A Belle in France
Or: How to attend a black tie wedding
its best to go with the classic rules of wedding etiquette when
choosing what to wear. The term ‘black tie’ can be applied for
weddings taking place from 6pm onward, and the standard attire for
a woman is a floor-length gown – even if there is still plenty of
daylight. An exception to this might be an extremely formal tea-
length dress covered in sequins or beads, but I would always err on
the side of a gown.
A recent trip to France culminated in a black-tie wedding at a
chateau outside of Paris. – it was an amazing experience! I wore this
most beautiful red dress by Nicole Bakti that totally fulfilled my all
my wildest dreams of old Hollywood glamour. For this occasion I
chose to complete the look with simple silver stilettos, vintage
rhinestone earrings, red lips and side-swept curls.
Next time I wear it – that’s right, I will definitely get a second wear
out of this beauty – I imagine going with a very dark smokey eye,
nude lips, and deep jewel-toned accessories in either emerald or
lapis. Nude platform pumps would be perfect to complete that look
and maybe a sleek, flat-ironed low ponytail, too. I can’t wait!
Finding the perfect dress for this wedding could’ve been really
difficult. I started wanting something red and with a bit of coverage
for my upper arms (I’m a bit insecure about them). I quickly found a
few options, added them to my favorites and then narrowed them
down from there. Quite simple and fun, really!
I only hope I find more fancy friends who have black tie weddings so I can start
shopping for my next gown!