 2009 and want a black dress. How do I find them locally?

01/24/09 @ 20:51
Comment from: Kaylee
Kaylee

I love the first dress shown with the suit!! Same as the other person how do i get my hands on that its beautifal!!

03/23/09 @ 21:43
Comment from: Larissa  
Larissa

I have a prom in May and have been looking for a dress for months and was wondering where i could find that first dress
contact me at DeadlySirenAngle@aol.com

04/04/09 @ 08:44
Comment from: jess robinson
jess robinson

Yes please tell me where i can get a hold of that 1st dress-its gorgeous and the dress ive been dreaming of! please im in australia can i get this dress???

07/31/09 @ 05:38
Comment from: Dlynn
Dlynn

Where do I get the French black dress and how much is it?

08/02/09 @ 18:12
Comment from: Tragedy
Tragedy

Hi! I Love the first wedding dress was wondering where I could get one?

09/04/09 @ 00:35
Comment from: Raya
Raya

Ive been searching for a non strapless black wedding gown for months now, but to no avail. Want to look bridal, not medievil or like a pirate. Any links or suggestions for designets? Thank you so much!

09/14/09 @ 06:49
Comment from: leeanne
leeanne

im looking 4 a blackk wedding dress as i am a bit gothic i not been able 2 find 1 i likee any iders would b nice

09/18/09 @ 15:13
Comment from: Zairea
Zairea

i am getting married june of 2011 and am dying for a wedding dress that is as unique as the one at the top

09/24/09 @ 13:07
Comment from: Chanda Rose  
Chanda Rose

Please tell me where I can find and purchase the first dress. I am not gothic I just love black and I wanted something different than anything else I’d ever seen and this dress is perfect. I always wondered how I was going to choose the right dress and my mother told me I’d know it when I seen it and I have I have to have that dress no matter the cost.

10/02/09 @ 12:16
Comment from: Patricia  
Patricia

Did anyone find the first dress? I am obsessed with it, and I need it!

10/08/09 @ 05:35
Comment from: dixie norvis
dixie norvis

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would you like to com that day or contact me at 901-743-6821.

10/12/09 @ 22:02
Comment from: dixie norvis  
dixie norvis

I need you to come and see my destines like on 10- 22-09
would you like to com that day or contact me at 901-743-6821.

10/12/09 @ 22:04
Comment from: Jennifer  
Jennifer

I love wearing black because it make u how to feel what you really feel inside of u

10/21/09 @ 03:38
Comment from: Shanaya
Shanaya

i love the firt dress i want to buy it where can i get it from

10/28/09 @ 14:13
Comment from: Victoria
Victoria

I am wearing a black wedding dress for my Halloween Wedding. I love black dresses. I am in love with my dress.

12/04/09 @ 15:25
Comment from: Victoria
Victoria

The first dress I tried to find for awhile, I wanted it so badly. I did find out who the maker was (can’t remember now) its from Japan. I wrote them and they said it was not available any more. You may look around though. Takasagoya is the boutiques name. You can google it.

12/04/09 @ 15:26
Comment from: Teeanna
Teeanna

omg… that #4 is sooo pretty! i love it and i want it.. where do you find these?!

01/05/10 @ 20:31
Comment from: Ashley
Ashley

I really like the french black dress. I think that one would be perfect for my wedding!

01/07/10 @ 17:42
Comment from: Mary  
Mary

cool!!!!!!!!!!!

01/07/10 @ 21:57
Comment from: meme
meme

i love the black dress alot. Its the most beutiful dress i have ever seen in almost five years

01/12/10 @ 12:01
Comment from: Studio Heart
Studio Heart

Absolutely love that top gown. The black and silver inverse theme in the top and the bottom scream couture and I agree it is very slimming.

01/18/10 @ 19:30
Comment from: Ashley
Ashley

I love number 11 in the sketches… It looks baby doll inspired, and would be flattering on me! Anyone know where I can find something like that?

02/22/10 @ 11:50
Comment from: KALA
KALA

ALL DRESSES R SUPERB…..I LOVE THAT BLACK DRESS VERY MUCH…I WOULD LIKE TO WEAR THAT NOW….I FEEL VERY COOL

03/22/10 @ 00:46
Comment from: Naomi  
Naomi

I like the first DRESS

07/19/10 @ 20:21
Comment from: cyngarza
cyngarza

Please let me know where I can find the first dress that on here. Thanks

07/28/10 @ 00:23
Comment from: amy
amy

Can the French Black dress be made into deep purple?

08/05/10 @ 17:44
Comment from: hugo
hugo

i love this dress

08/22/10 @ 22:11
Comment from: kristen
kristen

My cousin melinda wants her wedding dress please.

08/27/10 @ 15:54
Comment from: Alexandria
Alexandria

Hello, I’m in love with you give me my match made in heaven because I don’t think i will be able to find another one like this, Thanks o and I want to know what sizes you make it in?? Thanks

08/27/10 @ 21:41
Comment from: Soyna
Soyna

weddingdressfantasy.com has red wedding dresses and black wedding dresses

09/08/10 @ 11:49
loucretia

i love this dress i want to buy it rite now how much actually i want to buy the set

09/15/10 @ 00:27
Briony baxter

HOW MUCH IS THIS DRESS?????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!

09/24/10 @ 09:05
Comment from: Joanne Floyd
Joanne Floyd

Can you buy this black & white dress? -it’s absolutely perfect!! details please…

10/16/10 @ 05:30
Comment from: Grace Y. Torres
Grace Y. Torres

Hello, I have seen many wedding gowns through out my years, but never have I ever seen one like the one shown on the very top peeking out and enticing everyone with her elegance and the black vail is truly a fine touch. I have been searching for a wedding gown for two years and I found it… She’s calling my name out through the window, Grace, Grace here I am come and purchase me! Please, I would truly be grateful If you would be helpful as in providing any type of information of how I may purchase this Gorgeous dress. I’m to wed on the twenty-fifth of June two thousand eleven. I would truly appreciate your help! Thank you, Grace

12/10/10 @ 17:24
Comment from: Grace Y. Torres  
Grace Y. Torres

Pardon me for not leaving my email the first time…

12/11/10 @ 14:58
Comment from: Meeky
Meeky

Omg, I love the first dress! Is it available? Where can I get it from? And what’s the price?

12/12/10 @ 00:21
Comment from: Lindsey B
Lindsey B

I love that french Wedding dress in the window, labeled Takasagoya. Any info on how to get that dress would be Fantastic. It’s perfect for my sister. A price guide, anything, ~with love~

12/13/10 @ 15:56
Comment from: blackcat5467
blackcat5467

I love that black and silver dress !!!!

12/15/10 @ 10:58
Comment from: Jessica A  
Jessica A

I would also like to know who designed the first dress, the French Takasagoya. I have been looking everywhere for it. Where can I find one and what is the price?

12/17/10 @ 09:24
Comment from: Kayla
Kayla

I love the 1st one with the suit. I am planning my wedding on halloween

01/05/11 @ 17:44
Comment from: hayley
hayley

omg omg the first one is the most beutiful dress i have ever seen in my lif iminlove!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

01/17/11 @ 17:36
Comment from: elisa
elisa

i love see the black dress.

01/17/11 @ 17:51
Comment from: LOSER
LOSER

THOSE DRESSES ARE SOOOOOOO CUTE

02/04/11 @ 10:48
Comment from: Karen Williams
Karen Williams

Hi. I honestly love the dress in the first pix, the only problem is that i can’t find the actual website to see price and whatnot. Can you shoot me an email or something with the link? Thanks.

02/08/11 @ 04:21
Comment from: mark
mark

hi there…i love the sketches of wedding gowns.their such an inspiration for young and becoming designers.

02/14/11 @ 00:37
Comment from: Ashley
Ashley

Hi
i just wanted to know the top dress on this page (Black wedding dresses) where would i find it as i love it and would love to try it on.

Thanks Ashley.

03/29/11 @ 06:10
Comment from: mickaila young  
mickaila young

OMG so one please tell me who makes the dress i get married next year and i really wont this dress :( please help

06/23/11 @ 05:30
Comment from: mickaila young
mickaila young

haha please tell me where i can buy the dress from at the top it is my wedding wish

06/23/11 @ 05:45
Comment from: mickaila young
mickaila young

i wrote about the dress not UFOs !!

06/23/11 @ 05:59

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