The Little Black Dress

by | Bride, Bridesmaids


Spirit of the Black Dress

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week recently showcased an exhibition “The Spirit Of The Little Black Dress”.  Showcasing the talents of Australian designers, the exhibition also paid homage to the versatile little garment we call the little black dress.

It also made me think of how he little black dress has started to creep into bridesmaid fashion. When it was once considered a faux pas to wear black as a bridesmaid, black provides more options and more versatility for your maids. If you’re worried the look may be too dark, pair it with something bright – bright flowers, amazing shoes or fabulous jewels.

Mike and Ashley - May 17, 2008

Ashley put her maids in little black frocks with peeptoes (Photo by Pamela Marie Photography)


A classic black and white combination (Photo by Nerida McMurray Photography)

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Love the elegant pale bouquets with black gowns in this wedding (Photo by Natasja Kremers Photography)


Dana dressed her bridesmaids in full length black gowns for her Mexican wedding (Photo by Rodrigou Cassou Photography)


A touch of pink, glamorous earrings and cream bows were chosen by this bride (Photo by Nerida McMurray Photography)


Jenna of That Bride (now Wife) asked each of her maids to wear a black gown. (Photo by Kelli Nicole Photography)


Deonne dressed her maids in black halter neck gowns with bright green bouquets (Photo by SugarLove Weddings via Alannah Rose Stationery)


I love how each gown is different yet all look coordinated.(Photo by Laura Westover Photography)


Glamorous bridesmaids in black (Photo by Gemma Clarke Photography)


Love the vibrant orange tones incorporated into these black bridesmaid dresses. (Photo by Nerida McMurray)


Karina’s bridesmaids wore black dresses with a brightly coloured sash. (Photo by Amy Carroll Photography)


Heidi and Chris used a colour palette of black, green & white for their wedding (Photo by Drew B Photography)


Katelyn coordinated her many bridesmaids in black gowns (Photo by Jason Angelini Photography)


Lisa went for over the top glam (photo by Natasja Kremers Photography)


Black frocks with brightly coloured shoes makes a great statement at Kelli’s wedding (Photo by Laura Kay Photography)

  • Josie says:
    October 29, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    These are brilliant. Black dresses whether bridal or bridesmainds are so chic and elegant. They’re very timeless and classic and I love the photo of the brightly coloured shoes – good way to modernise and inject a bit of fun.

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    November 1, 2009 at 9:49 am

    I was tickled to see one of my wedding photos included in this post (and yes, I’m still reading, although I admit to just skimming as I now have pregnancy/motherhood blogs on my plate along with all of my favorite wedding ones!)

  • Billie Blankley says:
    August 23, 2010 at 10:15 am

    I was just a bridesmaid inside a wedding this past August and my friend the bride had us put on black dresses to ensure that we could reuse them later. It was quite wise and considerate of her, however I don’t have numerous possibilities to wear a satin dress. Nice post, thanks.

  • My little black dress says:
    August 24, 2010 at 1:26 am

    These black dresses are very elegant. It’s so smart to wear a black dress for a wedding. I love evening black dresses.

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