(Closed) Black tie wedding – help

posted 6 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
13068 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If it’s truly black tie, you should be wearing a floor length gown.  Men should be wearing tuxedos, or at the very least, black suits. 

Post # 4
2195 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Is it black tie or black tie optional? Our wedding was BT optional, and girls were wearing either long dresses or cocktail dresses. Honestly, unless it’s totally black tie, you can wear a shorter dress…but it should be really dressy. Guys should wear tuxes if they have one, otherwise a dark suit.

Post # 5
389 posts
Helper bee

It’s a mixed bag now, but you don’t have to wear a gown.  A great dress with sequins or rhinestone flourishes would be fine with great hose and a sexy pump. It’s in the accessories that will make the dress look fabulous.  Jewelry, clutch, shoes and dangling earrings will make you stand out.   See below:


Post # 7
786 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

We’re having a black tie wedding (not bt optional, but black tie) and actually my mom is wearing a black gown that hits right below her knee. Its not floor length but its super duper fancy. At first I was like, is a short gown acceptable? Bt I think shorter gowns are acceptable now a days at black tie. Our good friend just got married at the Pierre in New York and there were lots of people there with super fancy shorter gowns on. So you should be fine with a short dress as long as its super fancy! 

Im more traditional about men – I think they should be wearing a tux. But I know obviously some younger people wear black suits.

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