15 Black-Tie Wedding Guest Dresses That'll Turn Heads

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.

A one-shoulder dress is so sleek.

Available in sizes 0 to 18.

Tiered ruffles add a dose of requisite drama.

Available in sizes 2 to 12.

A Bardot neckline is super flattering.

Available in sizes 14W to 22W. 

Voluminous skirts are perfect for black-tie occasions.

Available in sizes 4 and 8.

Can't go wrong with a richly hued lace number.

Available in sizes 0 to 10.

A crisscross neckline and pastel hue are perfect for spring and summer ceremonies.

Available in sizes 12 to 20.

Can you say va-va-voom?

Available in sizes 0 to 8.

Ruffles and cutouts and florals, oh my.

Available in sizes 00 to 8.

Yes, tulle can be super chic.

Available in sizes 16 to 20.

Got a fall wedding to attend? You need this.

Available in sizes XS to L.

If looking like an ethereal princess is your thing, the search ends here.

Available in sizes 2 to 10.

Bring the drama with a full skirt and one-shoulder silhouette.

Available in sizes 0 to 6.

A punchy yellow color brightens up a halter-neck silhouette.

Available in sizes 0 to 16.

A gorgeous lace gown is super romantic.

Available in UK sizes 6 to 12. 

A trumpet hem adds subtle interest. 

Available in sizes XS to XXL.

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