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Fashion, Style & Beauty 22 Feb 2013

Black Tie Events: Our favorite looks

With the Oscars this weekend, we are all super amped to see all of our favorite movie stars in their glitzy gowns. So what about our real life black tie events? A black tie event is the perfect excuse to live like your favorite starlet for a night. It’s our version of a red carpet moment, after all. Plenty of planning and time goes into a black tie night and outfit. The gown has to be fabulous, the heels shiny, and the jewels sparkling. This is your time to channel your favorite style icons and show the world exactly who you are.  These nights are all about celebrating, so do it up and glam it up! Decide what you want to project, while always keeping in mind what works best with your body. With that said, we at The Divine Addiction wanted to inspire you for your own formal parties, so what’s your formal wear vision?

The Dress

We are all still obsessing over “mint” this season, and can’t get enough. This Reem Acra strapless thigh grazing chiffon gown is feminine, yet still totally on trend.

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Feeling romantic and fanciful? This Temperley London gown with flower appliques is like a dream.

Screen shot 2013-02-22 at 10.48.21 AMChanneling Angelina Jolie at the 76th Academy Awards… This BCBG Max Azria dress is not only sexy, but it screams sophistication. The fitted bodice ensures that it will be ultra-flattering.

Screen shot 2013-02-22 at 10.52.33 AMCan you say “goddess”? This Max & Cleo red chiffon one-shouldered gown is ethereal and otherworldly. Pair it with a simple jeweled headpiece for a heavenly touch.

_7476213For the girl who isn’t afraid to push the envelope. Not for the faint of heart! Make a bold statement in this  Naem Khan geometric lace gown.


Not only is color-blocking great for a chic monochromatic look, but it’s also incredibly flattering. With the hour-glass shape of this Stella McCartney color-block dress, it creates the illusion of a slimmer, yet curvy figure.


The Accessories

Dying for this stunning Erickson Beamon headpiece! Don’t be afraid to channel your inner queen.

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 When in doubt, choose a statement cocktail ring. This Melinda Maria ring exudes luxury and emerald has always remained a classic.

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Love these Dina Mackney earrings for a retro art-deco look!


 We can’t take our eyes off this Amrita Singh leopard cuff, as it simply stands alone. Stunning!

BRC 4043 Gold-Jetblack Main With the Eastern influence and brilliant pop of colors, this Kendra Scott necklace would brighten any gown and bring life to any outfit.

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Stassi’s addictions: Red nails, gold jewelry, scary movies, margaritas, cozy nights in, top knot buns, statement heels, girlie lingerie, Brigitte Bardot, online shopping, being near the water, hot sauce, all things New Orleans, PDA. Oh, and Pandora’s cooking. View All of Stassi's Articles



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