Elegant Black Bridesmaid Dresses That Will 'Wow' Your Guests

If you want to make a statement on your wedding day, opt for black bridesmaid dresses. A color sometimes avoided at weddings, it's now a fashionable trend. Black color schemes exude elegance and work for a variety of wedding themes. It is also popular, as it's a flattering shade on everyone. Check out some of our best selling black bridesmaid dresses, and get some inspiration on black wedding color palettes.

Black Bridesmaid Dresses

Once considered taboo, long black bridesmaid dresses are cropping up more and more. Black adds an elegant edginess to any wedding, and is a color that looks amazing on everyone. Take a look at our best selling black bridesmaid dresses, perfect for a sophisticated event.

1. Caroline


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Caroline is a classic and chic bridesmaid gown that is perfect for your unique bridal party. It has a fun high halter neckline and a defined waistline.

2. Blake


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Kennedy Blue Blake is a gorgeous one-shoulder bridesmaid dress that features a short flutter sleeve for a romantic look. 

3. Ava


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A beautiful boho dresses, Ava has flowing features. It has a v neckline, ruffle sleeves and a skirt with a slit.

4. Jenna


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With a light v-neck and a unique ruched top, Jenna is a modest chiffon gown with the perfect twist on a classic style!

5. Rae


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Rae is a simple v-neck dress with a matching v-back, and fun blouse-like top!

6. Athena


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Athena is a modest bridesmaid dress with a one-shoulder neckline. It has a beautiful ruched top and a flowy skirt with pockets.

7. James


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James is a flattering bridesmaid dress that looks good on everyone. It has a high halter neckline with a ruched bodice and an a-line skirt.

8. Alexis


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Alexis is fun convertible boho chic bridesmaid gown. It has a unique wrapped ruched bodice with a v-neckline and spaghetti straps.

9. Samantha


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Samantha is the perfect, elegant spaghetti strap bridesmaid dress. It has twisted ruching, a sweetheart neckline, and off-the-shoulder straps.

10. Emily


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Emily is a fun dress with flowy details. It has off the shoulders sleeves, a v-neckline, and a skirt with ruching at the waistline.

11. Jessa


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Jessa will make your girls feel fun and flirty. It has a v-neckline and a scoop back, tank straps and a fitted silhouette.

12. Rose


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Rose is a fun and flirty dress that will stun everyone. It has a ruched top and waistband, as well as a low back.

13. Lauren


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Lauren has a blouse-like top, a sweetheart neckline, and a v-back. This sweet and simple dress is the perfect combination of elegant and boho.

14. Fatima


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Fatima is an elegant, modest bridesmaid dress that is highly versatile. It features a blouse-like top, a straight-across neckline, and straps that form a v in the back. 

Black Lace Bridesmaid Dresses

Black lace? We love it! This unique combination makes for a truly stunning dress. It is a gorgeous option for a late summer wedding with a moody color palette. Check out some of our black dresses featuring our signature floral embroidery.

1. Madison


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Madison is a chic dress with a v-neckline and spaghetti straps. The back features a matching embroidery and a unique cut out. 

2. Clara


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A modest dress, Clara features a lace top with a criss-cross halter neckline, as well as a criss-cross strapped back and slitted skirt!

3. June


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June is a simple embroidered dress with a sweetheart neckline. Its flowing skirt and accented waistline make this bridesmaid dress super flattering.

4. Maria


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Maria is a fun sheer high halter design and features a flowing a-line skirt with hidden pockets.

Black Velvet Bridesmaid Dresses

A velvet dress is an easy way to bring a touch of luxury to your wedding. Our black velvet bridesmaids dresses are fashionable and comfortable. See all of our velvet styles below, which can be worn together for a mismatched look.

1. Evelyn


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Perfect for wintertime, Evelyn provides a lot of coverage. It has a subtle v neckline, off the shoulder straps and an a-line skirt.

2. Keely


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Keely is a go-to formal dress. It is a beautiful one-shoulder bridesmaid dress with a fitted silhouette that flares out at the bottom of the skirt.

3. Skylar


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Skylar is a chic dress that will flatter all of your girls. It is a halter dress with a v-neckline and an a-line skirt with pockets. 

4. Mila


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Mila is both flirty and romantic. It has v-neckline, off-the-shoulder straps, spaghetti straps, and a fitted bodice. 

Short Black Bridesmaid Dresses

Short dresses are casual yet chic, plus lightweight and comfortable. Our short black bridesmaid dresses have a classic a-line silhouette that will flatter everyone.

1. Luella


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Luella is a chic and intricate design with a unique back. It has a ruched bodice with double spaghetti straps that criss cross in the back. 

2. Faith


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Faith is a classic knee length dress with sophisticated details. It has a ruched bodice, a v-neckline, and a simple sash at the waist.

Black Plus Size Bridesmaid Dresses

Make sure all of your girls feel included when shopping with our inclusive sizing. We offer plus size black bridesmaid dresses that flatter women of every shape and size. Our thoughtful designs accentuate the beauty of the feminine form and are available in sizes 00 to 32.

1. Zoey


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Sophisticated and sexy, Zoey will flatter all of your girls. It has a fitted bodice with a v-neckline, thick straps, and a skirt with a slit.

2. Courtney


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Courtney is a super cozy dress with flowy details. It is flattering and flirty, with ruffle sleeves, a v neckline and a slit in the skirt.

Black Maternity Bridesmaid Dresses

For bridesmaids who are expecting, it can be stressful trying to find a bridesmaid dress that fits. At Kennedy Blue, our line of black maternity bridesmaid dresses are designed with comfort in mind. Our styles flatter your baby bump while providing extra support in the areas you need it most.

1. Misty


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Misty is an elegant dress that looks stunning year round. It has thick comfortable straps, a v neckline, and an empire waistline with a flowing skirt.

2. Palmer


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Palmer is a flattering gown. It features supportive straps, a v neckline, an empire waist and an a-line skirt with pockets.

Black Junior Bridesmaid Dresses

Kennedy Blue aims to be a one-stop-shop for all things bridal party. That's why we offer matching black junior bridesmaid dresses. These age-appropriate gowns complement our adult dresses and are of equal quality.

1. Lonnie


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Lonnie is a simple, but elegant junior bridesmaid dress. It has an age appropriate v-neckline, a ruched bodice, and an a-line skirt with hidden pockets.

2. Keaton


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A romantic dress, your junior bridesmaid will love the floral embroidery on Keaton. It has a comfortable high scoop neckline and a flowy skirt.

Black Wedding Color Palette Inspiration

If you recently started the wedding planning process, you may need a little inspiration. The following wedding palettes incorporate black, for a luxe and trendy look. Use the mood boards we created to visualize how a batch of colors can be used together.

Mix & Match Black Bridesmaid Dresses

Want to incorporate more colors into your bridal party look? Below are just a few colors that look stunning next to our black bridesmaid dresses. Feel free to steal any of the following or come up with a combination of your own!

Black, rust, ivory and green wedding palette
Black, orange and green wedding palette
Black, red, blush and green wedding palette

Check out Caroline in Black, Rose in Emerald, and Lauren in Silver. This palette can be used for a chic minimalist wedding or a cold-weather wedding.


If you want a unique palette for late summer, we’ve got you covered. Consider Courtney in Black, Zoey in Desert Rose, and James in Fawn.


Emily in Black, Alexis in Bordeaux, and Ryan in Slate Blue are the ultimate combo for a bright and bold palette. Use these for an edgy late winter or early spring look.


Let’s Chat!

Want to try on one or a few of our gorgeous black bridesmaid dresses? Be sure to take advantage of our Try at Home Program. We send the dresses straight to your door. Once you have tried them on, send them back. From there you have as much time as you like to contemplate prior to buying. In the end we’re sure that you’ll love our selection of elegant black bridesmaid dresses. At an unbeatable price and made with high quality materials, Kennedy Blue bridesmaid dresses are hard to beat. Let us know which of these designs were your favorite, and if you plan on trying any on!

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October 04, 2020 17:59

Love the Jenna and Athena gowns!!

Ashley Tokich
October 01, 2020 09:10

The black is beautiful!

heather dommes
September 28, 2020 17:17

love the black

Shannen Delabar
September 28, 2020 17:17

Loving the options! I’m giving my bridesmaids free reign over their style- but they have to wear black! This is a great option for them

September 28, 2020 17:17

Black is something I have been debating, so this was so fun to see!! Love this and looking forward to possibly trying it for my wedding!

September 28, 2020 17:17

Wow that Blake dress is beautiful!

Brittany B.
September 28, 2020 09:04

Love the rust color pairing with the black! And love the mix and match bridesmaids dresses idea!!

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Justine Smith
September 28, 2020 08:27

Love this color!

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