woman wearing black bridal dress posing on a coast

White is undoubtedly one of the most versatile colors. It fits absolutely anyone and can be combined with so many other colors in one beautiful ensemble. You can't go wrong choosing white, especially when it comes to a wedding dress. Yet, there is another trusty color that works just as great as white. Can you already guess what color I am talking about? Let's face it, black is always the new black nothing can substitute for its elegance. Moreover, you can always rely on this color or its absence if you prefer to call it this way.

So, if your nocturnal instincts push you towards the dark side, or you plan to have a themed wedding ceremony then today's post is for you. Here are some of my favorite black wedding dresses from elegant lace ornaments and bohemian wedding dresses to voluminous Victorian-inspired ensembles. Which one is your personal favorite?

gorgeous black mermaid bridal dresss

1. Dark Mermaid


Let's begin with the open-back black mermaid dress. It has sleek lace-covered sleeves and a long tail-like skirt. This dress is going to look fascinating on an hourglass figure highlighting curves and waistline. Nocturnal brides who love simple silhouettes and lace will adore this wedding dress.

woman in black bridal chiffon dress is posing on the snow

2. Odile from Swan Lake


Odile is the secondary antagonist in the Swan Lake ballet. Her dark entity inspired me to pick up this gorgeous black bridal dress with a voluminous chiffon gown. The top part features a deep-v-neck neckline under the thinnest coat of intricate lace. Looking stunning and radiates an edgy vibe.

woman is posing on a beach, wearing a black, boho-inspired bridal dress.

3. Moody Boho


The next dress you'll want to wear even after the wedding ceremony, as it is a very wearable, boho-inspired ensemble. It is going to be perfect for the beach wedding ceremony, and after, you can wear it casually or revamp it for a night out.

woman in black bridal dress with flower crown on her head is posing in a field.

4. Beauty in Modesty


This floor-length, draped gown is an ideal choice for the beginning of spring or fall time. Its modest silhouette and lace-covered sleeves are ideal for romantic brides. The black color makes the dress versatile for various wedding themes.

a woman in a balck tulle bridal dress is posing in the field

5. Gothic Princess


Moody, and dark, this dress is made for a sad Gothic princess who enters a dreamy and obscure dream wedding. This black gown needs nothing to make your dark look complete. It is obsolete in its simplicity. Loose hair and smokey eye makeup are going to be your best friends for this dress. And, for the comfortable ceremony, opt out for a pair of flats.

a woman in a simple black weding dress is posing in the field

6. Free-spirited Energy


Another perfect option for an outdoor wedding ceremony. This simple black dress with a low V-neckline is covered in tassels and has a loose cut. Exactly what you need if you aim for an ethnic vibe for your ceremony. When I see this dress, I imagine a private wedding somewhere in the middle of an immense grassland.

a woman wearing black wedding gown, posing on a coast

7. Gothic Sweetheart


The sweetheart neckline is one of the most delicate and the most popular choices for a wedding dress. It elongates the neck, accentuates the d├ęcolletage area. Combine it with a billowing tulle gown and a pair of drop earrings. You can also add a baroque necklace to your neck as a final Gothic touch.

woman wearing a black, gothic gown is posing in the field

8. The Black Queen


If the Gothic Princess wears a black tulle gown that looks like cotton candy, then The Black Queen rocks full Victorian attire for her wedding. The boat shoulder neckline is covered in retro lace, Juliet sleeves, royal embroidery all over the gown, and, of course, a layered mantle that completes the look. Such an ensemble will fit a wintery fairytale wedding.

woman in a black wedding dress

9. Dark Elegance


If you always wanted to wear a big, fluffy dress for your wedding but also wanted it to look "alternative", then you will definitely like the next dress. It combines all of the classic elements like a sweetheart bodice and fluffy skirt. Still, the pitch-black color makes this dress look edgy enough for a Gothic-inspired wedding.

a qoman in a black wedding dres is posing on a coast

10. Gloomy Fairytale


The final dark beauty is an a-line dress with 3D floral lace and a bateau neckline. If Disney's Maleficent planned a glamorous gothic wedding, she would go for this black bridal dress without any doubt. My favorite detail is a sexy slit on the side, which allows you to show some skin. A black diadem decorated with raw gems is a mandatory accessory for this dress.

Final Thoughts...


Black bridal dresses transcend mere trends; they are a canvas for self-expression, a declaration of individuality, and a love story whispered in onyx hues. You didn't shy away from the shadows; you embraced them, weaving a tapestry of mystery and allure. In your dark gown, you were not just a bride; you were a muse, an enchantress, the heroine of your own gothic fairytale.