Post # 31
lazoozoo : I don’t think anything is wrong with the style, it’s more so the fabric that takes away from the black-tie look. I would skip this dress for this occasion, especially since this will be your first impression upon your new BF’s family and friends.
You look amazing in the dress, though!
Post # 32
lazoozoo : how about something like this? It’s a similar color, the material is more formal, and the cut is flattering (you want to feel comfortable and not self concious when meeting your boyfriend’s family). You can pair it with heels, a gold bracelet, and earrings. You can also have the dress shipped to your boyfriend’s place if shipping is an issue.
P.s. I’m not a huge fan of the necklace – it seems more casual and the blue in the necklace competes with the dress.
Post # 35
i am not trying to argue but tryinmg to understand…. how is this that different to what i have? I guess i dont entirely understand still… I am not gonna wear one shoulder dresses or sparkly stuff and i find high neckline dresses to be very unflattering as i am very rectangular shaped with big arms, which makles me look very boxy with the high neckline style(not saying i want crazy cleavage showing). I just really dont know how to dress for these things and look decent. I could maybe do off the shoulder but nothing i am seeing looks great for me…
Post # 36
zl27 : i am not eniterly sure what to call it but its not cottony like jersey knit its shinier it says
92% Polyester, 8 Elasthane
Post # 37
I think the cut looks very good on you. The shine does not bother me. Missoni uses fabric which is shiny like that.
Post # 38
Honestly I think you’d be fine with your upgraded accessories if you don’t want to get a new dress but you’d likely be less formal than other guests. I think the difference is the fabric/cut of the dress. I’ve only been to one black tie and I was a bridesmaid so I didn’t get to pick out a dress but I would have done something like this which is similar to what other guests wore
Post # 39
I don’t think the dress is perfect for the occasion but it’s OK. The fabric is a bit casual. I do think you’ll get a *lot* less side eye in this than in that silver sequin thing posted upthread.
Post # 40
If anyone wants to start an argument, please just ignore them. Adults should be able to discuss/disagree without that, especially over topics like this! The difference is the material of the dress you just posted is very different (much thicker) and the dress itself is far more structured. Thus, it comes across far more formal. Personally, those were the two main reasons I thought your dress was quite casual looking, so I personally feel there is a massive difference between the two dresses.
Post # 41
You look lovely in the dress, but it’s not black tie. The fabric of the second dress you posted looks like a crepe and is more structured, so that makes it appropriate for a black tie event.
Rent the runway is super easy. Ship the dresses to wherever you’ll be a coupl days before the wedding. Put them in the mail the day afterwards.
Post # 42
lazoozoo : there is a huge difference between the dress you own and the one you just posted. First off is the fabric. No formal dress is made of polyester. That’s a very casual, cheap fabric. The fabric of this one seems like much better quality and overall much more formal. Furthermore, this dress is very structured making it more elegant. It gives off a completely different vibe.
Post # 43
dobby98 : No formal dress is made of polyester.
I don’t think that is true. Polyester is an amazing fabric that can mimic so many others.
Which of these dresses do you think are made of casual, cheap fabric?
They are all polyester.
Post # 44
My next guess was a polyester blend. Can you head into your local Nordstrom (or somewhere), give them your budget, and ask for a few suggestions? Honestly, if you’re short on time, stressing than it is what it is, however you *may* feel under dressed (but I don’t know you or your crowd).
Post # 45
While I think you look amazing in the first dress, I would say the second dress you posted to compare looks to be more structured and I would guess it is nicely lined. It fits the model closely as it is more fitted to her body rather than being a bit more loose on top. I’m not an expert on what black tie is and isn’t, but the second dress you posted seems more formal to me.