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What to Wear to a Black Tie Event

Choosing attire for a black tie event can often be a difficult decision. Whether you plan to attend galas, weddings or luxurious parties, the key is to wear an outfit that reflects the extravagance of the occasion. For the event, wear sophisticated and classic pieces that maintain your personal style.

A good style tip is to keep accessories at a minimal. The simplistic accents will add an overall elegance to your gown (or jumpsuit.) By having only a few main accessories, the focal point of your outfit is able to shine through. While accesories should be kept to a minimum, it doesn’t necessarily mean they have to be plain. Find some sparkle, some jewels, or some feathers to really amp up your statement look.

Jumpsuit Savvy

The key to making a jumpsuit work for a black tie event is quality – clean lines, simple silhouette, and a sophisticated color. It’s a good alternative for women who prefer trousers to skirts. It provides comfort with luxury and glamour. The suit pairs well with statement earrings and a classic heel. Choose a fierce red, or a midnight black to add a sophisticated edge to the look. This jumpsuit can be worn to an evening event in NYC or a fancy night out-of-town.


What to Wear to a Black Tie Event: Photo Credits (1) (2) (3) | T by Alexander Wang red jumpsuit | Perla Formentini red heels | Reiss black suede court shoes | Yves Salomon cropped fur jacket | Serpui drop earrings | Stella McCartney clutch | Saloni black jumpsuit | Lele Sadoughi crystal lily earrings

Daytime Whites

Maybe you have a daytime black tie event coming up. If so, it’s smart to keep the color scheme light. With colors that are easy on the eye, the outfit will appear light and airy — perfect for a daytime wedding or a gala luncheon out in the sunshine. Center your ensemble around a gorgeous white or pastel gown. Then of course, accessorize. The juxtaposition of timeless and trendy accessories will make your look stand out from the sea of gorgeous gowns. And if you wear open-toed shoes, don’t forget to invest in a pedicure.

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Topshop mules | Halston Heritage white gown | Elise M belt | Ted Baker flats | Oscar de la Renta floral clutch | Diane von Furstenberg white clutch | Bauble Bar earring set | Carven faux fur stole | Lord and Taylor ring

Before your next black tie event, be prepared with elegant pieces. The key to an excellent black tie event outfit is to keep it sophisticated with minimalist accents. If you are unsure of what to wear for your next black tie event, or have questions about other obstacles in your closet, make an appointment with one of our friendly stylists.

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