When the dress code calls for black tie wedding guest dresses, there’s no need to be anxious about formal wear. In fact, your look will be pretty easy to pull off if you keep a few things in mind: First, the words black tie are synonymous with floor hems in the fashion dictionary. Think dresses and maxis that skim the ankles. In some cases, you can get away with a shorter hemline, as long as it’s outfitted with a few bells and whistles, like the three-dimensional shimmering flowers on Oscar de la Renta’s glorious mini or the twisted ruching and sophisticated flowers. on the creations of Katie May.
In addition to the length of the dress, the fabrics are also of utmost importance. It’s time to pull out all the stops with sumptuous, flowing silks, luxurious chiffon and dreamy layers of tulle. A few embellishments here and there won’t hurt either. The sequin detailing on Tory Burch’s gown or the jaw-dropping puff sleeves on Khaite’s column number are divine additions that could win you the best-dressed guest.
So save the cotton minis for less formal cocktail parties and get ready to bring the ritz and the glitz with 22 vogue-approved black tie wedding guest dresses, below.
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