The Daily Mail reported this morning that brides are turning their back on the traditional white wedding dress in favour of dramatic black gowns. They suggest that the increase in evening weddings has led to many brides choosing elegant LBDs, while others are just looking for the 'wow' factor.

Vera Wang, arguably one of the bridal world's most influential designers, included a theatrical black dress within her bridal collection, whilst other designs featured trailing bow sashes or statement elbow-length gloves in the colour.

Is this to be the future of bridal fashion? Are we to wave goodbye to the classic white dress? We think not, but if brides are in any doubt about the power of black, they only need hear that Sarah Jessica Parker wore it for her wedding to Matthew Broderick in 1997. If the Sex And The City girls are behind it then so are we.