What to Wear: Formal and Black Tie Wedding Guest Dresses

Wedding invitations received. Dress code? Black Tie, Black Tie Optional, Formal. We're here to break it down for you and suggest some stunning dress options that will have you looking gorgeous, but also dress code appropriate. For women, Black-Tie attire means formal. This dress code is typically reserved for dressy, evening events, galas, and ofcourse weddings. Long dresses, gowns, high-fashion suit, or even a longer cocktail dress are sure to fill the bill. There are no rules to silhouettes, colors, or necklines; wear something effortless, glamorous, but above all elegant. Feel free to take the opportunity to go all out - glam up your makeup, accessories, and chose a pair of shoes that are equally as special as the dress you choose. Nail your Black-Tie wedding guest attire with our best formal gowns that'll have everyone asking where you bought your dress.

Tasteful Cut-Outs

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Kendra in Copper

The Kendra dress is a chic yet daring choice for any formal event or wedding. Cut in our lustrous luxe satin fabric, she features a modern halter neckline with strategically placed cutouts to flatter your waist. Wear Kendra to your next Black-Tie event, available in 6 colors online.

Daring and Bold

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Carrera in Black

The formal Carrera dress, cut in our stretchy and flattering knit crepe, is as fun as she is elegant. Featuring a dramatic one shoulder neckline with a sleek single sleeve, and a daring side slit, this dress is sure to turn heads! Shop this wedding guest look online now.

Velvet

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Cybill in Prosecco

When you’ve got a night of dancing and looking amazing, make sure you’re wearing this sleek one shoulder dress in our supple and comfortable Stretch Velvet. It's elegant one-shoulder neckline is balanced by a perfectly placed skirt slit. View the Cybill gown in additional colors.

Subtle Texture

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Gabriela in Emerald

The Gabriela burnout satin slip formal dress has an elongating empire waist seam, notched neckline and body skimming bias cut skirt. Cut in our beautifully textured satin burnout fabric, this style add a subtle shine that will catch eyes and feelings all night. Shop Gabriela in Emerald and Prosecco.

Elegant Halter

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Nicole in English Rose

Featuring a beautifully draped mock neckline and a slinky bias cut skirt, the Nicole Satin halter gown as timeless as she is modern. A classy, elegant, and effortless gown for any formal wedding guest or Black-Tie dress code. Additional colors in stock online.

Floral Print

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Ava

The Ava dress, cut in our moody floral printed crinkle satin fabric, is as effortless as she is stunning. Featuring a sultry draped cowl neck, and a slinky bias cut fit, a daring side slit is sure to turn heads at your next Black-Tie wedding. Shop Ava online.

Satin and Statuesque

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Lena in Petal

The Lena's sophisticated one shoulder is always black-tie ready with her slim bias cut skirt in satin back crepe and unique back detail. Shop Lena online in numerous colors and extended sizing.

Fitted and Sultry

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Jenner in Black

The Jenner square neck fit and flare knit crepe formal dress flatters your every curve. The wide set straps and side slit skirt give this style effortless attitude. Available to ship now in 3 colors.

Romantic

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Essex

With a flirty V neck and a flowing skirt, the Essex gown is the ideal Black-Tie or Formal gown for that chateau, garden, or coastal Saturday night wedding. See more of Essex.

Glam

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Billie

The Billie dress is an absolute show stopper. Cut in our exquisite sparkling striped sequin fabric this style features a gathered faux surplice V-neck and sultry fit and flare skirt. New Years Wedding approved. Wear the Billie gown.

Sleeves

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Raya in Moss

Modest in the front, sexy in the back; Raya’s soft sleeves and open back is for the girl that is effortlessly elegant while exposing just the right amount of skin. Shop Raya online.

Universally Flattering

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Chase in Emerald

The Chase scoop neck Black-Tie dress is a chic, modern addition to one of our favorite fabrics, satin back crepe. Delicate spaghetti straps highlight the shoulders and collarbone, and a scoop neck flatters the décolletage. Ideal for any formal event, wedding, or gala. See Chase in more colors.

Cool and Classic

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Aubrey in Black

The Aubrey dress in our stretchy and flattering knit crepe features a sleek one shoulder neckline and a daring slit. This timeless gown was made for Black-Tie weddings. Audrey ships now online.

Figure Flattering

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Rory in Dark Berry

The Rory cowl neck dress features a flattering empire waist and body skimming bias cut skirt. Cut in our romantic floral velvet burnout fabric this style is a perfect choice for a modern black-tie wedding guest gown. Shop online in 3 colors.

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Ariana Maternity in French Blue

Cut with an empire waist seam, and a skirt to accommodate your baby bump, the Ariana offers glam, shine, and a maternity option for your next Black-Tie wedding. Shop the formal Ariana Maternity Dress online.