Black tie is the ultimate formal occasion and this should be kept in mind when it comes to outfit planning. In recent times, dress codes have become increasingly blurred as fashion trends and lifestyles tend to point to more casual living. However, when the occasion calls for being more formal, I find it is always better to be overdressed in an elegant evening gown than to be underdressed in a casual short dress.
A month ago I did a post on what to wear to black tie wedding. At a wedding, there are many more unspoken rules such as the only one in white should be the bride and of course never outshine her! When attending other events, these rules goes out the door. After all, how often do we have such occasions to glam up!
So make the most of it and go all out!