What to wear to a Black Tie event

When you hear the words ‘black tie’, it can evoke both feelings of excitement and sheer panic about what is appropriate for such a formal affair. However, never fear, we’ve got you covered with our selection of black tie dresses to hire! So what does Black Tie really mean and what do we recommend you wear to your next Black Tie event?   

Evening dresses | What to wear to a Black Tie event

V Neck Princess Gown from ML Monique Lhuillier at chic-by-choice.com

The fit that flatters

First things first, it’s so important to ensure that the fit flatters your shape above all else. Sticking rigidly to shapes, fits and cuts that are sure to complement your silhouette is a must. Looking to brands you can hire such a ML Monique Lhuillier, Tadashi Shoji and Catherine Deane, their mantra signifies the need to push the boundaries of how black tie dressing really can be a breeze for all women across the globe.


Black tie really can mean any length from short, midi or long! Despite the complications this may bring, embrace the freedom that this type of invitation brings you. Looking to brands such as ML Monique Lhuillier, Shoshanna and Theia Couture, the ability to embrace a high low hemline is stronger than ever. With gorgeous lace options in classic colours to textured pop colours, we just know that you will be able to find the perfect style for you.

Colour is great

Don’t be afraid of testing different colours and options at your black tie events! Pops of pink, purple and bolder colour hues are definitely not to be missed. We never tire of the core black options however we also understand the amazing ability to shine in any colour spectrum this season. With amazing black tie dress hire colour options from Shoshanna, Alexis, Badgley Mischka and Nicole Miller, these amazing dresses to hire are not to be missed.

Is black acceptable?

Of course, aside from colour, keeping the look and styling of your black tie dress can be a sure fire way to raise your style stakes. If your event will take place in the evening, sticking to a classic colour with complementary jewellery and accessories is the perfect way to elevate your style. To round off our ultimate Black Tie style guide, don’t be afraid of combining textures, colours and lengths. Be sure to take note of your invitation dress code and hire your dress accordingly. What we are certain about is the fact that we have the designer, style and fit to suit your Black Tie event perfectly.

Why buy when you can rent?

Renting is one of the best options if you want to wear a beautiful designer gown and only pay a fraction of the retail price. You can find the best black tie dress hire styles at Chic by Choice.