Can you wear a black dress to your wedding? Is it bad luck to wear a black wedding dress? Do any bridal designers make black wedding dresses?

Umm, yes! Hello! How is that even a question? Lately, we’ve seen a number of brides searching for answers about whether it’s a-okay to don a black bridal look on your wedding day. While we can’t speak to the bad luck (we’re not exactly superstitious folk) we’re here to tell you: Yes! Absolutely, you can wear a black wedding dress! Better yet, we’ve rounded up 30 gorgeous black gowns in every style & budget.

Where to Find Black Wedding Dresses

One fabulous thing about shopping for a black wedding dress is that your search can extend beyond the typical wedding dress designers. Hello, red carpet designer evening wear. Peruse stores like Moda Operandi, Net-a-Porter & MATCHESFASHION and you’ll find black designer gowns from iconic fashion houses like Valentino, Gucci, Saint Laurent & more.

But, don’t worry, if you’re a black wedding dress lover you aren’t limited to just evening wear! Many of our favorite wedding dress designers have opted for not only colorful options for their non-white wedding dresses but black styles as well! So, if you’re searching for a traditional bridal ball gown with a twist or a black wedding dress with a dramatic train, it’s absolutely within reach (and on our list below!)

Dress by Cathy Telle via Etsy

Furthermore, most wedding dress designers on Etsy specialize in custom bridal gowns. Meaning, many of our favorite Etsy designers will make any of their gowns & bridal separates in black, too!

Below we’ve compiled a list of favorite black wedding dresses. Find cool-bride wedding dress designers who cater to all of you alt-brides. Additionally, shop iconic high-fashion labels with stunning, luxurious eveningwear fancy enough for your wedding day. Sure, most of our gowns are perfect for the alternative bride, but plenty of the options below are fitting for a more sweet, demure look, too!

30 Black Wedding Dresses for the Alternative Bride

The Shadow Dress by Ritual Unions

Style 4990 by Leanne Marshall

Cape-effect Embellished Crepe Gown by Marchesa Notte via Net-a-Porter

Emmy Dress & Iris Wrap Skirt by Sweet Caroline Styles via Etsy

Bustier-bodice Chantilly Lace Gown by Alexander McQueen via MATCHESFASHION

Furiosa Gown by Elizabeth Dye

Kirby Drape-detailed Satin Crepe Strapless Gown by Alex Perry via Moda Operandi

Black Angel Jumpsuit & Pennybrook Skirt by Claire La Faye photographed by Sean Thomas

Mystique Feather-trimmed Cutout Silk Organza Gown by Huishan Zhang via Net-a-Porter

The Stevie Gown by Loulette Bride

Embellished Silk-blend Cloqué Gown by Erdem via Net-a-Porter

Anouk Bodice & Wildhorses Skirt by Claire La Faye

Marissa Gown by Hannah Tikkanen via Etsy

Cutout Duchesse Satin Gown by Rasario via Net-a-Porter

Tulle Black Ballgown Wedding Dress by I DO Bridal Studio via Etsy

Diamona Sweetheart-neckline Embroidered-lace Gown by Emilia Wickstead via MATCHESFASHION

Backless Black Wedding Dress by Polina Ivanova via Etsy

Tie-neck Mikado-piqué Gown by Reem Acra via Net-a-Porter

Style 2270 by Leanne Marshall

One-shoulder Velvet Gown by Saint Laurent via MATCHESFASHION

Off-the-Shoulder Polka Dot Silk-taffeta Gown by Carolina Herrera via Net-a-Porter

Calypso Nightfall Black Lace Wedding Dress by Mywony Bridal via Etsy

Delaine Satin-crepe Off-the-Shoulder Column Gown by Alex Perry via Moda Operandi

Style 1477 by Moonlight Bridal

Puff-sleeve Cotton-blend Chantilly Lace Gown by Dolce & Gabbana via MATCHESFASHION

Open-back Cupro-satin Halterneck Gown by Bottega Veneta via Net-a-Porter

Black V-neck Scalloped Wedding Dress with Lace Sleeves by Cathy Telle via Etsy

Bow-embellished Silk Cady Couture Gown by Valentino via MATCHESFASHION

Crystal-embellished Gathered Crepe Gown by Gucci via Net-a-Porter

One-shoulder Tulle-trimmed Draped Matte-satin Gown by Gucci via Net-a-Porter

Are you still searching? Many of our favorite Etsy wedding dress designers offer gorgeous black wedding dresses & endless fabric color choices for all of their wedding gown styles. Or, make an even bigger statement with these fashion-forward ballgowns for the cool bride.