Black Wedding Dresses – Giving Bridal Gowns A Different Twist

7 May

Let’s get this straight: there is no written rule that you can’t wear a black wedding dress for your big day. In fact, the white wedding dress is totally an unpopular choice until 1840, when Queen Victoria wore a white dress for her wedding to Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg.

black wedding gown

Image courtesy of Pinterest

If you’re still in doubt of choosing black wedding dresses, don’t fret! This article is for modern brides to encourage them that black wedding dresses are as awesome as the now traditional white dresses.

Being a bold color that truly seeks anyone’s attention, black may seem to be an odd choice for a bridal gown. However, not everyone knows that black wedding dresses are a highly popular choice for contemporary brides.

Black wedding dresses make them classy and elegant, and also give an optical illusion of a slimmer frame. Also, if you’re one of the few ones who wanted to make a fashion-forward statement for your wedding, the color black is definitely a good choice.

Black Wedding Dress Trivia:

  • Remember we told you that the white dress back in old times isn’t a hot trend? In the ancient times, women can choose their choice of color for their bridal outfit, and black wedding dresses are particularly popular in Scandinavia. It only goes to say that black wedding dresses are as timeless as the iconic wedding dresses known in the history.
  • Also, in Spain, if a bride chose to wear a black dress for her wedding it signifies that she will remain faithful to her husband until she dies.
  • Black wedding dresses are a popular choice of some celebrity brides as well. Sex and the City actress Sarah Jessica Parker donned a black wedding gown when she married her husband Matthew Broderick in 1997, though she revealed few years later that she regretted doing so.
  • But if you’re looking for a popular celebrity who chose to wear black with no regrets, then do take a look at singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne. Her Monique Lhuillier gown is truly a standout when she married Chad Kroeger of Nickelback in 2013, as the black wedding dress truly defined her as a true-blue punk-princess, and her groom is fully supportive by wearing an all-black suit too!

    avril lavigne black wedding gown

    Photo credits to Mark Liddell for People Magazine

In the end, it’s your big day. You wear the gown, you decide the color!


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