What to Wear to a Black Tie Gala

It’s time to update your wardrobe for all those black-tie events and galas coming up this winter!

You have received an invitation with a black-tie dress code, what next? Well black-tie is a formal occasion and is all about those classic and sophisticated evening wear looks. Black-tie is often required at late night social functions and charity balls but can also be required for weddings and more formal birthday parties. To help you navigate the black-tie dress code it is best to think of it as simply requiring a long floor length dress. Cocktail length dresses are often suitable if it brings a bit of drama – such as some fabulous feathers or beads.

In terms of colour black is always a good way to go and it very traditional to a black-tie dress code and can be paired perfectly with some dazzling accessories and impressive final touches. Although, there are no rules against colour and you should be encouraged to wear a bit if that’s more of your style. And if it is a black-tie wedding you are attending it may be best to wear colourful gowns in lieu of black. Don’t be afraid to try different textures as well, like metallic fabric, sequins or beading that will add extra glamour to your ensemble.



The Black Edit

Black dresses are undeniably timeless and are flattering for all skin tones and body shapes. For extra sparkle, pair a black gown with embellished heels, dazzling earrings with crystals and bold red lips for your black-tie event. A long black gown, such our Thalia Gown will fit the brief brilliantly. Take your look up a notch with our Bond Earrings for a formal look that is all about the glamour. Not feeling a dress? A full-length jumpsuit is also appropriate for black-tie, and our Harper Jumpsuit will leave you feeling comfortable and confident.



Dazzling Beads

Dresses constructed in luxurious fabrics are a great event dress choice. If you have an upcoming black-tie wedding, you will need a formal dress but instead of wearing black or white you can stick to pink or navy hues – these are especially popular for the mother of the bride look. A beaded dress is perfect for making a statement and sparkling with every step. Our Adora Gown is a chic number that is perfect for a black-tie occasion. Pair Adora with our Quinn Earrings for a serious statement.



Sophisticated in Sequins

Embellishments are everything for a black-tie gala – this dress code is all about going big. A sequin gown is the perfect choice for your black-tie event. Sequins are a detail which will catch the light and will create subtle yet head turning glamour. You will feel confident and will leave a lasting impression in a glitzy sequin number. Our Roxanna Gown will leave you looking and feeling fabulous and can be gorgeously paired with our Rylee Earrings for ultimate glamour.



A Navy Number

Navy is the new neutral and is perfect for a black-tie occasion. Navy is fabulous for your next rsvp to a black-tie gala and suits all shapes and skin colours. It is one of the most timeless and flattering shades. Go all out with our Vienna Gown – a sparkling number that was made for a floor length gown occasion. Look even more glamourous with our Ayla Earrings on your ears.


You will always look your best in Montique! For more fashion tips or information on our dresses and products, contact us at customerservice@intermoda.com.au to be in touch with our customer service team, or shop our new arrivals now!

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