What does "black tie" mean for women?
June 24, 2007 10:12 AM Subscribe
Black tie dress codes: do I have to go and get myself a dress? How "formal" does it have to be?
posted by handee to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (46 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I have no idea about smart clothes, and have been invited to a "black tie" event. Being female, I can't do the simple hire-a-tuxedo move... but I don't own a dress and haven't worn one for over a decade. Am I really going to have to buy myself a dress? Are there places that rent dresses out (in plus sizes, in the UK)? What about shoes? I've never worn heels in my life and don't really want to start now.