The black tie wedding dress code is pretty simple actually, once you break it down. The term ‘black tie‘ may seem more applicable to men than women, but it is, in fact, an indicator for women to don their glad rags. Floor-length is customary, but in the last few years, knee-length options have become very popular.
The key is colour; if you’re wearing a shorter dress, you should stick to darker, jewel tones or metallics. But with floor-length dresses, you can get away with brighter, more casual tones. Needless to say, fabric and texture are also something to keep in mind! We’ve picked our favourite formal guest dresses for a black tie wedding, no matter what your style.
If You’re… Girly
This floral midi dress from V by Very is so feminine and sophisticated. We adore the off the shoulder design. With the fabulous shades that this dress dawns, you’ll have no problem mixing and matching accessories!
If You’re… Sporty
If dresses aren’t really your bag, jumpsuits are more than acceptable for a black tie event. In fact it’s a fabulous choice for any occasion. This Lavish Alice blush pink jumpsuit is gorgeous, while the tie-waist is sure to flatter any figure.
If You’re… Petite
If you have a small frame this V by Very maxi dress will sit beautifully on you. And who says you can’t wear black to a wedding? Not us! In fact that’s a tradition that’s long gone. This high-neck maxi is extremely tasteful, and one that all your mates are gonna be asking to borrow! V by Very has a gorgeous petite range, so if you’re on the smaller size, you need to check out the full range!
If You’re… Curvy
Okay, so this GORGEOUS V by Very floral print maxi has been sold 18 times in the last 48 hours, so if you need it as much as we do – you’d better be fast! If this baby doesn’t tickle your fancy, don’t worry, because we’ve got plenty of stunning occasionwear dresses in our Curve range!
Remember, no matter what the event, Littlewoods Ireland has your occasionwear needs covered! Be sure to check out our beauty handbag essentials too, exactly what you’ll need for a special occasion! You can catch up on that post right here.