What is a Black Tie Event?
The black-tie dress code originated in the 19th Century, and it is mainly for social events that take place after 6 p.m. The black tie is the most formal dress code in social events, such as weddings.
Some hosts may indicate that a black tie is optional. Others state that a black tie is preferred. If the invitation clearly states black tie is mandatory/required, get your outfit together, or you will not be allowed in.
How to Dress for a Black Tie Event
Black Tie Dress Code for Women
Choose a floor-length gown in a dark color. The most popular color is black, but you can choose blue, brown, or maroon. These colors are elegant and do not draw attention when the wearer enters a room, especially at functions like weddings.
Choose a sparkling pair of earrings and a bracelet made of diamonds, pearls, etc. If it is a chilly night, grab a shawl or an overcoat. Find a stylish strappy pair of heels in a shiny color. You can match your shoes with a small clutch bag.
Black tie Dress Code for Men
The traditional black tie dress code for men is a black tux with matching trousers, a black bow tie, a white shirt, and a black pair of shoes.
Here are a few ideas.