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What to Wear to a Black Tie Optional Wedding

October 7, 2015

If a wedding invitation specifies Black Tie optional, then it is time to bring on the glitz and glamour!

Elevated from a cocktail attire wedding, black tie optional insinuates that the event is super fancy and your attire should follow suit.

What to Wear to a Black Tie Optional Wedding

On Me: Reem Acra Dress (Rent) c/o, Silver Cluster Studs (Rent) c/o, Red Shoes (here and here), Black Beaded Clutch (DSW in stores), Red Lipstick

Part 2: What to Wear to a Black Tie Optional Wedding

For men, this means a tuxedo or a dark suit and tie. For women, this means a long dress or a really dressy tea-length or short dress with heels, dramatic jewelry and hair.

A tri-fecta of lace, beading and tulle makes this Reem Acra tea-length dress from Rent the Runway perfect for a Black Tie Optional attire. Pair this gown with a statement shoe and silver cluster earrings and you’ll be a total knockout.

Besides my wedding dress, I have never felt so glam in my whole life. I just wanted to twirl and dance the night away.

Keep scrolling to see more of my outfit details and what my better half wears to a black tie optional wedding. Then, make sure to come back to the blog for the grand finale – what to wear to a black tie wedding!

All photos were shot by the talented Jennifer Kathryn Photography at the Chicago History Museum.

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On Michael: Dark Gray Suit Jacket, Dark Gray Suit Pant, White Dress Shirt, Tie, Pocket Square, Floral Lapel, Shinola Watch, Black Dress Shoes

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4 Comments

  • Reply Laura (bright and beautiful) October 7, 2015 at 7:56 am

    Loving this look so much! Gorgeous!

    xo, Laura
    http://brightandbeautifulblog.com

    • Reply Courtney October 7, 2015 at 10:46 am

      Thank you so much Laura! I love your style so your comment means a lot to me!

  • Reply Caitlin October 7, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    I already commented on your instagram so I had to come and see the whole look. I LOVE IT! So pretty, you both look great together as well 🙂

    xx!

    • Reply Courtney October 7, 2015 at 2:53 pm

      You are too sweet Cait and I thank you for all of the amazing support! I am just happy my husband agreed to join me!

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