Black Wedding Gowns

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Apparently black is the new white. Vera Wang came out with a new line of black wedding gowns. What do you think? Would you wear a black gown on your big day?

Here's a few of the dresses:
http://fashion.elle.com/fashion/2011/10/...

I don't think they look like wedding gowns. I'm already married, but even if this was "in" when I got married I still wouldn't do it.

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I wouldn't do it.I know in some cultures (India) they have wedding dresses made in colors because they wear white to funerals.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 10/23/2011

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I didn't wear a ballgown style my first marriage, I wore a simple a-line with an empire waist and what I can only describe as renessance sleeves. I loved the dress. Too bad the marriage sucked.

2nd marriage was back in March and my baby was only 2 weeks old. Ug and I looked it! I wore a purple maternity sweater and grey pants.

Mary Renee - posted on 10/23/2011

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I personally would wear white just because what other time can you wear a giant white ball gown? If you wear a formal white or ivory fancy dress and it's NOT your wedding day or quincenera, then you look too much like a bride. It's your one chance to go all out.

But hey, what the hell if some people feel more comfortable in another color then go for it... it's your day! I loved Gwen Stefani's white and pink wedding dress, and I like the idea from the poster a few post before me, of a light blue with a white lace overlay.

Becky - posted on 10/22/2011

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The color of the dress is a matter of opinion & cultural tradition. Depending on a persons heritage, the traditional color & style of a wedding gown is different. It has changed over the centuries to what it is today. In the past, it was common to wear a dress handed down from generations & altered to fit the current bride. It was a way to honor your ancestors & save money that most did not have. Some cultures used blue, or red or other colors as the traditional colors for a gown.

If you are a person who puts a lot fo stock in your heritage or family history & traditions, then color would make a world of difference in a gown. If not, then really? what does it matter?

My first wedding, I wore blue with a sheer white lace overlay. It was a beautiful dress that my mother made for me (she is extreamly talented). We opted not to go with white because I have a rather pale complexion. Wearing white made me look like the walking dead or a ghost or something . . . not the image I really wanted for my wedding day!

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 10/21/2011

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I saw a nicer one on Say Yes To The Dress on TLC Canada tonight. And my SIL's wedding dress was black.

I don't think it matters about the colour anymore as long as you feel beautiful and bride like in the dress.

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I don't think they look like wedding dresses either. I Googled black wedding dresses and there are some nicer looking choices.

I personally wouldn't wear a black wedding dress.

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I think weddings are so overdone now that it doesn't really matter anyway. The cost of wedding gowns is insane, the quality generallly stinks and women fall for it.

Most white gowns aren't techinically wedding gowns, they're debutante gowns but only really old people recognize that.

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in my culture we still wear white to funerals, not because is symbolizes death though, it symbolizes a transition to a new life (the pure life after death free from evil). I don't know what our "traditional" wedding dress color was, I THINK it may have been red or blue....I'm pretty sure it was red, but today, most wear white or ivory because of the symbolism of the transition from the single life to the married life and the fact that the religion was so poorly preserved that a lot of the symbolism is gone.

I wore an ivory dress for my wedding and formal reception, then changed to a red dress for the after party.

Donna - posted on 10/19/2011

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umm no. if they were teal or lavender, then yea maybe, but that just looks like something you would wear on Halloween

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Krista, those pics were stunning! I actually went to a wedding where the bride wore emerald and her bridesmaid wore lavender. They just wanted to wear their favorite colors! And it worked for her. However, I just wouldn't feel like a bride in another color...no matter how gorgeous the dress is.

Sherri - posted on 10/19/2011

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I would NEVER ever ever wear anything but a white gown for my wedding.

However, I don't care what anyone else does for their wedding. Their day, their choice.

Krista - posted on 10/19/2011

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They're not my cup of tea, but hey, they'd be perfect for someone. I'm just glad that we're FINALLY getting to the point where it's okay to wear something other than white or ivory as a wedding dress.

I love this blogpost, because it shows just how gorgeous brides can look in different colours. And I can tell you right now, that if I were to do-over my wedding, I'd be wearing that stunning orange gown in a heartbeat: http://manolobrides.com/2010/02/27/the-b...

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 10/19/2011

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One of my cousins commented that the colour of the bridesmaid's dresses in my first wedding were the colour of sexual frustration. They were lavender and did I mention I'm adopted?

Emma - posted on 10/19/2011

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I don't think they look very nice at all! Maybe they'd look hott if you wore them to a halloween party... Or if halloween was the theme of your wedding... But I don't like them at all!

Charlie - posted on 10/19/2011

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Kelina do you realise white was the colour of mourning before black ( and still is in some places )

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Besides, let's be honest. If you wanna go all "traditional white" with your wedding gown then MOST of us would be lying by wearing white......lol

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My wedding dress was off white with red trim and a red sash that tied at my tailbone. I say it's the bride's wedding and if she wants to wear black then so be it! Just because the dress is black doesn't mean it isn't a fantastic dress or that the bride isn't beautiful! Besides, some people just don't look good in white, myself being one of those people. I think the idea of wedding dresses in colors other than white is fantastic! And Feen, that dress you chose is AMAZING! Your'e totally gonna rock that thing!

Minnie - posted on 10/19/2011

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Those models have got to be the most horrific looking ones I've seen lately. Look at the circles under their eyes! Wow. They look like tuberculosis-ridden waifs.

Kelina - posted on 10/19/2011

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I wouldn't do it. Why would anyone mourn their wedding? My sister had a blue dress and I could understand other colors but black? makes me think of dying. Or flowers, cause i can't seem to keep them alive and that's the color they all seem to be in my house lol

Kristal - posted on 10/19/2011

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Heck no I would never wear black. She should have came out with maybe colored wedding gowns. I can see a bride wearing a big lilac or orange dress instead of black!

Charlie - posted on 10/19/2011

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Actually many years ago colour wedding gowns were considered top notch and a matter of taste and the height of fashion as only the rich could afford to wear them while white was common amongst the "common people ".
White was the colour of mourning to be worn at funerals ( and weddings to be frugal for "lower cast " )

It was queen Victoria who first wore a white wedding gown that send the fashion trend in motion.

Fashion is just a trend while white wedding dresses have been the norm for quite some time they are still just a trend in the times much like the "black" trend.

I say where what makes YOU feel good, It is afterall your day !!

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 10/19/2011

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Black wedding gowns aren't new to me. My sister in law did it 3 years ago when she and my brother were married in Las Vegas. She wore a black gown with white embroidery that opened on to a white underskirt. It was beautiful.

Black isn't my thing though, when I get my formal ceremony (I was married at city hall back in March wearing maternity clothes) I want to wear lilac.

Johnny - posted on 10/19/2011

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It's not for me, but I have no problem with other people wearing them. You look best on your wedding day if you are wearing what you like, how you like it. I wore a very light champagne/ivory gown with bronze stitching. Exactly what I wanted and I felt great. If black is your thing, then by all means. I probably would have gone for a black gown if I'd been married when I was 15, during my goth/grunge phase.

Denikka - posted on 10/19/2011

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I think that it's up to the individual to choose what to wear (if anything. Yay nudist weddings!)
But for this particular individual, I prefer white dresses over black. Black just says funeral to me. Maybe they're in mourning for their single lives??
I will say that I won't be going white for my wedding though. I have an idea in my head that I would love to play out. I want a medieval peasant wedding (with a blue/white/silver color scheme). So the wedding dress I have in my mind has a white base, but the corset and over skirt would be blue. So. . .to each their own I guess.

JuLeah - posted on 10/19/2011

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There was not fashionable color for wedding dresses prior to the marriage of Queen Victoria to her cousin Albert of Saxe- Coburg in 1840. She wore white because times were hard and she wanted to show she was attempting to save money - white dresses were less expensive

Women made their own clothes back then, so going to a store to buy a wedding dress was unheard of untill the early 1900's

In some cultures women wear red to get married .... so it is really just what you grew up seeing I think

Minnie - posted on 10/19/2011

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I think you should wear whatever you want to for your wedding :). I hate standards of fashion.

Starfish - posted on 10/19/2011

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I prefer more traditional dresses in general, but I don't see anything wrong with wearing black, if that's your thing. It's just not my tastes, is all.

Charlie - posted on 10/19/2011

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My wedding dress wont be white in fact I found it today it has a black base and has a floral print with brass studs , Im not a virgin and I dont like "uniform" so a white dress isnt for me LOL.

I also love red wedding dresses which would have been my other choice.

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It looks like a funeral. But then, centuries ago it used to be the custom to wear white to funerals. Maybe this is the turning point in wedding customs? Doubt it. I'll stick with white or ivory, thank you!

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