As I mentioned, it’s wedding season, and a question I get all the time is “what’s a black tie dress?” Well ladies, while times aren’t as rigid as they once were and some cocktail length dresses are permissible, as a general rule of thumb it means long. When the attire request is black tie it means the men must wear tuxedos and the women must where floor length gowns. I’m not talking about cinderella style ball gowns but long is always safest. This can be quite challenging because we tend not to look for these black ties appropriate dresses, but the fact is, it’s always good to have one or two in your wardrobe for these occasions. Again, you won’t get a lot of use out of them in on season so, as with cocktail dresses, opt for ones you could imagine holding on to for years to come. Check out some of my favorite black tie dresses – we don’t get to go the Oscar’s but we do need to represent at some glamorous summer weddings!