There is an understated synergy and elegance when the colours black and white are paired together. Monochrome is typically a hallmark at weddings – the beautiful brides dress is white, and the grooms impeccably tailored suit is black. A black hue also stands to offer a modern twist to the proverbial bridesmaid dress, and has the capacity to change the feel and atmosphere of the whole ceremony.
The little black bridesmaid dress (LBBD) is a distinctive, decadent touch to your grand occasion. There is an unprecedented modishness that is encapsulated through a simple black gown. Though contrary to what you might think, black isn’t a one-dimensional look. A paisley sheath, an inbuilt corset, or sheer panel detailing and a backless design can invigorate the modest shade.
We have hand-picked looks from some of our favourite Australian designers to bring to you a sleek selection of black bridesmaid dresses, as an alternative to the traditional pastel hued floor length gown.
More often than not, fashion comes into play when deciding what to don your bridesmaids in. One thing is for sure and that is tepid peach, pastel tones are no longer your only option. Something as simple as a fitted black gown with pleated tuck detailing in the skirt, or the use of dark velvet fabrics incites a bold, modern style.