Black is a chic option that works for almost any occasion. Neutral enough to go with anything, a black dress is a timeless choices for both casual and formal settings. But there is one occasion where it might raise an eyebrow: a wedding. Is it appropriate to wear black to a wedding in this day and age, or should one opt for more cheerful, celebratory shades, as per tradition? The proliferation of summer black at fashion weddings last season suggests florals are by no means mandatory. And queen of the little black dress Zoë Kravitz certainly doesn’t see it that way.
Consider Kravitz’s outfit choice for Margaret Qualley and Jack Antonoff’s wedding in New Jersey: Zoë dismissed conventional wedding guest attire in favour of an almost entirely black look. She wore a black midi-length strapless tube dress, accompanied by black kitten heel sandals and oval-framed black sunglasses – all by The Row. To inject just a hint of color, she opted for a burgundy shoulder bag (also The Row), and distinctive gold jewelry pieces by Khiry. (Her best accessory for her LBD? A martini.)
Apart from Zoë, who was accompanied by her boyfriend Channing Tatum, Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey and Cara Delevingne were also in the congregation. Each star chose an outfit that embodied their personal style. Taylor rocked a baby blue corset lace dress by Erdem, while Lana opted for a cut-out polka dot halter dress matched with pink flatform sandals. Yet more evidence that your approach to modern wedding guest-dressing can be as creative and unique as you like.