The wedding fun continues and with a highly requested round up of black tie optional wedding guest dresses! It’s always hard to navigate what to wear with so many different wedding dress codes but the most popular these days seems to be black tie optional. Just like a bachelorette party theme, knowing the dress code can help you choose appropriate outfits to wear all weekend long, from the welcome party to the big day. For the most important event, I’m sharing a round-up of dresses you can wear to any of your upcoming black tie optional weddings, wherever the location may be!
WHAT IS A BLACK TIE OPTIONAL DRESS CODE?
So what does a black tie optional dress code really mean? Compared to a strict black tie dress code, a black tie optional dress code allows guests more freedom and flexibility to wear something slightly less formal than what’s required of black-tie attires. You can have a little more fun with color, pattern and dress style, while still being fancy. For black tie optional, it’s important though that dresses should be midi or maxi length (no short dresses) and keep materials to more upscale fabrics (stay away from linen and more daytime materials).
18 BLACK TIE OPTIONAL WEDDING GUEST DRESSES
With it’s canary yellow color and sexy details, you’d never guess this dress is under $150!
Another $150 favorite, Abercrombie is making some oh so pretty black tie optional dresses to wear this wedding season.
If you’re feeling like really standing out in something unique, this is the dream dress for you.
One of my favorite dress purchases ever, I wore this recently for a friends wedding and never received so many compliments. A classic I’ll have forever!
Make a statement in this eye catching hot pink gown and stunning feminine open back.
Another wedding win from Abercrombie and this beautiful pleated dress (and under $150 price tag!).
This satin maxi dress is giving me 90s Gwyneth Paltrow vibes (and for under $140!).
I wore this dress in the dark green floral last summer and it’s still one of my favorites/most complimented looks!
The next dress on my wish list is this dramatic and elegant navy number!
For your next tropical wedding, I love the bright blue and turquoise details on this stunning dress.
I love anything with a little feather trim and this style comes in a few colors making it oh so fun anytime of year.
A classic Reformation style for a good reason: it’s flattering, a little bit sexy and comes in an array of colors to choose from.
I’m loving chocolate brown for fall and this satin backless maxi dress would be so stunning for a black tie wedding.
Obsessed with this dramatic red rose number, that also comes in black and white, for a fall wedding.
You can’t beat a classic LBD and this one is sexy and chic all at once.
Who can’t resist a big bow on an evening gown like this one from Mango that comes in classic black or a buttery yellow.
All the tulle for a black tie optional wedding! The perfect amount of fancy and fun.
I wore this dress as my maid of honor dress for my sister’s wedding (in the blue and white print!) and couldn’t have been more obsessed. Comfortable, chic and received so many compliments. The navy color way is a perfect guest dress heading into fall!