Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wedding Wednesday: Black Wedding Dresses -- Do or Don't?

Happy Wedding Wednesday!

Vera Wang debuted a new collection at New York's bridal fashion week.
The new trend? Black wedding dresses.

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I think these are all beautiful dresses... perfect for a red carpet event or a formal affair, but not so much for a bride on her wedding day. Maybe I'm just traditional and not too fashion-forward, but I wouldn't wear a black wedding dress.

I do like seeing black incorporated into a wedding, though -- like Pink's black sash on her Monique Lhuillier gown or having your bridesmaids' dresses be black. I think the farthest "non-traditional" thing I would do is wear a colored wedding dress -- and even with that, I'm not so sure.

What do you guys think of black wedding dresses -- do or don't?

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36 comments:

  1. I've always been of the mindset that: It's the brides day. She can wear whatever she wants. I have an array of colors I've thought about wearing on my wedding day (if I ever get one!) instead of white. Then again, I'm no traditionalist ;)

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  2. I've never heard of this, but they are GORGEOUS! Why not?

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  3. Dramatic? Yes. My cup of tea? No.

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  4. Marisa-- yeah, you totally have a point -- it is the bride's day. ;)

    Meri-- yes, they are absolutely gorgeous. and maybe i should start to be more open. ;)

    Marie-- haha, yeah, same here. ;)

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  5. Laura Ingalls Wilder wore a black dress on her wedding day. I guess you can wear what you want. My Mom's wedding was close to Christmas so she wore a burgundy dress. She had a friend who married a couple of days before Christmas..she wore a red dress. I had a cousin who married on the beach and she wore a bikini. So there are all sorts of attire out there.

    These are Vera Wang..so I'm sure you'd be proud to wear them anytime.

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  6. Hmm, i definitely think that black wedding dresses are a don't. It's just not right for a bride to be wearing black on her wedding day. although i like dress #5. :D

    :)
    Carrie
    http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

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  7. i don't mind wearing a black gown if its like the 3rd, 5th and last gown!!! so gorgeous!

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  8. ellie-- hmm, great point! i totally agree that a bride can wear whatever she wants on her wedding day, i'm just not sure on black.

    Carrie-- the dresses are definitely beautiful, right? :)

    Femme Virtue-- i think you can pull it off! :)

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  9. I know a couple of people who married in October and did the whole Halloween theme. It just depends on the Bride and situation. I think they are GORGEOUS! But I personally wouldn't want them as a wedding dress. If I was going to a halloween ball or something, I would definitely wear it. Love Vera Wang!!! Thanks for sharing, because I wasn't aware of this.
    http://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/

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  10. Pretty dresses but so not wedding to me :/ I'm with you on that one!


    ..I think their hair needs a lot of work lol xD

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  11. these dresses are very beautiful, but not for wedding dresses. Maybe I´m oldfashioned, but I think wedding dress should be white.

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  12. SassyUptownChic-- yeeaahh, i was thinking the same thing! it would be perfect if it's a halloween-themed wedding. and for a halloween ball, these would be awesome! :)

    SassyAgapi-- hahaha, yeah, they need more work in the hair department. ;)

    Miss L-- me too, i am old fashioned when it comes to that. ;)

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  13. Personally I'm not a fan of black wedding dresses. They don't suit the occasion.

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  14. Laura-- i like black dresses, but not so much as a wedding dress. :/

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  15. hi Mimi i just wanted thank you for the comment on my first post.. <3 the blog btww :) anyways i agree with you these are beautiful dress but black wedding dresses is pushing it. I honestly think wedding dresses should be white or cream but definitely not black

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  16. Liz-- hi! you're very welcome, and thanks too for visiting my blog! :D

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  17. I might be down with the first one but its still out of my comfort zone.

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  18. Amber Blue Bird-- yeah, definitely out of my comfort zone too. :/

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  19. Beautiful dresses, but I will never wear black at my wedding! XOXO

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  20. Sia-- haha yeah, same here. ;)

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  21. I Lover vera's designs and these dresses look so pretty..
    But for wedding day um not sure:)


    veerassandhouse.blogspot.com

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  22. E.G-- yep, they are absolutely pretty but i'm not sure about wearing them as a wedding dress. ;)

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  23. I'm always open to trying new things when it comes to fashion, but even if I have a bit of an eclectic style I don't see myself wearing a black wedding gown. In my opinion, black is just too dark. I love these dresses though. :D

    My faves are the 1st and 6th dress.

    XoXo, Bree
    http://vivalabreee.blogspot.com/
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  24. Bree-- great picks! and yeah, i think it's a bit too harsh of a color to use as a wedding dress. :/

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  25. those are beautiful dresses!
    I love the 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th! lol
    yah, I wouldn't really want to wear black
    to a wedding, and I'm Chinese so that would
    be quite horrible to the elderly >< and your
    wedding should convey happiness and lightness =p

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  26. Peiji-- haha, oh gosh yeah, imagine what they would say?! ;) great picks, btw!

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  27. Interesting! Glad you posted these pics... I hadn't seen them yet! I love the dresses and I LOVE black, but I wouldn't wear a black wedding dress. I changed dresses for my reception and added a black sash - to my already black Louboutins, and my bridesmaids wore black dresses.... that's how I did black :) A couple of wedding posts are on my blog if you wanna check it out!

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  28. Lindsay-- i love how you incorporated black into your wedding. that's the way i would do it too if i choose black as a color for my in-the-distant-future wedding. ;)

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  29. these are all incredibly gorgeous dresses! just not the right vibe for a wedding, in my opinion:) i can these on display in a museum though, she is so talented!

    xx
    http://canvasofculture.blogspot.com/

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  30. canvasofculture-- i totally agree! :)

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  31. Honestly I think a do! Especially of you’re getting married on Halloween! Not everyone goes for your traditional white dress, black should definitely be a an option too!
    Love the 2nd dress shown!

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  32. Dizzy-- yeah, these are definitely perfect for a halloween wedding! ;)

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  33. Vera Wang is just INCREDIBLE!!!!

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  34. Jo and Sue-- she really is! :)

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