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Tips for Styling a Black Tie Look

When it comes to styling a black-tie look, you should go for a chic and poised outfit. For those who do not know, a black-tie is a semi-formal Western dress code for evening events. It originated in British and American conventions for attire in the 19th century.

I don’t usually go for the black-tie look because I never have anywhere to go. The last time I attended an event where I had to play proper dress up, was at a 40th birthday party last spring. But when I do have an event, I like to ensure I get the look right.

 

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Here are some tips you should remember when styling a black-tie look –

 

Keep it streamlined

When it comes to black-tie events, you should remember to keep it classy. You should avoid flouncy and billowing pieces. So don’t go for loose clothing or dresses with lots of material. Instead, opt for streamlined and well cut pieces.

Streamlined pieces would ensure you nail the chic/poised look.

 

Go maxi

One of the easiest ways of nailing the black-tie look, is to go maxi. Opt for maxi dresses for an instant evening glamour. Anyone can look great in a well fitted maxi, the right pair of heels and a stunning clutch.

Accessories can also work wonders, so make sure you have the right set of accessories to go with your maxi dress.

 

 

Black tie dress image

 

 

Go for the classic look

If you want to play safe, opt for a little black dress. That always works. If you are feeling adventurous, you could try styling a little white dress like what I have on above.

Both colours would work great for a black-tie event, with the right type of accessories.

 

What do you think of these style tips? When was the last time you attended a black-tie event?

 

 

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18 responses

  1. Beautiful outfit you’ve got there; definitely nailed the black tie theme. Hope to need to wear a fun hat like that some day 🙂

  2. Honestly I wouldn’t know where to start when it comes to black tie. Years ago I would have been ok, but now I just live in jeans and jumpers so this would be a total step out of my comfort zone. Knowing me I would play it safe with the little black dress. Thank for sharing.

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