But the bold decision to wear a black wedding dress should be far from regret, and instead a defiance of the wedding tradition of banishing the “innocent” or “pure” bride. For Creative Director Lydia Bang (also a former R29 employee), wearing a black gown to her wedding was a perfectly fitting choice given her everyday black-on-black aesthetic. Sometimes white simply isn’t someone’s color — why spend money on a white dress if it goes against the bride’s personal style? In contrast, black is a natural choice for the unconventional white bride. You can never go wrong with black: it’s elegant, classic, and dramatic no matter how you slice it.