Being invited to a “black tie” event can be stressful because of the strict dress code that is often associated with them. Fortunately, it is quite easy to find an appropriate dress for these types of events. Keep in mind that black tie dresses will be more expensive than other types of dresses. They come in a variety of different styles so try to find one that helps you to look your best and gives onlookers a taste of your personality. All black tie dresses are considered to be formal, and any design that is included on them is usually light.
Designer Evening Black Tie Dresses
As you can guess, designer dresses will cost substantially more than non-designer dresses, but you should be able to find a clearance or low-end designer dress for your black tie event fairly easily. Designer evening dresses pretty much fit the dress codes of most black tie events to the bill. They definitely fall under the “formal” category, and are usually longer and elegant, perfect for these types of occasions. Try to stay away from anything too showy with your designer evening black tie dress.
Try to find a designer dress that fits your shape, figure and personality, and do not be afraid to have it custom fitted so that you can be sure that you are looking your best at the event. It’s not often that most people are invited to a black tie event, so you can be sure that the next time you receive an invite you will have the perfect evening dress in your closet.
Draped Black Tie Dresses
Draped dresses are also a very popular choice. These dresses typically will hang loose, away from the body and may be slightly shorter-cut than other dresses. They are formal enough for any event, and allow you to show a little skin without having to wear a form fitting dress.
Layered Black Tie Dresses
These types of dresses are very popular. The layered skirt effect looks great, and these usually tight-hugging designs work great in all formal situations. Because they are usually mid-cut, they still go great with coats and other accessories that you could potentially be wearing them with, but also look amazing standalone. Sometimes, the very bottom of the layered dress may have lace functioning as the bottom layer, or very limited designs as is standard with most black tie attire.
Black tie events are needlessly stressful for women. There are many different options available, and although black tie dresses are usually considered to be more up-scale going out dresses, there are many different styles that are appropriate for these events, so they can range in price dramatically from one designer to another. Try to find a dress that you feel confident in and one that shows off your best features. You aren’t likely going to forget a black tie affair, so you might as well find a dress that you are completely comfortable with.