BLACK WEDDING DRESS
WHY CONSIDER A BLACK WEDDING DRESS
A black wedding dress…are you thinking about it? Every woman has that “little black dress” in their closet. Created by Coco Chanel, owning a “little black dress” is loved just as much today, as it has been in the past. While some consider it bad luck or a colour for mourning, others simply feel that it’s a fun, bold thing to do. Black wedding dresses can certainly look amazing in photographs and can be the perfect colour for autumnal wedding, against the bold autumn colours. Below are a few reasons why you should embrace the change, live on the edge and rock that black dress, even if it is on your wedding day.
APPEARANCE OF SLIMMER SILHOUETTE
Your wedding day is all about you, your style and what you love. If wearing the white or off white dress isn’t for you, then this is the perfect way to break tradition. While it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, just remember, it’s your day, your way. The internet, along with social media platforms and bridal magazines may dictate otherwise, but don’t let them tell you what you can and can’t do.
IT’S ADVENTUROUS AND DARING
Your wedding day is all about you, your style and what you love. If wearing the white or off white dress isn’t for you, then this is the perfect opportunity to break tradition. While it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, just remember, it’s your day, your way. The internet, along with social media platforms and bridal magazines may dictate otherwise, but don’t let them tell you what you can and can’t do.
YOU CAN WEAR IT AGAIN
Depending on the style you go for, a black wedding dress is something you are more likely to wear again, rather than a traditional white wedding dress. Whether it’s a ball or a formal, the chances are you’ll have a lot more use out of it, once your wedding day has passed.
EASIER TO KEEP CLEAN
There’s no doubt that a black wedding dress will hide unwanted marks on your dress. You’ll be less conscious while eating and mingling with your guests.
As a black wedding dress is not normally tradition, it can often be cheaper, making it very cost effective, especially for the budget conscious bride.
IT LOOKS GOOD IN PHOTOGRAPHS
Black wedding dresses photograph well, especially with a good contrast of flowers coming from the bouquet. It can really look fun and elegant.
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BEFORE CHOOSING TO SAY YES TO THAT BLACK WEDDING DRESS
When deciding whether to go ahead with black or dark coloured wedding dress, be sure to keep your guests in mind. While your wedding day is an opportunity to embrace glamour, consider if your guests come from conservative or religious backgrounds. If so, then perhaps a black dress may not be appropriate. Avoid the black wedding dress for church weddings too, as it gives a gothic impression. However, if your day is going to be outdoors, modern and you really want to make a bold statement, then why not follow through. Remember that once your wedding day is over, all you will have are your photographs. Will you be happy and thrilled seeing yourself in a black wedding dress, as you reminisce in years to come? Another important thing to keep in mind, is how will your groom feel? Have you discussed the idea and considered his thoughts? After all, it is his wedding day too.
TOP TIPS WHEN WEARING A BLACK WEDDING DRESS
LIMIT THE DARK, HEAVY MAKEUP
A black wedding dress will certainly have heads turning as you walk down the aisle. Therefore, avoid the dark eyeliner and bright red lipstick. No-one wants to see a gothic queen, so go easy on the make up. Instead, choose natural, light shades to avoid looking overdone.
SIMPLE IS BEST
I suggest a black dress that looks fairly light in terms of material. Avoid excess frills and layers, as this can often make a black dress look too heavy. Keep the style simple, as this gives a more elegant looks.
CHOOSE ACCENT COLOURS TO COMPLIMENT YOUR THEME
Black is a colour that goes with everything, however, choose your accent colours to tie in with your theme, as well as make a statement against the black dress.
THINK ABOUT YOUR ACCESSORIES
Compliment your black dress by accessorising it with jewellery and shoes that will work well with your dress style. Most of the time, less is more, so try not to go overboard with excessive bling.