Brightening Up a Black Bridesmaid Dress

26 Nov

On Black Friday it seems only right to focus on bridesmaid dresses of the same color! Always elegant, and always flattering, black bridesmaid dresses are a popular choice, especially for formal weddings. There can be some hesitation in using black on the big day because of its association with funerals, but an easy way to avoid the comparison is by adding a pop of color with the bridesmaids’ flowers. In this photo from Wedding In The Box, the bright pink flowers make this bridal party look anything but somber:

This real wedding featured on Wedding Chicks also shows how black can be used in an elegant, but still cheerful way. The bright flowers and green sashes are gorgeous by themselves, and stand out even more against the black dresses.

Another great idea for brightening up black dresses comes via Weddingbee’s message board.  With each bridesmaid wearing a different color shoe with her short black dress, the color scheme becomes playful and bright.

This knee-length J Crew dress on Bridesmaid Trade would be perfect for showing off a fun pair of shoes.

For a more formal look, this classic floor length black dress from David’s Bridal is a perfect bridesmaid option.

Happy sale-hunting on this Black Friday! Share with us all the deals you snagged in preparation for your 2011 wedding!


One Response to “Brightening Up a Black Bridesmaid Dress”

  1. Wedding Bells January 4, 2012 at 5:54 pm #

    Love the post “This real wedding featured on Wedding Chicks”

    Anyway to track down those green sashes??

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