(Closed) Does this dress work for Black Tie Optional? POLL

posted 4 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Is this dress appropriate for a black tie optional wedding?
    Yes : (23 votes)
    30 %
    No (please explain why in the comments...thank you!) : (53 votes)
    70 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    289 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    soon2bmrsb2016:  I love this dress, and I think you have a beautiful figure! But when I think wedding, especially in the winter months, I think something a bit more coverage. Perhaps adding a shaw or something? This dress kind of reminds me of a prom, but with a little jacket or maybe a dress with sleeves would look lovely! I think it’s beautiful especially the color

    Post # 3
    Member
    2076 posts
    Buzzing bee

    If I were invited to a black tie optional wedding I would wear my typical wedding fare…a nice cocktail dress.  Black tie optional is not a thing and leads me to believe that the couple only cares about making sure their guests are dressed fancy enough for their liking.

    Do you know anyone else going to this event?  If so, I would ask them what they are thinking of wearing.  But if I were you I would ignore the silly dress code and wear something that you feel comfortable in.  If that means it is this dress, I would get yourself a nice shawl for some coverage.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1401 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    Sorry, Bee – I don’t think I’d wear that to a wedding, black tie optional or otherwise. It reads kinda… prom? to me. 

    Post # 7
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    231 posts
    Helper bee

    Personally, I think its the material that makes it a little too formal. Thats more of a dress for a gala type event or a black tie required wedding. I think its beautiful though. That color looks great on you!

    Post # 8
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    289 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    soon2bmrsb2016:  I love that little black dress! I’m in the market to find a dress for tomorrow and I see some online that I like, but no chance it will be here for tomorrow! I’m also looking at like “long sleeve cocktail dresses” so I can wear it both to the xmas party and a winter wedding coming up. I really like the black one from white house!

    Post # 9
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    2037 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I work in events and Black Tie Optional shows up all the time. It means the men can wear a tux if they own one, but a nice suit is sufficient.

    I think the dress would work, but it’s not my style. A bit too prom-like for me. I would wear the White House Black Market dress with sparkly heels and some amazing jewelry.

    Post # 10
    Member
    1053 posts
    Bumble bee

    I agree a little prom-y
    The black one you posted is very classsy!

    Maybe a little more appropriate and better suited for a wedding

    Post # 14
    Member
    299 posts
    Helper bee

    The black one is perfect! I love it. Cocktail dresses have by far been the norm at all of the black tie optional weddings we have attended. 

    Post # 15
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    4037 posts
    Honey bee

    The blue dress might work if it was shortened. The only time I’ve worn long to black-tie optional was when it was a fairly simple black dress, and I jazzed it up with shoes, purse, jewelry and wrap.

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