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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.
ASOS EDITION Ruched Halter Neck Maxi Dress
A halter neckline is universally flattering, highlighting your shoulders and arms just so. The ruched detailing on this dress gives it a distinctive feel.
Brandon Maxwell Gathered Cutout Silk-Satin Gown
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.
Ramy Brook Linley Dress
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!
Fame & Partners Body Con Dress
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.
BCBGMAXAZRIA Strapless Crepe Gown
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!
Likely Aurora Mermaid Gown
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.
White by Vera Wang Plunging Flange Skirt Bridesmaid Dress
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.
Rebecca Vallance Luna Gown
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.