Gone are the days of strict wedding traditions dictating every small detail of your special day; if you're a high fashion bride looking to stand out amounts the others, then maybe a black wedding dress is the thing for you! Black has always been and will always be a staple of fashion, dramatic, slimming, compliments almost every other colour and comes in a range of shades; adopting this colour into your bridal ensemble not only makes a dramatic fashion statement but breaks the quintessential tradition of the bride wearing white.

Not the most conventional choice for a wedding dress, a black gown is a great way to express your unique style on such a special day and will make your wedding photos stand out amongst the rest!

1/ Marchesa


This incredible Marchesa gown is a perfect blend of girly and high fashion. If you love the classic silhouettes and intricate details of most wedding dresses on the market, then this stunning gown is perfect for you!

2/ Alex Perry Kirby Drape-Detailed Satin Crepe Strapless Gown

Alex Perry

For the more understated bride, this simple, sleek Alex Perry gown (€1232) is quintessential elegance without being overpowering!

3/ Hamda Al Fahim Moonbeam

Hamda Al Fahim

Who doesn't love some drama! We adore how much of a statement this Hamda Al Fahim gown (€3716) makes while still showing off the bride!

4/ Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen

From one of the worlds most iconic fashion houses, this amazing Alexander McQueen dress (€13425) is the perfect blend of sweet and sophisticated. With a simple silhouette, the devil is really in the details when it comes to this beautiful tea-length gown.

5/ Maggie Sottero London Gown

Maggie Sottero

If a fully black gown is simply too dramatic of a choice for your wedding day, they embrace the best of both worlds with this beautiful applique dress from Maggie Sottero.

6/ Marchesa Corset Cocktail Dress


For the bride that strives for that perfect vintage aesthetic, this beautiful tea length Marchesa gown (€2596) is the ideal choice for a romantic wedding ensemble!

7/ Alex Perry Plunge Style Cape Dress

Alex Perry

Who doesn't love a cape? Nothing is more regal and elegant than a sleek gown with a beautiful matching cape, and in the case of this beautiful Alex Perry cape dress (€2365), the beautiful design and deep rich colour makes for quite the striking look!

8/ Needle And Thread Eve Sequin Cami Gown

Needle And Thread

We are obsessed with this amazing gown/cape combination! This beautifully delicate gown is from Needle and Thread (€590) and is an impeccable dress for a softer, sweeter bride!

9/ Marchesa Strapless Silk-taffeta And Dégradé Tulle Gown


Mix fashion with tradition in this beautiful black to white ombre dress (€12,418) from iconic bridal house Marchesa!

10/ Galia Lahav Joli

Galia Lahav

For a chic, androgynous and high fashion look, this stunning Galia Lahav Joli dress (€3,340) will make a statement on your walk down the aisle! The sky-high leg slit and deep v neckline are the perfect way to show your amazing bridal body.

11/ Pronovias Tourmaline


Embracing a statement coloured gown doesn't mean you can't embrace classic silhouettes; this stunning silk gown from Pronovias is glamorous and elegant and is sure to bring your spouse to tears on your walk down the aisle!

12/ Ralph And Russo

Ralph and Russo

This sexy, asymmetrical gown from Ralph Russo is a guaranteed knockout if fashion is your passion! Turn your wedding into a red carpet event in this breathtaking gown and out all other brides to shame!

13/ Ritual Unions Allie Skirt and Blazer

Ritual Unions

If a two-piece ensemble is more your speed, this beautiful two-piece velvet blazer and skirt from Rituals Unions is a fashionable, dramatic and luxurious look for a chic and modern wedding!

14/ Ver Wang Doris

Vera Wang

Nobody does bridal quite like Vera Wang; this beautiful tiered black Doris gown from the Vera Wang 60th collection makes a strong statement with such a simple garment!

15/ BHLDN Montreal Crepe Dress


Sleek and sophisticated, the Montreal crepe gown in black (€188) from designer BHLDN would make for a beautiful reception dress if your dream is to wear white for the ceremony and black for the reception!

- Gráinne