7 Ways to Dress for a Black Tie Wedding This Spring

If you plan to make rounds on the wedding circuit this spring, there’s nothing more exciting (and perhaps stress-inducing) than planning what to wear to a black tie wedding. It's an opportunity to put on your best, but what exactly does that mean?

Because black tie affairs are rare occasions, choosing what to wear can be more challenging than usual. While evening gowns are the go-to choice, these days, there are slightly more modern styles that still feel fancy enough for a formal occasion.

To give you a head start on shopping, we found some of our favorite dress styles that are appropriate for any black tie nuptials you’ll be attending this spring. From dark floral prints to beaded embellishments, these dresses will have you feeling absolutely exquisite.

Black

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Collage Vintage

Sleek and timeless, you can't go wrong with a timeless black dress for such a formal event, whether it's a column dress or something more fitted.

The subtle slit is so appealing.

Available in sizes 10 to 22.

Dark Floral

what to wear to a spring black tie wedding

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Style du Monde

A dark floral dress is perfect for a black-tie wedding scheduled for the spring. With this print, you'll be seasonal and appropriate for the occasion.

Dress this up for a black tie event or wear it dressed down for everyday.

Available in sizes XS to 3X.

Embellished

spring black tie wedding dresses

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Sandra Semburg

Nothing says fancy and eye-catching like some embellishments such as beading or sequin detailing.

So simple and delicate.

Available in sizes 0 to 14.

Print

how to dress for a black tie wedding in the spring

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Collage Vintage

If you don't want to wear florals but find other dresses too plain, a printed dress is a fantastic alternative that'll give you just as much excitement.

Wear this into the summer.

Available in sizes 0 to 10.

Sheer

black tie wedding in the spring dress

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Collage Vintage

Is there anything prettier than sheer fabrics on an evening gown? Add a bit of elegant mystery to your wedding look this simple detail.

Timeless elegance.

Available in sizes 4 to 10.

Slip

how to dress for a black tie wedding in the spring

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Style du Monde

If you want to take a more minimalistic approach, you can't go wrong with a silk slip dress. Pair a long version of the style with a pair of strappy heels for an evening look.

Wait until you see the back.

Available in sizes 34 to 42.

Wrap

what to wear to a black tie wedding in the spring

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Style du Monde

If you prefer a little more coverage, a wrap dress with sleeves will give you just that, without taking away any of the shape or appeal. A velvet iteration will be perfect for weddings in early spring when the weather is on the colder side.

You'll feel so luxurious in velvet.

Available in sizes 0 to 4.

Whether you have one or more events, you have all the sartorial options you could need for a black tie wedding.