Black Tie Preferred?
Hi all... I just got an invite for a friends wedding and the invite had "Black Tie Preferred" written on it. I'm wondering what your opinions on this are.

It's a lot more obvious for the men what they need to wear. What kind of formal wear is acceptable for women? Are there any colors to stay away from? Would a dress have to be floor length or is a fancy mid-length dress be okay? Thanks in advance for any help :)

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Posted On: Feb 8, 2013 at 11:18 PM • Add to My WatchlistFlag As Inappropriate0 likes

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Married: 07/04/2013
Feb 09, 2013 at 12:16 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
For me that would mean a dress, no sun dresses. I think a mid-length dress would be fine, and a floor length formal would be as well. No flip flops :)

As for colors just no white ;)

Married: 09/14/2013
Feb 09, 2013 at 12:44 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
I would wear a elegant floor-length gown. No white and people tend to stay away from red and black at weddings. I think with black tie you could get away with red and black though.

Married: 12/27/2014
Feb 09, 2013 at 1:24 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
We went to a wedding that was "Black Tie Preferred" a year and a half ago. FH wore his best black suit and I wore a tea length yellow dress. The only color I would stay away from is white.

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Feb 09, 2013 at 9:05 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
I think a dress that is to your knees or longer is appropriate. It doesn't have to be floor length if you ask me. Who is ever going to wear floor length again. Just dress classy, I also think a darker colour is more appropriate.

sarah r
Married: 06/01/2013
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Feb 12, 2013 at 4:50 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I have not sent out my wedding invitations yet, but it is going to be black tie optional. Many people have already asked me if it is OK to wear a long dress, and of course I said yes. I expect many people will wear short dresses too, but not sun dresses.

Married: 04/28/2012
Feb 12, 2013 at 5:00 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
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