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.

Katya Katya ‘Sarita’ Black Floral Lace Dress


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.

Paolo Sebastian Tea Length Dress with Coloured Embroidery


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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Eliou Abou Fayssal Feather Wedding Dress


Is there anything more fabulous than a feathered wedding dress? This elegant gown from Eliou Abou Faysaal has a stunning feathered top and simple skirt, which can be paired with long gloves for a timeless look.

Rami Kadi ‘Lucioles’ Fluorescent Dress


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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Cosmobella Strapless Black and White Gown


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.

Martina Liana Separates Collection in Brody+Sanja


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.

David Tutera for Mon Cheri in Black and White


Choosing a black gown doesn’t mean compromising on old-fashioned romance, as this stunning David Tutera gown proves. This is taken from his Mon Cheri collection and incorporates pretty white detailing and a classic shape – strapless top and fit-and-flare bottom.

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Needle & Thread ‘Marie’ Sequin Dress


We are big fans of all of Needle and Thread’s beautiful embellished gowns, and we just love this combination of elegant beading, girly lace and fabulous sequins. As well as offering lots of choices for pretty bridesmaids dresses, their bridal gowns are an affordable option for brides on a tight wedding budget.

The Marie in black was new for Autumn/Winter 2017 and is one of their most iconic pieces. The full length gown is embellished with iridescent sequins, which will catch the light as you make your big entrance!

Martina Liana Separates Collection in Blaine + Stevie


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.

Katya Katya ‘Via’ Tulle Dress


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.

Rami Kadi Black and Silver Party Dress


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.

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Elio Abou Fayssal Black Dress with Full Feathered Skirt


Make your big entrance even bigger with this stunning full feathered skirt from Elio Abou Fayssal! As well as the feathered bottom, the dress has a unique bejewelled top.

Needle and Thread Andromeda Long Sleeve Maxi Dress


The Andromeda gown from Needle and Thread isn’t part of their bridal collection but you could definitely mistake it for a wedding dress. The elegant maxi dress has a gorgeous embellished tulle top with a high round neck and long sheer sleeves. If you’re looking for a wedding dress under £500, this dress is a bargain at just £275.

Modeca ‘Odessa’ Black Gown


The Odessa from Modeca is a spectacular dress for brides looking for a BIG gown – there’s plenty of elegant details, a sweetheart neckline and a fabulous full skirt.

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Martina Liana Separates in Bryce+Sawyer


This dreamy gown from Martina Liana combines a deep sweetheart neckline with a light French tulle skirt for a simple and feminine style, perfect for a summer wedding.

Elio Abou Fayssal Black Dress with Lace Side Panels


If you’re feeling a little daring, then consider this incredible dress from Elio Abou Fayssal. The side panels are made from fine black lace for a sexy but sophisticated look.

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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 47 of the most unusual wedding dresses.