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.

Black Tie dresses
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.

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.

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 Taft evening dress with lace bodice decorated with leaf-shaped applications and a wide skirt | modelnr g-u2-7

Stylish Taft evening dress with lace bodice decorated with leaf-shaped applications and a wide 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

Flary ball gown with long sleeves, the bodice is accented with beaded lace appliqués and a V-neckline. | modelnr g-mo2-70

Flary ball gown with long sleeves, the bodice is accented with beaded lace appliqués and a V-neckline.

Fitted evening dress with an off-shoulder bodice, three-quarter long sleeves and a small train | modelnr g-mo2-79

Fitted evening dress with an off-shoulder bodice, three-quarter long sleeves and a small train.

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.

Black evening dress with V-neck and keyhole back, featured with a beaded embroidery on the bodice and the long sleeves. | modelnr g-mo2-69.jpg

Black evening dress with V-neck and keyhole back, featured with a beaded embroidery on the bodice and the long sleeves.

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.

Silver grey prom dress with lace halter bodice, decorated with sequins and beads and tulle skirt trimmed with a wide band | modelnr g-2-229

Silver grey prom dress with lace halter bodice, decorated with sequins and beads and tulle skirt trimmed with a wide band

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.

Fitted glamour prom dress with a deep-cut bodice, decorated with small sequins, a low open back and high slit | modelnr g-mo2-75

Fitted glamour prom dress with a deep-cut bodice, decorated with small sequins, a low open back and high slit.

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, features a fitted bodice and fishtail skirt fully covered embroidered and beaded lace overlay.| modelnr g-mo2-45

Stunning glamour prom dress, 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.

Elegant designer evening dress with an off-shoulder bodice, decorated with silver and red coloured stones | modelnr g-mo2-35

Elegant designer evening dress with an off-shoulder bodice, decorated with silver and red coloured stones.

Flary princess ball dress with beautiful embroidery of beads, a bodice with halter neckline, a half-open back and lace fastening. | modelnr g-mo2-66

Flary princess ball dress with beautiful embroidery of beads, a bodice with halter neckline, a half-open back and lace fastening.

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

Glitter ball gown in dark blue with strapless bodice and flared skirt, decorated with beautiful beads | modelnr g-n2-33

Glitter ball gown in dark blue with strapless bodice and flared skirt, decorated with beautiful beads.

Dressy prom dress with three-quarter sleeves, the bodice is decorated with a festive beadwork appliqué | modelnr g-u2-107

Dressy prom dress with three-quarter sleeves, the bodice is decorated with a festive beadwork appliqué.

Long blue evening dress, the high-necked bodice with elegant beadwork compensates nicely with the semi-open back | modelnr g-u2-108

Long blue evening dress, the high-necked bodice with elegant beadwork compensates nicely with the semi-open back.

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.

Stylish prom dress with a heart-shaped bodice, lace shoulder straps and a long chiffon skirt | modelnr g-mo2-38

Stylish prom dress with a heart-shaped bodice, lace shoulder straps and a long chiffon skirt

Heart shaped strapless prom dress in dark blue, with a richly decorated bodice and a flared tulle skirt | modelnr g-n2-104

Heart shaped strapless prom dress in dark blue, with a richly decorated bodice and a flared tulle skirt.

Blue-grey evening dress with a deep V-neckline, the straight shoulder straps cross over the low back. | modelnr g-u2-186

Blue-grey evening dress with a deep V-neckline, the straight shoulder straps cross over the low back.

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| modelnr g-u2-101

Chic flary evening dress with cap sleeves and beaded bodice.

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.

Burgundy evening dresses with a choker body made of fine lace, beaded with countless small sequins | modelnr g-n2-36

Burgundy evening dresses with a choker body made of fine lace, beaded with countless small sequins.

Prom dress with a lace bodice, a beautiful long v-neckline and a flared chiffon skirt in the plus sizes | modelnr g-3-43

Prom dress with a lace bodice, a beautiful long v-neckline and a flared chiffon skirt in the plus sizes.

Chiffon evening dress with richly decorated sequin bodice and high neckline, in light summer and dark winter colours | modelnr g-2-97

Chiffon evening dress with richly decorated sequin bodice and high neckline, in light summer and dark winter 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.

Navy blue long prom dress with draped front, V-neck and a high slit | modelnr g-2-173

Navy blue long prom 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.

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.

Long dressy evening dress with lace sleeves, heart-shaped V-neck bodice and a straight-fitting skirt | modelnr g-u2-18

Long dressy evening dress with lace sleeves, heart-shaped V-neck bodice and a straight-fitting skirt.

Plus-size prom dress, the bodice is decorated with beautiful lace applications and a wide-cut skirt | modelnr g-3-40

Plus-size prom dress, the bodice is decorated with beautiful lace applications and a wide-cut skirt.

Two tone strapless prom dress with sweetheart neckline, the ivory linear patterns run beautifully over the stretch jersey fabric. | modelnr g-5-22

Two tone strapless prom dress with sweetheart neckline, the ivory linear patterns run beautifully over the stretch jersey fabric.

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

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.

Jewel-neck wine-red evening dress with a wide skirt, richly decorated with beads and sequins in the Baroque style and black | modelnr g-n2-34

Jewel-neck wine-red evening dress with a wide skirt, richly decorated with beads and sequins in the Baroque style and black.

Black and silver evening dress with strapless bodice, matching jacket and slightly flared skirt | modelnr g-u2-61

Black and silver evening dress with strapless bodice, matching jacket and slightly flared skirt.

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".