Rachel
Just Said Yes October 2021

Black Dress Shopping

Rachel, on October 7, 2019 at 10:56 AM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 8
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I know that I cannot be the only individual that feels that a white (or off white) dress looks terrible on themselves. I look awful in light colors and have been looking for a black wedding dress. The problem is that I am a plus size gal and trying a dress on before I buy it is EXTREMELY important, but there are literally no shops that carry black dresses. I don't want to look like I'm wearing a prom dress, and I want to see what the dress would look like it the correct color because how something looks can change based on the color. Google searches have been less than helpful as they just bring up either prom dresses or beige wedding dresses.

Have any of you worn a dark colored wedding dress for your wedding? If so, where did you start your searches?

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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
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    You could look into bridesmaid dresses thatre in black. Or can be made black
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  • Cliodhna
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2030
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    Hey there, Rachel Smiley smile

    I’m sorry you’re having difficulty finding a wedding dress.

    If you’re looking for a dark colored wedding dress, I would recommend you start by looking at bridesmaid dresses! Many bridesmaids dresses can look quite bridal and you will find a lot more color variety in bridesmaid dresses versus bridal ranges.

    Definitely take some time to check out Azazie, David’s Bridal, Lulus, and Asos. They have some great dresses in a ton of colors including black!

    Will you have a wedding party? If so, what color(s) will they wear?

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  • Marie
    Savvy September 2019
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    Hi! I know the struggle! I wore a black dress but couldnt find one to try on anywhere! I had mine made. I found pictures of what I liked, tries on white versions of them, and then sent all the inspiration pictures to my seamstress. It came out amazing. Otherwise the only other place I saw you can order is a website called faded sunflower. They have black dresses!
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  • Rachel
    Just Said Yes October 2021
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    I have my wedding party in Green.

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  • Rachel
    Just Said Yes October 2021
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    I like one of the black dresses on Faded Flower, problem is I need to be able to try a dress on and they are located out in WA.

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  • Cliodhna
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2030
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    Will it be a light shade of green such as mint, or darker like emerald?

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  • Rachel
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    Whichever they want. I just told them green.

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  • Marie
    Savvy September 2019
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    Unless you get really lucky, you'll probably have to try on a white one and ask for measurements. I couldnt find a black one to try on anywhere.
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