17 Incredible Black Bridesmaid Dresses for a Classic Look

Black is a universally flattering color that also screams “chic.” It’s dark, sleek, and often effortlessly sexy making it the perfect color choice for bridesmaid dresses! 

Compatible with pretty much any other shade and easy to find anywhere, why not simply let your bridesmaids pick the black dress that’s perfect for them?! Mix-and-match dresses will not only flatter each loyal bridesmaid but will add visual interest to your wedding photos.

Read on for our black bridesmaid dresses options and ideas. We hope you find them inspiring!

Black Infinity Bridesmaid Dress

This is the ultimate customizable bridesmaid dress. With options from knee length to floor length and innumerable ways to wrap it, this dress is a no-brainer of a choice. 

Our favorite thing has to be the fact that its price is so far under $100. Being a bridesmaid can get expensive, between gifts, the dress, and any possible travel. The low price makes it an affordable option for the bridesmaid on a budget!

Off-Shoulder Mermaid Silhouette Dress

This dress is so classy, without being stuffy or matronly. The dark color makes it classy, but the fitted silhouette adds a sexiness that keeps it young. 

The ruching on the hip will help to hide anything your bridesmaids are self-conscious of while also flattering their curves. 

The seller also includes a size chart, so your bridesmaids will be able to take their measurements and buy the dress in the perfect size! 

Black Silk Slip Dress with Cowl Neck

For the epitome of sexiness, look no further than this combination of black silk and a fitted silhouette. At mid-length and with a slit up the left thigh, this black silk dress is positively slinky! 

With its light fabric, we think this dress would be perfect for a formal wedding in warmer weather. 

A fun way to accessorize this dress would be to have your bridesmaids select sparkly or bright-colored shoes to go with it. This is a great way to showcase their personalities and add color to your wedding party!

Short Lace Bridesmaid Dress with High Neck

A shorter sheath with cap sleeves and a high neckline, this cocktail-length lace bridesmaid dress would be perfect for a spring or summer wedding! It’s simultaneously sweet and sexy, thanks to the lace that extends past the hem of the lining for a peek of skin.

The lace detail on the overlay of this black dress adds texture and visual interest to an otherwise plain design. However, our favorite detail is the exposed zipper on the back. It adds a metallic detail that makes a sleek contrast to the soft lace.

One-Shoulder Black Velvet Floor Length Dress with Slit

This dress would be perfect for the bridesmaids of a bride who loves drama and glamour. The one-shoulder sleeve makes a stunning contrast to the exposed, bare skin of the opposite arm. 

Our favorite thing about this dress is the fuller skirt with its slit, which your bridesmaids can accent by standing like the model. More modest bridesmaids can have the slit closed partially in alterations if they’re not comfortable possibly showing that much skin.

Black Floor Length Silk Dress with Sleeves and High Neck

This is a dress that presents a multitude of styling options and possibilities! This black silk dress is floor-length, with a high neckline and long sleeves making it perfect for more formal weddings, evening receptions, or winter nuptials (or all three)!

A fun way to accessorize this dress would be to have your bridesmaids choose and wear a statement necklace. It’ll help to frame their faces, as well as distinguish them from one another!

Long Black Velvet Dress with Slit and Sweetheart Neckline

Va va voom! This long-sleeved dress with a sweetheart neckline is bombshell material. 

Just kidding – it’s made from black velvet. But can’t you imagine an old Hollywood star like the gorgeous Marilyn Monroe or beautiful Sophia Loren wearing something like this in a black and white photo?

This dress is similar to some others on this list, but we’d argue that it combines the best of all of them. It’s long-sleeved and made from sumptuous velvet!

With a slit in its skirt, snug silhouette, ruched bodice, and sweetheart neckline, every single one of your bridesmaids will look like a goddess in this dress.

Short Black Backless Dress with Bow

This dress is surely sexy but so sweet!

With a short, full skirt and open back combined with a high neckline and bow, this black bridesmaid dress strikes the perfect balance between sultry and saccharine. 

Very unlike the standard bridesmaid dress, this option would be great for petite bridesmaids, due to its length. But no matter the height, the fitted bodice over the full skirt will create an hourglass shape on any bridesmaid who wears it!

Convertible Black Satin Wrap Dress

Similar to the other convertible dress, we’d argue that this one is a better selection for brides having a warmer weather wedding because it’s made from satin, which can be lighter than other woven fabrics.

A dress like this convertible satin number is a great choice for brides who want their bridesmaids to coordinate with one another, but not to exactly match. Each bridesmaid can style it in whatever way that makes her feel beautiful and/or confident, so everybody wins!

Off-Shoulder Long Sleeve Mermaid Velvet Dress

This dress would be a great choice for a bridesmaid, but also for a night on the red carpet or at the opera – it’s that gorgeous and unique! 

The ideal combination of dramatic glam and classy sexiness, the off-shoulder balloon sleeves and skirt slit would fit beautifully with a dramatic or luxurious setting.  

The price tag is pretty affordable too, so your bridesmaids won’t break the bank, but they’ll certainly look like they spent major dollars on their dresses!

Short Black Velvet Dress with Square Neckline

This dress would be perfect for a wedding on or around Halloween. Just add some cat ears or a witch’s pointed hat, and you’ve got a great Halloween costume! 

The short skirt and flattering square neckline mean that this black velvet dress will look appealing on all your bridesmaids and also will be likely to be worn again. Who doesn’t love that?

Off-Shoulder Black Tea Length Ball Gown

We think this dress is the quintessential Goth princess dream dress!

It’s off-shoulder with a low neckline, which makes it sexy, but it has long sleeves to make it more formal and a full skirt to make it fun.

Just look at that frothy chiffon skirt contrasted against the velvet bodice and tell us you wouldn’t run down the corridor of an abandoned castle in this dress – you can’t! 

The tea-length of the skirt also means that this style of bridesmaid dress will be easy for women of different heights and sizes to pull off beautifully. 

Deep V-Cut Neck Tank Black Bridesmaid Dresses

Available in up to 14 different colors, this dress features a deep V-cut neckline and thick straps over a flowing, floor-length skirt.

A bridesmaid dress like this one would look great at a summer or beach wedding – just imagine that skirt blowing in a breeze!

Our favorite feature is the super flattering thick, ruched band around the waist. 

High-Neck Mermaid Dress with Ruffled High Low Skirt

Another perfect combination of sexy, classy, and fun, this dress features a high neckline, fitted silhouette, defined waist, and ruffled high-low skirt. 

We can easily imagine a dress like this in a spring or summer garden wedding. It’s the perfect dress for twirling around in and keeping cool!

Lace Three-Quarter Sleeve Full-Length Chiffon Dress

This chic lace dress is another option that would be an amazing choice for a wedding on or around Halloween, especially if that wedding is a tad on the formal side.

With a defined waist and three-quarter length lace sleeves, this dress is sure to be a favorite among bridesmaids and brides alike!

We love how you can see a peek of skin under the lace of the bodice and sleeves, but our favorite thing about this dress is its pleated skirt. Pleats aren’t just a beautiful decoration; they’re also flattering because they can conceal any possible bloating! 

V-Neck Lace Dress with Cap Sleeves

This dress is probably our favorite on this entire list. It’s just so classy and beautiful! 

A defined waist, V-shaped neckline, and full skirt are almost always flattering, no matter the body type!

Choosing a dress like this one will ensure that all your bridesmaids will look almost as amazing as you do on your wedding day – don’t worry, we said “almost!” 

Off Shoulder Ruffle Chiffon Dress

A breezy, summery dream, this dress would fit right in at a beach wedding! It’s got a defined waist and full skirt, which tend to be flattering no matter who you are!

Though the model is wearing it off her shoulders, any bridesmaid could wear it with the sleeves on her shoulders for more coverage. 

Chiffon is also an incredibly light fabric, making this dress a perfect choice for warm-weather weddings.

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