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Could there be anything more glamorous than a black tie wedding? The cocktail dresses! The sequins! The romance! The fizz, pop and sparkle! If you’ve opted for a black tie wedding then congratulations: your nuptials are bound to be stylish and timeless. And if you’re on the hunt for the perfect frock for your best girls then you’re in luck, because I’ve rounded up the six best bridesmaid dresses for a glamorous and glitzy affair.

The Best Floral Bridesmaid Dresses for a Black Tie Wedding

With its beautifully embroidered trailing blooms and cape-style flutter sleeves, this floral number is bang on trend. The olive-skinned Asos model wearing the dress proves that you don’t have to have a fair complexion to pull off pastels. (She has a touch of the Meghan Markles about her, no?).
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The Best Black Bridesmaid Dresses for a Black Tie Wedding

I’m going to stick my neck out and say that at a black tie wedding it’s perfectly acceptable for your bridesmaids to wear black. Particularly when it’s a floor-length gown as dreamy and intricate as these Needle and Thread beauts. Just think how amazing the photographs would look, with the contrast of your wedding gown against the monochrome of your boy in black tie and your girls in black tulle.
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The Best Sequin Bridesmaid Dresses for a Black Tie Wedding

I don’t know how they do it, but the Asos Maya dresses manage to be both edgy and ethereal all at once. Charlotte and Becky raved about the Mayas in the Bridesmaids episode of our podcast. They come in a plethora of cuts, colours and lengths (I can’t decide which is lovelier, the navy or the blush), and the maternity versions are just as stunning.
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The Best Midi Bridesmaid Dresses for a Black Tie Wedding

The shades and fabric and tulip bow detail of this Ted Baker dress all nod to Old Hollywood glamour, but the colour block and midi length and exposed zip add a modern twist. How pretty would it look against peachy florals.
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The Best Beaded Bridesmaid Dresses for a Black Tie Wedding

I am obsessed with the elegant, flapper-esque cut of this dress. Team with a block heel and feathered cape to create a show-stopping, glamorous look for your best girls. Great Gatsby, eat your heart out.
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The Best Navy Bridesmaid Dresses for a Black Tie Wedding

The slinky little numbers in the header are all by RMW favourite Ghost, and there’s a range of styles with just the subtlest of differences. The Salma was worn by Lea Seydoux in the James Bond film Spectre, and you can’t really get more Black Tie than 007 himself, can you? To see more of these gorgeous girlies in their frocks check out the real wedding.
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Are you planning a black tie wedding? Any other luxe frocks you’d like to throw into the mix?

Written by Lisa Soeno

Photography : M&J Photography
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