A glitzy formal affair is an invitation to dress as elegantly and impress as much as you please. As black tie events are far and few between, why not make your upcoming special occasion your most stylish one yet by finding a piece that truly makes you feel your best and most glamorous self. From two-piece sets to floor sweeping gowns and creative statement items, there are a myriad of options out there when it comes to finding the perfect ensemble for your next black tie event. Here are a few ideas, styling tips and gems of inspiration to get you started…
Find the right centerpiece
The dress to impress at a black tie event is one that you feel fabulous in. Look for a figure-hugging silhouette with glitzy elements such as feathers, creatively carved cutouts or beading details for a glittering effect. Materials such as silk, satin and lace all ooze sophisticated glamour fit for a high-level occasion, so gravitate towards these as you shop. A show-stopping gown cut in a strapless frame or featuring a one-shoulder shape, spaghetti straps or a deep plunging neckline will fit and flatter your feminine form and serve as the perfect base to your every style dream.
Never underestimate the power of accessories
Your add ons have the power to totally transform your dress. While, of course, the gown is the centerpiece and most fundamental component of your black tie attire, the right embellishment and accessories will add that extra luxurious edge, uplift your look and potentially bring a whole new feeling to the ensemble.
Think of a sweeping cowl neck silk satin gown, bias cut to swathe your frame in a minimal yet effortlessly elegant manner. This alone looks stunningly beautiful, there’s no doubt about that. Look at accessories to amplify your base piece or introduce a new feel to a timeless silhouette that you can wear and reimagine time and time again. Give your dress a feeling of finesse with embellishments and accessories to make it work for all manner of different affairs. Whether you’re attending a black tie wedding, formal affair or gala, finding the right add-ons will mean that you can transform your piece and make it work for every high-level event coming up on your calendar.
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The beauty of using adornments and luxurious accessories to refresh your evening gown is that you can continue to rely on your style for countless unforgettable occasions to come. Investing in a dress that makes you feel beautiful, suits your upcoming event and that you can refresh and reimagine repeatedly is a smart way to sustainably add to your wardrobe. It’s kind to your wallet and kind to the environment.
Make it fun
Lastly, while black tie events can feel like a daunting occasion to prepare for, remember that you’re heading out for a fun and fabulous evening that you want to recall with fond memories for a long time to come. Always prioritize feeling great and enjoying styling yourself when you’re preparing for big events. How you feel will impact how you experience your event, so relax and enjoy the process of getting all dressed up for your black tie event.