What to Wear to a Black Tie



Invited to a black tie wedding and not sure what to wear? Here is a list of tips and advice for what to wear to a black tie wedding including how to choose your outfit for a black tie wedding!

What to Wear to a Black Tie Wedding


What Does Black Tie Mean for a Man?  Attire for a black tie wedding guest typically includes a black tuxedo, a white dress shirt, a black bow tie, black dress shoes, and optionally a black vest, cummerbund, or black tie accessory.

What Does Black Tie Mean for a Woman? For women, black tie attire includes an evening gown dress or pantsuit in a formal fabric such as silk, velvet, or satin, in dark colors like black, navy, jewel tones, or dark red (depending on the season and color scheme of the wedding – during the summer you can choose pastel colors).

How Do I Choose What to Wear? For an evening wedding, it’s best to choose an elegant formal gown that fits your style and the dress code for the event. Think luxe fabrics like silk, chiffon, and lace that make the outfit shine.

When it comes to choosing an evening gown, it’s important to focus on what makes you feel confident and beautiful. Avoid comparing yourself to anyone else and pick a dress that accentuates your unique body type and dress size.

What About Color? Black is the perfect color to wear to an evening wedding. The dress code in Los Angeles tends to be more casual, but black tie is black tie anywhere; it’s a universal dress code.

Once you find that perfect evening gown, you will want to wear it over and over. You wouldn’t be able to guess how many times I have worn the above evening gown to fun black tie weddings

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