16 Fabulous Black Wedding Dresses for Non-Traditional Brides

If you hate tradition, ditch the white gown and consider a beautiful black wedding dress instead!


Take it from us, when it comes to choosing a wedding dress, there are absolutely no rules. So if the idea of wearing a white wedding dress leaves you cold, then go for something totally different.


Black is always a popular choice for evening wear, so why wouldn’t you consider it for your wedding day? We have found some of the most beautiful black wedding dresses that will leave you wondering why you ever dreamed of a white gown.

Golden Rose Ballgown – BHLDN

Yes you can find a black wedding dress that makes just as much of an impact as a traditional white wedding dress. This statement ballgown from BHLDN features a striking gold metallic print and leads to a flowing skirt that feels beautifully bridal.

Brody + Stevie – Martina Liana Separates

We love the separates collection by Martina Liana, you can mix and match your look to find a style that suits you and you could even change into a different skirt for the evening to transform your wedding dress. How stunning is this black lace top teamed with a cascading charcoal skirt?

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Floral Gloss Dress – Needle & Thread

If you are looking for a stylish black wedding dress that is a refreshing change from traditional then this black gown with sheer full length sleeves from Needle & Thread will be a gorgeous choice for adding some gothic glam to your big day.

Style 69375 – Ronald Joyce

This black Ronald Joyce wedding dress is full of drama, glamour and style. The fitted bodice leads to a statement ruffled skirt. If you are looking for a gothic style wedding dress that your guests won’t be expecting then this is the perfect gown for you.

Brenda – BHLDN

This strapless star print gown from BHLDN would make the perfect black wedding dress for your big day. The floaty tulle skirt is so pretty and the glittering gold star print makes it feel even more special.

VW351431 – Vera Wang for David’s Bridal

This stunning gown from David’s Bridal has a light ball gown skirt made from light layers of chantilly lace, tulle and sheer organza. A nude lining then softens up the black to make it a perfect style for a fashion forward bride.

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Posy Gown – Needle & Thread

If you are looking for a gothic style black wedding dress that still feels super pretty then this black dress from Needle & Thread could be perfect. The floral detail is scattered throughout the dress and the light fabric will make it appear you are gliding down the aisle!

Sarita – Katya Katya

The Sarita is a gorgeous occasion gown from Katya Katya. It’s the ideal dress for an alternative bride who wants to keep a bit of tradition. The French floral lace and sweeping train will ensure you still feel bridal. All Katya Katya’s gowns are handmade to order.

Black Wedding Dress – Paolo Sebastian

This dreamy design from Paolo Sebastian breaks all the bridal rules and we love it. The black tea-length dress has bold colourful embroidery, perfect for brides wanting to make a statement – and that statement is ‘LOOK HOW AMAZING I LOOK’.

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Lucioles – Rami Kadi

This amazing number from Rami Kadi is for brides who want to have a bit of fun with their dress. The unique beetle embellishment isn’t just an interesting design but it also glows fluorescent green in the dark!

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Style 7798 – Cosmobella

If you want to incorporate some black into your wedding gown but aren’t feeling brave enough to go the whole way, then this dress from Cosmobella could be the one for you! The strapless sweetheart gown has black lace over tulle and a chapel-length train.

Brody + Sanja – Martina Liana Separates

This look is from the Martina Liana separates collection, which allows you to mix and match your favourite tops and skirts! Brody is a highline bodysuit which looks sexy and elegant when combined with the Sanja skirt.

Blaine + Stevie – Martina Liana Separates

How beautiful is the Blaine + Stevie combination from Martina Liana? The beaded bodice works perfectly with a full, layered skirt, for a dress fit for an alternative princess.

Via – Katya Katya

Via is another pretty dress from Katya Katya. The lightweight gown has ethereal tulle cascading from the waist for a relaxed and girly look. We love the elegant details, like the Swarovski embellished belt and the dainty bows on each shoulder.

Black and Silver Party Dress – Rami Kadi

If there is ever a day when you can get away with dressing up like a disco ball – your wedding day is it! This is the ultimate party dress from Rami Kadi and ideal if you want a short dress to show off your designer wedding shoes.


Perhaps you aren’t sold on a black dress and that’s fine – it’s not for everybody! But if you are inspired to go for something a little different, check out our round-up of the most unusual wedding dresses.