Ah, the age old question of whether or not you can wear black to a wedding. If you’ve been shying away from pulling out your favorite Little Black Dress for a wedding, you’ve been missing out. Wearing black to a wedding is absolutely acceptable these days, and we wholly endorse it — and so do these other wedding experts! While waaaaaaay back in the day it was seen as a way to passive-aggressively protest someone’s marriage, it definitely is a great choice for a wedding guest now. There’s nothing better than putting on your most flattering black dress, and you can be assured that no matter what year it is, it’s always in style. The only color you should ever consider off-limits is (obviously) white.
If you want to wear your LBD but you’re feeling uneasy about wearing black to an upcoming wedding, don’t worry! Here are 4 easy ways to make sure your outfit is seen as fun, festive and fashionable rather than somber. It’s a great way to balance the color and turn heads — in a good way!
1. Keep It Short, Silly!
While a long black dress can sometimes be elegant, if you’re going to a mostly casual wedding it can come off as 1) too dressy, or 2) a little too somber. Keep things light and fun by choosing an LBD with a shorter hemline.
2. Color Is Good. Very Good.
Bright splashes of color can really add a pop to your outfit and draw the attention not to only to your gorgeous black dress, but how AWESOME your black dress looks with your colorful pumps or bright clutch.
3. Add Some Sparkles For A Statement
Glam up your black dress with some sparkle — whether it’s a bomb statement necklace, shimmering sequins or a touch of glitter, adding some sparkle to your black dress is always a good idea.
4. Stay Classy
Last but not least (and hopefully this goes without saying) stay classy! Weddings are a family event, and chances are there are going to be both children and conservative grandparents at the event. While of course what you wear is up to you, keep in mind that you’re not going to a nightclub — so your super skimpy black number might not be the right thing for the wedding, unless you’ve got accessories to help you cover up.