Aug 25, 201511:08 AM
Let Them Eat Cake
The official blog of New Orleans Bride Magazine, offering a daily dose of all things weddings
Back in Black
Elegance and sophistication reign when bridesmaids don ebony hues
Not traditionally associated with weddings, the color black continues to grow in popularity as a Big Day hue. Thought of as a classic, chic color, black can add elegance and style to the ceremony and reception. While the color is typically associated with winter and cooler months, if done appropriately and in the correct setting, black can be incorporated and used during any season. A fabulous way to incorporate the color is in your bridal party. Black is a slimming color, typically looks good on everyone and acts as a compliment to your chosen color theme.
Many designers include black bridesmaids dresses in their collections. However, there is a fine line between elegant and sophisticated and having the color look muted and matronly. One designer who maximizes lace, tulle and organza to bring women stunning designs is Lazaro. His Noir by Lazaro line includes various silhouettes that elongate the frame, while highlighting the wearer’s assets and hiding imperfections.
An added bonus with a long, beautiful, black gown is the ability to wear the outfit again at a Mardi Gras ball or event.
Noir can be found locally at The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe in Metairie.
This black Mikado trumpet gown includes a strapless sweetheart neckline and horsehair sash (available in black, ivory, white and garnet) at the natural waist.
This black Alencon lace gown’s organza A-line skirt is accented by a sheer lace bodice, V front and back neckline with raw tulle edging and cap sleeves.
If you’re looking for a shorter dress option, we adore Style NZ3179. It is fun and flirty with a high neckline and low dramatic back.
This style is a black organza pencil skirt with a sheer gathered organza overlay. The bateau neckline is paired with wide sheer organza straps at the back. A black ribbon belt is placed at the natural waist with a beaded appliqué.