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What do you wear to a black-tie wedding? If you recently received a wedding invitation to a black-tie wedding, you may be wondering what you’re supposed to wear. We’re here to help with an Ask Emmaline question from bride-to-be, Gwen, who wants to know what kind of dress to wear and where to buy black tie guest dresses that are appropriate for the occasion.
“Hi Emmaline! I’m invited to a black-tie wedding in the spring and I have no idea what to wear. I know a dress is standard, but do you know where to buy black tie dresses that would work well for the wedding? Thanks so much!”
Hi Gwen! Thanks so much for writing! To help, we’ll identify exactly what black tie wedding guest dresses are appropriate to wear, along with fourteen of the best black tie wedding guest dress suggestions for 2022. But first, what is the dress code for black tie weddings? Let’s discuss it!
What to Wear to a Black Tie Wedding
Black tie wedding meaning: Formal!
Black tie wedding attire is formal at its finest: guests wear either a floor-length dress or a tuxedo. Formal shoes such as heels and dress shoes are appropriate. Jewelry and accessories should also be formal in style.
While a traditional dress code with black tie noted on the invite may have dollar signs ringing in your head, that doesn’t mean they are too expensive. There are many fabulous affordable black tie dresses you can wear, as well as more luxurious brands. In our round-up, we’re sharing the best black tie wedding guest dresses 2022 has to offer below including many price ranges to suit your budget along with seasonal picks for spring, summer, winter, and fall styles.
Where to Buy Black Tie Wedding Attire
Let’s get started — you have a dress to find! :)
Black Tie Wedding Guest Dresses
1. Best Velvet Maxi Dress, $290
This is the best guest wedding dress made with velvet. There are many color options and styles to suit your needs. By Jenny Yoo. Shop here.
Also available in more colors and with long-sleeves!
2. Best Classic Black Sleeveless Maxi Dress, $98
This formal wedding guest dress is under $100 and will become your new BFF for all formal occasions. It features a curve-hugging fabric, deep v-neckline, and a long-length silhouette. From Lulus.
3. Best for Long Sleeve Dresses, $88
I want this dress in my closet! It features a burgundy all-over-lace style with long sleeves and an elegant open back. Perfect black tie wedding attire! By Lulus. Shop here.
4. Best One-Shoulder Formal Dress, $408
This is the best black tie wedding guest dress that is in all-black with a one-shoulder style. This dress has a fluid style and silhouette made with textured crepe material. By Tadashi Shoji. Shop here.
5. Best Burgundy Floral Maxi Dress, $88
A gorgeous floor-length burgundy maxi dress is fit for the black tie wedding dress code, especially with this stylish neckline and long slit. By Lulus. Shop now.
6. Best for Ruffles, $78
LOVE THIS DRESS! The cut, the silhouette, the ruffles, the color… I adore everything about this one. Get it at Lulus. Shop here.
7. Best Black Tie Wedding Guest Dress with Floral/Lace, $88
Wear an elegant tiered lace floral dress like this and dance the night away! Gorgeous style by Lulus. Shop here.
8. Best Satin Mock Neck Dress, $78
This satiny mock neck dress is one of my favorites on our list of best black tie wedding guest dresses: it’s a versatile formal dress you’ll love to dance in all night long. By Lulus. Shop now.
9. Best Traditional Off-the-Shoulder Gown, $495
A gorgeous classic column style dress with an off-the-shoulder silhouette. By Amsale. Shop now.
10. Best Satin Charmeuse Guest Dress, $220
This stylish satin gown features a wrap style neckline and long silhouette. Made of satin charmeuse fabric. Gorgeous! By BHLDN. Shop here.
11. For a Minimalist Style, $220
For a guest with a classic, minimalist style, try on this dress with a soft wrap neckline, side slit, and a draped maxi skirt made of satin. By BHLDN. Shop here.
12. Best for Sparkle, $308
This gorgeous sparkly sequin style makes a perfect black tie wedding guest dress! Choose from a few different shades. By BHLDN. Shop here.
13. For an Elegant Silhouette, $220
A high neckline and a blouson top makes this elegant dress a perfect choice for a black tie wedding dress code. By BHLDN. Shop now.
14. Best Little Black Dress, $88
For an elegant dress you can wear to this wedding and beyond, check out this black tie wedding guest dress in classic black. I love the neckline here! Adding to cart, brb. :) By Lulus. Shop now.
Thanks to Gwen for writing and we hope this helps! Have fun at the wedding. :)
On to you: which of these black tie wedding guest dresses is YOUR style? Tell us in the comment box below!