Invited To A Black Tie Wedding? These Are The Dresses To Wear
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Invited To A Black Tie Wedding? These Are The Dresses To Wear

Dress to impress this wedding season

Wedding season is finally upon us, and with it comes the age-old question: what am I going to wear? Celebrating the happy couple need not come with anxieties over occasionwear – especially if the dress code is black tie. Thankfully, the guidelines are clear on black tie wedding guest attire, with dresses especially required to be glamorous, sophisticated and evening-ready. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite styles and brands to get you started, so that you have plenty of options ahead of the big day.

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What Does A Black Tie Dress Code Mean For A Wedding?

Generally, anything labelled ‘black tie’ refers to a formal dress code. In terms of what to wear, this entails that men wear a tuxedo, a white dress shirt, cufflinks, a black bow tie and smart black shoes, while women are expected to wear a full-length dress or a formal jumpsuit, teamed up with heels or flats. For our full guide to black tie dressing, click here.

Weddings that have a black tie dress code will likely adhere to the rules above, with the only exception being that guests should not wear white dresses (unless otherwise stated) as this is traditionally a colour reserved for the bride.

Black Tie Wedding Guest Dresses That Will Steal The Show

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Woman in red black tie wedding guest dress

Michael Lo Sordo

Tash Open-Back Silk-Satin Gown (Multiple Sizes), rent from £101.17

Woman in black tie wedding guest dress and gloves


Beatriz Embellished Gown In Black (Size UK 6), rent from £424

Woman in pink one-sleeve dress

Borgo de Nor

Pink Floral One Shoulder Aubrey Dress (Size UK 12), £350

Woman in silver gown


Stargaze Bandeau Dress In Silver, £1,495

Pink wedding guest dress

The Vampire’s Wife

The Poison Flower Dress, £2,500

Woman in purple dress

De La Vali

Macaroon Maxi Dress In Lilac Chiffon, £520

Woman in pink wedding guest dress

Cult Gaia

Freya Gown, £1,450

Blue ruffle dress

Needle & Thread

Wild Rose Short Sleeve Gown, £475

Black gown

House of CB

Lova Corset Stretch-Woven Maxi Dress, £169

Woman in floral gown

Ralph Lauren

Floral Ruffle-Trim Georgette Gown, £419

Featured image: Kitera Dent, Unsplash