All little girls dream of their special day with sparkling diamonds, horse drawn carriages and of course their very own prince or princess charming. But the epicentre of their dream wedding day is the perfect wedding dress. Either luxurious soft flowing silk, layers of voluptuous tulle, or perfectly couture satin, every bride goes on the search for the perfect wedding gown.
I wondered, was it common, instead of the classic white, Ivory or cream, to chose a coloured or even black dress. I asked a few female family members who, to my utter amazement, told me my Aunty chose an electric blue dress for her big day. I began my search for the perfect black wedding dress.
I found a couple of designers to be notorious for releasing amazing black wedding dresses in their Fall collections every year, one being Vera Wang. Her style is elegant, flamboyant and very much influential in the wedding gown world. She tears up the bridal rule book and rewrites it. She has some uber successful brides under her belt, namely Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian to name but a few. Her gowns do come at a price but you receive so much more than a dress. Being part of an elite collection of brides who dare to be different.
My favourite black wedding dresses are featured below and ooze class, elegance and uniqueness. I love strapless, well-fitted, long gowns generally with a fish tail, in the wedding world known as the Mermaid and Sheath shape. These generally suit long slender figures and some hour glass figures if you’re not afraid to show off your curves. I’m not a big fan of the A-line or Trumpet shape dress, they are a bit too fussy for my liking but each to their own. The ball gown dress can be beautiful especially if it’s strapless as you can see from the Vera Wang ball gown wedding dress below, it’s simple but very special. All these, of course, can be modified in any way and created in your colour preference.
I don’t think there is any particular shape or complexion that favours black wedding dresses. It’s more about how it makes you feel as a woman. Ask yourself do you feel like a bride? Is the fabric comfortable? Is the dress flattering to your figure? Does the colour make you look washed out or does it make you glow with pride?
So, my conclusion is, whether white, ivory, black or even mint green, choose from the heart, which one screams your name, in colour and in style. Choose the show-stopping gown personalised to you. This is your day and everyone is gathered to celebrate your new life with your chosen partner, and why not chose your dress the same way, perfectly matched to you. Dare to be different