How to Pull Off Black at a Summer Wedding (Without Looking Boring)

Unless you're Wednesday Addams, the idea of wearing black to a wedding may at first feel a little bleak. But leave the pretty pastels and florals to the other gals, because a black dress is actually kind of a genius move. Instead of a simple LBD, there are plenty of festive ways to wear the hue, none of which we'd use the word drab to describe.  

If color isn't really your thing, we hear you; colors come and go, but we'll always fall back on black. So, we rounded up a few key styles that make the hue totally appropriate for your next major date with (someone else's) "I do." Read on to check out the best black dress styles to wear to a wedding! 

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Vanessa Jackman

Romantic details like lace and floaty layers give traditional black a sweeter spin.

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A Love Is Blind

Give black a summery spin by opting for soft, lightweight pieces that look and feel cool.

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Collage Vintage

Silk is the ultimate luxe-meets–laid-back material. And as a bonus, a simple slip dress works equally well for a black-tie affair or a backyard wedding.

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Style du Monde

Add an extra ounce of oomph by choosing a piece with an extra bit of shimmer. The hint of sparkle will really make your look stand out.

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A Love Is Blind

Show a little skin and opt for an off-the-shoulder dress that feels on trend this season without being too over the top.

Have a few more weddings on your calendar? Check out the best dresses for every type of ceremony!