23 Black-Tie Bridesmaid Dresses for Every Season

These styles are elegant, glamorous and ready for a fancy affair.
collage of three black-tie bridesmaid dresses
Ashley Kiely - The Knot Contributing Writer.
Ashley Kiely
Ashley Kiely - The Knot Contributing Writer.
Ashley Kiely
The Knot Contributor
  • Ashley contributes fashion and lifestyle wedding content to The Knot.
  • Ashley is a freelance editor, writer and brand consultant.
  • Before going freelance, Ashley was the Fashion Editor for PeopleStyle magazine.
Updated Sep 14, 2021
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If you're planning a black tie wedding, finding formal attire for your bridal party that complements your elegant aesthetic is likely on your to-do list. To help you tick that box, we've rounded up a selection of beautiful black tie bridesmaid dresses that are perfect for a fancy fête.

A black tie soirée calls for longer hemlines, luxe fabrics and sophisticated design details, and there's no shortage of that (and more) in our edit below. Whether you're looking for styles in elegant jewel tones, pretty pastels or timeless neutrals, there are formal dresses for every aesthetic and season. With so many gorgeous options available in a range of necklines and silhouettes, you'll have your bridal party ensembles styled in no time.

Read on for the best black tie bridesmaid dresses for every style and budget.

David's Bridal Pleated Tank Chiffon Maternity Bridesmaid Dress in Mercury

bump-friendly black-tie bridesmaid dress

This bump-friendly chiffon gown is a great choice for a black-tie wedding. The flowy, side-slit skirt will create beautiful movement as it comes down the aisle (and across the dance floor).

Birdy Grey Grace Convertible Dress Curve in Dove

strapless convertible bridesmaid dress

Let your bridesmaids show off their individual style with this convertible dress. The floaty chiffon gown can be worn in several different ways and features hidden side pockets. Not to mention, it works as an early-maternity dress, too.

Jenny Yoo Jenner in Black

timeless black bridesmaid dress for a black-tie wedding

You can't go wrong with a timeless black gown for a black-tie wedding. This style's simple silhouette with wide-set straps and a square neckline gives it a modern edge.

Azazie Arden in Desert Rose

lace and chiffon black-tie bridesmaid dress

This dress is utterly romantic with its combination of lace and chiffon. The sweet and sophisticated gown features a lace bodice with darling cap sleeves and a full chiffon skirt with a side slit that'll make it easy for your maids to dance in all night.

Show Me Your Mumu Madi Gown in Champagne Luxe Satin

champagne black-tie bridesmaid dress

Callng all Bridgerton stans. Deck out your bridal party in this classic square-neck gown. The neutral champagne shade will go with all of your other wedding colors, from the flowers to the table decor.

After Six Bowed One-Shoulder Trumpet Gown in Hunter

sophisticated one-shoulder gown for black-tie bridesmaid dresses

Modern and sophisticated, this one-shoulder dress is sure to turn heads. Plus, a gown in a jewel tone, like this emerald green hue, automatically ups the level of elegance.

Fame and Partners Strappy Draped Gown in Matte Satin Rust

formal black-tie wedding party gown in rust

A draped neckline, low back and a full skirt with a side split make this gown a total stunner. The warm rust hue feels perfect for a fall wedding.

Dessy Collection Off-the-Shoulder Straight Neck Dress With Criss Cross Back in Ivory

beautiful off-the-shoulder black-tie bridesmaid gown

Ivory isn't just for wedding dresses, and if you're searching for a beautiful bridesmaid dress in the shade, this style is ultra chic. The off-the-shoulder straight neckline with a criss-cross open back makes this gown a stunner from all angles.

Amsale Pryce Off-the-Shoulder Column Dress in Navy

column bridesmaid dress for black-tie weddings

If you're looking for a dress with sleeves, this is one not to miss. Simple and chic, this column dress is a stunning option for a black tie wedding. Psst, it's also a polished pick for a mother-of-the-bride dress.

Jenny Packham Jeweled Strap Shirred Wrap Maxi Dress in Ruby

beautiful jewel-tone bridesmaid dress for black-tie

With its flattering V-neckline, ruched bodice and rhinestone-encrusted spaghetti straps, this chiffon style is sure to turn heads. We love it in this beautiful jewel tone, but it's also available in a slew of other shades. Consider ordering free swatches to see the colors in person before you make a final decision.

Needle & Thread Melody Sequin Gown in Champagne

whimsical black-tie bridesmaid dress with sheer sleeves

Glistening sequins, layers of tulle, delicate ruffles and floating sleeves—what's not to love about this whimsical gown? Lean into romance with this vintage-inspired showstopper.

Alfred Sung Sleeveless Open-Back Satin A-Line Dress in Mist

timeless blue bridesmaid dress with high neckline

This timeless style—with its high neckline, A-line skirt and diamond-shaped open back—will have your bridesmaids looking positively regal. Plus, the handy side seam pockets can hold a phone or lipstick.

Revelry Skye Velvet Dress in Burgundy

effortless burgundy bridesmaid gown

It doesn't get more luxe than a velvet dress in a rich hue. We love this effortless burgundy gown with its cowl neckline and double side slits for a fall or winter wedding.

Lulus Radiant Refinement Dusty Rose Satin Jacquard Maxi Dress

dusty rose black-tie bridesmaid gown

Your bridesmaids will be twirling around the dance floor in this budget-friendly maxi dress. The dusty rose hue and embossed floral pattern make it a pretty pick for a warm-weather wedding. Another plus? It has adjustable spaghetti straps.

Jenny Yoo Lena in Pale Gold

pale gold one-shoulder bridesmaid dress

Your bridesmaids will look stunning in this pale gold one-shoulder dress. This gorgeous gown can be worn in any season, thanks to its versatile style and color.

BHLDN Freya Satin Charmeuse Dress in Moss

satin charmeuse bridesmaid dress for black-tie weddings

With a soft wrap neckline and draped maxi skirt, this satin charmeuse dress is so glamorous. It'll look lovely next to a ball gown wedding dress.

Lovely Style Draped Twist Halter Tie-Back Trumpet Gown - Imogen in Chelsea Gray

striking high-neck bridesmaid halter dress for black-tie

Crafted in smooth charmeuse, this striking high-neck halter dress is sleek and elegant. Consider styling it with a set of shoulder-grazing earrings and a gold or silver shoe to complete the look.

Mac Duggal Floral Empire Waist Gown in Yellow Multi

yellow black-tie garden bridesmaid dress

Hosting a black tie garden wedding? Bring this floral, ruffle-adorned gown into your bridesmaid lineup. It'll look beautiful alongside dresses in shades of sage green, pale yellow and dusty rose.

Amsale Haley in Ice

romantic tulle daytime black-tie bridesmaid gown

Ethereal and romantic, this airy gown is made of sheer tulle and has loose bows at the shoulders. Your bridesmaids will be floating across the dance floor in this dreamy dress.

Whistles Tie Back Maxi Dress in Mint

minty formal black-tie bridesmaid dress spring or summer wedding

We love this dress in a fresh minty green hue for a spring or summer wedding. The streamlined sleeveless style with a beautiful open-back tie detail will look stunning going up and down the aisle.

Social Style Draped One-Shoulder Convertible Midi Slip Dress in Sienna

floor-length black-tie bridesmaid dress

Black tie doesn't have to mean a floor-length dress. This refined midi dress is an elevated choice if you're looking for a shorter hemline.

Birdy Grey Hannah Crepe Dress in Black

black formal bridesmaid dress with flutter sleeves

Elegant and flirty, this black gown features a plunging V-neck at the front and back. The ruffle sleeves add a playful feel to the sleek body-skimming silhouette.

Marchesa Notte Strapless Printed Sequin Gown in Dusty Blue

strapless printed formal bridesmaid gown

This floor-length, liquid-sequin gown will feel right at home at a black tie wedding. It'll bring a dose of shimmer and shine to your formal affair without taking away from your bridal gown.

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