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Here comes the bride, all dressed in…black? A white wedding gown may be traditional, but some women flouting convention and walking down the aisle (and into the dark-side) in the unexpected color.
For her fall 2012 bridal show designer Vera Wang sent several ebony wedding dresses down the catwalk, reports the New York Times. “I found black to be fresh and tongue-in-cheek,” she tells the paper. “With all the big weddings that happened this year, it was fun to step out of the box.”
This isn’t first time that the look has made headlines. Style icon Sarah Jessica Parker famously wore a black ballgown to marry husband Matthew Broderick – and later admitted to regretting the color choice.
Fashion historians are quick to point out that black wedding gowns were de rigueur right on through the 19th century. But now, not so much. And while the color occupies major real estate in our own wardrobes, would we be daring enough to wear it on our big day? Probably not.
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