17 Black Dresses You Can Totally Wear to a Wedding

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The old adage that forbids wearing black to weddings is long gone. To many, this old-fashioned rule just isn’t relevant anymore. However, if you do choose to wear black to a wedding, make sure your look is in good taste. The key is to choose a black piece that’s festive, formal, and special enough to not be mistaken for funeral attire. And if you’re thinking of wearing a dress to the celebration, look for options that feature fabrics like lace, velvet, satin, or tulle. Want to see some lovely options? Click through the gallery to see our picks of wedding-appropriate black dresses.