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Jaw dropping black wedding dresses for your wedding day

Sexy Wedding Dresses

Nothing says sexy more than BLACK WEDDING DRESSES for your wedding day. I mean, the LBD even has an entire Wikipedia page dedicated to it! Visions of the 1920s and the timeless elegance of Coco Chanel & Jean Patou come to mind. Coco “liberated women from the constraints of the “corseted silhouette” and popularized a sporty, casual chic as the feminine standard of style.” I’d say she is the experts expert on style. The little black dress is considered an essential item in a complete wardrobe.

I recently had a bride that wore a black wedding dress and it was ev.ery.thing. It was edgy, it was whimsy, it was elegant, and most importantly it was timeless. Fun fact, white wedding dresses became en vogue in 1840 when Queen Victoria wore white to her wedding. She also married her cousin, but we aren’t judging. Anyway, before she decided to throw caution and tradition to the wind, black wedding dresses were actually the norm! Fast forward to 2020 and we have brides wearing all different hues of dresses. I am all for mixing things up and getting married your own way. I love it when couples let their personalities shine, especially on their wedding day! A great way to be you is by wearing what makes you glow. Sasha & Rachel are the epitome of cool and their Aspen wedding day style represented them perfectly.

Favorite Black Wedding Dresses

If you’re thinking about being edgy for your wedding day, DO IT! If you’re not thrilled about something, YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO IT. SERIOUSLY. Not thrilled about doing a flower toss or cutting a cake.. YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO IT! I have plenty of couples every year that do WHAT THEY WANT and guess what, the weddings are that much more memorable. Guests LOVE it when couples infuse their personality into the wedding day – it feels that much more real. So if you feel like forgoing traditional white for a black wedding dress, I’m here to tell you yelling at you to

GO. FOR. IT.

There are so many gorgeous black dresses out there and there is a style to fit every personality. From a dramatic ball gown to a sexy slinky slip, a black wedding dress will be a classic no matter the era. An edgy bride will prefer an asymetrical hemline or a tuxedo-style dress. A classic bride will still be able to find a structured silhouette in silk, tulle and even lace. A more minimalist bride will prefer a body skimming, slightly slouchy dress. There are even options for a more laid-back destination affair made from linens to keep you cool.

I have compiled a short list of little black wedding dresses that will have you forgoing the option of wearing white on your wedding day.

Oscar de la Renta

FIL COUPÉ LONG SLEEVE GOWN

Embrace Oscar de la RENTA’S timeless and elegance with this sleek black wedding dress adorned with a butterfly floral print.

For the bride that is bold and enchanting.

$8,990

Rasario

BOW-BACK SILK-DUPION GOWN

Rasario evokes old Hollywood glamour with this sophisticated black wedding dress. How romantic is that large bow on the back of the boned bodice. The hemline falls to a gently flared fishtail hem. Perfect with drop earrings and barely- there sandals for a chic look.

For the modern bride that loves the romance of old Hollywood glamour

$2,072

Monique Lhuillier

GLITTERED TULLE STRAPLESS GOWN

Designer Monique Lhuillier is known for her dreamy collection of evening gowns. She designs classic silhouettes through matte sequin tulle, abstract floral beadwork and dimensional jacquard organza. Many of her pieces have detachable overskirts, dramatic veils with floral degradé and accenting shrugs.

For flirty brides looking for head to toe sparkle

$5,995

BHLDN

MONTREAL DRESS

Conservative in the front, sexy as all heck in the back. This black crepe dress is simple and sleek. Perfectly paired with an updo or a bob to show off that gorgeous high neckline and open back.

For the bride that wants to leave a lasting impression.

$220

ROCHAS

BOW-BODICE PUFFED SATIN GOWN

POCKETS. Who doesn’t love a pocket. This romantic black wedding dress is the epitome of Alessandro Dell’Acqua’s focus on a couture silhouette. It’s crafted in Italy from weighty satin for a defined structure with a bow-trimmed bodice and a dramatic puffed skirt shaped by wide knife pleats.

For the classically romantic bride.

$1,634

Markarian-NYC

JASMINE CRYSTAL EMBELLISHED BLACK VELVET GOWN

The perfect winter wedding wedding dress! This black velvet dress is adorned with crystals & each piece is carefully made to order in New York City. Sumptuous velvet, warm & luxe adding richness to your bridal look.

For the luxe, whimsy bride.

$4500

Dolce and Gabbanna

NETTED ILLUSION BUSTIER TULLE DRESS

This Dolce & Gabbanna bustier-bodice cocktail dress is anything but conservative. This Italian label showcases sophisticated tailoring, round neckline, fit-and-flare silhouette, & a tea length, tulle ballerina skirt.

For the edgiest bride there is.

$7,245

Odylyne the Ceremony

CUSTOM – ZOE GOWN

With an ethereal and free-spirited approach to bridal, this Zoe gown embodies the deep emotion, sensibility and beauty of life & art.

For the ethereal bride with a twist of romance.

$3,700

Sasha & Rachel’s Colorado wedding featured in the KNOT NATIONAL MAGAZINE

OSCAR de la Renta

GUIPURE LEAVES LACE TRUMPET DRESS

An A-line silhouette with a trumpet hem just below the knee. Featuring impeccable tailoring and intricate embroderies. “Each piece has the power to transport the woman who wears it.”

For the feminine, timeless bride, with a twist.

$4,193

Let’s Connect!

Whether you are looking to wear a black wedding dress or not, I’d love to hear more about your celebration!

Leila Brewster Photography
101 W. 67th Street, NYC, NY 10023

Email: leila@leilabrewsterphotography.com
Phone: 949-939-3039

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