Looking for a black wedding dress? No longer just for punk princesses or goth brides, a black wedding dress is an elegant take on the non-traditional wedding dress and searches are even up on Pinterest. If you were inspired by Kourtney Kardashian’s black mini wedding dress, shop the best dresses at Asos, Net-a-Porter and more
Oh my goth! Searches for black wedding dresses are up 85% over last year, according to pinterestpartly thanks to Kourtney Kardashianand now we are witnessing a rise of the romantic – and often decadent – Gothic style.
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Get ahead of the trend and check out our selection of the best black wedding dresses from ASOS to independent brands on Net to wear. Combining 80s rebellion, 16th century gothic romanticism and an appreciation for the Victorian style of ball gowns, corsets, luxury fabrics and headpieces, modern brides are getting more creative and opting for beautiful black wedding dresses.
Rather than conforming to white – which is supposed to represent innocence – brides are embracing black which is chic and wearable and represents mystery, power, elegance and sophistication – perfect for your special day!
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Celebrity goth bride vibes include Vera Wang, Sarah Jessica Parker, Christine Quinn of sell sunset and now Kourtney Kardashian, who blazed the trail for this bridal trend for winter and beyond…
The best black wedding dresses
Christos Costarellos Sequin Dress, £1,780 Net to wear
Christos Costarellos was previously a theatrical costume designer, and it shows with this dramatic gown fit for a goth queen. Clusters of tiny sequins sparkle among layers of midnight black tulle and through sheer floaty sleeves. The skirt floats all around you – your guests will be amazed.
True Decadence Lace, £135, Harvey Nichols
We love this beautiful lace bardot dress from True Decadance which features a pretty sweetheart neckline and a bodice that cinches you at the waist. See how it’s covered in ornate three-dimensional lace and it’s the perfect length to show off your wedding shoes.
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Goddvia set, was £93.00 now £41.00, ASOS
This underrated two-piece satin dress from Goddvia may be on sale, but it’s still fully stocked in sizes 8-14, so be one of the first trendsetters to grab it. With its elegant high neck, long lace sleeves and coveted satin-covered button closures at the back, you’ll never want to take it off.
True Decadence Plunge Dress, £135.00, Harvey Nichols
With a voluminous tiered skirt from the ribbon waist, to the floor and plunging in the front and back, this dress is the ultimate dress for the modern, independent bride who wants to wear a big wedding dress. ball on her special day.
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BCBG tulle corset dress, £504.00, Turn
This dress from BCBGMAXAZRIA is so expertly crafted. The corset is guaranteed to flatter and highlight your best physical assets while protecting your modesty and the skirt’s cascading light black tulle adds layers upon layers of intrigue.
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Simone Rocha £1,995, matches fashion
A dress that reveals more exciting details the longer you look. This Simone Rocha dress has a waffle satin bodice that fits close to your body without the restrictions of a corset, then the mastery begins; a Broderie Anglaise skirt, ribbons and tulle hem. We love the little gothic-inspired bustle on the back of the dress with all the texture and movement.
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SOHUMAN floor length dress, £745, Wolf & Badger
This SOHUMAN design on the floor is so simple and elegant. Perfect for the quietly confident bride who knows an investment when she sees one. The delicate fishnet lace is cut in clean straight lines and only occasionally reveals a hint of leg.
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Satin Alessandra Rich, £4,035, Harrods
If you are here for Kourtney Kardashian vibe, we saved the best for last. “Bringing the boudoir to the ballroom,” Italian designer Alessandra Rich’s satin and lace “Duchess dress” fits snugly at the waist and hips before giving way to a totally sheer skirt that’s dark and romantic – wow!
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