Allowing for more leniency, this unique and modern take on formal wear, calls for a mix of formal attire blended with touches of personal style.
Recieving an invitiation to a black tie event can be stressful if you're unsure of what to wear. Looking undressed is a big no and can leave a lasting impression for all the wrong reasons.
It is no wonder many people have adopted a new dress code known as ‘creative black tie’. Allowing for more leniency, this unique and modern take on formal wear, calls for a mix of formal attire blended with touches of personal style. Embraced by many celebrities, it has even become a prominent form of dressing at award shows and major Hollywood events.
What is creative black tie?
Creative black tie is exactly how it sounds, it is a creative twist on the black tie dress code. You do not have to adhere to traditional black tie standards. Men are not required to wear a tuxedo and black suit, and women are not expected to wear long fancy ball gowns. Creative black tie outfits include the use of different patterns and prints to create your own fun and personalized look. It enables you to think outside the box. You can get bolder with colors and textures instead of sticking to the classic and predictable black. You do not want to get too carried away and be entirely mismatched or over-the-top. We recommend sticking to darker colors, for example, jewel tones like burgundy, plum, gray, and navy blue.
Styling For Women:
When it comes to picking a creative black tie outfit for women, here are some options to consider:
Sequins and patterns: Wearing a long dress with patterns and sparkly sequins is a great way to stand out while still looking appropriate.
Cocktail dress: You do not have to wear a floor length gown. Cocktail length dresses are suitable too! These can then be styled with a blazer and bold accessories.
Dressy separates: Women can wear separate pieces, like tuxedo pants, blouses, and pantsuits, accented with fun jewelry and handbags.
Men also have a variety of options when deciding on their creative black-tie attire.
Texture and color: This attire encourages men to add pops of texture and color to their formal wear. This can include richly colored velvet jackets and burgundy suits.
Vests: Vests are a staple in formal attire. Add a textured or colorful vest to a suit or tuxedo to spruce up a creative black tie outfit.
Accessories. Silk or satin lapels and bright-colored socks are a great idea, as well as vibrant cufflinks and pocket squares! These accessories give a less-traditional feel to the outfit, but remain appropriate when included with a dinner jacket and polished dress shirt.
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