New Year’s Eve Country Club Wedding – Black Tie Optional
What would you suggest that I wear to a Black Tie Optional New Year’s Eve wedding at a New Jersey country club? What type of shoes would you pair with it?
Dear Jessica,For an evening wedding we like to recommend chiffon because chiffon dresses are easy to dance in all night long. Since it is also New Year's Eve, sequins and glitter are the way to go. We illustrate styles trending by having you look at Rent the Runway. Not only can you rent a fabulous dress for a special occasion, but you can buy it. Or just look. Go to renttherunway.com and clickon 'Occasions' then under 2 categories, 'New Years,' and 'Wedding,' to look for the designer's name and the name of the dress listed below: Allison Parris: Grand Celebration Dress Eli Tahari: Chic Chantal Sheath Badgley Mischka: Fifth Avenue Showstopper Dress Badgley Mischka: Manhattan Socialite Dress (black) Badgley Mischka: Navy Petunia Gown Badgley Mischka: Helena Gown Badgley Mischka: Flora Chiffon Dress (green) Milly: Sweet Madeline Dress ML Monique Lhullier: Madame Damask Dress ML Monique Lhullier: Cynthia Dress ML Monique Lhullier: Meet at Midnight Dress Sachin + Babi: Statuesque Dress Osman: Dotted Gold Dress As you'll see, the dresses are shown with suggestions for shoes and accessories, that canalso be bought or rented. Should you find a style you like, look for it in a department store near you in Pennsylvania. The classic holiday shoe to dance you through years of parties to come is the image here, Manolo Blahnik's Metallic-Printed Patent Leather d'Orsay Pumps. How to choose when the dress code is Black Tie Optional? It would depend somewhat on what your escort is wearing. If a tuxedo, you could definitely wear a long dress/gown. Otherwise, there is nothing chicer than a fabulous short cocktail dress. There are also a couple of dresses that are midi, not above the knee and not ankle-length, which are also appropriate for Black Tie Optional. We're here to help, if the above suggestions don't appeal to you, come back to tell us your size, best colors, and any other particulars we should know in order to help you find the perfect dress for a New Year's Eve Wedding.