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Can you wear black to a wedding?

by Goddiva Account 04 May 2023

Wedding season is upon us, and with it comes the perennial question: what to wear? For many guests, the default option is to wear black. While black is a timeless and classic colour, it's also controversial when it comes to weddings. Traditionally, black is associated with mourning and funerals so, some people believe that wearing black to a wedding is bad luck or inappropriate, while others believe that it's chic and sophisticated. So, can you wear black to a wedding? The answer is yes, but with some considerations. Let's explore.

One of the main reasons why black is now an acceptable colour to wear to a wedding is because of its versatility. Black is a neutral colour that can be dressed up or down, making it an ideal choice for a range of wedding styles and dress codes. For example, a black dress can look elegant and sophisticated for a formal evening wedding, or chic and stylish for a more relaxed daytime affair. When wearing black to a wedding, it's important to choose the right fabric and style. A little black dress or a sleek jumpsuit can be elegant and appropriate for a formal or semi-formal wedding, especially when paired with the right accessories!

Goddiva Waterfall Sleeve Wrap Midi Dress - Black

Goddiva Waterfall Sleeve Wrap Midi Dress - Black

Another reason why black has become more acceptable for weddings is that fashion has evolved. Black is now a staple in many wardrobes, and designers have created a range of black wedding attire, from cocktail dresses to jumpsuits, that are appropriate and stylish. Opt for a dress or jumpsuit with lace, sequins, or other embellishments to add some texture and visual interest.

fashionable black midi dresses

Goddiva Embroidered Mesh Tiered Midi Dress - Black

Another important consideration is the accessories you choose to wear with your black outfit. A pop of colour can go a long way in brightening up a black ensemble. Consider adding a statement necklace, colourful earrings, or a bright clutch to add some vibrancy to your look. Metallic accessories, like gold or silver heels or a clutch, can also add some sparkle and interest to a black outfit. If you're not a fan of bold colours, you can also add some interest to your black outfit with different textures and fabrics. For example, a black velvet dress or a black lace jumpsuit can add some visual interest without overwhelming your look.

Goddiva Lurex Bardot Midi With Waterfall Ruffle - Black Goddiva Corset Bodice Scuba & Satin Bardot Jumpsuit - Black

Of course, there are still some situations where wearing black to a wedding may not be appropriate. For example, if the wedding has a specific dress code that prohibits black, such as a traditional Indian wedding where black is seen as unlucky. Additionally, if the bride or groom has specifically requested that guests not wear black, it is important to respect their wishes.

Wearing black to a wedding can definitely be done. It is a versatile and sophisticated colour that can be appropriate for a range of wedding styles and dress codes, consider the style, fabric, and accessories you choose. Adding pops of colour, texture, and interest can elevate your black outfit and make it appropriate and chic for any wedding occasion However, it is important to consider the specific circumstances of the wedding and any cultural or personal preferences before deciding on your attire.



Words By: Lauren Khan

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