Black wedding dresses are really a way to say, to hell to tradition, I'll wear what I want to. Celebrities like Avril Lavigne and 90210's Shanae Grimes have rocked black wedding dresses in the last few years. Rock being the operative word; I hate the phrase Rock Chick but it does kind of apply here.
Shanae Grimes has worked it really well; she combined the black Vera Wang wedding dress with red flowers and other light shades so the wedding is stylish as opposed to dark.
You don't have to pay designer prices to get a black wedding dress; I've tracked down a few gorgeous gowns that would look amazing as wedding dresses, and they're all below £500.
Jim Hjelm Occasions Two-Tone Pleat Chiffon Gown - Nordstrom
To ease you in to the black theme this dress just has a hint of the dark stuff. The monochrome dress has a classic strapless wedding dress style but the black panels add a modern touch. This gown is ideal if you want to have a black wedding dress but still hang on to a bit of tradition.
Ana's Limited Edition Dress - Free People
No more easing in, this Free People black dress is the real deal. It's got a similar look to Shanae Grimes' wedding dress, with the fitted body and the large tulle skirt.
It combines a Gothic feel with a Boho look that's typical of Free People. The crochet top is fun and the drop waist will elongate your torso.
Mila Maxi - Monsoon
This is a very elegant option for a black wedding dress. The long-sleeved dress has a classic feel and a subtle sequin design. It's not too much though as the skirt part is plain. This is ideal for an evening wedding.
Pamela - Nude and Black Mesh Maxi Dress - Forever Unique
If you want a black wedding dress then chances are you're not the shy and retiring type; and this is definitely a dress for the confident. It's not really a traditional wedding dress, nowhere near actually, but I reckon this would make an amazing wedding gown for those confident enough to pull it off.
The nude and black mix is very striking and the floral pattern adds a pretty note to the dress.
Little Mistress One Shoulder Embroidered Detail Maxi Dress - Next
This one shouldered dress is ideal for a wedding; I've seen several white wedding dresses in this style, the only difference with this one is that it's black. It makes an edgy alternative to a traditional style. I particularly love the embroidered detail.
That's all for this week. Check back next Monday for more low-priced wedding dresses.