What to Wear to a Black Tie Wedding (for Under $300)
You’ve officially accepted that your fridge door will never not be completely covered with wedding invitations. And yet, there’s one particular invite that gives you the sweats every time you catch a glimpse: the black-tie wedding. It’s hard enough finding an ensemble that’s appropriate for the given season, destination and venue, but throw in a gown requirement? That’s usually enough to feign illness and skip altogether. But not anymore: Here are 12 black tie-appropriate dresses, all for less than $300.
Stylish elegance, all for about the same price as your weekly groceries.
Laundry by Shelli Segal ($56)
Ruched Asymmetrical Midi Dress
This one gets bonus points for actually being wearable post-wedding. Class it up with strappy sandals and a romantic chignon for the big night, then throw on with pointed booties for work.
Paneled Lace Bodice
A dreamy gown that will have you channeling your inner Kate Middleton.
City Chic ($119)
Draped Maxi Dress
Double straps and a pleated wrap skirt offer romantic touches to an already stunning dress.
City Chic ($139)
Glittered Crepe Gown
Bonus points: Your jewelry is built right in.
Michael Kors ($175)
Mixed Media Midi
Contrary to popular belief, you oftentimes can pull off a midi style. Just be sure to choose a darker color and a sleek silhouette that can easily be jazzed up with accessories.
Dress the Population ($198)
Because, well, when else will you be able to rock a gown like this?
House of Harlow ($198)
Pants for the win.
Yumi Kim ($218)
Why blend into a sea of black and navy when you can stand out in a stunning canary yellow?
Side Ruffle Slit
Pump up the glamour with a red carpet-ready gown in the Pantone Color of the Year.
Aidan Mattox ($295)
Floral Wrap Dress
So the wedding is in an outdoor setting, huh? A big ballgown is too over-the-top, so opt for a light chiffon dress with a fluttering detail.
French Connection ($298)
When the formalities are not kept to a minimum.
Alice + Olivia ($299)