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Can you dress in black for weddings?

by Goddiva Account 24 May 2023

As we enter wedding season, the age-old question arises: what should you wear? While many guests default to wearing black, this choice can be a topic of debate. Traditionally, black has been associated with mourning and funerals, leading some to believe it brings bad luck or is inappropriate for weddings. However, others view black as chic and sophisticated. So, can you wear black to a wedding? The answer is yes, but with some considerations. Let's dive in.

Black has become an accepted color to wear to weddings, largely due to its versatility. It serves as a neutral shade that can be dressed up or down, making it suitable for a variety of wedding styles and dress codes. For instance, a black dress can exude elegance and sophistication for a formal evening wedding, while also appearing chic and stylish for a more relaxed daytime event. When opting for black attire at a wedding, it's crucial to select the right fabric and style. A  little black dress or a sleek jumpsuit can be both elegant and appropriate, especially when paired with the right accessories!

Goddiva Waterfall Sleeve Wrap Midi Dress - Black
Goddiva Waterfall Sleeve Wrap Midi Dress - Black

One reason why black has become more acceptable for weddings in the United States is the evolving fashion trends. Black has become a staple color in many wardrobes, and designers have introduced a variety of black wedding attire options, including cocktail dresses and jumpsuits, that are both appropriate and stylish. Opt for a dress or jumpsuit with lace, sequins, or other embellishments to add texture and visual interest.

Goddiva Embroidered Mesh Tiered Midi Dress - Black
Goddiva Embroidered Mesh Tiered Midi Dress - Black

When wearing a black outfit to a wedding, it's important to consider the accessories you choose. Adding a pop of color can enhance a black ensemble and bring vibrancy to your look. Consider accessorizing with a statement necklace, colorful earrings, or a bright clutch. Metallic accessories like gold or silver heels or a clutch can also add sparkle and interest to a black outfit. If you prefer a more subtle approach, you can add visual interest by opting for different textures and fabrics, such as a black velvet dress or a black lace jumpsuit.

goddiva lurex bardot midi with waterfall ruffle black

However, it's essential to note that there are still situations where wearing black to a wedding may not be appropriate in the United States. For example, if the wedding has a specific dress code that prohibits black, or if the couple has specifically requested that guests avoid wearing black, it's important to respect their wishes and adhere to their preferences.

Overall, wearing black to a wedding can be stylish and appropriate, considering the style, fabric, and accessories chosen. By adding pops of color, texture, and interest, you can elevate your black outfit and make it suitable and chic for various  wedding occasions

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