What to wear at a black-tie event

What to wear at a black-tie event

At a black-tie event, it’s essential to dress to the nines and look as elegant as you can. If you’re lucky enough to have been invited to a black-tie event, we have some great fashion tips to help you prepare and ensure you look the part. So what do ladies wear at black tie events? We’ve got you covered at NADINE MERABI and with these tips you’ll be well on your way to looking appropriately sophisticated.

What is the black-tie dress code?

A black-tie event typically means that you’re at a particularly significant gathering, as formal as formal can be. This label is normally used in reference to gatherings such as awards ceremonies, an extravagant wedding, a high-society ball, or a milestone birthday party. These events tend to be extremely significant to the organisers and people attending. Therefore, you must dress to impress.

This means that people will be attending in outfits that go above and beyond your regular dress code, so you need to pull out all the stops to look your best. For men’s dress code, the word ‘black-tie’ may give you a general idea. Men typically go all out with a superb dinner jacket, smart trousers and, as the name suggests, a black tie itself normally appears in the form of a bowtie.

What do ladies wear at black-tie events

If you’re curious about what ladies wear at black-tie events, the answer is usually a full length dress. A black-tie event dress must be a stunner, though not overpowering or inappropriate. Any hemline above knee height is unfortunately a no-go for an event of this prestige. 

Neutral tones to appropriately match the formal tone are typically seen here. Your ideal choice is a black dress for this type of event, though you should be able to still meet the dress code if you have added some colour in an understated way.

Though we also have more lively and vibrant dresses at NADINE MERABI, if you’re looking for a statement dress for a more formal event, you can find a fine selection of black-tie suitable dresses to impress those with even the most impeccable dress standards on our website.

For an effortlessly classy choice, our STELLA black dress is our top choice to ensure you meet the dress code of your black-tie event. This sumptuous dress has got it all: the appropriate floor-length hemline, black sequin embellished leaves for a beautiful design, and built-in boning in the body to give your outline the added structure a corset provides. The STELLA is a real show-stopper.

For a slightly altered look that will still stay within the confines of being black tie appropriate, you can choose this dress in a white or gold design to add some colour without overstepping the mark. 

A blonde lady wearing a long black dress with plunging neckline and black sequin embellished leaves

As one of the classiest garments in our collection, the JESSICA white dress will have you enjoying your black-tie event in style.

The sweeping floor-length hemline makes this an easy choice for an event that demands you look your absolute best. This dress features a detachable cowl back that attaches around the shoulders and onto the shoulder straps discreetly. Detailed with a pleated hip and thigh-high split, the JESSICA will sculpt and flatter your figure to have you looking and feeling utterly magnificent at your black-tie event.

A lady wearing a long white gown with corset boning and under wiring

Black-tie event dresses at NADINE MERABI

Now you know what ladies wear at black tie events, and what’s available at MERABI, you can pick the perfect dress today. There’s so much to love at NADINE MERABI. If you have a more informal event on your calendar that you still want to turn heads at, take a look at our wide selection of shorts, tops, suits, and much more.

You can also find specific occasional clothing, such as for brides, bridesmaids, honeymoons, and more. Every NADINE MERABI piece is made by hand using the finest quality materials and exceptional craftsmanship to ensure these pieces last for a lifetime.

If you have any questions about our range of clothing or would like to check up on your order, do not hesitate to contact us or email us at hello@nadinemerabi.com.

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