An Affair to Remember: 7 Stylish and Elegant Ways to Dress for a Black Tie Event

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Love Wrap Front Maxi Dress, $56.95
What better color to wear to a holiday party than a bold red? Adding a simple gold belt helps break up the all-over color and adds a festive touch.
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Photo by: ASOS
Love Wrap Front Maxi Dress, $56.95
What better color to wear to a holiday party than a bold red? Adding a simple gold belt helps break up the all-over color and adds a festive touch.
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Fri, Nov 1, 2013 2:01 PM EDT
When you attend a black tie event, most of the dresses are black. Maybe it's because everyone thinks black is slimming, but most likely it's because black is easy to wear and is endlessly versatile. But colored and patterned dresses are fair game too, so I've thrown in a few, but most of them are dark or black. And don't forget - you can add jewelry, shoes, a bag, and a hairdo to let your personality shine through all the basic black! I've found ones in varying price ranges, and I've sorted them by black formal dresses, colored formal dresses, and little black dresses.
-By Merrick White

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