25 Timeless Black Bridal Party Dresses for Every Style and Budget

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There's no denying the allure of a black bridal party 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, black dresses seem like a no-brainer. Plus, the shade is flattering on every silhouette, whether you go for a sleeveless maxi dress, a one-shoulder midi, or an 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 bridal party member. No matter what type of black bridal party 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 bridal party dresses for every bridal style and budget.

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Best for Versatility: DB Studio Sweetheart Strapless Stretch Crepe Dress

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Courtesy of David's Bridal

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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Most Flattering: ASOS EDITION Ruched Halter Neck Maxi Dress

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Courtesy of ASOS

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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For a Bold Bridal Party: Brandon Maxwell Cutout Draped Silk-Satin Gown

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Courtesy of Moda Operandi

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

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For a Romantic Wedding: Marchesa Notte Velvet-Trimmed Tiered Floral-Print Charmeuse Midi Dress

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A black bridal party 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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Most Elegant: Lulus Touch of Finesse Black Off-the-Shoulder Bodycon Midi Dress

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Courtesy of Lulus

With a flattering off-the-shoulder neckline and high-low silhouette, this black bridal party dress feels fresh for any style of wedding. Mix it with various shapes or have your entire lineup rock this modern style.

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For a Summer Wedding: After Six Style 1529 Bowed Strap Crinkle Chiffon Gown with Tiered 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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For a Black-Tie Wedding: Silvia Tcherassi Sotavento Cold-Shoulder Cutout Printed Satin Gown

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Courtesy of Net-a-Porter

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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For a Garden Wedding: Alexis Magdalina Lace Dress

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Courtesy of Moda Operandi

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

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Best Plus Size: Christiano Siriano Zig Zag Velvet Dress

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Courtesy of 11 Honoré

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

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For a Formal Wedding: BCBGMAXAZRIA Asymmetrical Strapless Crepe Column Gown

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Courtesy of BCBGMAXAZRIA

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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Best for Making a Statement: Self-Portrait Embellished Midi Dress

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Courtesy of MyTheresa

Any bridal party 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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Best Budget: ASOS DESIGN Curve Bridal Party Ruched Bodice Drape Maxi Dress with Wrap Waist

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Courtesy of ASOS

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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For a Nostalgic Wedding: ASTR The Label Gaia Midi Dress

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Courtesy of Verishop

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

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Most Comfortable: Show Me Your Mumu Emily Empire Maxi Dress

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Courtesy of Show Me Your Mumu

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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For a New Year's Eve Wedding: 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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For a Spring Wedding: Lovely Style LB003 Esme Cowl-Neck Midi Tank Dress

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Courtesy of Dessy

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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For a Sophisticated Wedding: Social Bridal Party 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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For a Timeless Wedding: Dessy Style 3061 Draped Backless Crepe Dress with Pockets

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Courtesy of Dessy Group

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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For a Minimalist Wedding: Stone Cold Fox Custom Petal Gown

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Courtesy of Stone Cold Fox

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

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For a Fashion-Forward Wedding: Name Of Love Joan 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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Best Cutout: Amsale Shiloh Dress

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Courtesy of Amsale

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

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Best Floral Print: Joanna August Mandy Long Flower Print

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Courtesy of Joanna August

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

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Best For Dancing: Maria Lucia Hohan Shani Beaded Tulle Dress

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Courtesy of Farfetch

This black midi is the perfect party dress, featuring beaded tulle and a waist tie fastening. We especially love it for a daytime wedding or on a petite person.

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Most Structural: Lauren Ralph Lauren Flutter-Sleeve Gown

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Courtesy of Macy's

This structural black gown is made for the fashion-forward bridal party. Featuring ruffles that cascade down the skirt, and an elegant decorative pin, it's still understated despite the distinctive design. 

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Most Sexy: Fame & Parters The Callais Dress

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Courtesy of Fame & Partners

This refined gown is ideal for a more experimental bridal parties. Featuring a plunging ruffled neckline and high slit, it strikes the perfect balance between sophisticated and sexy. 

Shopping FAQs

Considering black bridal party dresses for your wedding? Here are some commonly asked questions when shopping for them.

  • Are black bridal party dresses appropriate? Yes, and they're often seen as a classy, elegant color choice. A nice way to have the dresses stand out is to have each bridal party member wear the same color but a different style of dress. A big benefit of the shade: Your girlfriends can wear their gowns again and again.
  • What color flowers go best with black bridal party dresses? This really depends on your wedding theme as well as the time of year which will determine what flowers are in season. With that said, white flowers contrast nicely, or if you're looking for a darker mood, go for red wine shades along with darker greenery.
  • What color shoes go best with black bridal party dresses? Pretty much any color pairs well with black—including metallic or prints.

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