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Can I wear a cocktail dress to a black tie wedding?

Asked by theabk (683points) February 22nd, 2008

I’m going to a black tie wedding. Do I have to get a gown or can I wear a cocktail dress?

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GD_Kimble's avatar

A cocktail dress should be fine as long as it’s not too brightly colored or provocatively cut, and the hemline shouldn’t fall higher than right around the knee.

ezraglenn's avatar

Is there a picture online you could show us, like from the store you bought it or something?

occ's avatar

GD Kimble is right…You’re fine…just dress it up a lot with nice jewelry and shoes, a pashmina shawl, and you’re good to go.

Angelina's avatar

Yes, for a black tie event a cocktail dress is appropriate, although a longer dress is fine, too. It’s white tie that calls for a ball gown.

kanwr's avatar

Anything out of the ordinary is fashion

trainerboy's avatar

If you are a male, I wouldn’t recommend either.

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