Yes you can wear a white dress or any color dress to a black tie event. When black tie is specified on an invitation it means the event is formal. You should get dressed up. Formal for women usually means a floor length gown. However in today’s more casual world some women think wearing dressy cocktail dresses to formal events is the more modern way to go. Also separates in dressy fabrics and / or styles are acceptable today. If you want to be traditional a long dress is the proper attire for formal events. Men should wear tuxedo’s to formal events.
What Message Are You Sending By The Colors You Wear?
Believe it or not what colors you are wearing can describe how you are feeling and what type of person you are. If you are wearing bold colors such as red or yellow you will be noticed fairly quickly. These colors are good “attention getters.” You are probably an outgoing, confident, and warm person with high self-esteem.
How can I style a slip dress?
When deciding on a slip dresses look for different neckline styles such as halter necks or racer back styles instead of the traditional low-cut nightgown neckline. Hemlines that fall around the knees or longer are more stylish. Stay away from extreme slits and thigh high slip dress styles that look like they belong in the bedroom and can look cheap instead of chic. For a more covered up look layer your slip dress with a turtleneck or crew-neck sweater. Also fabrics that wrinkle too easily should be avoided. Look for wrinkle resistant fabrics with polyester.