(Closed) Black-tie appropriate?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Is this dress black-tie appropriate?
    Yes, it's formal enough : (7 votes)
    6 %
    No, it's all wrong : (115 votes)
    94 %
  • Post # 3
    1030 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    It’s a nice dress but not really appropriate for a black-tie affair. 

    Post # 4
    3776 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2004

    I would consider it too casual.  I love it but not for a black tie event.

    Post # 5
    3772 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    It looks too summery, like something I could either dress up or down depending on the occasion, the dressing down could be over a bathing suit. But I think it’s because of the halter and the beads on it that makes me think that. But definitely a great dress!

    Post # 6
    1115 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Far too casual for a black tie affair. It could MAYBE pass if you really dressed it up and it was a luxurious fabric (like silk), but even then I’d still say go for something different.

    Post # 8
    2869 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Nice dress! But no, seems too much like a summer dress (despite being black) based on the style and (what I think is) the material.  I wouldn’t say ITS ALL WRONG though haha even though I voted that way.

    ETA: I think the second dress is too short :-/

    Post # 9
    3772 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @veggie_rachel:  better.. and don’t quote me, because I could be wrong. But I’ve always been under the impression that black tie means long gowns for women, making that dress too short. (it’s not really that short but too short for black tie since that is more of a cocktail lenght dress)

    Post # 11
    7902 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    @Woodstock:  Black tie does mean long gowns, so neither works, OP, because the first is not a gown, but a maxi dress, and the second is a cocktail dress.

    Post # 12
    1041 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I am not a fan of wearing black to other people’s weddings.  I know several brides that got offended (even in this day and age).  But if you can get another color, maybe a blingy belt/sash, it might work.

    Post # 13
    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Why don’t you rent a dress from Rent The Runway (goodgle them for the website). That way you can get something fancy without having to actually buy a dress.

    Post # 14
    13015 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’m not a fan of either dress for black tie.  Black tie means a fancy cocktail dress or floor length gown (not maxi).  I’d keep looking for something more formal.

    Post # 15
    4465 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I wouldn’t say that either would be appropriate for black tie, sorry.

    Have you thought about doing Rent the Runway?

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