When getting invited to a wedding, “what to wear” is always the first reaction that comes to me! Finding a right and lovely dress for wedding is always stressful and difficult, esp. when it’s a formal wedding, which requires a dressing code. We all want to look gorgeous for special occasion(though it’s not our day), right? So, are there any ideas on what to wear for a formal black tie wedding? Just keep reading!
What it actually means – Black-tie formal
Black tie is a dress code for social functions that start after 6 p.m., and basically translates to “this party is fancy and men should wear tuxedos.” While the intricacies of black tie formal wear applies more to men than to women, it’s still important to understand that your attire should definitely be appropriate.
Do I have to wear a gown?
What if I do not have a gown? It’s perfectly acceptable to wear a cocktail dress you already have. However, if you do go this route, just make sure to keep the colors rich (black, jewel tones, chic metallics, brown) so as not to look too casual. And nothing above the knee.
Wearing red to a formal affair. What, NO?
You might want to stay away from wearing a skin-tight red plunging spandex gown to a wedding or black-tie affair, but you probably don’t want to wear that in any color. While some high-style red dresses are perfectly acceptable as formal wear. Choose red gowns that are made from chiffon, silk, or organza, as opposed to shiny satin or anything too stretchy, and always keep embellishments to a minimum.
Is it OK to wear white to a wedding?
It’s become a pretty big no-no in modern times, and you could run the risk of offending the bride—even if it’s a given that you won’t take away any of her attention. So save that ethereal white gown for another formal event that’s not a wedding.
So, hope these tips help. Keep this in mind when choosing your attire for a Black-tie wedding and you will never go wrong.