All those gems sparkling in the candlelight, caviar on ice and champagne is what a black tie event is all about. But when you get an invite with ‘black tie’ written in the dress code section, it can be quite daunting to find the right outfit for this event. And what do you wear for such an event? There would be a lot of dancing, drinking and eating. Many air kisses and “don’t mush my gown” hugs. So amidst all this hassle comfort is luxury but it is attainable. So brace yourself girls, and get ready for a fun style exercise.
Simple yet classy: We all love Audrey Hepburn’s look in ‘Breakfast At Tiffany’s’ – long black gowns teamed with a multi-string pearl necklace and a high bun. Take some inspiration from her and go for this look. For an evening black tie event you can pick a satin gown. Similar to Rita Hayworth in ‘Gilda’ – a fitting, tube satin gown with a slit could work well. In case you have a pear shaped body, avoid satin as it clings. Opt for a garment in a voluminous fabric like tissue which has a fitted bodice with an asymmetric silhouette. A Grecian style look goes with all body types and you can sit and eat without worrying about the seams.
Go unconventional: Black is cliché when it comes to such events. So you can break the rules and turn heads by trying new colours like white or pastels. White is an unconventional colour. You can also go for something in black and white to tone down the look. Candy hue colour tone is trending, so you can go for a blue or orange. Besides this, you can also go for asymmetrical cuts, exaggerated ruffles and structured hemlines. But don’t choose prints for this occasion as they look casual.
Accessories can do wonders: You have to look unabashedly glamorous, so if your earrings are lavish, leave your neck bare and go for a nice cuff or cocktail ring. When the earrings are small, wear a statement necklace. To strut in style, you need strappy stilettos or metallic platforms - they work well with every look. To achieve the wow factor, add a dash of colour with your footwear. Also, makeup is very important so opt for classic scarlet lips at your own risk and be prepared for frequent mirror checks. But there is nothing better than dark eyes and light lips. So we would suggest that you go for smoky eye look teamed with a nude or light pink lip colour.
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