Despite being a colour you wouldn’t expect to see at weddings, black bridesmaid dresses are actually a chic and stylish look for your bridal party. Standing amongst your girls whilst they’re dressed in black means that a statement wedding dress will really stand out.
If you want your maids dressed in this versatile and universally flattering colour, then check out our pick of the best black bridesmaids dresses.
Grecian – Style 14884 from Kelsey Rose
This exquisite chiffon gown from Kelsey Rose would beautifully complement a Grecian style wedding dress. The open shoulders and pleating across the bodice make for one stylish and unique design. Get your girls to wear their hair loose and wavy with this black bridesmaid dress.
Halterneck - Style P176004K from Jasmine Bridesmaid
Halternecks are an on trend and modern look for your bridal party. If you pick the elegant and lacy style P176004K from Jasmine Bridesmaid, pair it with black or silver bridesmaid shoes and get your girls to sweep their hair up to show off the neckline.
Illusion Neckline - Style B173019 from B2
This floor length black bridesmaid dress from B2 has a romantic crossover sweetheart bodice that leads into a nude coloured illusion neckline – ideal if your bridesmaids don’t want to go strapless! The illusion neck is embroidered at the shoulders to give a unique look.
Effortless Elegance - Style 50172 from Kelsey Rose
If you’re planning an elegant affair for your wedding but still want the atmosphere to feel informal, then this black bridesmaid dress from Kelsey Rose is the ideal style for your girls. The cowl neck and velvet waistband exude grown up glam and the dress has a pretty cross strap back for fashion conscious maids.
Open Shoulder Dress – Marks and Spencer
If you’re looking for something different for your black bridesmaid dresses, then you may want to consider this open shoulder dress from Marks and Spencer. The sweeping floor length keeps the look formal and elegant and you can team it with shoes in any colour.
Mix and Match Bridesmaids – Ronald Joyce
If you have a large bridal party and a black colour scheme, it may be a good idea to mix and match their dresses to break up the colour. These four styles from Ronald Joyce are a perfect example of this! The monochrome stripy dresses add a unique twist amongst the glamorous black gowns.
Monochrome - Style 29968 from Ronald Joyce
If your colour scheme has monochrome details, then style 29968 from Ronald Joyce would be the perfect bridesmaid dress to highlight this. This style has a crossover black and white bodice which leads into a floor length chiffon skirt. Add a statement necklace like the one seen on the model here.
One Shoulder Glamour - Style 29966 from Ronald Joyce
If you’re wearing a glamorous wedding dress with a bit of embellishment, then style 29966 from Ronald Joyce would lends itself well to this particular style. The beading along the neckline and the one shoulder strap break up the colour nicely and the ruching and pleats add texture.
Stylish High Neckline - Style 50174 from Kelsey Rose
The fitted satin material and column shape of style 50174 would give your girls a lovely, willowy silhouette. This Kelsey Rose black evening dress has a high tulle neckline that extends down the back of the dress to reveal cut out keyhole detail and a subtle skirt split. The back detail would complement a backless wedding dress.
Strapless Chiffon - Style B173014 from B2
Style B173014 from B2 is the ideal gown if you’re looking for simple black bridesmaid dresses for your bridal party. The strapless design will suit all your girls no matter what their shape or size and the pleated bodice has a subtle lace insert for a pretty touch.
Sequins - Style 50166 from Kelsey Rose
Style 50166 from Kelsey Rose is a super glamorous look for your maids! Sequins are made grown up thanks to the plunge v-neck bodice and the elegant black colour. The structured top leads into a beautiful long tulle skirt which softens the look.
Short and Sweet - Style P176003K from Jasmine Bridesmaid
This simple black bridesmaid dress from Jasmine Bridesmaid is a versatile choice if you have more than one bridesmaid. The lacy waistband will nip in the midsection and the minimalistic style means this dress can be paired with accessories or sparkly wedding shoes.
Spaghetti Straps – Marks and Spencer
The budget may be tight after you’ve splashed out on your wedding dress, so you may be conscious of how much you spend on gowns for the bridal party! Fear not, you can still find some fabulous high street bridesmaid dresses and this spaghetti strap number from Marks and Spencer would make a youthful and stylish black bridesmaid dress if you’re having a cocktail reception.
Tea Length - Bridesmaids by Romantica
This satin tea length bridesmaid dress from Bridesmaids by Romantica is a sultry and sophisticated style in a shorter length that falls to the knees. This dress would complement a tea length wedding dress if you want an element of consistency.
Lace Sleeve Mini Dress – Marks and Spencer
This shorter Marks and Spencer dress is ideal for bridesmaids who are self-conscious about showing off their arms. The shorter length makes it easy for your girls to move around in and this is balanced with longer sleeves so there is not too much skin on show. Pair this one with a lace wedding dress.
Satin and Sequins – Style 50170 from Kelsey Rose
If you like the sequinned style 50166 from Kelsey Rose but want something a bit more formal for your bridesmaids, then style 50170 ticks this box. This gown also has a sequinned top but instead of a tulle skirt, this one falls to the floor in luxurious lamour satin.
Heavy Embellishment – Taryn from Monsoon
This shorter black bridesmaid dress from Monsoon would give your bridal party a dramatic look thanks to its intricate, heavy embellishment. However, the shorter length and cap sleeves keep the dress pared down enough so it won’t upstage you!
Sophisticated Column Fit - Style L174020 from Jasmine Bridesmaid
This stunning style from Jasmine Bridesmaid has an exquisite lace finish that would be perfect if you’re looking for a vintage bridesmaid dress with a gothic twist. The high neckline would flatter bridesmaids with larger busts and the ribbon waistband cinches in the waist for an hourglass shape.
On Trend Glamour – Style 7368L from Alfred Angelo
If you’re looking for a classic floor length gown with a modern twist for your bridesmaids then take a look at style 7368L from Alfred Angelo. The strapless sweetheart neck leaves room for accessories and the sheer organza inserts near the bottom of the skirt show a subtle flash of skin. A glamorous dress that is sure to look stylish at any wedding.
Long Sleeves and All Over Lace - Style P176001K from Jasmine Bridesmaid
Style P176001K from Jasmine Bridesmaid flashes a lot of leg but is kept demure with long lace sleeves and a feminine peplum skirt. The all over lace design of style P176001K would pair well with a gothic wedding dress.
Midi Length with Silver Sparkle – Onyx from Monsoon
This versatile bridesmaid dress from Monsoon is guaranteed to be a winner with bridesmaids of any shape or size, it could even be worn again after the wedding! Fuller figured bridesmaids will love the bust flattering square neckline and the embellishment creates a slimming effect on the top half.
Classic Little Black Dress – Style 7382S from Alfred Angelo
This elegant little number from Alfred Angelo would look fabulous if the theme of your wedding is pure sophistication. Ideal for evening cocktail receptions, style 7382S makes a stylish statement yet the tea length of the skirt keeps it pared down. The beading on the waistband gives just the right amount of sparkle.
If your girls want comfort and style (tricky to achieve, we know!) then check out our pick of flat wedding shoes so that they won’t be complaining about sore feet.