Black Wedding Dresses
There's an old saying, "Dress in black wish yourself back," but since it's the day before Halloween, what better chance to write about black wedding dresses?
Most brides these days steer towards the different shades of white when picking a wedding dress due to the characteristic of purity that the color white has been associated with, and while some do go for bridal dresses in colors such as yellow or blue, the color black rarely sees the light of day on a bride on her wedding day. But, with wedding dress designer extraordinaire Vera Wang having had produced and showcased a line of wedding gowns largely dominated by dramatic black dresses during the 2011 New York's bridal fashion week, they've become a little more acceptable.
Wang is no stranger to the world of bridal dresses and has in fact been deemed as one of the world's most influential and sought after bridal designers. While she may be no stranger, as well, to the usage of colors in her designs, they tend to be muted or act as accents to the dress itself. This time, however, the dramatic factor in Wang's bridal factor has been amped up with not only volumes of organza, tulle and/or chiffon but also with the color black playing center stage. Wang's black collection may be unconventional but is nothing short of strong style- and design-wise and if the color black may be a turn-off for some prospective brides, the details of the gown may just be enough to win them back.
Wang's black gowns may be extremely beautiful and even bride-worthy to some but will her influence be enough to change bridal trends as Queen Victoria has done with the color white and completely eradicate the rule or taboo of not wearing black on a bride's big day? Only time will tell.
The dress we've featured today is actually a bridesmaid dress. Since all our bridesmaid dresses are offered in 28 colors, you can choose white, black, and any color in between.
Posted by Anna K.