Black-tie weddings present a land of opportunity—to dress your absolute best, that is. Want an excuse to wear a ball gown? This is your moment.
While floor-length silhouettes aren't required, it's the perfect excuse to don a dress of the sort, if you're inclined. Shorter cocktail dresses are still appropriate; just make sure they feel overtly formal to suit the occasion. Here, we've rounded up 15 black-tie wedding dresses that'll rank you high among the most stylish guests.