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Dark wedding dresses are totally in right now, and we couldn’t be more thrilled!

While the traditional white dress is always gorgeous, sometimes you just want to break with tradition and make your wedding all your own!

Plus, let’s be honest: wearing white is very stressful for those of us who are accident-prone!

Need some more convincing that a dark-colored wedding dress can be just as stunning as white?

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One word of advice as you narrow down your search for the perfect dark wedding dresses: check the bridesmaid section of stores! While a lot of traditional bridal shops stock mostly white and off-white for wedding dresses, you can find a great selection of alternative ideas in the bridesmaid dresses…or even in prom dress stores!

Now, let’s check out some of my favorite colors for a dark dress!

1. Black and Gold

Who would have thought that black and gold would look so perfect together? This bride’s dress is dark but the lace is just enough to soften it.

Try this color for your bridesmaid dresses to tone down the black and gold

Simple A-line Short Mini Dress with Pleats — $104.09


Soften the look by putting your bridal party in brighter colors. Pink goes fabulous with black!

2. Navy blue

This bride’s dark blue dress looks amazing against her skin-tone. Navy blue is one of those fabulous colors that goes great with just about any color scheme. I really love the look of plum for the bridal party, though.

Picture this plum with a navy blue dress!

Strapless V-cut Short Pleated Chiffon Dress — $87.69


Of course, you could also break with tradition entirely and put the rest of the bridal party in white!

3. Burgundy

Burgundy is my all-time favorite color!  This dress is simple but the shape is totally one of a kind!

4. Dark Purple

Dark purple is a great color for an outdoor wedding. During fall and winter, this color totally pops! If you need some ideas for dresses that complement this color, look to metal tones or other jewel tones. Silver goes beautifully with dark purple!

Super cute in silver!

Knee-Length A-Line Bateau Neck Illusion Sleeve Taffeta Bridesmaid Dress


5. Grey Tulle

This grey tulle wedding dress is stunning! The mix of neutral colors makes this dress super unique. Gray, like black and blue, is another color that goes great with any palette. I’m personally partial to pink for bridesmaid dresses, which is funny because I’m not usually a pink person! While I recommended hot pink to go with black, I think a calmer pink would be perfect with gray. Try this one:

Isn’t she pretty in pink?

V-neck Knee Length Chiffon Side-draped Dress With Sash — $92.09


6. Emerald Green

A green wedding dress has a very earthy vibe, especially when you keep it simple! This dress is beautiful through and through.

Choosing bridal party colors that go good with green can be a bit of a challenge. I would stick to earthy tones, like this dress:

This earthy tone goes great with a green dress!

Sweetheart High Low Dress With Layered Skirt — $98.39


Of course, you can really go green and choose different shades of the color for your wedding party!

7. Fire Orange

When your love is as hot as a flame, why not show it in your dress? The bride opted for a burnt orange dress that is so pretty!

8. Black Satin

The mix of lace and satin is gorgeous! Plus, check out that deep V back? Flawless!

9. Gothic Red

Gothic weddings are awesome! Just check out this red and black dress! This wedding looks like it was one to remember.

10. Vintage Black

This tea-length black dress is adorable! The vintage lace takes this look to a whole new level. Plus, when you wear a black dress, you have a whole world of options open to you for the rest of your wedding party!

What color wedding dress did you wear on your special day? Would you consider wearing a dark-colored dress?

Ashley M
Ashley M

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