Getting all gussied up for a black-tie wedding can feel like a serious chore. To help ensure you look and feel completely effortless, we’ve styled four fabulous ensembles fit for a super-fancy affair. Fortunately, the rules of formal dressing aren’t as strict as they used to be, and opting for an unexpected choice like palazzo pants or a jumpsuit can lend an edgy vibe in a sea of black gowns. Consider this your cheat sheet for looking cool at the next five-star fete.
Pair an elegant '90s slip dress in polished white with high-contrast accessories.
Wristlet Tasseled Silk-Satin Clutch
Studded Leather Mules
Cut-Out Slip Dress
Les Bon Bons
High-waisted culottes work best with a slightly cropped blouse. Since your feet are exposed, opt for sexy cage booties and add a sleek, minimal clutch.
Double Guava Quartz Triangle Cuff
Loretta Sue Suede Cutout Sandals
Desdemona Paneled Guipure Lace Top
Essential Large Flat Pouch
Aspinal of London
Tunic Over Pants
Layering silk or satin pants under a short floaty dress or embellished long top is not only comfortable but also extremely glamorous. Keep your look monochromatic and finish with jaw-dropping chandelier earrings.
Floral Chandelier Drop Earrings
Gotham Crocodile Flap Clutch Bag
Leticia Satin Heels
Eric Satin Wide-Leg Pant
Alice & Olivia
Ruffle Detail Blouse
Since most black-tie events eventually turn into a dance party, a disco jumpsuit is fully appropriate. Accessorize with black flats, a bohemian clutch and an oversize cocktail ring.
Morley Raffia Box Clutch
Golden Heel Leather Shoes
Niels Wide-Leg Jumpsuit