12 Dramatic Black Wedding Dresses You Should See

12 Dramatic Black Wedding Dresses You Should See

For a truly awe-inspiring wedding day look, ditch the traditional ivory attire and wow everyone with an unforgettable and dramatic black wedding dress. There is no doubt that modern-day couples are changing the way we do weddings, and what is emerging is something absolutely incredible. If you’re dreaming of a wedding dress that is stylish, glamorous, with an alternative twist, feast your eyes on these 12 dramatic black wedding dresses. You just have to see these!

Sophisticated Black Wedding Dress

First up is a sophisticated, long-sleeve, black, velvet wedding dress. This black wedding dress may be simple in design, but it does not lack style. The sensual silhouette hugs the body, the demure v-neckline is feminine, and the high leg slit adds a little sexiness. No doubt you will feel like a million bucks in this beauty.

Bride wearing a sophisticated black long sleeve wedding dress with oversized bouquet
Image Source: Photography – Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty

Beautiful Black Ombre Wedding Dress

Wow, this romantic, ethereal black wedding gown features a separate sleeveless bodice and a dramatic full tulle skirt with a long train. The bodice has beaded lace embroidery and an illusion neckline with ornately hand-sewn floral lace going up to shoulders.

Bride wearing a stunning black ombre ballgown wedding dress
Image Source: Calypso – Mywony Bridal

Hi Lo Black Wedding Dress

This unbelievable black wedding dress is for you for the true fashionista who wants to channel her inner Sex & The City diva! The strapless neckline has an asymmetric shape for just a little drama, and the full skirt screams high-fashion glam, but the real showstopper is the hi-lo skirt. A true blend of many different style elements forming the most magical, whimsical, and sophisticated black wedding dress.

Woman modeling black wedding dress with asymmetric strapless neckline and hi lo skirt
Image Source: Chicvintagebrides.com

Black Floral Print Wedding Dress

If an all-over black wedding dress is too goth for you, how about this fairytale beauty? Claire Pettibone has been a true icon in wedding dress designing for years. Claire Pettibone’s designs are nothing short of artwork using a unique and signature blend of embroidered floral appliques on the most exquisite and delicate fabrics. But her Raven gown has an even extra-special touch because it uses a sheer black fabric to adorn the floral appliques. It’s an ode to 17th-century fashion and absolutely breathtaking.

bride standing by fireplace wearing a black wedding dress with floral appliques
Image Source: Claire Pettibone

Sexy Slip Wedding Dress in Black

This sultry, satin slip dress should do the trick for an informal affair or a sexy change into a wedding dress. Designed by Reformation, the satin fabric feels cool and silky against your body; the delicate straps provide a level of comfort, the criss-cross straps across the back add drama, and the ankle-length skirt is perfect for dancing the night away. But we especially love a tiny hidden detail…peep the fabric-covered buttons that adorn the side.

sexy black slip wedding dress with criss-cross back
Image Source: Brides.com

How’s A Painted Skirt For Drama?

What a fun wedding dress look! This black wedding gown features a romantic lace bodice and a whimsical painted skirt. A beautiful combination, giving it a touch of vintage style with a modern twist. It seems to be an ode to the tie-dye era but in a much more elegant way. The lovely pattern created on the skirt gives an appearance of movement and radiance. Perfect for your wedding day.

Bride wearing black wedding dress with painted skirt kissing groom in the snow.
Image Source: Sweet Caroline Styles || Photography – Breanna Marie Photography via Green Wedding Shoes

Glam It Up!

If glitz and glam are more your styles, then you have to see this! A breathtaking beaded black wedding dress by Sarah Joseph Couture. Talk about an awe-inspiring wedding dress. This gown is all about mystery and sensuality. Designed by placing beaded, geometric shapes on sheer tulle and slinky, body-hugging silhouette, this gown is to die for. No doubt you will absolutely mesmerize your Boo when you step out in this gown.

bride wearing beaded black wedding dress laughing while groom embraces her at outdoor wedding
Image Source: janneke storm

Most Dramatic Black Wedding Dress

Do you really want to WOW your guests? Why not float down the aisle in a cloud of black tulle? This ultra-dramatic black wedding dress features layers and layers of tulle adorning the entire dress. The most dramatic for sure!

african american woman modeling dramatic black wedding dress with layers of tulle
Image Source: Brides

Chic Nude & Black Lace Wedding Dress

There’s nothing more versatile than a nude dress with black lace appliques. You can see in this photo that it is perfect for a rustic, boho-style outdoor wedding, but it also can be worn again to any event. We love it! Long lace sleeves, demure, plunging neckline, and a dramatic high slit combine to create a romantic black lace wedding gown.

boho bride wearing black lace wedding dress standing with groom at Rattlesnake Ridge outdoor wedding
Image Source: Photographer Jenna Bechtholt via Greenweddingshoes.com

Traditional Ballgown in Black

For all the people that say a black wedding dress is gothic, this one’s for you. No way you could ever look at this stunning bride in her traditional ballgown—an ethereal look for a romantic wedding celebration. We love the touches of glitz and, of course, the dramatic black veil.

beautiful bride floats down the aisle in a dramatic black ballgown and black veil at elegant traditional wedding
Image Source: Pinterest

The New Something Blue Is Black

Maggie Sottero has reigned supreme in the wedding dress design business for many years, and when it comes to designing with color…she always nails it. This romantic ball gown wedding dress has a nude lining and delicate black tulle overlay with chantilly lace appliques on the skirt and dramatic beaded lace motifs on the bodice. A true beauty!

Model on rooftop wearing nude and black lace wedding dress by Maggie SotteroImage Source: Maggie Sottero Designs

Sexy & Glamorous Mermaid Black Wedding Dress

Do you remember the iconic red dress Julia Roberts wore in Pretty Woman? Well, EK Fashion Design took the idea of that iconic dress and turned it into an unbelievably fashion-forward wedding dress. This black beauty is a fitted, body-hugging mermaid gown with a demure off-the-shoulder neckline and the most fun, billowy sheer tulle sleeves—pure glamour and sophistication.

woman wearing sexy fitted black off the shoulder dress with billowy sheer sleevesImage Source: EK Fashion Design via Etsy