The Most Beautiful Black Wedding Gowns

Call it the Vera Effect. Vera Wang made headlines with her Fall 2012 bridal collection of edgy black and tan gowns and we’ve now seen the trend embraced by Hollywood.

Canadian actress Shenae Grimes wore one of Wang’s designs when she tied the knot recently with model beau Josh Beech. Wearing a gown featuring a plunging halter neckline and full skirt made from cascading layers of tan and black tulle, Grimes looks gorgeous, glamourous and anything but traditional.

We loved Vera’s collection when we saw it back in 2011 and realize that while a black wedding dress isn’t for every bride, it is a super-chic fit for some. In fact, we dedicated this photoshoot to a few of our favourite black wedding gowns! If you’re the type of girl who, like Shenae Grimes, believes black is the new white, check out these stylish bridal options.