Would You Wear A Black Wedding Dress? The black, a color traditionally saved for funerals and looking street chic, is the new color choice for wedding dresses among modern brides. While I dont doubt that many women are bucking tradition and going with darker colors, I have a hard time believing that black, despite how slimming and elegant it is, is now the shade of choice, an expert from a wedding website that gets all of 2,000 visitorsa month (for perspective, The Frisky gets about that many visitors every 25 minutes), so maybe theres some validity to the claim. The trend is in response to the recession (of course!) and brides desire to buy a dress they can wear more than once. I dont buy it for a second, do you? Would you buy a black gown for that reason? Would you really wear your dress again after your wedding? Doesnt that kind of make it seem less special? then change now from white to black wedding dress.