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Best Black Tie Dresses

Black Tie events are the epitome of sophistication and glamour, think flutes of vintage champagne, delectable hors d’oeuvres, and elegant ball gowns worthy of a Vogue cover. 

Unless you’re an a-list celebrity, a black-tie event is a rarity in social calendars, and finding the right dress to fit the occasion can feel daunting. The black-tie dress code however is the perfect opportunity to go all out and make yourself look and feel like a million dollars. Whether it’s a ball, dinner party, birthday celebration, or even a wedding, enjoy the experience of creating your ultimate glam style!

Best Black Tie Dresses

Finding the Best Black Tie Dresses

When searching for the perfect ensemble for your upcoming soiree, there are a few boxes to tick. A floor-length gown is often the go-to for events of this caliber, however, we’ve seen our fair share of show-stopping midi’s grace the red carpet so don’t be afraid to experiment with the length depending on the formality of the occasion. Weightier fabrics such as velvet, silk, chiffon, or taffeta add a level of drama and glam and are perfect for making a statement after dark. When considering your color palette, it’s no shock that classic black is the archetype of black tie, but if you’re looking for something a little bolder opt for rich, muted tones such as forest green, burgundy, and French navy. 

We’ve sourced some of the most stunning styles from Alamour The Label’s Black Tie Collection, so ice the champagne, slip on your heels and get ready to marvel over your dream black-tie look. 

Classic Black Formal Dress

Timeless, elegant, and arguably the most universally flattering color, we can’t go past a classic black gown. With a myriad of styles, textures, and silhouettes to choose from, there’s a piece out there to compliment every body shape and fit in at any event. Low-cut necklines and diamante or beaded appliques make for exquisite statement pieces, while classic cuts such as the one-shoulder or strapless look ooze class and poise. 


classic black tie dressesThe luxe diamante strap and plunging v-cut neckline of the Alamour The Label Irma Gown (left) will make you stand out from the crowd. On-trend season after season, the strapless mermaid silhouette of the Gulsina Gown (right) is an ageless classic. Elevate the style with a sleek updo and statement earrings.

black tie dresses

Midi Dresses

If you’re not quite willing to commit to a floor-length ball gown or elaborate train, midi-length dresses still make the cut. Explore styles that cinch your waist and skim your hips in luxurious fabrics such as lace or scuba. Finish off your look with a bouncy blow wave and strappy heels for the ultimate red carpet glam.

Gisele Dress

The lace-up back and diamante trim ofis perfect for your next black-tie birthday bash. Add a touch of vintage glam in a lace number, such as the Francine Dress.

Francine DressEmbellished finishes

We’re firm believers that you can never be too overdressed, so when it comes to a black-tie dress code, the sky’s the limit! Level up your look with sequined finishes, detailed 3D fabrics, and intricate beading for the ultimate wow factor. Let the dress do the talking and pair with a simple updo and soft glam makeup look. 

Elsa Gown

The simple cut and sheer fabric of the Elsa Gown lets the beading and embellishments take center stage. The floral appliques of the Petra Gown add a flirty and feminine touch.

Petra Gown

Add some color

If you’re looking to mix up the color palette, deluxe, warm tones such as deep greens, navy and burnt orange are the embodiment of class and elegance. Choose a color that compliments your features and skin tone. A navy gown makes for a striking contrast against blonde hair, whilst a burnt orange hue will enhance olive complexions. Complete the look with a pair of simple heels and minimalistic accessories in sparkling gold or silver.

Ramona Gown

Step away from the classic black look with an elegant French navy hue with the Ramona Gown pictured left. Warm, burnt orange tones make an impact whilst still maintaining an air of refined sophistication. Pictured right is the Miriam Dress.

Miriam Dress

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