33 Black Bridesmaid Dresses

Edgy and elegant

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There’s no denying the allure of a black bridesmaid dress—from classic shapes to fashion-forward silhouettes, it’s a look every woman loves for dressed up occasions. As a choice for bridesmaids, black is an edgy and elegant shade that your #bridesquad will hardly bemoan. 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.

A black bridesmaid dress takes a lot of risk out of the color game—certain shades are stunning on dark skin tones while others will wash out those with fair complexions. Or, sometimes a crew has a hard time settling on a shade they all feel comfortable in. A black bridesmaid dress takes the guesswork out of who will look good in what. 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.

The great thing about black bridesmaid dresses is that nearly every style works well together. An assortment of pared-back gowns and simple slip dresses with varying necklines is flawless for a modern approach—a mix of slinky ‘90s straps, halter necklines, feminine flutter-sleeves, and long sleeves will easily complement each other. For a glamorous take, a black bridesmaid dress in shimmering crêpe de chine, dazzling sequins, elegant lace, or glistening beads will wow. You can, of course, mix and match if some of your maids are all about opulence and others prefer something simpler. 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.

If you think black bridesmaid dresses are right for your wedding, ahead, we pulled together 33 versions for every style and budget.

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After Six Style 6728 375

SHOP NOW: Brideside, $250

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Amanda Uprichard Verona Strapless Front-Slit Gown

SHOP NOW: Bloomingdales, $250

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ASOS DESIGN Cape Back Dipped Hem Midi Dress

SHOP NOW: Asos, $60

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BCBGMAXAZRIA Lissa Asymmetrical Slip Dress, $228


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BHLDN Jones Dress, $198

BHLDN, $198

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Ballerina Neckline Backless Camisole

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SHOP NOW: Brides x Fame and Partners, $199

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BHLDN Montreal Dress

BHLDN, $220

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Chi Chi London Admired Stylista Fit and Flare Dress

SHOP NOW: ModCloth, $149

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David's Bridal Ruffle-Trim Chiffon Faux-Wrap Bridesmaid Dress, $119.95 (was $139.95)

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $119.95 from $139.95

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Dessy After Six Bridesmaid Dress 1512

SHOP NOW: Dessy, $150

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Dress The Population Alicia Mixed Media Midi Dress

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $198

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Eliza J Off-the-Shoulder Bow Front Sheath Gown

SHOP NOW: Dillard's, $178

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Hayley Paige Occasions 5715 Bridesmaid Dress


SHOP NOW: Bella Bridesmaids, $270

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Jasmine Bridal L184052 Sweetheart Strapless Belsoie Tiffany Chiffon High-Low Bridesmaid Dress

SHOP NOW: Jasmine Bridal, Prince Upon Request

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Jenny Yoo Cassie Luxe Chiffon Bridesmaid Dress

SHOP NOW: Jenny Yoo, $265

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Joanna August Autumn Long 54

Brideside, $285

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Karl Lagerfeld Paris Pearl Caplet Gown

SHOP NOW: Dillard's, $258

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Katie May Tay Twist-Detail Gown

SHOP NOW: Bloomingdales, $295

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Kleinfeld Bridal Party Flutter-Sleeve Long Bridesmaid Dress

SHOP NOW: Kleinfeld, $169

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Laundry by Shelli Segal Ruched Velvet Gown

SHOP NOW: Bloomingdales, $228

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Lauren Ralph Lauren Chiffon Polka Dot Dress

SHOP NOW: Dillard's, $220

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LIKELY Ruffled One-Shoulder Gown

SHOP NOW: Bloomingdales, $378

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Monique Lhuillier 450306 Bridesmaid Dress

SHOP NOW: Bella Bridesmaids, $298

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Oasis Amy Slinky Cowl Neck Maxi

SHOP NOW: Oasis, $135

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Pronovias Gerdie Dress

Pronovias, Price Upon Request

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The Reformation Artemis Dress

SHOP NOW: The Reformation, $428

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Show Me Your Mumu Jen Maxi Gown

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $198-$256

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Stone Cold Fox Custom Nico Gown

Stone Cold Fox, $560

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Theia Brooklyn Bridesmaid Dress

SHOP NOW: Theia, Price Upon Request

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Watters Mellie Bridesmaid Dress

SHOP NOW: Watters, $295-$385

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White by Vera Wang V-Neck Wrapped Bodice Dress with Satin Belt

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $169.95 from $199.95

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Wtoo by Watters 60 Bridesmaid Dress

SHOP NOW: Watters, $198-$288

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Straight Neckline Backless Shift Dress

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SHOP NOW: Brides x Fame and Partners, $199

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