Fashion: Time For “Black Tie” Invitations

Black tie is a dress code for social functions that start after 6 p.m., and basically translates to “this party is fancy and men should wear black suit or tuxedos (if you are American).” While the intricacies of black tie formal wear applies more to men than to women, it’s still important to understand that your attire should definitely be appropriate.


If you don’t own a gown and don’t particularly want to buy one for a one-off occasion, it’s perfectly acceptable to wear a cocktail dress you already have. However, if you do go this route, just make sure to keep the colours rich (black, jewel tones, chic metallic, and brown) so as not to look too casual. Conversely women can wear full or anklelength gown in luxurious fabric, tiny clutch or jewelled purse, best jewellery, heels. Men: Black suit, tuxedo, white dinner shirt with black bow tie; accessories such as cufflinks and shirt studs add polish.

Longines Evidenza Watch Longines Evidenza Watch
PRICE: €1.730

The Longines Evidenza watch is a ladies diamond bezel stainless steel bracelet watch with quartz movement. The perfect accessory to enhance your every look, it is a true must-have.

Michael Kors Studded Clutch Michael Kors Studded Clutch
PRICE: €622

A polished chain-link strap adds cross body versatility to a svelte calfskin-leather clutch fashioned with gleaming rounded studs and silvertone hardware.

V-Neck Two Tone Dress V-Neck Two Tone Dress
PRICE: €225

Long illusion v-neck two tone dress with a beaded and embroidered waist and a sheer back.

Annoushka White Gold Nevada Earrings Annoushka White Gold Nevada Earrings
PRICE: €11.350

These glamorous earrings have been exquisitely set in 18 karat white gold and feature beautifully unique Nevada turquoise and green garnet stones alongside sparkling yellow diamonds.

Dolce & Gabbana Patent Pumps Dolce & Gabbana Patent Pumps
PRICE: €565

Crafted in Italy from glossy patent leather, these stiletto shoes bear a pointed toe for a razor sharp look.

Victoria Beckham Cami Cut-Out Fitted Dress Victoria Beckham Cami Cut-Out Fitted Dress
PRICE: €1.880

A timeless dress for anything from business meetings to dinner dates and parties.

Black Tie Black & White Colour Palette Dress Black Tie Black & White Colour Palette Dress
PRICE: €250

The black and white colour palette and simple silhouette make it simple and classic, but the lines on the skirt make it an updated classic.

Alexandra Wang Metallic Leather Wallet Alexandra Wang Metallic Leather Wallet
PRICE: €425

Signature Prisma hardware gleams at the corners of a gusseted wallet fashioned from gleaming rose-gold leather with an optional cross body strap for effortless hands-free carry.

Marco Bicego Masai Triple Diamond Bracelet Marco Bicego Masai Triple Diamond Bracelet
PRICE: €3.360

Handmade using the traditional guitar string technique, it has been crafted in exquisite yellow gold with white gold accents and is complemented with sparkling brilliant cut diamond embellishment.

Keepsake Motion Dress Keepsake Motion Dress
PRICE: €180

Feel the rhythm as you dance all night in this Motion Dress. Lightweight fabrication allows for effortless wear and darting provides a feminine shape.

Gucci Dionysus Crystal Pumps Gucci Dionysus Crystal Pumps
PRICE: €595

Beautifully elegant for any special occasion.

missoni-open-back-lurex-gown Missoni Open Back Lurex Gown
PRICE: €1.490

Pair this vintage-inspired gown with heels and a silver pendent to complete your alternative red-carpet look.

Stretch Silk Dress Stretch Silk Dress
PRICE: €625

A glamourous pick for every fete on your social agenda.

BOSS Rounded Cufflinks BOSS Rounded Cufflinks
PRICE: €70

This cufflinks are a stylish accessory for sophisticated shirts.

Silk Cummerbund Silk Cummerbund
PRICE: €20

This elegant and sophisticated cummerbund is the perfect addition to your formal wear.

Paul Smith Pocket Square Paul Smith Pocket Square
PRICE: €60

Perfect for adding subtle colour to formalwear.

Z Zegna Trim Fit Wool Suit Z Zegna Trim Fit Wool Suit
PRICE: €1.250

Fine wool and a sleek aesthetic shape a trim-cut suit featuring a twobutton jacket with slim notch lapels and flatfront trousers with sharp creases.

White Wool Dinner Jacket White Wool Dinner Jacket
PRICE: €627

Single breasted winter white (Ivory) dinner jacket, made from 100’s wool, four sleeve buttons.

Frederique Constant Classics Watch Frederique Constant Classics Watch
PRICE: €2.200

Limited to only 188 pieces, the Classics Art of Porcelain watch by Swiss brand, Frederique Constant, is a superior timepiece that will bring elegance and sophistication to every wrist.

Ted Baker Shoes Ted Baker Shoes
PRICE: €180

These gently pointed shoe in high shine leather with a sock and lining with a polka dot.

David Donahue Classic Wool Tuxedo David Donahue Classic Wool Tuxedo
PRICE: €800

Sharp satin trim distinguishes a classic tuxedo featuring a singlebutton jacket with bold peak lapels

Wool Tuxedo Jacket Wool Tuxedo Jacket
PRICE: €800

Our elegant tuxedo is impeccably tailored in pure wool for a luxurious drape.

Black Self-Tie Bow Tie Black Self-Tie Bow Tie
PRICE: €45

This black self-tie bow tie, with thistle ends and collar size adjuster, is ideal for any black tie occasion.

Plain Wine Red Bow Tie Plain Wine Red Bow Tie
PRICE: €12

This pre-tied bow tie has a luxury satin finish. Easily adjustable neckband.

Eton Slim Fit Tuxedo Shirt Eton Slim Fit Tuxedo Shirt
PRICE: €235

A pleated front and sleek shirt studs define an exceptional tuxedo shirt cut from pristine cotton and fitted with a wide spread collar and rich French cuffs.

The Jack' Plaid Suspenders The Jack’ Plaid Suspenders
PRICE: €135

Textured black-and-blue plaid patterns handsome suspenders that secure your trousers with classic, dashing style.

Burberry Latham Tuxedo Jacket
PRICE: €1780

Featuring a modern, slim fit and shawl lapels, Burberry’s Latham tuxedo jacket is a suave choice for formal functions.