Black-tie events — like a wedding or gala — are the most formal kind of event, usually taking place in the evening, requiring men to wear tuxedos (hence the black tie) and women to don gowns. Today, the terms are looser, and many events will be "black-tie optional," which means you have a bit of leeway (think cocktail dresses in addition to gowns). Keep reading for our tips for dressing for black tie, and our shopping widget is full of perfect dresses, statement jewelry, and even some dressy jackets in case you want to add a layer.To see our tips, just keep reading
Our family was invited to a black tie wedding, which we will attend in a few weeks. Understanding that it's a formal affair, I purchased a long gown to wear and my husband is renting a tuxedo. But, I think the bride's request for even our 2-year-old son to wear a tux is ridiculous despite my offering for him to wear comfortable chinos and a button-up shirt. He's not even in the wedding. Should I tell her that my child isn't going to abide by the required pricey attire in advance or just dress him the way I see fit?
— Black Tie for Tots Is Beyond Reason
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Last week I told you a co-worker has a black tie wedding to attend in February and needs our help. She's having a hard time finding a long dress that's flattering on her petite frame. My advice was to find something form-fitting. Oh, and no crazy colors, cuts, or jewels please. She's a simple gal.
I started you off with this Vera Wang Crystal and Tulle Bracelet ($295) because it's simply stunning. Let's see your outfits!
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A co-worker has a black tie wedding to attend in February and needs our help. She's having a hard time finding a long dress that's flattering on her petite frame. My advice is to find something form-fitting. Oh and no crazy colors, cuts, or jewels please. She's a simple gal.
I'll start you off with this Vera Wang Crystal and Tulle Bracelet ($295) because it's simply stunning.
Now, you can build outfits by creating a list of clothing items. We have everything you need to build outfits, and you can use your Fab Find bookmarks, too. This is an even better way to put together an entire outfit when you are completing your Fab Finding missions.
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