Sunday, 23 June 2013

STYLE - Wearing Black to a Wedding

Black, white and neon belted dress

This black dress from Roksanda Ilincic for Edition (£80 reduced to £64) is sleeveless with a slightly crepe texture. It has a white frilled hem and a neon yellow belt. For a recent wedding at a country barn in Sussex I wore this dress along with a chiffon berry-coloured bag, blue high heel shoes and a vintage blue saucer style hat. I worried slightly though that something black and so simple might not be fitting of the occasion, but I was swayed by the fact that it fit me really well and was super comfortable too which are both important for an all-day occasion. In order to make the look glam enough I added a sparkling statement necklace.

As I looked around at other guest's outfits at the wedding I quickly discovered that black was by no means too sombre for the occasion. There were monochrome printed dresses, black lace styles and black maxi dresses too. It seems there are fewer and fewer style rules when it comes to weddings these days which is great news for anyone who struggles to find something that suits them.

Is it OK to wear black to a wedding?

So how do you feel about wearing black to a wedding? What about a black wedding dress for the bride? That's exactly what Shenae Grimes wore for her recent wedding to British model Josh Beech. The dress is by Vera Wang and I think it looks really elegant, and the delicate tulle layers stop it feeling too funereal. Sarah Jessica Parker also married in black but has said she regrets her choice. Hopefully Shenae will have nothing but good memories of her dress.

Shenae Grimes black wedding dress

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