Who says you can't wear an LBD to a wedding?

Weddings often come with a slew of constricting "dos" and "don'ts." Some are reasonable: Never wear white as a guest, only buy gifts from the bride and groom's registry, abide by the chosen dress code. And some are little archaic: Youthful, single ladies for the bridal bouquet toss only; and my (least) favorite — never wear black. While dark hues in general have a traditional connotation for funerals and mourning, the LBD has proved itself enough of a staple in modern times that we can do away with this antiquated notion. It's a universally acknowledged truth that a good black dress is magically flattering and, more importantly, takes the guesswork out of an otherwise grueling task of dress shopping.

As long as you're not choosing to rock a lace veil or finger-to-toe covering floor-length gown, wearing a black dress to a wedding is one of the least offensive things you can do to the bride. We're showing you how to pull off the color and make it as festive as the event you're attending. See below for a little bit of inspiration. Isn't it time you stopped being so afraid of the dark?

Tips to pulling off the look

For a simple outdoor or daytime affair, a thin, strappy number is your best bet.

To balance out your dark dress against a sea of brightly colored guests, acquiesce to adding a little pop with your accessories.

For a more formal affair, opt for a drapey style instead of a form-fitting gown. Introducing playful fabrics like a lacy overlay lighten up the otherwise broody hue of the dress.

A statement earring will keep up the playful vibe and give you a new way to show the effort you put into your outfit.

Pair a black dress with brighter shoes to lighten up your entire look.

Near an Indique Boutique? We invite you to set up a consultation with an Indique Boutique closest to you. In order to receive this special offer, you must provide documentation of your upcoming wedding plans! See below for more info.

Not near an Indique Boutique? Simply email bride @ indiquehair.com with 2 of the documents listed below and one of our Client Care Liaisons will respond with a unique coupon code just for you!

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Accepted Documents:

Bridal registry information
Save-the-date or invitation
Wedding dress purchased receipt
Hairstylist confirmation
Banquet hall/church reservation notice