How much do you love an LBD? That’s a Long Black Dress. Surely I’m not alone in feeling more streamlined and confident in black?
I’ve been to a few weddings where the lucky bridesmaids scored strappy black maxi dresses. Not a pastel in sight plus they’d been bought a dress they’d actually want to wear again.
My own bridesmaids were really little and didn’t share my love of the LBD though I have since spotted some pretty black flower girl dresses online…. Still, talking of my own wedding, it didn’t occur to me to mind that some guests wore black. Whilst certain elder family members tut-tutted about it afterwards, surely no one associates black with funerals or protesting against the marriage anymore do they? Didn’t the line-up of gorgeously black-clad A-list ladies at The Golden Globes prove that wearing black could be a sign of celebration?
To me, a black gown is chic, timeless and makes me feel a-mazing so what’s wrong with slipping into a black wedding dress? Absolutely nothing in my (little black) book. Isn’t it better to fork out on an expensive dress that you’ll actually wear again? Another bonus is that you can go bolder with your make-up. A flick of black eyeliner teamed with claret coloured lips. The most sophisticated (and photographable) look of all time. A match made in make-up heaven!
If you’re tempted towards the dark side, scroll down through my pick of frocks from Vera Wang, Hayley Paige, Pronovias and Etsy. Which ones take your fancy? I’ve also put together a Pinterest board with loads more. I’d love to know what you think.