Monday, August 31, 2009

Marry me in a black dress

Guys, don't get me wrong, I'm not getting married anytime soon, lol. I felt like blogging about bridal fashion because I'm just in love with the ethereal beauty of elaborate gowns that are only worn once in a lifetime!

My little sister in law and I were chatting the other day about wedding dresses (she just loves talking about gowns and fairies) and she suddenly said out of nowhere that she pictured me getting married in a black dress. So yes, she is aware of my sometimes strange fashion sense, but black?

I did some searching, and found out that in some European countries, around the early 1900's, the traditional wedding dress was black or of any other dark color. I particularly think it's a beautiful color though it could send a wrong message like "oh, horrid I'm getting married, this is like my funeral". Though, the color makes a beautiful dress.

So the question is, would you wear a black wedding dress, or would you stick to the traditional white gown?

43 comments:

  1. a bit traditional, so i would go with white
    but the gowns are still lovely
    xox

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  2. Well, I got married in a white dress, but I designed a black tulle poof for underneath so when my dress was bustled it was "spraying" out...if you would have seen the #6 picture before then, I just might have gotten that.
    I think women should wear any color they want..I just knew I would never wear that much white ever again, so I gave it a whirl!
    One of my dream dresses was a Vera Wang that was white and black combo..but it was also almost $20,000....YIKES!

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  3. Hm, I love the white gowns as well as black. If I had all the money in the world and my parents not killing me I would get a mix of it, so a black and white one. But it would have to be white as my parents would start questioning if I actuarly love the guy!

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  4. All of them are gorgeous dresses but my favorite has to be the first gown, the style is gorgeous! But I'd prefer it in white! :)

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  5. Those 1st two are the bomb. LOVE IT!

    Who wants to wear white? Mine was white and green all over.

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  6. Those are gorgeous dresses. Sarah Jessica Parker said she got married in a black wedding dress... and recently in an interview she said she regretted it! I definitely think it depends on your personality!

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  7. I was so thinking just what Tracy-Girl said. How many times in your life do you get to wear a white gown? Although that first number would make me think twice. Ah ha

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  8. ^_^I Think the dresses look so goood!! verey gothic style ajajaja! and elegant, i dont think you allways have to were the white tradiciona..

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  9. amazing blog lady<3
    i'm in love with that first dress it's completely breathtaking.
    peace&love

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  10. I want to get married, but I don't want a wedding. Now thanks to YOU and this pics... I want to get married in black.. UGHH why do u hate me so much [LOL kidding].... do u think the honey would be up for wearing all white??????

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  11. Oh wow. Beautiful dresses but no way could I get married in black, but perhaps in pink?! That is interesting statistics, I would have never have guessed that black was so popular!

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  12. i would gladly get married in that beautiful sparkling Dior Couture black gown!! it's simply breathtaking!!! Thank You so much for your comment and support, we appreciate it so much <3

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  13. Black, of course... and if it is a short dress, it would be better. Actually I've seen my dreaming wedding dress:

    http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t69/Fairyofthenightmares/yukariohbawedding.jpg

    Loveli, isn't it? :D

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  14. I'm not sure I'd get married in a black dress but maybe with a white gown like on the last pic with a bit of black. It has a chic side I think.
    -iris

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  15. ive seen a pretty blood red wedding dress *drool*
    but these dresses blow it out of the water XD

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  16. tho I'm not exactly traditional, as said above, how many times do you get to wear a white gown? I'd have to wear white I think.

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  17. Ooooh, these are actually all very pretty! I'd never thought of wearing a dark dress before. Hmmm. I think I'd probably wear white, but possibly with dark accents and accessories. But I think I'd have some kind of crazy bridal shower or something, and it would be completely untraditional! With a theme like Sweeney Todd or something. :D

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  18. sooo cute! love the black dresses!

    http://hauteandfauxie.blogspot.com/

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  19. I got married in black suede pants and a metallic sleeveless top with hubby in black leather and sliver crushed velvet top...I absolutely LOVE the first dress pictured. To each his own, right?

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  20. What a beautiful feature!! I especially love the very elaborate dress at the very top! Yes, it is customary to wear black on your wedding day in some cultures.

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  21. I read in Vogue a few years ago that black used to be the colour for wedding dresses in some European countries(like you said), i think in some it still is preferred. i dont wear black much on a regular basis as it makes me look washed out so i prob wouldnt wear black as a wedding dress..good post got me thinkin! Id maybe wear a pale green or gold thou.. many years away so may change my mind!
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  22. -i'd kill for a black wedding dress, all though my life plan is becoming a hippy, living ina van and travelling across europe with a few hikers.
    i adore black wedding dresses, i've never seen someone wearing one but i'd love too. sortof break the mould. i think they're beautiful and sleek. but my mom would just call me a werido and have a bit of a giggle.
    i love the blog;D
    cx.

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  23. At my cousin's wedding she wore a black dress, it was very beautiful. Although for myself, I don't want to wear white (too cliche) but another light color would be perfect. Perhaps green or blue. I always wanted to have an earth friendly wedding :)

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  24. Great post! I want to be married in pink or ivory... it's so elegant, and I never wear all-white. It doesn't flatter my skintone! It's funny that black is considered elegant and style-savvy for pretty much everything except a wedding! Tsk, tsk, our silly cultural associations. It does look rather chic on the bridesmaids, though. And as someone who has been in far too many weddings, I abhor the notion of the bridesmaid dress and will never ask any of my dear friends to purchase and wear one to my wedding. The horrors!

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  25. i wore ivory the first time around (and my mom said "you're wearing WHITE??"- i had an 8-month-old) but i'm going to do purple or magenta or something this time. although those black ones are GORGEOUS and if we end up going with a halloween or theme wedding i think i may well take the plunge! interesting tidbit: i just went to an indian funeral and the mourning color is white!

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  26. wow they are actually fantastic i love the first and third ones xoxox

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  27. Oh!! I love the first one! :D
    It's so extravagant. :)

    The thing though, I hear is that bride's wear a white dress to show that they are still a virgin. Or something like that.

    But heck, I'd wear a black dress if it would look half as beautiful as the ones you posted. :)

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  28. wow they really beautifull!
    O love the first one its one from my fav. designers John Galliano ^^

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  29. lovely blog :)
    ive never even considered black for a wedding dress, but i probably wouldnt go that far.. maybe not traditional white, something a bit different though! X

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  30. Ahhh gorgeous, i've been going to people weddings and passing wedding shops and i just adore the wedding dresses. Where i come from we don't actually wear white gown dresses, we wear traditional clothes and it's pretty colourful and a bit bizarre.
    But i really love to wear one of those white gowns <3

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  31. Those blacks look great!! I remember my aunt changing into a few wedding outfits for the dinner many years ago, and was especially fascinated by her blue silky halter dress. It was so beautiful I wanted it to be my wedding dress (but she threw it away while moving house orz)

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  32. I would get married in a pure white dress with Black Trimming like your last picture

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  33. Do u happen to know the maker the dress with the girl getting the corset back tied?

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  34. Well I am getting married next year and I am wearing a black and white dress ^^ I think your dress should really show your personality.

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  35. i love the first dress... is it designer and what designer is it ... I WANT IT !

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  36. who makes the last dress? what designer?

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  38. I am actually getting married in the 1st dress shown on this page (obviously replicated) i saw the christian dior black 1902 victorian gown and said this dress could only be done in black, i always plan to get married in black as my fiancce and i are both "Goths" and people wouldnt expect anything less from me.

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  39. Im have a black lace bodice in my wedding next year and can't wait. Define what 'normal' tradition is. I am wearing black because i don't think i have ever worn light colours before. And i feel beautiful in black =)

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  40. i love the first dress i need one!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  41. I love the last one and the first one!! I wouldn't wear the all black one to my wedding (even though it's a beautiful dress) but the last one with the white and black trim is gorgeous! traditional and modern

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  42. i love the last one and that is the type of dress im looking for as i would like a wedding different to all the others.

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