Wearing black to a wedding may once have been the ultimate taboo, but today wedding guests, bridesmaids and even brides trample over this archaic tradition left right and center. Earlier this year, 90210 actress Shenae Grimes walked down the aisle in a black ‘Josephine’ gown from Vera Wang's Fall 2012 collection, and even the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, subverted traditional wedding etiquette when she wore a black velvet coat dress to a friend’s wedding in January 2011. As a wedding is the perfect time to renew your vows to love and to hold your little black dress, Team LBD has compiled our favourite four wedding guest outfits to help you go back to black this wedding season.


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Get the look: Lagom Lisbon Dress in Black £105; Bourne Sofia Jacket in White Was £192 Now £134.40; Moda in Pelle Kacey Shoe in Coral Was £69.95 Now £39.95; Bourne Karin Bag in Floral Print Was £132 Now £92.40; Fiorelli Tanzanite Swarovski Adjustable Crystal Ring £24.95.

Brighten up your LBD with colourful accessories and floral prints for a daytime service. Our coral shoes from Moda in Pelle and our purple Fiorelli swarovski ring make striking additions to any outfit, and when paired with this little black dress our bestselling white cropped jacket from Bourne is a nod to the monochrome mania of the moment.


Get the look: Lagom Lisbon Dress in Black £105;  Johnny Loves Rosie Mini Rose Hair Corsage Navy Blue £16; Lagom Coco Pearl Bracelet £20; Urbancode Gold Dita Clutch Handbag £79; Moda in Pelle Judgement Court Shoe in Nude Patent Was £65.95 Now £29.95.

Bring something blue to the wedding by accessorising your little black dress with a flirty Johnny Loves Rosie navy blue hair corsage. Complete your outfit with a pair of classic Moda in Pelle patent nude courts shoes with a contrast toe cap, a mother of pearl bracelet from Lagom and a gold clutchbag from Urbancode for an understated yet seasonal ensemble.


Get the look: Lagom Lisbon Dress in Black £105; Clare Hynes Bao Earrings £45; Kate Fearnley Black and Champagne Fascinator £45; Aftershock Paolina Embellished Clutch Bag £76; Bourne Poppy Shoe in Black and White Was £221 Now £154.70.

For a more formal affair, dress up your LBD with embellished, opulent accessories. Team LBD loves the combination of our Aftershock bejewelled clutch, gold adorned monochrome t-bar heels from Bourne and Clare Hynes purple earrings to really make a statement. Maintain a sense of occasion with our Kate Fearnley monochrome fascinator to ensure you score full marks in the wedding style stakes.


Get the look: Lagom Lisbon Dress in Black £105; Bourne Nicole Jacket in Yellow Was £176 Now £123.20; Clare Hynes Meizhen Necklace £165; Bourne Melissa Bag in GoldWas £111 Now £77.70; Bourne Chrissy Shoe in Patent Yellow Was £159 Now £111.30.

If you love your faithful LBD but can’t quite tear yourself away from the sunny shades of summer, this ensemble lets you have your (wedding!) cake and eat it. Team up your wedding guest dress with our radiant sunshine yellow jacket and a pair of our patent buttercup wedges, both from Bourne. Continue your dazzling streak with our Bourne golden shoulder bag and Claire Hynes statement necklace for maximum impact.

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