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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