(Closed) It’s a Black Tie Affair

posted 8 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

any floor length formal gown should be fine. Nowadays most females just ignore the dress code and wear a nice cocktail dress.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Either a floor length dress or a very dressy short dress is appropriate. If you stick to black you will be able to wear it again.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think the women that attend this kind of wedding are supposed to wear floor length gowns.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I agree with the others. Floor length or dressy cocktail will be fine.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

Yeah but honestly, codes have been relaxed somewhat. Lots of women don’t do floor lenght anymore. Cocktail lenght but very dressy is appropriate.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Try looking at an “upscale” consignment shop — lots of women who attend formal events don’t want to wear the same dress many times (and always get photographed in it!) so you might be able to find a nice dress at a much more reasonable price. Otherwise, a formal gown is likely to set you back more than $100.

Having been a bride who also had an evening, formal black tie event…I’ll admit to being disappointed that a lot of people showed up in what I would consider dinner dresses. Not that there’s anything wrong with more casual events, but it just wasn’t the vibe we were going for! If the invite specifically asks for it, I would really make an effort to find a long dress.

This one isn’t much over $100:

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2952482?origin=category&resultback=896

Or finding ones on sale:

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3134359?origin=category&resultback=5024

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Rosette dressBeaded sleeve dress

Jersey Dress with Lace Sleeves   Sleeveless Lace Sheath Dress

Strapless Lace-Corset Dressall of these dresses are $40-$50 at NewportNews

all less than $60 at Dillards

 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

@MrsG2Bee:  I don’t think that is formal enough for black tie.  If someone bothered to indicate that the attire is black tie they probably really wanted people to dress up.  I would go with a floor length dress.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I thikn dressy cocktail is totally fine…I was at a black tie wedding over the summer and was one of the only girls in a long dress. It didn’t really matter.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Since the invitation said “Black Tie Affiar,” not “optional” nor “perfered” and it is on NYE, I would wear a gown.  Full disclosure – I am projecting my desires for the dress code at my wedding on this. 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

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