Black-tie dresscode

At black tie event the ladies are expected in a long dress. At some occasions, a stylish cocktail dress is allowed. The refinement for the ladies is in the details, beauty care and matching shoes, jewellery and clutch. Under the explanation and tips you will find the dresses in our collection for the Black Tie dress code.
See the Black Tie dresses.

What is Black Tie?

Black-tie, or crevate noire, is the most common dress code and is used for premieres, award ceremonies, dinners, weddings, gala and other festive occasions. The dress code has some obligations and restrictions. The men must appear in a tuxedo or dinner jacket. The ladies have more choices regarding clothing, provided that the outfit is appropriate and tidy. In most cases this will be a long prom dress or evening gown. A short evening dress is allowed, provided this is stated on the invitation and no dinner is planned during the occasion. Choose a sophistication and solid colour fabric, it is an official occasion. Busy prints or summer tones are not appreciated. Requirements are also set for the accessories. It is forbidden to wear watches. A clutch or small bag is allowed. Make sure the jewellery, shoes and possibly. gloves fit together. Also think of your beauty care and hair, keep your makeup subtle and natural.

Tips voor Black Tie

  • Black Tie is a formal dresscode.
  • Long dresses or gowns.
  • Choose a sophistication and solid colour.
  • Shoes with a small heel or pumps.
  • Clutch or small bag is allowed.
  • Beauty care and hair.
  • Keep your makeup subtle.
  • No Watches!

Discover our dresses for a black tie event.

Black glamour prom dress in a mermaid model, the tight bodice with halter straps is accented in beaded lace appliqués | modelnr g-mo2-56

Black glamour prom dress in a mermaid model, the tight bodice with halter straps is accented in beaded lace appliqués

Dark blue evening dress with half-length sleeves. The V-neck bodice is decorated with lace fabric and beads. | modelnr g-u2-10

Dark blue evening dress with half-length sleeves. The V-neck bodice is decorated with lace fabric and beads.

Strapless glamour dress in black in a fishtail model, an elegant fit and flare style hugs your silhouette with shimmering rhinestones | modelnr g-mo2-52

Strapless glamour dress in black in a fishtail model, an elegant fit and flare style hugs your silhouette with shimmering rhinestones.

Off shoulder evening dress with lace bodice, a lace-up back and flared tulle skirt | modelnr g-2-232

Off shoulder evening dress with lace bodice, a lace-up back and flared tulle skirt.

Exclusive black evening dress with silver beaded bands over the shoulder and waist | modelnr g-u2-16

Exclusive black evening dress with silver beaded bands over the shoulder and waist.

Gorgeous off shoulder prom dress, the tight bodice is decorated with lace and beads, the flared skirt creates a mermaid silhouette | modelnr g-mo2-54

Gorgeous off shoulder prom dress, the tight bodice is decorated with lace and beads, the flared skirt creates a mermaid silhouette.

Stylish light-grey evening dress features a lace embroidered bodice with V-neck and flary long skirt. | modelnr g-u2-7

Stylish light-grey evening dress features a lace embroidered bodice with V-neck and flary long skirt.

Long stretch off-shoulder evening dress with lace bodice and a mermaid skirt | modelnr g-2-204

Long stretch off-shoulder evening dress with lace bodice and a mermaid skirt.

Long slim fitted prom dress, the lace bodice is decorated with small delicate stones, the skirt has a high slit, available in red | modelnr g-2-226

Long slim fitted prom dress, the lace bodice is decorated with small delicate stones, the skirt has a high slit, available in red

Long prom dress features a deep v neckline, the slim fitting silhouette is embellished with radiant stones, and the high split adds a sexy touch | modelnr g-mo2-53

Long prom dress features a deep v neckline, the slim fitting silhouette is embellished with radiant stones, and the high split adds a sexy touch.

Elegant green prom dress, the fitted bodice with illusion deep V-neck features lace sides which run to the half-open back | modelnr g-2-230

Elegant green prom dress, the fitted bodice with illusion deep V-neck features lace sides which run to the half-open back.

High-neckline evening dress with a heart-shaped bodice, the lace fabric has embroidery and beading accents | modelnr g-mo2-27

High-neckline evening dress with a heart-shaped bodice, the lace fabric has embroidery and beading accents.

Stunning prom dress, the entire bodice is embroidered with sequins and appliqués, with high halter neckline and a mermaid tulle skirt | modelnr g-2-229

Stunning prom dress, the entire bodice is embroidered with sequins and appliqués, with high halter neckline and a mermaid tulle skirt

Gold coloured evening gown in a graceful lace fabric, the fitted bodice has an elegant V-neck and half-open back | modelnr g-2-228

Gold coloured evening gown in a graceful lace fabric, the fitted bodice has an elegant V-neck and half-open back.

Luxurious baroque evening dress features a lace collar and Taft flared skirt, in the grey-gold-nude. | modelnr g-u2-8

Luxurious baroque evening dress features a lace collar and Taft flared skirt, in the grey-gold-nude.

Stunning glamour prom dress in pink, features a fitted bodice and fishtail skirt fully covered embroidered and beaded lace overlay.| modelnr g-mo2-45

Stunning glamour prom dress in pink, features a fitted bodice and fishtail skirt fully covered embroidered and beaded lace overlay.

Elegant evening dress in a silver colour with a lace overlay bodice, high neck and a long lace sleeve. | modelnr g-u2-6

Elegant evening dress in a silver colour with a lace overlay bodice, high neck and a long lace sleeve.

Sweet off-the-shoulder dress with a shimmering fully beaded bodice and flowy chiffon skirt | modelnr g-mo2-35

Sweet off-the-shoulder dress with a shimmering fully beaded bodice and flowy chiffon skirt.

Stylish long evening dress with a scoop neckline, the sleeveless bodice with side cut-outs and beaded waistband highlights your figure | modelnr g-5-16

Stylish long evening dress with a scoop neckline, the sleeveless bodice with side cut-outs and beaded waistband highlights your figure

Strapless ball dress with beaded bodice and tule skirt | modelnr g-n2-33

Strapless ball dress with beaded bodice and tule skirt.

Elegant evening dress with a long sleeve in dark blue or gray| modelnr g-u2-107

Elegant evening dress with a long sleeve in dark blue or gray.

Beautiful chiffon evening dress with embroidered beaded bodice | modelnr g-mo2-26

Beautiful chiffon evening dress with embroidered beaded bodice.

Fitted prom dress in a stretch glitter fabric, decorated with a beaded trim along the V-neck, cut out back and waist | modelnr g-mo2-55

Fitted prom dress in a stretch glitter fabric, decorated with a beaded trim along the V-neck, cut out back and waist.

High-necked evening dresses with beaded bodice and peep-hole back in navy blue | modelnr g-u2-108

High-necked evening dresses with beaded bodice and peep-hole back in navy blue.

Black lace prom dress features an Off-the-shoulder V-neckline with long sleeves, a charming small drag and high slit. | modelnr g-mo2-44

Black lace prom dress features an Off-the-shoulder V-neckline with long sleeves, a charming small drag and high slit.

Elegant grey evening dress features a overlay embroidered lace bodice with high neck line | modelnr g-u2-15

Elegant grey evening dress features a overlay embroidered lace bodice with high neck line.

Navy blue dress with elegant wrap style bodice and delicately beaded lace cap sleeves | modelnr g-mo2-38

Navy blue dress with elegant wrap style bodice and delicately beaded lace cap sleeves.

Strapless prom dress features a sweetheart shaped bodice lovely decorated with beaded lines and a long tule skirt | modelnr g-n2-104

Strapless prom dress features a sweetheart shaped bodice lovely decorated with beaded lines and a long tule skirt.

Black long dress with cold-shoulders, a high slit and beaded bell sleeves | modelnr g-2-216

Black long dress with cold-shoulders, a high slit and beaded bell sleeves.

Attractive long black evening dress with a high slit, the bodice features a high neckline and transparent open back with narrow straps | modelnr g-u2-9

Attractive long black evening dress with a high slit, the bodice features a high neckline and transparent open back with narrow straps.

Fishtail evening dress in petrol blue with embroidered polka dots and black lace | modelnr g-mo2-16

Fishtail evening dress in petrol blue with embroidered polka dots and black lace.

Chic flary evening dress with cap sleeves and beaded bodice, available in four colours | modelnr g-u2-101

Chic flary evening dress with cap sleeves and beaded bodice, available in four colours.

Long prom dress featured a v neckline and beautifully embroidered straps and bodice. The dress is completed with an illusion back and sexy thigh high slit | modelnr g-2-201

Long prom dress featured a v neckline and beautifully embroidered straps and bodice.

Two-tone long evening dress in contrasting colours, with a chic scoop neck and tailored fit. | modelnr g-5-11

Two-tone long evening dress in contrasting colours, with a chic scoop neck and tailored fit.

Beautiful burgundy evening dresses with lace bodice and a high hater neck line | modelnr g-n2-36

Beautiful burgundy evening dresses with lace bodice and a high hater neck line.

Luxurious evening dress features a beaded buster, draped waistline and small cap sleeves | modelnr g-u2-100

Luxurious evening dress features a beaded buster, draped waistline and small cap sleeves.

Prom dresses in large sizes with lace bodice and chiffon skirt in mauve | modelnr g-3-43

Prom dresses in large sizes with lace bodice and chiffon skirt in mauve.

Luxury dress with beaded bodice, a small keyhole back and chiffon skirt, in different colours | modelnr g-2-97

Luxury dress with beaded bodice, a small keyhole back and chiffon skirt, in different colours.

Silver coloured evening dresses with embroidered lace bodice and elegant waist band. | modelnr g-u2-4

Silver coloured evening dresses with embroidered lace bodice and elegant waist band.

Green evening dress with draped front, V-neck and a high slit | modelnr g-2-173

Green evening dress with draped front, V-neck and a high slit.

Dark blue evening dress features an overlay lace bodice, high neck line and long lace sleeves | modelnr g-u2-11

Dark blue evening dress features an overlay lace bodice, high neck line and long lace sleeves.

High-neck fitted prom dress with classy high halter neckline with an exquisite keyhole open back and long skirt with a small drag. | modelnr g-5-14

High-neck fitted prom dress with classy high halter neckline with an exquisite keyhole open back and long skirt with a small drag.

Elegant hour-glass shape evening dress features long lace sleeves, a V-neck draped bodice and waist | modelnr g-u2-12

Elegant hour-glass shape evening dress features long lace sleeves, a V-neck draped bodice and waist.

Stylish black evening dresses with a stunning illusion low back and a high neck line | modelnr g-u2-113

Stylish black evening dresses with a stunning illusion low back and a high neck line.

Elegant blue evening gown features a draped waist with beaded applique over the bodice and wide shoulder straps | modelnr g-u2-116

Elegant blue evening gown features a draped waist with beaded applique over the bodice and wide shoulder straps.

Stylish long evening dress with a high slit and a high-necked bodice, which cat eye beading around the waist and halter neckline | modelnr g-5-13

Stylish long evening dress with a high slit and a high-necked bodice, which cat eye beading around the waist and halter neckline.

Stylish dark-blue evening dress with lace buster overlay and long sleeves, the flowy fabric is draped around the waist | modelnr g-u2-18

Stylish dark-blue evening dress with lace buster overlay and long sleeves, the flowy fabric is draped around the waist.

Beautifully prom dress features appliques on the top, and a v-neck with an illusion insert  | modelnr g-3-40

Beautifully prom dress features appliques on the top, and a v-neck with an illusion insert.

Chic embroidered one-shoulder evening dress with draped bodice and slit | modelnr g-u2-52

Chic embroidered one-shoulder evening dress with draped bodice and slit.

Long evening dress with high-necked boat neck, the bodice features royal blue liquid beading on sheer nude fabric | modelnr g-5-15

Long evening dress with high-necked boat neck, the bodice features royal blue liquid beading on sheer nude fabric

Stunning evening dress features a lovely embroidered lace bodice and wide Tule skirt. | modelnr g-u2-104

Stunning evening dress features a lovely embroidered lace bodice and wide Tule skirt.

Long glamour prom dress with an illusion deep V-neck, a fully decorated bodice with shimmering beads and stones. | modelnr g-5-12

Long glamour prom dress with an illusion deep V-neck, a fully decorated bodice with shimmering beads and stones.

Stylish blue evening gown with flared skirt and beaded bodice | modelnr g-u2-17

Stylish blue evening gown with flared skirt and beaded bodice.

Flary evening dress features an embroidered lace bodice with V-neck, a gold coloured waistband and long skirt with Tule overlay | modelnr g-u2-92

Flary evening dress features an embroidered lace bodice with V-neck, a gold coloured waistband and long skirt with Tule overlay.

Long fitted evening dress with high slit, a V-neck bodice features a low back adorned with beaded straps for a bit of glam | modelnr g-5-17

Long fitted evening dress with high slit, a V-neck bodice features a low back adorned with beaded straps for a bit of glam

Stylish blue evening dress features a strapless bodice, A-line skirt with tule and short bolero jacket | modelnr g-u2-37

Stylish blue evening dress features a strapless bodice, A-line skirt with tule and short bolero jacket.

Plus size dress with a V-neck halter and flary skirt, available in red, wine and navy | modelnr g-3-41

Plus size dress with a V-neck halter and flary skirt, available in red, wine and navy.

Elegant shimmering evening dress with beaded squares in Bordeaux red and black | modelnr g-n2-34

Elegant shimmering evening dress with beaded squares in Bordeaux red and black.

Navy-blue evening dress with an illusion insert on the V-neck and beautifully beaded straps, waistband and on the mesh back | modelnr g-5-3

Navy-blue evening dress with an illusion insert on the V-neck and beautifully beaded straps, waistband and on the mesh back.

Evening dress with black skirt, silver coloured bodice and dark grey bolero jacket with three quarter sleeves | modelnr g-u2-61

Evening dress with black skirt, silver coloured bodice and dark grey bolero jacket with three quarter sleeves.

Stylish strapless evening dress with beaded small stones, available petrol and Bordeaux red | modelnr g-u2-21

Stylish strapless evening dress with beaded small stones, available petrol and Bordeaux red.

What dress to wear at a black tie event?

If you have an invitation for an event with a dress code black tie, the ladies are expected to appear in a long dress. A short evening dress or a nice cocktail dress may be allowed in a few occasions. When the black-tie event also includes dinner, then you are obliged to arrive in a long evening dress. Choose chic dress in smooth or calm colours. Avoid bright coloured dress or summery prints gowns.
Wearing half-length gloves is allowed, but the arms may also be uncovered. However, watches are forbidden, allowed are other festive jewellery and evening bags. The best choice for shoes is those with a (half) high heel
The gentlemen come in a tuxedo, this is a two or three-piece suit. The gentleman wears black trousers with a black jacket and a muscular white shirt where the buttons are not visible, finished with a bow tie.

What jewellery to wear to a black tie event?

The refinement for the ladies is in the details, paying attention to the hair and the make-up. For your shoes, clutches and jewellery matching items are required, they do not have the same colour as the evening dress. Do not be too exorbitant with accessories, because with black tie the rule is "less is more".