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.
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 for 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!
Style your evening outfit with accessories
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".