37 Timeless Black Bridesmaid Dresses for Every Style and Budget

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There's no denying the allure of a black bridesmaid dress—from classic shapes to fashion-forward silhouettes; it's an elegant and timeless choice for your bridal party. Whether you're into a moody palette or are having a New Year's Eve wedding with a darkly romantic theme, a black bridesmaid dress seems like a no brainer. Plus, the shade is flattering in every silhouette, whether you go for a sleeveless maxi dress, a one-shoulder midi, or off-the-shoulder mini.

More than easy to wear, black dresses are always on offer, and usually more so than bold colors, which means they come at a range of price points so you can find a dress that suits the budget of every bridesmaid in your group. No matter what type of black bridesmaid dress you choose, chances are your gals will be able to wear their dress again and again—especially if a black-tie wedding or event is on their agenda.

Here, the best black bridesmaid dresses for every bridal style and budget.

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DB Studio Sweetheart Strapless Stretch Crepe Dress

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Pared-back and sleek, this strapless gown is as versatile as it is classic. Utterly stunning in black, we also love the idea of styling it with a mix of jewel tones in the fall or winter. 

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ASOS EDITION Ruched Halter Neck Maxi Dress

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A halter neckline is universally flattering, highlighting your shoulders and arms just so. The ruched detailing on this dress gives it a distinctive feel. 

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Brandon Maxwell Gathered Cutout Silk-Satin Gown

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Courtesy of Moda Operandi

No rule says cutouts should be barred from bridesmaid attire. This gathered gown by Brandon Maxwell is an impeccable style for a bolder bridesmaid moment. 

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Ramy Brook Linley Dress

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With a modern one-shoulder silhouette, this bridesmaid dress is available in regular and plus sizes, making it a versatile choice for any bridesmaid. It's an ideal pick for summer, too—the fabric is super soft and lightweight! 

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Dress The Population Alicia Mixed Media Midi Dress

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This black midi is the perfect party dress, featuring a fitted crepe bodice and a swishy chiffon skirt. We especially love it for a daytime wedding or on a petite bridesmaid. 

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Marchesa Notte Velvet-Trimmed Tiered Floral-Print Charmeuse Midi Dress

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A black bridesmaid dress doesn't always mean you have to go solid. Case in point: this romantic floral print with frilled sleeves and a tiered skirt. 

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1500 Series Style 1529 Bowed Flat Strap Chiffon Gown with Ruffle Skirt

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 Courtesy of Dessy

Romantic as ever, this chiffon gown features bow-tie straps and ruffle detailing. We love it for a garden wedding or an outdoor venture with lots of flowers and greenery. 

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Fame & Partners Body Con Dress

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Minimal and sleek, this figure-skimming silhouette is fresh and elegant with a '90s feel, to boot. Keep things simple and style with a pair of earrings and a delicate bracelet. 

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Alexis Magdalina Tiered Halterneck Lace Midi Dress

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Courtesy of Moda Operandi

Lace isn't relegated to brides. A black bridesmaid dress like this midi style is utterly romantic and sweet. 

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Silvia Tcherassi Sotavento Cold-Shoulder Cutout Gown

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Black certainly doesn't feel boring when done in silk, but for an even bolder statement, this cold-shoulder silhouette feels especially fresh. We love the diagonal dégradé stripes for a subtle graphic effect.

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Morning Lavender Dylan Pleated Midi Dress

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For the bridesmaid on a budget, this midi dress is incredibly chic. With a flattering tie-waist and pretty pleats, you can wear it repeatedly for parties and special occasions.   

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Christiano Siriano Zig Zag Velvet Dress

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We love a bold black dress for a smaller bridesmaid party. This zig-zag style is so distinctive with a high-low hemline and illusion design. 

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BCBGMAXAZRIA Strapless Crepe Gown

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This strapless gown comes with an architectural feel to it—a look we love for a formal black tie wedding or slick city venue. The slit makes it functional for dancing at the reception, too! 

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Self-Portrait Embellished Midi Dress

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Any bridesmaid will make a striking statement in this black and white lace dress by Self-Portrait. Embellished with sequins in a floral pattern, this dress gives off a hint of shimmer that's unexpected and elevated at once. 

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ASOS DESIGN Curve Bridesmaid Ruched Bodice drape Maxi Dress

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For megawatt, this black gown is incredibly versatile and flattering. Featuring a wrap silhouette with a V-neckline, it draws in at the waist while flowing out into a beautiful A-line shape. 

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Likely Aurora Mermaid Gown

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Courtesy of Bloomingdale's

For the minimalist bridesmaid who fancies a hint of femininity, this black gown is perfection. We love the balance of the pin-thin straps and straight neckline with the mermaid skirt. 

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Needle & Thread Meadow Ruffled Crochet-Trimmed Sequined Tulle Gown

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If embellished gowns routinely call your name, look no further than this tulle-trimmed gown by Needle & Thread. This style is adorned with clusters of sequins that are made to look like flowers in a meadow. 

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ASTR The Label Midi Slip Dress

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Courtesy of Verishop

This super-sleek spaghetti strap gown is perfect for a pared-back bridesmaid look. The simplicity feels very '90s supermodel-chic, too! 

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Show Me Your Mumu Emily Empire Maxi Dress

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This empire maxi dress is as comfortable as it is flattering. With sheer romantic sleeves and a floaty skirt, you'll feel elegant as ever in this effortless design. 

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White by Vera Wang Plunging Flange Skirt Bridesmaid Dress

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Complete with Vera Wang's signature edge, this V-neck black gown is made for the fashion-forward bridesmaid. Featuring a plunging neckline, ruffled flanges that cascade down the skirt, and a twisted back detail, it's still understated despite the distinctive design. 

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Katie May Long Sleeve Dress

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Courtesy of Revolve

For a black-tie wedding, we love the drama of this plunging V-neckline and sleek long sleeves. After your bridesmaid duties, it's a stunning look for a formal event or as a wedding guest. 

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Bec & Bridge Kaia Dress

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We love a simple slip dress in black, and this asymmetrical style feels so fresh for a modern lineup of bridesmaids. The cowl neck beautifully offsets the thigh-high slit for an elegant look. 

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Jason Wu Collection Ruffled Fil Coupé Tulle Gown

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You'll deliver on drama in this breathtaking gown by Jason Wu, which walked the runway at New York Fashion Week. Featuring a frothy black and white fil coupé tulle, this gown is gorgeous alongside the bride whose going even bigger with her look. 

 

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Rebecca Vallance Luna Gown

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Courtesy of MyTheresa

This gown comes with princess-like puff sleeves, but that hardly prevents it from feeling edgy and dramatic. With a sheen to the fabric, it's an outstanding choice for a nighttime ceremony and equally festive on New Year's Eve

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Markarian Mondella Ruffled Silk-Dupion Midi Dress

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Courtesy of Moda Operandi

You can wear black to a summer wedding! This midi dress—which is cut from lustrous silk-dupion fabric—is so sweet for warm-weather "I do's." 

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Kleinfeld Long Off-The-Shoulder Bridesmaid Dress

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Courtesy of Kleinfeld

This black gown is perfect for the bridesmaid seeking more coverage or those who love the effect of a long-sleeve off-the-shoulder silhouette. Accentuate the look by styling in a statement earring in rhinestones, a mix of metals, or pearls. 

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Lovely Style LB003 Esme Cowl-Neck Midi Tank Dress

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Channel '90s style with this midi dress with an elegant cowl neck. Keep things sleek by finishing with a simple metallic sandal and delicate jewelry. 

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Norma Kamali Side-Slit Ruffled Chiffon Dress

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Courtesy of Matches Fashion

We love this ruffled gown for a bohemian wedding at any time of year. As an unexpected finish, opt for polished gold accessories for a modern feel. 

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Social Bridesmaids V-Neck Back Tie Chiffon Trumpet Gown

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Courtesy of Nordstrom 

It doesn't get more sophisticated than this chiffon column gown. Featuring super clean lines, the drapey back tie lends a romantic touch. 

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Anna October Dasha Open-Back Satin Dress

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Courtesy of Moda Operandi 

This midi style from Anna October feels modern and fresh if you're envisioning a slip dress for your bridesmaids. It's impeccable cut featuring pin-thin straps that criss-cross in the back.  

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After Six Bridesmaid Dress Style 6822

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Courtesy of Brideside

This spaghetti strap gown is a real crowd-pleaser when you're dealing with many styles and personalities in a bridal party. Whether you opt for an all-black lineup or go for a mixed palette, this style is simple yet elegant. 

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Dessy Style 3061 Draped Backless Crepe Dress with Pockets

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We love a classic bateau neckline for timeless sophistication. As an unexpected twist, this style features a draped back and one of our favorite dress features—pockets! 

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Stone Cold Fox Custom Petal Gown

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Sweet flutter sleeves are inherently romantic, making this black gown the perfect options for bridesmaids. With a low-cut back, it's stunning from all directions. 

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Name Of Love Joan Bridesmaid Dress

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Courtesy of Name of Love

This strapless gown was designed to stand out, featuring a unique rounded shape that will beautifully highlight your upper body. Cut in a heavyweight crepe; it's incredibly well-made for a luxe look. 

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Amsale Shiloh Bridesmaid Dress

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Courtesy of Amsale

Modern side cutouts give this timeless dress a forward feel. Don't worry—the unique design won't steal the spotlight from the couple of honor! 

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Joanna August Made-To-Order Mandy Long Flower Print Gown

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Courtesy of Joanna August

This floral-print gown is perfect for breaking up solid black dresses in a mixed bridesmaid lineup. Even better, it's the type of gown you can re-wear after your bridesmaid duties are complete. 

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Solace London Linza Crepe Gown

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 Courtesy of Net-a-Porter

This refined gown is ideal for a more experimental bridesmaid. Featuring an elegant sweetheart neckline and low-cut back, it strikes the perfect balance between sophisticated and sexy. 

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