Black Tie Dresses

Black Tie Dresses are created to meet the formal dress code for special events such as weddings, dances and social functions. These occasions require you to wear a long, floor-length gown. This still gives you a range of choices, from classic ball gown styles, to on-trend mermaid designs. Shorter styles, such as cocktail dresses, generally don't meet this formal dress code. You will need to find a maxi length dress to fit your event. 

For weddings, a romantic off-the-shoulder look with a fishtail end is a beautiful choice. For winter balls, a long sleeve full length gown is ideal. You can style your look with a formal hairstyle, jewelry and elegant makeup. Black tie attire should be elegant but can also include the latest fashion trends. You'll find a wide selection of formal evening gowns with cut-outs, leg slits and embellishments. These create a red carpet inspired look for your special event. 

Black Tie Attire

Black tie attire is perfect for social functions and events. A long black tie dress is a must-have for these occasions. Your invitation may note the dress code to make it easier for you to know that a formal dress is required. When shopping for the perfect evening dress, you'll have many style choices. Try on as many dress styles as possible to see which suits you best.

This will include a range of dresses to complement a variety of body shapes, skin tones and personal styles. For petite figures, an a-line gown is a great option and will highlight your waist. To flaunt your curves, a mermaid dress is an on-trend choice. This includes a flared end but is otherwise form fitting and body con. Most color options suit a black tie dress code. This means you can select from gorgeous shades such as blush, champagne and burgundy.  You can also choose a lace, jersey or velvet dress. These have a streamline look and will show off your natural shape. 

Black Tie Event Dresses

Black tie event dresses are gorgeous long designs in a variety of silhouettes. Jovani's collection includes bright designs with embellishments. These are perfect for formal weddings that require a full-length gown. You can select from a variety of necklines, such as sweetheart, strapless and halter. This gives you a wide range of options to flatter your figure. A formal dress may also have a long train, sleeves or an over-skirt for added drama. You can find many ruched designs, chiffon gowns and voluminous tulle pieces.

For any black tie event, choosing the right dress is so important. Be it for a ball, dance or other event, you will need appropriate attire. For a ball, it is common to choose a classic ball gown shape. This can have many different neckline options. It highlights the waist and may be belted. It flares from the waistline, creating an a-line shape. This is flattering for many body types and can have pleated fabric for extra volume.  

Black Tie Wedding Dresses

Black tie wedding dresses are made for formal weddings. If you're a bride-to-be, you'll want the right wedding dress to suit your formal theme. You can select from white lace gowns with sheer inserts or gorgeous embellishment. This includes long sleeve wedding pieces and plunging v-neck designs. You may also want a long train for when you walk down the aisle. Black tie wedding gowns can often be figure-hugging for a sexy look. You'll find bodycon designs with lace over-lay in ivory, white and champagne. These are stunning options for the modern bride. 

For black tie wedding guests, you'll need the right black tie attire to suit the occasion. For summer weddings, choose a striking color such as coral, yellow, emerald or navy. Select a maxi-dress style that features sparkling embellishment or embroidery. This gives your look the right celebratory feel for a wedding. You could also opt for a floral embroidered or printed long dress. These are all appropriate styles for a black tie occasion.


Black Tie Attire for Women

Black tie attire for women should be formal and elegant. Many women achieve timeless style in our selection of one-shoulder gowns or trumpet dresses. Some of these have a vintage inspired feel, or look ultra glam. There are many black tie dresses for plus size in the Jovani collections. Our range of sizes is from 00 - 24. This gives you room to find your perfect fit for any special occasion. 

Mature women or mother of the bride can find age appropriate designs for black tie events. Long sleeve full length evening dresses are a very sophisticated choice. You can select from a range of pleated maxi dresses and lace gowns. These all have a classic look that can be worn again to any black tie occasion. Choose a fit and flare gown for effortlessly flattering style. This has a fitted bodice and flares from the waist. This suits many shapes and can be found with a variety of necklines or strapless. 

Black Tie Dress Code

What is a black tie dress code? Many people wonder what the right kind of attire is for a black tie event. Black tie attire for men includes a tuxedo, which should have a dinner jacket and perfectly tailored pants and a shirt. Black tie attire for women is always a long evening dress style. This can be any formal style dress of your choosing. 

Many opt for strapless designs, or pieces with embellishment to make their look stand out. Beaded formal dresses often have a fashion-forward couture finish. This could be a beaded bodice and block color skirt, or a fully beaded design. A long black tie gown can be styled with gloves and a headpiece for extra formal style. You will also want to choose a formal hairstyle, bag and shoes to complete your black tie outfit with the right finishing touches.