Black bridesmaid dresses... granted, we are nearing Halloween, but that’s not the reason we’re bringing you this. Now, when you initially think of them, they may not be your first choice. But let us change your mind! Firstly, there’s a reason the LBD is your go-to, so why not make it your go-to when thinking about your girls? Black happens to be incredibly flattering, and it’s also super chic. A black tie wedding with an evening wear dress code? We love. Now, as we said, it may not be your initial choice, but we’re here with some inspiration that’s bound to get you thinking. So, don’t go anywhere as we take you on a journey into the realm of unconventional bridesmaid dresses that you really don’t want to miss. Of course, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite looks from real weddings. Let’s do this, shall we?

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Black bridesmaid dresses from real weddings! 

Different Style Black Bridesmaid Dresses 

Having your girls in different style dresses is a real win these days. This is simply because not one style suits all! We must say though, choosing black as your colour is a real win if you’re looking to have everyone in the same look. It’s super flattering and we can guarantee you’ll find a style that every one of your bridesmaids loves. However, if you’re still going down the route of choosing a look to suit you, then don’t miss Kate & Kit’s real wedding. Her girls look simply stunning in their black dresses, all in slightly different looks. It works perfectly, especially alongside the white bouquets. 

tank v-neck bridesmaid dress with slit


This David's Bridal black bridesmaid dress exudes glamour with a charmeuse fabric. The triangle waist and full envelope skirt with slit. This is one you can re-wear again and again!

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This cold shoulder short black bridesmaid dress is perfect for giving off that fun and flirty vibe. With a shorter length and frill sleeves, this dress will work so well if you're going for that mismatched look, too!

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Black Tie Bridesmaid Dress Inspiration 

As we mentioned, a black bridesmaid dress works perfectly for a black tie wedding. Honestly, if you fancy feeling like a celebrity, then we suggest you start looking for black dresses now. There are probably too many of our couples and weddings party's to mention who have pulled off this look, but we suggest you check out Jess & Alex’s beautiful day at Recommended venue Cripps Barn. Their day gives us all those luxurious yet filled with love vibes that we’re all about. 

tulle one-shoulder maxi bridesmaid dress in black


Tulle? One shoulder? Oh, yeah! This bridesmaid dress from ASOS has everything we're just loving right now. A side-swept hairstyle or statement earrings would complement this dress perfectly. If your bridal party are fans of something feminine, this is it.

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This black bardot bridesmaid dress from Club L London would be ideal for any wedding with a black tie dress code. Imagine your bridal party rocking up to the aisle in this...calling it sexy wouldn't do this dress justice. 

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Black Satin Bridesmaid Dresses 

Could this look be any more beautiful? We think not. In fact, you know we’re a lover of satin bridesmaid dresses regardless of the colour. But black satin… eurgh, hold us back! It will forever hold a special place in our wedding hearts. In fact, if you’re in need of style upon style, then don’t miss Chelsea & Matthew’s big day. With the bride in a Nadine Marabi suit beside her best girls in black satin, it is simply *chef's kiss*, and we need a moment to recover. 

Amelia Maxi Bridesmaid Dress


Pretty Lavish pretty much never fails us. This maxi satin bridesmaid dress with one-shoulder detail will put dazzling smiles on all your bridesmaids! How could you not feel like a million dollars in this dress?

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Twist Back Satin black Bridesmaid Dress


Business in the front, party in the back is the best way to describe this gorgeous satin bridesmaid dress from Recommended Supplier, Six Stories! This bridesmaid gown has a fun take on minimalist satin dresses.

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Long Black Bridesmaid Dresses 

It’s a classic and a classic for a reason. A long bridesmaid dress is always an elegant and stylish look. Effortlessly chic, your girls won’t say no to something that looks good no matter what! Of course, if you’re opting for slightly different styled dresses, then ensuring the length is the same will give a more cohesive look. It’s also a great idea if your wedding is making its way into those winter months because quite frankly, no one is looking to freeze their tootsies off for those outdoor pictures! Amanda & Paul have got this one down to a T... alongside their disco ball decor and cheese toasties in the evening.

High Waist Maxi Chiffon Bridesmaid Dress


Ever Pretty is here to give you the perfect classic black bridesmaid dress with stunning flutter sleeves, it's the perfect feminine and elegant gown for formal weddings with a black tie dress code.

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Twisted knot satin black bridesmaid dress 


This black satin Camilla gown from Recommended Supplier, TH&TH, will accentuate your figure with this twisted knot detail. This bridesmaid dress is conservative while being stylish!

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Sparkly black bridesmaid dresses

A lil’ bit of sparkle never hurts. If you’re looking to add a little touch of bling to your big day, then we suggest sparkling black bridesmaid dresses. It’s the perfect addition if you’re worried black may be a tad too dark, and you just fancy adding in something extra! Sasha & Tom’s New Year’s Eve wedding complete with bridesmaids in sequinned black dresses is just the perfect example. Simply add in some festive bouquets and you’re onto a winner… 



This House of CB lustrous black satin bridesmaid dress sports a structured bodice to cinch everything in. The floor length gown is lined for comfort so not only do you look sleek and shiny, you'll feel it too!

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Delphine Satin Maxi Dress


This satin black bridesmaid dress from Ghost has a more vintage silhouette in a timeless design. The front button detail is oh-so classy! With a split hem, this dress is calling out for sparkly staement shoes to pair with it!

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This will most definitely be a bridesmaid dress you can wear again...

Have we convinced you yet? Could black bridesmaid dresses be making their way into your wedding day? We hope so! But if you’re looking for more inspiration in regard to your girls, then don’t go anywhere. From white to satin to orange, we’ve got you covered. 

Ella Turner

Written by Ella Turner

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