A Black Tie Event

I was recently asked for my opinion on how someone should dress for a black tie event. Black tie designates the event as a formal occasion in which the men will be dressed in tuxedos. Women should wear floor length evening gowns or evening separates. Shorter dresses are usually considered semi-formal however, cocktail dresses can be worn for daytime events or cocktail receptions. I've pulled together a few black tie ready looks that I love. This lovely gown is a beautiful purple tone with short detailed sleeves, a sash to tie around the waist, and a deep V neck. I've paired this dress with a lot of sparkle including crystal studded heels, a jewel encrusted clutch, and long earrings.

Gown $2,100 - mytheresa.com
Heels $1,850 - saksfifthavenue.com
Clutch $1,912 - forzieri.com
Ring - tacori.com
Earrings $538 - charmandchain.com
Nail Polish $4.99 - amazon.com
The raspberry color of this gown is one of my favorite colors and I love the rose covered detailing along the top of this dress. This gown has an empire waist that I think can be flattering on many women. Because the waist on this dress is right below the bust it will help disguise the stomach and all of the detailing will help emphasize the bust. The petal ruffled detailing of the clutch helps tie it in with the design of the gown.

Gown $2,750 - mytheresa.com
Heels $245 - peeptoeshoes.com.au
Clutch $19 - debenhams.com
Earrings $20,745 - luisaviaroma.com
Cuff $170 - intermixonline.com
Mascara $20 - ulta.com
Lipstick $25 - yesstyle.com
This strapless navy gown is only $140. This gown is extremely dramatic with its full skirt and large satin bow. The neckline of this dress is simple so it provides a great opportunity to showcase a bold necklace.

Gown $140 - amazon.com
Heels $429 - bergdorfgoodman.com
Clutch $35 - shopruche.com
Crystal Cuff $340 - zappos.com
Earrings - tacori.com
Necklace $168 - theoutnet.com
Mirror Compact $19 - monsoon.co.uk
Valentino Perfume $67 - yesstyle.com
Lipstick $13 - amazon.co.uk
This gown immediately makes me think Grecian Goddess and as a bonus it is currently on sale for nearly a third of its original price. This gown features a lovely coral color and embellished straps and has a relaxed and flowing fit that is sure to be a comfortable fit so you can enjoy your evening. No necklace is needed with this gown because of the detailed straps. I chose to stick with mainly gold accessories to complete the look.

Gown $1,398 - matthewwilliamson.com
Heels $90 - heels.com
Clutch $252 - joanshepp.com
Earrings $75 - amritasingh.com
Ring $245 - net-a-porter.com
Lipstick $32 - makemeheal.com
Perfume $46 - sephora.com

♥ Sunny

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  1. I would totally wear the raspberry one!! you did an amazing job, and if the last one wasn't coral, I would be in love with it!

  2. Great sets!:D

    I would wear the 3rd and 4th... so pretty.

    Happy Tuesday!:D

    ***** Marie *****

  3. my favourite is the 4th, becausee the colour is beautiful, also i would say yess watch unstoppable, a good watch..! maybe not to everyones taste, but i loved it! :D X

  4. They're absolutely stunning! My faves are the 2nd & 4th. Just beautiful! :)

  5. The raspberry gown in just to die for! So gorgeous!

  6. i love them all! it's so hard to choose just one! :D

    <3, Mimi

  7. They are all so gorgeous. I love the first one.

  8. the coral color gown is one of my FAVORITES! great picks. And thanks for the heads up a bout the "black tie event" I always thought everyone had to wear black and white only, both men and women.

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