Black Tie appropriate?

Yes, still in a dilemma over the Christmas Party! So while I was in London over the weekend, I picked up that dress I put on hold. I love it but I’m just not sure it’s black tie appropriate. Is it a bit short?! Paired it with some lacy tights too, not sure which look I prefer. I have a longer black dress, which is really elegant but to me, LBD = little blah dress. It’s just a bit boring and uninspired. What’s a girl to do?!

Topshop Boutique black cocktail dressClose up of black Topshop Boutique dress

Dress – Topshop Boutique
Shoes – Primarni (yes, really!)

Dorothy Perkins Midnight Blue Prom dressDorothy Perkins DressSilver sequin vintage peep toe shoes

Dress – Dorothy Perkins

Reena Rai

Reena Rai is a 30-something London-based fashion, travel and lifestyle blogger. She has been blogging for 10 years (!), previously at before launching her self-titled blog.



  1. May Kasahara
    December 9, 2008 / 3:42 pm

    I’m thinking the first dress – without tights. so elegant with the off the shoulder touch.Is it a very formal black tie event?

  2. Sharon Rose
    December 9, 2008 / 5:28 pm

    Hi there-both dresses are nice, but I think the 2nd one is more black tie appropriate!

  3. DaisyChain
    December 9, 2008 / 7:09 pm

    Both dresses would work just find,tough decision, personally I think I’d wear the second one.

  4. WendyB
    December 9, 2008 / 8:30 pm

    The blue dress is very festive. LBDs are totally blah in my book.

    December 9, 2008 / 11:59 pm

    definitely the blue one! it suits you really really good! looks great with the skinny belt and the lace tights!

  6. Bella
    December 10, 2008 / 8:01 pm

    Both are stunning… The tights!Those heels!Loving it xxx

  7. eva
    December 10, 2008 / 9:37 pm

    ah that first dress is gorgeous

  8. stilettostetico
    December 10, 2008 / 9:55 pm

    Mmmmmh Actually I really like the GLAMorous Black Dress, with the subtle “One bare shoulder effect”, Or a delicate movement full of nonchalant gracefulness . . .à Bientôt, Antoine

  9. Romeika
    December 11, 2008 / 2:43 pm

    What a great dress, perfect for partying occasions. Love how you paired with the lace tights and these shiny shoes!

  10. Juliet
    December 15, 2008 / 4:47 pm

    To slow the outfit down try onecolour sheer tights.juliet xxx

  11. Anonymous
    September 12, 2010 / 9:15 pm

    black tie is a long dress so I hope it worked….

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