- Randy Fenoli told Insider he disagrees with the black wedding dress trend.
- He said he thought it was a bad business decision for wedding dress designers.
- Fenoli also said he thinks black “should be reserved for funerals.”
Randy Fenoli has seen many bridal trends come and go as a wedding dress designer, bridal consultant and fashion director at Kleinfeld Bridal’s “say yes to the dress“celebrity.
And there are a few trends he can’t fit in with.
Speaking with Insider about his career in bridal fashion and his 15th birthday on “Say Yes to the Dress” – currently in its 20th season – Fenoli shared that he didn’t like it when oversized dresses became popular in the 1960s. 1980 and said he would never be a proponent of see-through wedding dresses.
He also said he is “not a fan” of black wedding dresses, even though they are becoming more popular with brides.
Fenoli said he dislikes black dresses, both because he dislikes the aesthetic and because he thinks they are bad business for wedding dress designers because they can make white dresses less attractive.
“Once we as wedding dress designers start making colorful wedding dresses, they become evening dresses,” he said. “So we put ourselves out of work. Anyone can go to any store and buy a black dress or a red dress.”
“There are so many girls who look beautiful in black, but it’s the only day you can wear white,” Fenoli said, adding that he thinks soft pastel tones are appropriate for wedding dresses.
“I think black personally should be reserved for funerals,” he continued. “And that’s just my opinion. And I’m going to stand by it 100 percent.”
Despite his strong feelings about black wedding dresses, Fenoli hasn’t ruled out the possibility that he might design one himself one day.
“I might do one someday just for a joke,” he said.
You can watch new episodes of “Say Yes to the Dress” on TLC Saturday at 8 p.m. ET.