Black is not a traditional color for wedding guests. Here are some suggestions for tastefully skirting the rules around black.

Keep black wedding-appropriate by lightening the look of the dress with fun details, like this swingy dress by Love Moschino or this bow-front Thread Social number. (Bonus points for the exposed zipper.)

Colorful accessories are another way to play up the fun factor of the standard LBD. I especially love bright and colorful shoes and jewelry. (Both photos taken from bachelorette parties.)

Would you wear black to a wedding? Do you think this rule’s out of date? How have you spiced up the ordinary little black dress?