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Is It Acceptable to Wear Black at a Wedding?

by Kloe Forster

Do you think it’s acceptable to wear black at a wedding? For some, it’s an absolute no no, but for others it’s perfectly fine…

I hadn’t actually properly thought about it until my Grandma decided to rock up to my wedding in a head to toe black ensemble… and my Mum casually nudged me in the ribs mid group photographs and whispered, “Oooh, she’s wearing black – she must disagree with the wedding!!”

You would normally be expected to wear black to a funeral, as it’s obviously meant to symbolise the fact that you’re in mourning… however, wearing black to wedding is now actually starting to become more and more acceptable. Some brides even choose the colour black for their bridesmaids… despite superstitions surrounding this choice that it’ll bring bad luck to the marriage.

Black is a timeless classic – admit it, you must have at least one LBD in your wardrobe… It’s uber flattering, super sophisticated and always easy to wear. I think, worn in the right way, black should be ok to wear to a wedding – times have changed, and as long as the bride and groom haven’t specified a particular colour scheme then you should definitely consider one of these  beautiful black dresses…


Wrap Black Dress

Team this wrap pencil dress with a fascinator and a matching clutch bag – you’re good to go and you would look phenomenal! It’s £38 here.


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OOH! How about this lace bodycon number? The sleeves add an extra element of sophistication and they’re practical for British weather… It’s just £38 here.



I LOVE the cold shoulder detail on this dress. It’s soooo glamorous! A bit of sparkle is always amazing and makes this dress totally perfect. It’s £90 here.



Bandeau dresses are fabulous for the summer, plus they look super sweet and girly – teamed with a little pashmina and fascinator this would be totally on point at any wedding… It’s £80 here.


tutu dress


If you’re attending a spring wedding you may want to think about opting for sleeves! Means you won’t need a cover up either… In which case, you’ll love this frock. I think the tutu skirt is just ‘too too’ pretty! It’s £67.99 here.


scuba dress

This black midi dress fits and flares in all the right places… Super flattering! The best part is, it’s only £20 here! That means you’ve got more cash to splash on all of your accessories – RESULT!!

Ted baker dress

How lovely is this Ted Baker dress? This would be just perfect to wear to a wedding – team it with some sky scraper heels and show off your pins! You’re bound to get loads of compliments… It’s £160 here.


Body con dress


Show off your curves in this stunning dress… it’s so unique – be careful you don’t steal the attention from the bride in this one!! It’s a bargain at £30 here.


P.S, Ladies, I’m totally ok with the fact that my Grandma wore black to my wedding – it’s her go to colour, if you took one look in her wardrobe, you would see for yourself that it’s pretty much the only colour she ever wears… She’s a total style icon.


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