24 Black Bridesmaid Dresses For A Totally Timeless Wedding Party

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24 Timeless Black Bridesmaid Dresses for 2024
Photos, left to right: Lulus, Anthropologie, Reformation
Jaclyn Palermo
by Jaclyn Palermo
Updated Nov 08, 2023
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Black bridesmaid dresses and black wedding guest attire are having a moment. Now's the time to choose a little black satin dress, a gorgeous classic long strapless gown or something contemporary with modern cutouts for your bridal party. There's an intrinsic air of formality to black—it complements and accentuates the scenery and will never clash with other wedding guest dresses. Black is beautiful, graphic and chic—and it's the perfect choice for a color that will draw attention to a white bridal dress when it's time for photos. Our black bridesmaid dress selects below are timeless; you can bet that your bridal party will wear these dresses again at a formal occasion or a night out on the town.

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Off-The-Shoulder Black Bridesmaid Dresses

Looking for a black bridesmaid dress with a stunning silhouette? Whether you choose a long sleeve silhouette, a floor length option, or a sweetheart neckline, black bridesmaid dresses that sit elegantly off the shoulder are irresistible. Style yours with minimal accessories such as diamond studs or a diamond tennis necklace.

Birdy Grey Spence Convertible Dress

Floor length off the shoulder gown
Photo: Birdy Grey

This utterly classic long dress is sure to be a hit with your whole crew. It has trendy off-the-shoulder sleeves plus skinny straps for added support. Another plus? It's a savvy find at under $100.

Kamali Kulture Off Shoulder Fishtail Gown

Fitted off the shoulder 3/4 sleeve dress
Photo: ShopBop

This off the shoulder black bridesmaid dress with a subtle fishtail silhouette is all about effortless glamour. Made of jersey, it looks polished but will be comfortable even after hours of wear. And, it's a high-fashion look that won't break the bank.

Sachin and Babi Fatima Dress

Sachin and Babi Fatima Dress
Photo: Sachin and Babi

We envision this sculptural design at a timeless black tie wedding on a grand estate. A unique beaded bodice creates the off-the-shoulder neckline, flattering to a tee. We guarantee your bffs will wear this stunner again.

Mac DuggalOff-The-Shoulder Ruffle Gown

Mac Duggal Off-The-Shoulder Ruffle Gown
Photo: Saks Fifth Avenue

Bring on the '80s vibes. This black bridesmaid dress is just made for a cocktail or semi-formal affair. The ruffle neckline brings the drama, while the length is versatile enough to work for a variety of dress codes and occasions. Pair with jeweled black pumps to complete the look.

Black Bridesmaid Dresses with Modern Cutouts

Looking for something daring and on trend for your wedding party? Opt for a black bridesmaid dress with modern cutouts. Choose from a long dress with a fitted bodice and cutouts at the waist or a plunge neckline with a lace up open back. It's hard not to fall in love with these sexy best sellers.

Amsale Shirin Bridesmaid Dress

Crepe floor length dress with cutouts at one shoulder sleeve
Photo: Amsale

The clean lines of this sleek crepe dress are bound to make your whole crew look—and feel—statuesque on your day. A subtle neckline cutout gives this otherwise conservative silhouette a more fashion-forward feel.

Isabel Marant Logane Ruched Cutout Midi Dress

Isabel Marant Logane ruched cutout midi dress
Photo: Net-a-Porter

Perfect for a destination wedding, this midi dress is made of weightless stretch jersey, with a button closure at the back. Décolleté cutouts give it stylish flair. Style it with strappy sandals and a raffia clutch.

Reformation Ottessa Mini Dress

Reformation Ottessa Mini Dress
Photo: Anthropologie

Equal parts sultry and fun, this black bridesmaid dress offers your bffs the best of both worlds. A whimsical keyhole cutout is all about elegance, while the short hemline gives this dres a sexy vibe.

Kate May Secret Agent Dress

Fitted maxi dress with deep V neck
Photo: Revolve

Two words: Bond babe. This body-skimming gown in slinky jersey hugs the curves, creating a gorgeous hourglass shape. Side cutouts plus an open back take this sultry look to the next level.

The Classic LBD

A classic little black dress (LBD) or cocktail dress is a fun option for your bridal party. An intricate lace knee length black bridesmaid dress looks sensational in all sizes. Have fun with it! Add a touch of drama with an exaggerated bow on a sleeveless LBD or try a lace boho style that will not disappoint. Pair embellished heels with these little black bridesmaids dresses to elevate the look.

LoveShackFancy Niko Mini Dress

LoveShackFancy Niko Mini Dress
Photo: LoveShackFancy

Put a bow on it. This must-have mini dress features a flattering strapless neckline and slightly flared sequined skirt, but our favorite part is the oversize back bow.

J.Crew Collection Halter-Tie Ruched Dress

J.Crew Collection Halter-Tie Ruched Dress
Photo: J.Crew

This intricate cocktail dress with elegant ruching is an easy choice. Just add statement earrings and evening pumps.

Hill House Home The Collector's Edition Ellie Nap Dress

Midi lace dress with cap sleeves
Photo: Hill House Home

#NapDressNation, this is for you. This more luxe take on the classic Nap Dress with allover lace is dressy enough to work for a casual or even semi-formal wedding. Pair it with sparkly accessories for a look that shines.

ALAÏARibbed Pointelle-Knit Mini Dress

ALAÏA Ribbed Pointelle-Knit Mini Dress
Photo: Net-a-Porter

This mini dress was made for the boho wedding party. We envision it at an intimate ceremony with a more casual vibe, as its silhouette just begs for statement accessories or even fun outerwear.

Tiered Black Bridesmaid Dresses

Going for a distinctly regal vibe? Go for a tiered black bridesmaid dress. Weather frothy tulle or a more structured fabric like lace, a tiered skirt gives any silhouette a more formal vibe—and great movement. Shop picks from some of our favorite designers below.

Lulus Longing And Love Black Swiss Dot Mini Dress

Longing And Love Black Swiss Dot Mini Dress
Photo: Lulus

Calling all rock-a-billy brides! This long sleeve black bridesmaid dress with a tiered skirt channels a retro vibe with a black-on-black polka dot pattern. We love this look for a casual gathering with lots of music!

Jonthan Simkhai Signature Laura Lace Dress

Cap sleeve midi dress with lots of lace
Photo: Jonthan Simkhai

Both unapologetically romantic and feminine, this cap sleeve midi dress is cut from delicate lace for a stunning silhouette. Eyelet embroidery around the high neck gives this showstopper a special touch.

Show Me Your Mumu Nicole Maxi Dress in Luxe Satin

Flow maxi tiered dress with flutter sleeves
Photo: Show Me Your Mumu

Boho brides, take note. This flowy maxi has a sweetheart neckline with a smocked back to ensure a perfectly fitted bodice, while the relaxed tiered skirt has carefree vibe. Flutter sleeves offer just the right amount of coverage.

Mac Duggal Oversized Bow-Shoulder Ruffled Mini Dress

Mac Duggal Oversized Bow-Shoulder Ruffled Mini Dress
Photo: Anthropologie

This romantic black bridesmaid dress is ideal for a fun and flirty casual wedding. Tiers of black fabric and the oversized shoulder bows give this cocktail dress a distinctly festive vibe. Just add vintage-inspired accessories.

Black Bridesmaid Dresses with High Necklines

Whether you choose a velvet long dress for a black tie affair or a linen midi dress for a more casual wedding, a high neck silhouette adds elegance to any dress. Another thought? A sleeveless pleated A-line long dress is universally flattering and tasteful. Wear these high necklines with jaw grazing statement earrings and a sleek box clutch.

BHLDN Ruby Twist Halter Satin Gown

BHLDN Ruby Twist Halter Satin Gown
Photo: Anthropologie

It can be tough to find the perfect balance of edgy and classic, but this dress pull it off. This luxe satin number features a high halter neckline, perfect to show off your squad's shoulders.

Jenny Yoo Halle Dress

Floor length halter neck dress
Photo: Jenny Yoo

A halter neck with a slim keyhole, you can't go wrong with this on-trend silhouette that flatters the neck and shoulders. The fitted bodice is balanced out by a flowing circle circle skirt.

Donna Black Sleeved Midi Dress

Donna Black Sleeved Midi Dress
Photo: Dissh

If you're going for a more modern and modest look, consider this black wedding dress. The high neckline and and sleek silhouette are perfect for a sporty bridesmaid look.

RetrofêteJade Dress

Retrofête Jade Dress
Photo: Saks Fifth Avenue

Who doesn't love a little bit of sparkle? This high neck black bridesmaid dress looks like it was plucked off the red carpet. Its ultra-glam trumpet silhouette is complemented by an elegant high neck and a sexy mini hemline.

Floral Black Bridesmaid Dresses

Dark botanical blooms and florals for fall and winter weddings are simply organic and beautiful. A long dress will complement the flowers and scenery of your wedding venue flawlessly, while a short sleeve, tea length option that feels boho is perfect for a wedding at a rural locale. The options are truly endless.

Frankie Silk Dress

Frankie Silk Dress
Photo: Reformation

Va va voom. This body-hugging number blends a sexy silhouette with a pretty floral print. A spaghetti strap maxi dress, this romantic gown is sure to be a showstopper.

Marchesa Long Botanical Embroidered Midi Dress

Marchesa Long Botanical Embroidered Midi Dress
Photo: Marchesa

Yes, queen. The sheer sleeves on Marchesa's embroidered gown covered in 3D floral appliqués add a decorative flourish to an already lavish look.

Sea Perle Dress

Perle Dress from Sea
Photo: Sea

This mini dress with ruched puff sleeves and a ruffled hemline is giving major cottagecore vibes. Have your bridesmaids keep their accessories simple and let this statement dress do all the talking.

Lulus Floral to See Black Floral Print Long Sleeve Mini Dress

Floral to See Black Floral Print Long Sleeve Mini Dress
Photo: Lulus

If your venue calls for a more formal dress, you can dial up the romance in this high neck, long sleeve dress with ruffles galore. The black floral print has a distinctly chic '90s vibe. Psst, at under $100, it's a total steal.

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