Off to a black-tie event? Whether you’re looking for the perfect outfit for Eid celebrations, a summer ball or cocktail party, here are our top five black-tie dresses for this season’s most glamorous occasions.
1. Golden Hour
Sherozade Sequin Maxi Dress, £129 | Melissa Metallic Clutch, £29 | Melissa Metallic Sandals, £79
Black-tie events provide the perfect backdrop for embellished occasion dresses. Take full advantage with this full-length gold gown, elevated with shimmering gold sequins – we like how the ruffled cap sleeves create a modern touch. Style with rose gold accessories for endless luxe.
2. New Bohemian
Aisha Embroidered Maxi Dress, £189 | Paulina Scallop Clutch Bag, £29 | Norah Jewel Trim Sandals, £39
The boho dress is no longer solely reserved for the everyday wardrobe. Take it straight into glamorous events with this blushing pink style, decorated with ethereal floral embroidery and sequin embellishments across the bodice and sleeves. Play to its free-spirited feel with flat jewelled sandals, completing the look with a pink clutch bag.
3. Delicate Blooms
Lolo Floral Maxi Dress, £249 | Esme Sparkle Clutch, £25 | Fern Velvet Clutch, £69
Floral dresses are synonymous with warm summer days, but it is their embellished counterparts that make them perfectly suited to black-tie occasions. This nude-hued, floor-sweeping style is adorned with scores of delicate floral appliqués that create an extra-glamorous feel. Add a touch of sparkle with a gold clutch bag, keeping the rest of the look understated with black court shoes.
4. Sequin Story
Carina Gold Sequin Maxi Dress, £129 | Whitney Box Clutch, £35 | Whitney Strappy Sandal, £69
Nothing says high glamour quite like a show-stopping gold sequin dress. Exude elegance at any black-tie invite with this lavishly-embellished design, featuring sheer full-length sleeves and a fishtail skirt. Complement its glimmer and glow with gold heels and a matching clutch bag.
5. Vintage Flair
Opal Embellished Dress, £169 | Layton Satin Clutch, £35 | Whitney Strappy Sandals, £69
Mini dresses are perfect for summer’s formal events – particularly for those held at outdoor spaces. Capture the mood of the season with this vintage-style mini dress, decorated with scores of beads and sequins in an Art Deco-inspired design. Pick out the colours of its intricate embellishments with a soft pink clutch bag, and finish with silver strappy sandals.