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Proof you can wear black to a summer wedding

By Anna Heaton, 11 April 2017

If you’re 100% devoted to wearing black (inner goths, unite), but have a wedding to hit this summer, then take a breath, cos it's time to shake off that stigma attached to wearing your fave shade at the ‘I dos’. Scroll through these six outfits: proof that wearing black can scoop you the coveted no.2 spot on the best-dressed list (after the bride, obvi).

#AsSeenOnMe Instagram blogger wearing black dress with lace sheer inserts and bird motif | ASOS Fashion and Beauty Feed
#AsSeenOnMe Instagram blogger wearing black dress with lace sheer inserts and bird motif | ASOS Fashion and Beauty Feed

Instagram: @instagram.com/annemarieamber

Sheer ideas

If you’re feeling nervy that solid black is more birthday night out than a garden wedding kind of vibe, look for lace and delicate embroidery to bring out the 'special day' big guns. Sheer layers of lace also give the go-ahead for super-sexy details like a plunge neckline, ensuring all eyes are on the bride.


 
#AsSeenOnMe Instagram blogger Anisa Ojka wearing black formal maxi dress and box clutch | ASOS Fashion and Beauty Feed
#AsSeenOnMe Instagram blogger Anisa Ojka wearing black formal maxi dress and box clutch | ASOS Fashion and Beauty Feed

Instagram: @instagram.com/anisaojka

Maxed out

For a souped-up formal affair, your job is going to be just that much easier. A sleek maxi looks even fancier in black, and the deep V neckline on this beaut is really delicate. Add a black clutch to keep it minimal with luxe gold details. 

#AsSeenOnMe Instagram bloggers wearing patterned maxi dress and black cape shift dress | ASOS Fashion and Beauty Feed
#AsSeenOnMe Instagram bloggers wearing patterned maxi dress and black cape shift dress | ASOS Fashion and Beauty Feed

Instagram: @instagram.com/thecrystalpress

Cape queen

This babe has the right idea when it comes to wearing black as a block colour: look for conceptual details (those amazing sleeves) and add in so-you accessories (a cute clutch and mirror sunnies). Effortless and comfortable: two major wedding outfit deliverables, nailed.

#AsSeenOnMe Instagram blogger wearing black Self Portrait dress with lace-up back | ASOS Fashion and Beauty Feed
#AsSeenOnMe Instagram blogger wearing black Self Portrait dress with lace-up back | ASOS Fashion and Beauty Feed

Instagram: @instagram.com/leatherandlattes

Baby got back

Self Portrait can do no wrong when it comes to dishing out all the what-to-wear-to-a-wedding options, and this open-back floor-length number from the brand is no exception. Texture is a great way to lift an all-black outfit, with subtle frills and lacy details bringing girlie touches. Plus, lace-up back detailing = showing off a holiday tan to the max.
#AsSeenOnMe Instagram bloggers weaering embellished dress and black shift dress | ASOS Fashion and Beauty Feed
#AsSeenOnMe Instagram bloggers weaering embellished dress and black shift dress | ASOS Fashion and Beauty Feed

Instagram: @instagram.com/fashionismyforte

Glitterati party

If you're hitting fast-forward on the ceremony and heading straight for the reception, then go all-out with some evening sparkle (plus feathers, if you really want to get all the compliments). Your trusty pointed courts are your dancing shoe of choice, or a midi block heel would finish off the 20s flapper vibe to a tee.

#AsSeenOnMe Instagram blogger wearing embroidered maxi dress | ASOS Fashion and Beauty Feed
#AsSeenOnMe Instagram blogger wearing embroidered maxi dress | ASOS Fashion and Beauty Feed

Instagram: @instagram.com/madah_j

Get floral

If in doubt, mix it up with some fail-safe florals. Embroidery brings freshness to a wedding flower 'fit and although the colours on this maxi dress mean you're kind of cheating on the all-black thing, when it's this good, who cares? 

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