Bridesmaid’s in Black; Classy & Elegant or Funereal?

June 17, 2015

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When we got married (yes that is me in this photo, I can’t hardly recognise myself either!) I wanted my girls in black. They all wore a dress of their choosing but I thought monochrome would look classy and elegant, plus it suits everyone. I distinctly remember my mother being concerned that it would make the wedding “look like a funeral” but on the day she changed her mind, they all looked so beautiful!

So I was really interested to hear while researching the most popular colours women would choose as their wedding colour schemes, fashion retailer Coast discovered that after purple, black and grey are now the most popular choice! I was clearly way ahead of my time!

They say, “Black, grey and silver were popular choices (19%), most likely due to the fact that their neutral palette easily complements a huge variety of skin tones and are easy to blend into the mixed colour scheme trend. The elegance of grey hues will flatter a range of body types, especially when bordering on metallic silver tones in flowing fabrics which have been seen everywhere from the London Fashion Week catwalks for SS15 to red carpet dresses. Shimmering pewter, as spotted on Sophie Turner in a plunging Burberry gown at the Met Gala is bound to be a winner among brides this season. Mollie King also set the world of fashionable weddings alight wearing a multiway grey gown as a bridesmaid dress.”

So I thought, what could be a better opportunity than to do some fantasy shopping for black bridesmaid dresses? Here are some of my current favourites that Coast have to offer. As a side note, have you looked at Coast recently? They’ve REALLY stepped it up this season, I am so obsessed with this outfit in particular!

The slinky maxi dress can be worn 15 different ways, so will suit every shape. Simply twist and wrap to create endless stunning styles.

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This short gown would be perfect for any extra special occasion. It features a sheer bodice lined with a soft slip for comfort and style.

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This limited edition dress is on the extravagant side so would be perfect for a really elegant, city wedding.

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Layered with a beautiful sheer overlay, this chic striped dress is a lightweight style that feels gorgeous to wear. The fit and flare silhouette flatters most figures whilst the horizontal stripes add a classic twist.

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If you’re having a 1920s inspired wedding this beautifully crafted lace dress has a unique appeal. With vintage influences and a stunning silhouette that harks back to the Jazz era, the Simmer lace dress features a dropped waist and lace tiered overlays which move effortlessly.

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So what do you think? Would you have your bridesmaids in black?

8 comments

  1. I LOVE the Marilyn!! I searched high and low for something like that for my vow renewal. Ended upwind something else but this would have been perfect!

  2. Beautiful! Lovelovelove the Marilyn gown on you! As if I could adore BHLDN more, but tenfold now after your stunning feature! xx

  3. Catherine Jack

    So are BHLDN available in Anthropologie stores in the UK now? The look absolutely gorgeous!

  4. Tk

    I have the same question as some of the ladies above, is the BHLDN range available in the UK now?

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