A standard black tie wedding means formal attire. Men wear tuxes and ladies are in floor length gowns. Floor-length gowns can be in any shade. A lighter shade floor-length gown can work since the silhouette is inherently dressy. Another option is chic separates such as a silk blouse with a full floor-length skirt.
In these modern times, floor length gowns are not an absolute must. A shorter cocktail number will also fit the bill. Make sure the style isn’t too revealing and the hemline isn’t too short. As a rule of thumb, it shouldn’t be more than two-inches above the knee.
If you just cannot decide on what to wear, the little black dress is always appropriate. Nothing screams for accessories like a little black dress. It is a blank canvas. Turn up the glamour with embellishments and accessories. The key is to create that balance. If you choose a statement necklace, keep your other jewellery, heels and clutch very simple. The best part about owning a perfect little black dress is that you can wear it again to another occasion by switching up your accessories transforming it into a completely different outfit!
Here are my top dress picks for black tie weddings.