The BLUSH Guide to Black Wedding Dresses

 
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It’s officially October, and with that comes everyone's favorite season for fashion! Sleeves get longer, fabrics get richer and more textured and colors get darker and warmer. When we think of Fall, we typically think of burnt oranges, forest greens and deep burganies - but what about black?! Every woman knows the importance of having an “LBD” (a.k.a. Little Black Dress) as a staple piece in their wardrobe - a classic, elegant basic that you can dress-up or dress down depending on the occasion and how you accessorize it. Believe it or not, the same can be said for a black bridal gown (we know, we know -- just trust us on this one... ) 
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Not just for Elvira Mistress of the Dark or Morticia Addams, black wedding gowns are a dramatic alternative to more traditional whites or champagne dresses - but just as elegant! Made popular this season by everyone's favorite drama queen, Christine Quinn of Selling Sunset, the black wedding dress is a perfect option for the 2020-2021 alternative bride! 
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With people shifting their perspective on how and where to get married in light of COVID (see our blog post here on Alternative Wedding Ideas) comes a shift in how we dress to get married! Traditional looks are out, make a bold and beautiful statement in black -- here we discuss how to make a black wedding dress work for YOU! 
Wedding Dress Styles: 
So you’ve committed to the idea of a black bridal gown, you brave and beautiful bride, but what style do you choose!? (see our blog post here on how to find the perfect dress shape and style for you) -- the options are endless! For the more romantic BLUSH Bride, why not try a dramatic ball gown, like our elegant and ethereal Black Gothic Wedding Dress: the sleek long sleeved lace top offsets the bold tulle skirt for HUGE impact. If you’re a little more of a classic bride and are looking for something contemporary, we’re loving the idea of our Black Tulle and Cap Sleeve Gown: sleek and endlessly elegant, we love the column shape. For the more fun-loving and edgy bride, why not go short with our black open back tulle midi dress!? We envision this look styled with a short leather moto jacket and a shock of red lipstick for a shotgun elopmenet. 
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How to Style?:
Think less spooky Halloween vibes and more chic, refined sophistication. Black dresses are perfect for Fall and Winter weddings and can be styled in so many ways - because black is the perfect backdrop. If you’re thinking more romantic, we love the idea of a dark smokey eye, a rich, rustic bouquet of red or dusty pink roses and tons of rich greenery, chandeliers and candles at a barn bash or a forest fete! For some design inspo, check out how Kayla and Jacob styled their lakeside wedding. 
 
Because a black wedding dress is a statement in itself, you don’t have to go big on accessories. Minimal is best - like these simple pearl drop earrings and an elegant headpiece. Let your dress truly shine! 
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We hope this article helped to shift your perspective on black for a Fall/Winter wedding and gave you some good tips and tricks on how to make this bold, alternative statement work for your special day! Have you gotten married in a black wedding dress!? If so, we’d LOVE to hear all about it and share this with our readers. It’s time to push the envelope and adjust the way we think about weddings -- we’re all for boho, alternative BRILLIANCE! 
Happy October, BLUSH Brides and happy wedding dress browsing! 
Love, 
Team BLUSH 
 

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