Witchy Black Wedding Dresses Are an Unexpected Bridal Trend

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The dark side is having a pop culture moment. Witches are trending in film, fashion and now, too,  in wedding style: fantastical black wedding dresses are big!

One of the buzziest moments of Super Bowl LVIII (besides that on-field kiss) was a first look at the trailer for Wicked, the much-anticipated movie coming this November, starring Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo as the witches of Oz, Glinda and Elphaba. The trailer has already racked up 43 million views on YouTube, and the fashion game looks divine, a contrast of frothy pink-icing-coloured tulle ball gowns and sparkly tiaras for Glinda, and dramatic vintage McQueen-vibes black dresses for Elphaba.

Both looks are on point for the wedding style trends in 2024, but surprisingly it’s not Glinda’s sugar plum fairy gowns which are having the biggest bridal moment, but the very untraditional black wedding dress.

At the forefont of the witchy black wedding dress trend is the Disney Fairy Tale Weddings collection from Allure Bridals. It’s the brand’s latest lineup of gowns inspired by iconic Disney characters, only this time it’s not princess-focused but puts our favourite Disney villains in the spotlight, with a dramatic and very chic capsule of black wedding dresses.

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Sleeping Beauty and Maleficent are the inspo behind these two dramatic gowns from Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings collection by Allure Bridals. Photo: Allure Bridals

Ursula, Maleficent, Jafar and Snow White’s Evil Queen are the inspo for the four new black wedding dresses, which are cool, just a little bit campy, and definitely dramatic, incorporating design details like chiffon ruffles, linear lace, sequins and some incredible bead work. The Villains chosen as inspiration for the collection are the nefarious counterparts of Disney heroines Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Jasmine and Snow White, who are fashion stars of the brand’s existing Princess lineup.

All of the black wedding gowns in the collection are also available in ivory, so you could indulge your wedding fashion fantasies with the same gown in two hues—the ultimate fairytale wedding wardrobe.

Below, all the details on the deliciously dark looks.

The Evil Queen black wedding dress

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Photo: Allure Bridals

If you want to channel your inner royal, the Evil Queen sheath-silhouette dress is your perfect match, with a sweetheart neckline, peaked bodice and epic gold embroidery over the entire column. Of course, this comes with the option of a black tulle cape, a mandatory piece if you are going to fully lean into the villain vibe.

The Ursula black wedding dress

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Photo: Allure Bridals

The Ursula dress is all curves thanks to an architectural mermaid silhouette (obvs!) and sparkles thanks to tonal beadwork that shimmers like sunlit ocean waters. This strapless dress has detachable sheer sleeves and is an excellent choice for a destination wedding set against a cinematic seaside backdrop.

The Maleficent black wedding dress

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Photo: Allure Bridals

The Maleficent brings colour play into the mix, blending black tulle and lace with deep green velvet. Black organza ruffle details on the shoulders and back make for a look that is both fierce and fabulous.

The Jafar black wedding dress

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Photo: Allure Bridals

The Jafar gown is the most dramatic of them all and pays homage to Aladdin’s sinister sorcerer with a high collar, coat-dress-style bodice complete with puff sleeves and a plunging neckline. The satin ball skirt makes this dress truly epic and perfect for dancing into the midnight hours.


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