No longer is black the subtle color option – for 2023, a dark drama is brewing. That means light-reflecting embellishments, ruffles, and sheer layers. The season ahead is all about Gothic romance and beautiful ball gowns
If you have a Winter ball or formal event coming up, this trend is one of the most flattering and fitting options. Black is a neutral shade that suits everyone, and now it’s an easy way to look fashion-forward too.
Black is famously a classic and sophisticated color choice for any event. When paired with on-trend design, it’s elevated to a whole new level. These statement gowns are attention-grabbing despite their subdued color choice.
They’re refined and sophisticated but have something fresh to offer. That’s all down to their amazing body-form cut, original detailing, and unique features. We can’t get enough.
We’re looking at our top 5 favorite black ball gowns from the new Fall 2023 collection. These pieces team classic black with details that make a big impact. This creates a formal look that is somehow both timeless and modern.
Ready to see the on-trend dresses you can’t wait to wear? Here are the 5 to watch for.
Top 5 Dramatic Black Gowns
Black Embellished Backless Mermaid Gown 41406
This backless mermaid gown has a flawlessly flattering silhouette. It has a high neckline at the front but drops to reveal your back from behind. It hugs your figure and flares at the end, creating that gorgeous hourglass look.
The top half of this dress features a nude underlay with black sequin swirls. This sparkle is bright under the light and creates a layered look. This is placed so beautifully to fit every angle snugly.
The tail end of this dress packs even more drama. It features delicate layers of folded ruffles that cascade beautifully to the floor. This continues through to a train at the back.
Combining form-fitting with formal elegance, this dress is perfect for any approaching Fall events. It will suit almost every body type with its perfectly tailored cut. The design elements are what takes this to new fashionable heights.
Wear this gown with minimalist nude heels and a very simple clutch – allow the dress to be the focal point. Opt for bronze hued makeup and sleek, straight hair. A spritz of perfume, and you’re ready to go.
Black Fitted Lace Embellished High Neck Dress 42801
Capes and no longer just for super heroes – but for the super chic! This jaw-dropping lace dress makes an empowering statement with its sheer cape. It drapes so effortlessly off the shoulders and is easy to wear, too.
With a high neckline, this nude and black lace dress is all about hugging those curves – which it does, perfectly. Belted at the waist, your narrowest point is punctuated. This skims your legs and becomes a gentle flare at the end, to make it easy to walk in.
The cape is split in two, meaning the open back of this dress is still very visible and makes a statement on its own. The sheer cape fabric is dramatic and yet delicate – it will look gorgeous in motion. It’s also very photogenic and facilitates many a powerful pose.
Team this up with classic black heels and a black velvet clutch for a hint of texture. Opt for golden toned makeup and a chocolate matte brown lipstick. A hair bun is essential if you want to fully show off this dress’s back details.
Black Embellished Ruffle Bottom Evening Gown 45996
Beads, ruffles, and sheer layers – this dress has so much to say yet does so with utmost sophistication. It artfully combines textures and patterns to create the ultimate formal show-stopper. This is the one to wear if you want to turn heads all night long!
This dress features embellished mesh sheer fabric that forms the neckline and side elements. This merely forms the backdrop for beaded swirls and paisley-shaped decor. These details create a faux neckline and drop down to around knee length.
From there, the dress flares into layers of sheer ruffles. These layers still allow a peak of the embellishment beneath, adding copious volume into the mix. The effect is so dramatic and fashion-forward that you must pause to look at every amazing detail.
Wear this with silver heels and a reflective mirror clutch. Go simple with hair and makeup – natural and relaxed is the way. A pink lip and blushing complexion will give you enough glow.
Black Fitted Embellished Bodice Evening Dress 49520
This sexy silhouette is all about showing off your curves with grace. The simple black dress design is given a modern edge with a black leather bodice. This is fitted to perfection, and features embellished studs that give it a glamorous appeal.
The black leather adds a daring and sophisticated edge to the simplicity of this dress. It is otherwise tastefully minimalist, with seams to create the perfect shape. It then flares gently to create a looser end, allowing carefree movement.
This black gown is our favorite fashion-forward piece. It has a red carpet appeal that will suit an array of formal occasions. It puts a fresh and luxurious twist on a simple black dress.
Pair this up with gold heels and a matching gold clutch. Opt for vintage inspired curled hair and a red lipstick to play up the red carpet vibe. A red manicure and a gold bracelet adds an extra dose of glam.
Black Sequins Embellished Three Quarter Sleeve Gown 55321
This very unique sequin gown stands out completely on its own. This dress has long sleeves and a high neckline. The neckline is buttoned down the front, showing off just a slight bit of skin and adding an original feature.
Covered in glittering black sequins, the bodice will sparkle under the light. It’s also so easy to wear, and the perfect choice for winter as it has a longer sleeve and will keep you warmer! The drama is kicked into gear even more with the silky, flowing skirt.
This fluid, lightly pleated skirt is perfect for a formal ball. It will move with liquidity across the dance-floor, and it looks so elegant and refined. This design makes for a timeless impression that still has all the hallmarks of modern couture.
Team this up with a pair of white vintage inspired heels and a white box clutch. Chandelier earrings and a chignon bun make for an unbeatable combination. A French manicure is all you need to look extra polished.