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What to Wear to a Black Tie Wedding

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When it comes to different dress codes, black tie is likely the one you’ve heard again and again. Maybe it was for last year’s prom night, maybe your cousin’s upcoming wedding. You know it calls for fancy attire in an evening setting, but what exactly makes a dress fall into black tie territory? What type of style should you look for while shopping?

With the most popular wedding season now in full swing (hello, fall!) coupled with the cooling temperatures, a long evening dress is typically the default for a black tie event this time of year. Landed an invite with this common dress code? Lucky you; follow our tips below to shop for your style stress-free.

a selection of long evening dresses

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Does a black tie dress have to be long?

Nope! A fancy cocktail dress with lots of lace, beading, and other embellishments is fine, but like we said, a long evening dress can be more comfortable in fall and winter. Shop some of our black tie dress picks here, or find more in our long evening dress collection.

What about the dress silhouette?

Everything from ballgowns to simple column styles work, but no need to go super grand for a wedding invite (you definitely don’t want to out-do the bride!) Form-fitting shapes like trumpet, mermaid, and column are appropriate and also highlight your frame.

a selection of long dresses

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How about dress color?

For a black tie wedding, always respect the bride and avoid white, ivory, and other similar light tones. A rule of thumb: if you even think it’s too light, it probably is; but no worries, there’s plenty of other chic shades to choose from! For fall and winter, stick to neutrals like black, navy, or gold, or have fun with rich tones like emerald, wine, or gunmetal. And of course, black is always a classic option as well.

Let’s talk embellishments

Go all out with head to toe sequins, glitter detailing, heavy beading, and luxe textures like satin, Mikado, and brocade. Whether you prefer to keep it simple or unleash your inner glamazon, there’s a dress for you. Now get shopping!



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80's Inspired Evening Dresses

80's DressesShining satin. Voluminous tiered skirts. Skin-bearing off the shoulder necklines. When it comes to embracing 80’s fashion, it’s go big or go home. And we know these trends are nothing new; after all, 80’s-inspired style has been everywhere lately, and it’s transcended from streetwear all the way to evening dresses. The question is; are you ready to go big? Cocktail Dresses by Camille La VieShop: 31269 A21846 3068 Whether it’s a formal event for school or your cousin’s black tie wedding, incorporate pieces of this it-decade into your style for a truly eye-catching appearance. There’s plenty of 80’s influence in the Camille La Vie collection, from short party dresses to long evening gowns. Just keep the event’s dress code in mind while choosing your style; a short dress is fine for a semi-formal, while black tie calls for a long gown. The key to nailing 80’s style? Volume, volume, volume! Go for a classic off the shoulder neckline with a beautiful embroidered bodice, then scale the drama up or down by selecting either a slim-fitting or tiered skirt. Evening Dresses by Camille La VieShop: 30863 3069 A19763 And there’s no shortage of shine; own the night in satin or sequins, then pile on accessories to your desire. But with dresses like these, you won’t need much; maybe a simple bracelet or chandelier earrings to finish. Complete your look with a chic clutch and you’re officially good to glow. Ready to dial it back to the era of Whitney and Madonna? Shop our top 80’s picks here, or find even more on CLV.com! Xo, Camille
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The Hottest Dress Colors for a Fall Wedding

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Fall is a shady season…and we’re not just talking about the unpredictable temps. The pretty reds, yellows, and oranges that result from the changing leaves are serious inspo for Fall fashion. Why not complement the season with a new wedding guest dress in a gorgeous hue? We narrowed down 5 of Fall’s finest for your next formal fête.


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This haute hue has its moment every Fall…and is back again for another round! The question is…are you red-y to rock it? Shine from head to toe in a form-fitting wine evening dress bearing a plunging, v-neck, or illusion neckline. No accessories needed…just a dose of attitude.


a selection of long black prom dresses

Lace, sequins, beading…no matter the style, a long black dress is a closet staple. Have a red carpet moment at your next formal event in a halter or plunging gown that’ll send the paparazzi swarming.


a short green dress

A rich jewel tone appears effortlessly elegant in any Fall setting. Look ever-so regal in an emerald evening dress, whether it’s an A-line satin dress or chiffon strapless number. Simply slip on your style and prepare to wow with each step. After party, anyone?


a selection of long gold prom dresses

Golden girl status! Shine with the best of ‘em in Fall’s favorite metallic. It’s our gilt-y pleasure…and about to be yours too. Own the night in a metallic plunging style, dazzling strapless dress, or an illusion neckline number that’s nothing short of stunning.


a selection of long navy blue prom dresses

If turquoise is the young, fun member of the blue family, meet its sophisticated older cousin, navy! A classic for Fall, this hue will never go out of style, and is perfect when you don’t want to go full drama in all black. Turn heads in a figure-flattering sequin or satin navy evening dress.

Shop all of these fall wedding guest dresses + more on CLV.com or come visit us in-store! We can't wait to see how gorgeous you'll look!



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Wedding Guest Dresses $150 and Under

Wedding Guest Dresses $150 and UnderYou’re already armed with 3 hot trends to try for wedding season and the confidence tips to own the room, but what happens if you’re ::shudder::…on a budget? Yeah, that changes everything. So once that invite lands and you’ve got nothing to wear, what’s a gal with a passion for fashion to do? Answer: shop our $150 and under wedding guest dresses. We’ve got a ton, but pulled a few of our faves that are just perfect for Fall I do’s. Fall Wedding Guest DressesShop: 7036YB1P 5268OP1C A20806 145448 12549 Ready to fill your closet? From velvet to satin to allover sequins, opt for deeper colors and richer fabrics as the temps begin to dip. Complement a vineyard celebration with a floral or lacy wine number, or dance under ballroom chandeliers in a slim-fitting velvet style. New Year’s Eve wedding? Dress to the nines in a black and silver sparkler with illusion sleeves for added drama. The point is to have fun with your look-for less! (Don’t worry, we won’t tell). Guest of Wedding DressesShop: QR51K597 EJ8M5966D 21702 X932L967 31373 Fall and winter nuptials also invite festive makeup and accessories to the party; amp up a simple black silhouette with a red or berry lip color, metallic eyes, or a sleek mani. Not that these gorgeous styles need much embellishment, but consider yourself prepared if you wish to bring on the bling. Be sure to grab a sparkling clutch before you step out the door; from simple to studded, there’s plenty of styles to complement any dress style. Wedding season, we’re ready for ya. Find more wedding guest dresses at awesome price points on CLV.com! Xo, Camille
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Editor's Picks: 5 Homecoming Looks to Try

Gold Satin Homecoming Dress by Camille La VieSummer’s out. School’s in. And homecoming is so close we can practically hear the house music. The laid-back version of prom, the big back to school dance is an excuse to buy a new party dress, glam up with your girls (or date!), and dance the night away…. all while welcoming a fresh new season, of course. But let’s backtrack a bit; what exactly constitutes the perfect homecoming look? Aside from the dress, a chic clutch and dazzling heels are needed to complete your ensemble. Whether you go all out in a glittering or satin number or simple with a lace LBD, the Camille La Vie homecoming collection offers plenty of options depending on your personal style. Not sure where to start? How about by scrolling below for our 5 editor’s picks, heels and clutch included. Crush velvet Fit and Flare Halter DressShop: QF33M027 XL59290 PH8362 For instant Fall vibes, just add texture…we’re looking at you, velvet! This indigo homecoming dress is both chic and unique, not to mention the hints of silver in the heels and clutch gorgeously complement the style’s jewel tone. Beaded Mikado High Low Halter DressShop: Q801N793 XL64590 PARIS-32 No one will miss your entrance in this fiery red dress! The satin high-low skirt adds a bit more formality to the look, making it a fab choice for a fancier homecoming celebration. Match the pretty studded bodice with silvery heels and a shimmering clutch to finish. Short Glitter Sequin Tulle DressShop: 31383 KL13375B PH7669 Are you a ballerina? Because this look is on point! Twirl through the night in this delicate blush fit and flare bearing a crisscross open back and beautiful glitter detailing. Rose gold heels and a pink clutch finish off this too-sweet style. short black dressShop: 30543 ZL546 BRINDA55 Every girl needs a little black dress in her closet. Pretty lace and a hint of shimmer make this LBD an instant hit for homecoming and beyond. Pair it with shining heels and a clutch and you’re good to glow. Halter Plunge Beaded Waist Mikado DressShop: 30393 XL64456 PH7693 There’s no doubt about it: metallic is having a major moment. Capitalize on the trend by slipping into this sheen style for your moment in the spotlight. Then add glistening heels and a clutch and prepare to bask in endless compliments. Next up, check out our 6 places to re-wear your homecoming dress! Xo, Camille
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Think You Can't Re-wear Your Homecoming Dress? Think Again!

Green Homecoming Dress by Camille La VieWhen it comes to winning style, what goes around comes around…for another occasion. We’re not just talking seasonal trends, but if we were, then velvet, metallic, and moody florals would be right on par with Fall’s re-emerging looks (Pssst-you can find them sprinkled throughout our collection!) But let’s stay on track here: we’re talking dresses that you can wear at homecoming and again for a later occasion. Need we say more? Scroll below for the homecoming dresses that won’t be sitting in your closet for long-and our suggestions for the places to re-wear them.

For a Holiday Party

Two Piece Glitter Lace Taffeta DressShop: Q9QUG844J Before you know it, the holidays will be here…wouldn’t it be great to have your look all lined up? This two-piece homecoming dress is adorable for the big dance, yet festive enough for a fun holiday bash. (Like, would you look at those chic illusion sleeves?!)

For a Black Tie Wedding

Brocade Plunging Spaghetti Strap Fit and Flare DressShop: 31373 Fall or winter, it doesn’t matter; this shining fit and flare dress will impress no matter the season! Slip it on for #HOCO18, then don it again for a wedding later this year, especially if the dress code is more on the formal side.

For a Beach Casual Wedding

Sequin Lace Off Shoulder High Low DressShop: 52371W1P Jetting off to a destination wedding…or just driving to the local shore? Either way, this high-low homecoming dress effortlessly transitions from school to sand. The loose skirt pairs well with ocean breezes, while the allover lace sparkle ups the dressy factor. Send us a postcard?

For a Bridal Shower

Satin Off the Shoulder Ruffle High Low DressShop: 7036YB1P Simple and flirty, but not too understated; the perf bridal shower dress, if you ask us! Celebrate the coming school year, then the bride-to-be, in this beautiful satin style.

For Dinner on Vacay

Lace Plunge Illusion Back DressShop: 1124X Winter vacation is booked and the countdown is officially on! If dinner one night is somewhere fancy (and warm!), slip this lace homecoming dress into your suitcase for a one-and-done look that’s totally ‘gram-worthy (we’ll be looking for it under #CLVGIRL)

For a Sweet Sixteen

Two Tone Sequin Lace Halter Party DressShop: QR51K597 Whether you scored one invite or ten, this lace homecoming dress is begging for a spot in your Sweet sixteen wardrobe. The cutout back and party skirt are made for endless photo-ops, while the navy hue is subtle enough for repeat wear. Xo, Camille