42 of the Best Black Wedding Dresses You Can Buy Online
If you want to make a statement and bring the drama on your wedding day, consider a black wedding gown. With so many options out there—ranging from flounce-y and flirty to timeless and elegant to edgy and couture—there's a whole world of style waiting for you beyond the classic white wedding dress. And we've combed the Internet to curate all the most stunning black wedding gowns out there, so all you have to do is add to cart and "'til death do we part."
Fairytale brides with a high-fashion edge, get ready for your hearts to flutter! Colorful embroidered butterflies add a touch of whimsy and romance to an otherwise simple tulle a-line gown.
Ahluwalia embroidered butterflies strapless gown, $3,295, SaksFifthAvenue.com
Sporty on the top, party on the bottom, 100 percent fun. This dress doesn't take itself too seriously, and neither should you, stylish bride! You'll love swishing around in the full cutout skirt, and you'll feel comfy and at ease in the racerback tank bodice.
Likely Mena overlay gown, $348, Bloomingdales.com
For figure-flattering at its finest, go Herve Leger—the name in bandage dresses. This slinky option offers a subtle metallic sheen and fringed skirt that will work together to make for the most epic dance floor pics ever.
Herve Leger metallic fringed bandage gown, $2,990, Net-A-Porter.com
ASOS Design premium lace and pleat bardot maxi dress, $95, ASOS.com
This strapless gown with a dramatic ruffled waist detail gets a major dose of drama thanks to an all-over painterly floral motif. Close your eyes and just imagine swishing around in it—magical indeed!
Mestiza New York Emery dress, $550, MestizaNewYork.com
If you dare to wear black on your wedding day, that doesn't mean you can't still make it timeless—this impeccable silhouette would be as fabulous in the past, present and future, with a plunging front and back neckline and waist-nipping self tie.
Sachin & Babi sleeveless mermaid gown, $400, SaksOff5th.com
Show Me Your Mumu Winslet cowl neck dress, $184, Revolve.com
Fashion-forward brides will love this classed-up, floor-length column gown with a delicate lace short sleeve topper. The sheer-illusion bodice and v-cut back add unexpected sexiness.
Dress the Population Ramona lace popover gown, $268, Nordstrom.com
Feminine without being too girly, and made for dancing, this ruffled sheath shows off pretty shoulders and a hint of leg with its salsa dancer-inspired wrap hem.
Likely Miller off-the-shoulder gown, $378, Bloomingdales.com
All your Great Gatsby party-of-the-century dreams are realized in this Art Deco dress, featuring ultra-flattering mesh cutouts and a waist-nipping silhouette.
Morgan And Co illusion jersey mermaid gown, $129.95, DavidsBridal.com
Joanna August Brenda dress, $325, BHLDN.com
Badgley Mishka asymmetrical bow gown, $300, SaksOff5th.com
If you've always imagined a long-sleeved wedding gown in addition to a black wedding gown, meet your match. This meticulously tailored pick has all of the above in a classic combo of lace bodice and crepe skirt.
Dessy Collection lace & crepe trumpet gown, $277, Nordstrom.com
If you've ever taken a "what Sex and the City character are you?" quiz and gotten Charlotte as a result, this black wedding gown is for you. It's classic and a little preppy, but the high-low, tea-length hem makes it flouncy and fun. Oh and, as Charlotte would prefer, it sets the stage for a perfect shoe.
A simple stunner with universally flattering draping and a Grecian-inspired look. Gussy it up with an epic headpiece to amp up the goddess vibe.
ASOS Design cowl front maxi dress, $103, ASOS.com
White by Vera Wang crepe-back satin gown, $598, DavidsBridal.com
So many cool details make this the perfect black wedding gown for an avant garde bride. We're talking a deep v-neck with a long-sleeve mesh overlay and all-over pearl embellishments, plus a sweet little train.
Mac Duggal pearl beaded illusion long sleeve ballgown, $498, Nordstrom.com
ASOS Design bubble hem maxi dress, $151, ASOS.com
Silvia Tcherassi Sotavento off-the-shoulder dress, $1,900, SaksFifthAvenue.com
Turn the volume—and style—way up with this bridal gown's frothy skirt and face-framing neckline. It's a classic silhouette just begging for the graphic pop of a bright white sash or cathedral-length veil.
David's Bridal Collection off-the-shoulder satin ballgown, $599, DavidsBridal.com
First of all, Alexander McQueen. Need we go on? Ok, we will. Perfect for unconventional venues, elopements and city hall celebrations, this sleek suit-inspired column gown oozes sophistication and coolness.
Alexander McQueen Ev blazer bodice gown, $3,690, SaksFifthAvenue.com
Marchesa Notte one-sleeve embellished gown, $795, Net-A-Porter.com
BHLDN Galva dress, $230, BHLDN.com
You'll float down the aisle and swirl across the dance floor in this high-low ballgown designed to provide magical movement. The simple cut is perfect for a classic bride, and the high-low hem showcases whatever perfect shoe you choose.
Alfred Sung strapless high-low ballgown, $242, Nordstrom.com
"The bride wore Gucci." If that sentence appeals to you, keep reading: With its timeless scoop neck, fit-and-flare silhouette and a pop of unexpected orange in its waist-cinching floral applique sash, this somehow manages to be understated yet eye-catching at the same time.
Gucci appliquéd grosgrain trimmed gown, $4,500, Net-A-Porter.com
For when you want to wear black, but still look beautifully boho, this pretty pick is all of the above. Its simple column silhouette gets a punch of style from an off-the-shoulder neckline that ends in swingy, black lace ruffles, while a back slit makes for easy movement.
Teri Jon off-the-shoulder lace column gown, $275, SaksOff5th.com
Bariano full maxi dress with organza bust, $348, ASOS.com
If you expect nothing less than Oscars-worthy style for your wedding day, this tiered tulle gown with allover gold glitter will set the tone for sure. Its airy movement and flashbulb-catching sparkle will land you on every best-dressed list.
Marchesa Notte strapless tiered tulle gown, $895, Net-A-Porter.com
There will be tiers at your wedding, alright. Gold-flecked ones that channel old-Hollywood glam! Coated in sparkly sequins arranged in a subtle ombre across layers of floaty tulle, this gown might just make you misty eyed.
Basix Black Label sequin tiered gown, $430, SaksOff5th.com
You're already taking a fashion leap by wearing black. Why not double down with a jumpsuit? This one's so chic, and still manages to be dressy thanks to high-drama organza sleeves. Extra-cool for a sneaky City Hall affair!
TopShop black organza jumpsuit, $95, TopShop.com
This dreamy bohemian pick is fuss-free and perfect for an outdoor fete, with is easy popover fit and airy lace details. Why not wear it barefoot?
BCBG Max Azria chiffon lace tiered gown, $698, Bloomingdales.com
Why carry a bouquet when you can wear one around your neckline? Flattering on any and all body types, this shoulder-baring, close-fitting gown becomes unforgettable thanks to a collar of crisp white silk blooms.
Catherine Regehr off-the-shoulder floral applique crepe gown, $3,070, SaksFifthAvenue.com
Adrianna Papell long sleeve beaded gown, $329, Bloomingdales.com
Michael Costello X Revolve Natalie dress, $408, Revolve.com
Fit for a (very stylish) royal, this gown takes a classic v-neck ballgown shape up a few notches with richly beaded embellishment—as fit for a wedding in downtown NYC as it is for one in Downton Abbey.
Theia embellished sleeveless v-neck gown, $650, SaksOff5th.com
Statuesque AF, this classic cut is the black wedding gown of your black tie fantasies. It's meticulously tailored to flatter every body type, with subtle seaming to enhance your curves from every angle.
Maticevski Accompany one-shoulder draped cady gown, $2,060, Net-A-Porter.com
White by Vera Wang textured organza dress, $998, DavidsBridal.com
Hello, fabulous! An unforgettable marabou trim adds levity to a sleek column fit with a daring high-leg slit. Pair with satin slippers and simple sparkly studs to complete the boudoir-but-make-it-bridal look.
Likely Desi feather embellished strapless gown, $398, Bloomingdales.com
Known for her richly beaded, flapper-inspired designs, Jenny Packham spares no detail in this sumptuously embellished, long-sleeved slip dress. We love it for a winter wedding or holiday season soiree.
Jenny Packham geometric beaded v-neck gown, $4,200, SaksFifthAvenue.com
Rasario crepe lace and tulle gown, $1,850, Net-A-Porter.com
Cool brides wear black, sexy cool brides wear black Versace. Made from sleek, shiny acetate, this gown features tons of seductive details, like curve-enhancing seaming, a flattering v-neck and intricately embellished, criss-crossing straps.
Versace embellished v-neck gown, $2,200, SaksOff5th.com