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28 of the Best Black Bridesmaid Dresses

The colour black will forever be in style. Sophisticated and glamorous, check out our pick of the best black bridesmaid dresses for your wedding party

Model wearing a black bridesmaid dress with angel sleeves

Black has become an accepted colour to wear at weddings and there's nothing more chic and stylish than black bridesmaid dresses. Standing among your girls while they’re dressed in black means that a statement wedding dress - whether white, floral or colourful - will really stand out.

Another benefit to black dresses is that your bridesmaids will happily wear them again after the wedding, so if you're asking them to buy the dress, they won't mind as much. If you're the one splashing out for the dresses, black is such a popular colour for occasionwear that you really do have your pick of every brand's best looks - and even simple dresses can be glammed up with accessories and shoes.

Head of product at Coast Annabel Louise says that when it comes to choosing your bridesmaid dress style, "Tulle is great for adding drama, lace for some sophistication and satin for something more figure hugging. It's also a lovely idea to go for one fabric type and let your bridesmaids pick their own styles that they feel comfortable in as we all like to show off and celebrate different parts."

We've chosen a selection of plain, embroidered, beaded and sequinned dresses so there's something for every style of wedding and at every price point. If you want your maids dressed in this versatile and universally flattering colour, then check out our pick of the 28 best black bridesmaids dresses.

1. Keeva Black Beaded Maxi Dress - £120, Lace & Beads

Model wearing a black sequin maxi bridesmaid dress

The eye-catching sequins are just one detail we love about this beaded dress from Lace & Beads. It's great value for the quality at just over £100 and hugs curves like a glove, meaning your bridesmaids will feel great in it. 

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2. Midi Satin Slip Dress - £28, ASOS

Model wearing a scoop neck satin slip dress

You can't go wrong with a simple slip dress so it's a fail-safe option if you have a lot of bridesmaids to dress. This black scoop neck option from ASOS is only £28 so you can deck the whole crew out without breaking the bank. 

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3. Lissa Dress - £285, Reformation

Black Bridesmaid Dresses

Reformation makes beautiful quality dresses that will last a lifetime, so these gowns are something to invest in. We adore the romantic Lissa dress which has detachable straps so your bridesmaids can choose to mix and match as strapless or with spaghetti straps. The material is a lovely stretch cotton and will be wonderfully cool in summer.

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4. Embroidered Midi Dress - £88, Chi Chi London

Model wearing a black embroidered bridesmaid dress

Available in sizes 6 - 26, Chi Chi London's embroidered black midi dress features a classic silhouette with a unique floral bodice. Its shorter skirt length makes it an ideal pick for weddings in the warmer months. 

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5. Sweetheart Midi Dress - £45, ASOS

Model wearing a long sleeved black bridesmaid dress

How gorgeous is this long sleeved black bridesmaid dress from ASOS? The sweetheart neckline is universally flattering and the ruched wrap skirt will give your bridesmaids room and keep them comfortable. 

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6. Plunging Satin Maxi Dress - £120, Nasty Gal

Model wearing a plunge black bridesmaid dress

If you're having a glamorous black tie event, this sultry dress will make your girls feel like goddesses. Made from a luxurious satin, it's been cleverly crafted with a thick waistband for an hourglass effect. 

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7. Puff Sleeve Sequin Dress - £179, Coast

Model wearing a sequin black bridesmaid dress with puff sleeves

Made for dramatic entrances, this sequin dress would suit a glamorous autumn or winter wedding when candlelight can sparkle off the embellishments. It features gorgeous puff sleeves too that keep this bridesmaid look totally on trend. 

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8. Midi Dress with Draped Detail- £45.99, Zara

Model wearing a strappy black bridesmaid dress

Here at Hitched we love a high street bridesmaid dress and one of our go-to brands is Zara. You're bound to find a fashion-forward piece that your girls will adore in there like this strappy black midi dress

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9. Petite Dip Hem Dress - £36.99, Quiz 

Model wearing a black dip hem dress

For a structured look this tailored dress from Quiz is perfect. It comes in petite sizing so if your bridesmaids are on the shorter side it won't swamp them and there will be no need to spend money on alterations. 

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10. Claire Satin Drape Back Maxi Dress - £89, Meshki

Model wearing a black halterneck dress

Meshki designs are simply divine and the Claire dress is no exception. With an elegant halter neck and sexy low open-back it'll turn heads for all the right reasons and your bridesmaids will be feeling sensational. 

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11. Picasso Iridescent Maxi Dress - £90, Lace & Beads

Model wearing a sequin and tulle black bridesmaid dress

Add some sparkle to your special day by dressing your bridesmaids in this gorgeous iridescent maxi frock from Lace & Beads. It's also available in dusty pink, nude, teal, mocha, green, navy and burgundy should you wish to have mix and match bridesmaid dresses

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12. Wrap Neckline Jumpsuit - £59.99, Mango

Model wearing a black jumpsuit

If you hadn't considered dressing your bridesmaids in jumpsuits, we reckon this chic number from Mango will have you convinced. Not only will it keep them comfortable all day, it's a really trendy look that will gain your crew lots of style points. 

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13. Genevieve Ruffle Gown - £450, Needle & Thread

Model wearing a black ruffle gown

Needle & Thread are known for their romantic and decadent designs and the black Genevieve gown is one of our favourites. From the ruffled angel sleeves to the frothy layers of tulle frills it's truly heavenly. 

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14. Boutique Lace Plunge Bridesmaid Dress - £140, Boohoo 

Model wearing a lace plunge black bridesmaid dress

Avoid black bridesmaid dresses from looking too harsh by opting for a dress with a lighter underlay. This beautiful pick from Boohoo has a nude layer of fabric underneath a delicate cover of black lace for a softer finish. 

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15. Pleated Twist Back Cap Sleeve Dress - £38, ASOS

Model wearing an angel sleeve black bridesmaid dress

We don't know what feature on this ASOS dress that we love the most - the pretty pleats, flattering sweetheart neckline or the dreamy angel sleeves. Oh, and we're also big fans of that affordable price tag!

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16. One Shoulder Maxi Dress - £49, Nasty Gal

Model wearing a one shoulder black bridesmaid dress

For a pretty take on black bridesmaid dresses opt for a one shoulder style. This simple dress from Nasty Gal is giving us major Grecian vibes so it's perfect for a destination wedding

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17. Tempest Bodice Cami Ballerina Dress - £215, Needle & Thread

Model wearing a black tulle and sequin cami bridesmaid dress

Combining a delicate tulle skirt and a sparkling sequin bodice in a dark shade, the Tempest ballerina dress from Needle & Thread is an edgy take on an otherwise dainty design. 

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18. Chiffon Skater Bridesmaid Dress - £25, Boohoo

Model wearing a black strappy bridesmaid dress

Boohoo's collection of bridesmaid dresses are to die for and the price will put an even bigger smile on your face! We adore the delicate shoulder bow detailing on this black beauty, as well as the interesting cross over straps. 

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19. Embellished Fringe Maxi Dress - £349, Coast

Model wearing a sequin black maxi bridesmaid dress

A glamorous wedding is calling out for this glittering floor-length dress. It'll sparkle so beautifully under lights and the fabric will keep your bridesmaids warm on chiller days; it's ideal for a winter wedding, but would suit a twilight ceremony across the seasons.

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20. Compact Stretch Prom Dress - £295, Karen Millen

Model wearing a black bridesmaid dress

Your black bridesmaid dresses don't have to overly showy - a simple style like this piece from Karen Millen can still make a special statement. Dress it up with metallic accessories and a red lip. 

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21. Kourtney Dress - £248, Reformation

Model wearing a black floral bridesmaid dress

Add interest to your black bridesmaid dresses by opting for a floral design. It'll break up the colour and create a lovely relaxed feel - just imagine how beautiful the Kourtney dress from Reformation would look at a summer soiree! 

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22. Hazel Sequin Maxi Dress - £250, Phase Eight

Model wearing a vintage style sequin black bridesmaid dress

Hello, Hollywood glam! With a floor-length skirt that is sequinned with a vintage inspired design, your bridesmaids will be ready for the red carpet in this dress. Available in sizes 16 - 26, it would match a 1920s style wedding dress wonderfully. 

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23. Puff Sleeve Tulle Mini Dress - £129, Coast 

Model wearing a puff sleeve tulle black mini bridesmaid dress

For a trendy, youthful and flirty bridesmaid dress, this Coast number has you covered. The puff sleeves and tulle fabric will earn you and your crew major style points. 

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24. Cowl Cold Shoulder Maxi Dress - £42, Nasty Gal

Model wearing a cowl neck cold shoulder black bridesmaid dress

Take a satin black bridesmaid dress up a level by going for an interesting neckline like this off the shoulder beauty from Nasty Gal. It's effortlessly chic and so sophisticated. 

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25. Sequin Midi Dress - £89.99, Quiz

Model wearing a black sequin sweetheart neck bridesmaid dress

Sparkly, floaty, and affordable: there's not an inch of this Quiz dress that isn't stunning. The drop-hemmed skirt and angel sleeves give it a gorgeous swish and it'll nips you in at the waist. This dress is crying out to be shown off at a wedding.

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26. Halter Neck Dress - £35.99, Mango 

A halter neck is a unique way to instantly add style to a black bridesmaid dress, like this Mango dress. It'll ensure the darker hue feels far from stuffy and give it a summery touch. 

27. Juliette Dress - £218, Reformation

Model wearing a simple black bridesmaid dress

From the fitted bodice to the sexy side split, Reformation's Juliette dress is simply stunning. Add a playful pop with patterned heels like this model has done or keep the whole look sleek with barley-there sandals. 

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28. Strapless Tube Midi Dress - £95, & Other Stories

Model wearing a strapless black bridesmaid dress

Pleats are universally flattering as they draw the eye down and elongate the body - perfect if you have lots of bridesmaids to please with different body shapes. This & Other Stories dress is timeless and will never go out of style. 

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Are Black Bridesmaid Dresses Okay for a Wedding?

Absolutely and they'll look classy and elegant! Head of product at Coast, Annabel Louise, points out that, "Black bridesmaid dresses are the perfect complement to a white dress, whether it's a black tie wedding, a beach side in Sorrento or a country church celebration. No-one wants to be in 'that bridesmaid dress' and black is the perfect modern bridesmaid. They are also very flattering, great for day to night, work perfectly on all skin tones and body shapes, plus can actually be used post-wedding so they'll get a second life!"

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