25 Black Wedding Dresses For An Alternative Look

If your childhood dream wedding was more “goth goddess” than “pretty princess,” the bridal stores with all of the white wedding dresses may leave you feeling a little unsatisfied. The little black dresses at department stores and bridal boutiques simply don’t offer as much variety as their lighter-colored counterparts. 

If this is a complaint you can empathize with, these black wedding dresses may be just what you need.

Black Tulle Ballgown Skirt

This gorgeous black tulle skirt, made from 25 meters of Italian tulle, is the perfect foundation for your custom gothic bridal look. The massive train guarantees that you’ll be the center of attention on your big day.

The designer offers customization options, including different tulle colors, to help you create your one-of-a-kind gown. We envision this black skirt with a sweetheart corset for a gothic princess look, but the possibilities are endless.

Rosaleen Lace Backless Dress

This jaw-dropping black lace wedding dress will look fantastic whether your wedding day is a cozy affair with a few of your closest friends or a huge bridal bash in a gothic cathedral. The sheer long-sleeved intricate lace bodice is scalloped at the throat and plunges to a sexy low back. 

You’ll feel sexy and sensual as the silk lining glides over your skin when you walk down the aisle. The high side slit turns up the heat even more for an overall alluring bridal gown.

Open Back Tutu Maxi Dress

If you want to fulfill your gothic queen dreams on your big day, you can’t go wrong with this dazzling black ballgown-style wedding dress. The bodysuit is captivating with intricate floral embroidery that goes all the way to the wrists. 

The floor-length tulle skirt is dramatic without being heavy, and the low back is a sexy surprise. You’ll look like you’re floating down the aisle in this stunning black gown.

Boho Black Slip Dress

While this dress is almost the total opposite of the ball gown, it’s every bit as sexy. If your style is more Bohemian than ballroom, this sultry black slip dress fits the bill.

This halter dress fastens at the neck before draping sensually down the open back. It would be perfect for an outdoor wedding, shoes optional.

Boho Goddess Maxi Dress

Reveal the darker side of your inner Greek goddess in this delightful maxi dress. Its deep V necklines in the front and back are subtle, but the high slit turns up the volume all the way to “sexy.” 

Made from comfy organic cotton, you’ll enjoy every moment of your big day in this dress. Plus, it’s simple enough for day-to-day wear, which means it’s a great value, too.

Black Magic A-Line Wedding Dress

If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind elegant wedding dress, this fully custom design may be exactly what you’re looking for. Choose from a sweetheart or straight neck, with or without demure shoulder straps, then decide how dramatic you want your skirt to be.

This designer lets you build the unique black wedding dress of your dreams from sweet and subtle to dramatic vixen.

Boho Black Wrap Dress

This black wrap dress is an ultra-flattering twist on the boho goddess motif. This modern black wedding dress has a sexy drape that will let you show off your lovely legs.

The open braided design on the back adds a uniquely sensual touch. It’s a perfect dress for an outdoor wedding or dancing the night away at a bonfire reception.

Twisted Back Boho Dress

Put your divine feminine energy on full display in this gorgeous goddess gown. This handmade organic cotton dress features a twisted halter neckline that ties in the back.

The sexy design is unbelievably gorgeous, and the back is unlike anything else we’ve ever seen. Your guests won’t be able to stop talking about you in this dress once they pick their jaws up off the floor.  

Black A-Line Maxi Dress

This gorgeous black kaftan is as flowy as it gets and will satisfy every urge you’ve ever had to twirl like a princess. The flattering A-line black wedding dress features unique vegan leather detailing at the neckline.

Secure it with a belt for a toga look, or let it blow free. Either way, this dress will turn heads all the way down the aisle.

Strappy Boho Wedding Dress

This bohemian maxi dress, made from organic raw cotton, features long sleeves and a draped V-neck. But there’s a delicious surprise in store for your guests when you walk past them down the aisle.

The open back laces together in an intricate crisscross pattern that will have every eye in the room on you. If that weren’t sexy enough, the long side slit would make you feel like a goddess in every possible way.

Hand Embroidered Boho Black Dress

The handmade Peruvian embroidery and tassels on this gorgeous black bohemian dress are unlike anything you’ve ever seen. The natural cream-colored fringe is a fascinating pop of color on this otherwise black handwoven cotton dress.

The strappy open back features loose, flowing straps that will feel as sexy as they look as you walk down the aisle. This is a perfect dress for the one-of-a-kind boho bride that you are.

Minimalist Black Boho Wedding Dress

Your sunset beach wedding needs this boho black slip dress. It’s handmade raw cotton with braided tassels that can tie in the front or back or both. 

This dress earns bonus points for its simplicity. As fitting as it is for a bride, it will look just as good on a bridesmaid or guest or even at a cocktail party months after the big day.

Gothic Glam Wedding Dress

If your dream day fantasies include a train that goes on for miles, you have to take a look at this black tulle wedding dress. The soft Italian tulle drips with glamour, and the smooth satin lining will feel delicious on your skin.

The open tulle sleeves cinch at the wrist for a dark angelic look. A bride in this dress is sure to feel every bit like the gothic queen that she is. 

Flowing Black Boho Maxi Dress

This lightweight black slip dress is begging to be worn on a tropical beach, blowing in the wind at sunset. The subtle scoop neck belies a daring open back that will show off your gorgeous tan lines.

The organically dyed cotton is feather-light and will make you feel like a goddess on your big day. If you want to add a touch more glam, you can add a unique belt for contrast.

Flapper Wedding Gown

Take a trip back in time to the roaring 1920s in this delightful black flapper dress. With sheer striped sleeves and sparkling pinstriping down the body, you’ll dazzle your guests as you do the Charleston at your reception.

Short Black Flapper Dress

If you love the flapper style but want something a little jazzier, this short fringed number may be precisely what you’re looking for. This dress shines, featuring an art deco design with beads and sequins.

The fun scalloped hem with beaded fringe will swing and sway as you dance the night away at your reception. You’ve got to see this adorable dress. 

Multifunctional Little Black Boho Dress

This dress has a secret – you can wear it two different ways! You can leave the trailing cape blowing behind you or tie it at your waist like a belt.

Either way, this handmade multifunctional dress is made from soft and cozy cotton so that you can dance all night. Then wash it (by hand, preferably) and wear it again as often as you like. 

Romantic Linen Tunic Dress

You’ve never seen a dress like this handmade linen midi, we promise. With dramatic chest ruffles and a priest collar, this is every bride’s gothic cottagecore dream come true.

The blousy button sleeves are somehow modern and classical at the same time. Whatever your dream wedding looks like, you have to see this dress.

Maxi Black Linen Boho Dress

This soft handmade dress is right up your alley if your tastes lean more toward subtle and simple than glitz and glam. The twisted straps add a hint of flair to an otherwise modest dress.

The best part, though, is that this dress has pockets. Yes, really.

Black and Gold Skirt Set

There honestly aren’t words capable of describing how fun this crop top and skirt set is. This sexy set made with crinkly stretch fabric in black and gold is dying to get to the reception and dance.

The sweet peplum ruffle and demure necktie are adorable touches to this flashy skirt set. The sheer illusion waist brings the whole outfit together, and you just have to see it.

Angel Sleeve Black Maxi Dress

This sparkling black maxi dress straddles the line between modest and sexy. This dress is a true one-of-a-kind find that’s perfect for a bride who wants an unforgettable gown. The short-sleeved lace shows just a little bit of skin, while the long lining keeps you covered to your knees.

The angel sleeves and elastic waist make this a flattering dress for brides of all shapes and sizes. If you’re feeling frisky, you can add the matching headband from the same designer. 

Black Linen Backless Dress

This linen dress has a simple A-line silhouette with a unique draping detail in the back. Wear it alone, or add a little pizazz with a sparkly crop top underneath.

Whether you dress it up or dress it down, this dress is perfect for a bridal goddess on the beach. 

Bohemian Linen Wrap Dress

You’ll look and feel stunning in this understated organic linen dress. It features a V neckline in the front and back, with open shoulders and kimono sleeves that look amazing blowing in the wind.

The asymmetrical hem is a unique detail, and the designer says this dress is even functional for nursing moms! 

Electra Gothic Glam Gown

The sheer black train on this gorgeous gothic gown goes on for days, and the lace sleeves add a classic twist to this modern black wedding dress.

The deep plunging scalloped neckline and high side slit are undeniably sexy. This dramatic gown will make all your guests stare.  

1920s Polly Maxi Dress

For the bride who prefers more understated sexuality, this long-sleeved flapper gown is a perfect compromise. This dress, detailed with stunning glass beads and sequins, will dazzle on the dance floor.

The long lace sleeves are as sexy as they are modest, and the neckline is just low enough. Add a matching headband (sold separately) for a fun alternative to a classic veil. 

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