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What To Wear To A Black Tie Wedding

The rules on what to wear to weddings are totally confusing these days, but through the years, one rule has always remained in tact - If it's a black tie affair, then a floor length gown is appropriate. Think Oscar flair and perfect hair. Oooh, but never wear knew that already, right?

Bust out your fancy jewels, embellished high heels and the Chanel red lipstick that's been waiting to be shown off. It doesn't get any more formal than this. Here are some of my personal favorite celebrity black tie looks:

Felicity looks just like a greek goddess in this long billowy, jewel encrusted dress.

To see how you can get this Oscar look and many more for your Black Tie Affair,

You can actually buy this gorgeous Notte by Marchesa Gown at Neiman Marcus for the bargain price of $1,080.

Keira shocked all of us in her burgundy half off of the shoulder stunner. It was a winner of a choice with great elegance.

Now you can get this gorgeous look alike at style #5855

Halle looks perfect in this structured grey stunner.

Recreate Halle's sexy look at

Marcia made a bold and flirty choice with this coral gown. I love the plunging neckline and the detail on the shoulder straps.

You can buy a replica of Marcia's dress for $238 here. This is a great dress for someone who wants to show off a small waistline.

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XDeexDeeX XDeexDeeX 10 years
Wow they all look gorgeous
brokenhalo brokenhalo 10 years
My absolute favourite dress was the gold Versace one Jessica Alba wore to this year's Oscars, and of course, my matric dance (prom) dress which I designed! I loved Keira's dress too, & that's a pretty good imitation.
PrincessPixie PrincessPixie 10 years
i thought that you couldnt wear a black dress to the wedding cos it was bad luck for the bride...... though thats prolly some random Irish thing iv been bought up with, rather than standard, like throwing spilled salt over the left shoulder for the pixies.....
sanD13 sanD13 10 years
Sorry JK, it was a good movie though..
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 10 years
Thanks for the heads up...I will not be watching it now
sanD13 sanD13 10 years
I cannot see Felicity Huffman the same way after seeing her peeing w/a penis in Transamerica
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 10 years
Felcity's is the best
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 10 years
I love the way people can create an excat match for less than half the all these dresses excluding Kiera's and the colour on Marcia although I do love the actual dress
malibu-stacey malibu-stacey 10 years
ugh, i'm too fat to wear any of those right now... :(
OChottie OChottie 10 years
Moet vs. Cook's. Lol, I know I'm late but that was too funny e_p & cali, I had to jump in.
FaeMuse FaeMuse 10 years
A warning: if you're doing an outdoors wedding, stay away from the stiletto heels unless you want to be relying on the usher to yank you out of the grass. >_>
yayita yayita 10 years
Must be solovely to wear a dress like that ;)
team_aspartame team_aspartame 10 years
me too yayita ...i have these gorgeous pumps that wud go so well with marica cross's dress!!!
yayita yayita 10 years
Lpve these dresses but my fave is the Marcia Cross one. so gorgeous.
caligirl1201 caligirl1201 10 years
Oops I was posting on the wrong thing. It's like Manolo Blahnics vs. Keds.
ann_fancy ann_fancy 10 years
Oh I feel like doing a comparaison too The model is like mossimo and halle is like moschino
ethiopian_princess ethiopian_princess 10 years
bargain bin? so generous of you. i'd say the rocks on those 25 cent rings from those machines at the grocery store
caligirl1201 caligirl1201 10 years
Halle is flawless diamonds whereas the other girl is bargin bin cubic zirconia. So mean and it feels so good.
ethiopian_princess ethiopian_princess 10 years
actually, let's continue with halle-other girl comparison. these things amuse me. an 07 bmw vs. a 1990 hyundai
ethiopian_princess ethiopian_princess 10 years
i think cocktail dresses are okay personally. they just have to be nice enough.
ann_fancy ann_fancy 10 years
The Faviana look-alike dresses look so cheap, the fabric the cut, the fake-smiles models. it is just me?
caligirl1201 caligirl1201 10 years
I could wear the Niemen's gown, it would look like my boobs were choking me and I would need a serious push up bra, but I really could rock that black dress.
team_aspartame team_aspartame 10 years
the dress on halle is soo much more "gorge"
ann_fancy ann_fancy 10 years
I don't agree on the obligatory floor length dress.
caligirl1201 caligirl1201 10 years
EP, we could go on forever, but let's not offend any of the sensitive sugars.
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