There are many reasons to choose black dresses for your bridesmaids: The shade is universally flattering (and slimming), there's a good chance your girls will actually wear the dress again after the wedding, and your 'maids may even be able to wear something they already own (if you don't mind that all of the gowns aren't a precise match).
But black doesn't mean boring. You can easily punch up their look by adding bold accessories and flowers:
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What do you think of this look?
—Kristen O'Gorman Klein