Black Tie 2012 Wedding Gowns

If you are planning a black tie wedding, you need a very fabulous formal wedding gown. Fortunately, there are plenty of spectacular dresses among the 2012 wedding dress collections for a formal affair. Get inspired by these gorgeous black tie 2012 wedding gowns.

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I must admit that I have loved a lot of the styles in Amsale’s last few collections. In an era when asymmetry, shredded fabric, and outrageous details are all the rage, Amsale’s brand of understated luxury feels like a breath of fresh air. A perfect example is one of her new Fall 2012 wedding dresses. It is a very classic silhouette created from beautiful fabrics that would be ideal for a black tie wedding with a classic sensibility. The gown has a silk mikado bodice with a high bateau neckline. The neck of the gown features a stunning heavily beaded medallion embellishment which takes the place of a necklace. The bottom of the dress is a very full, yet simple, tulle skirt. Wear your hair up with this incredibly elegant gown to let the special neckline detail take center stage. Add a set of custom pearl and crystal bridal jewelry (earrings and a bracelet) to complete the feeling of understated elegance.

Of course a lot of brides enjoy a bit of drama in their wedding gowns, especially for a black tie wedding. If you are looking for a formal 2012 wedding gown with a lot of “wow” factor, there is a gown by Lazaro that will melt your heart. It is a strapless dress with a sweetheart neckline done in a gorgeous blush fabric. The top of the dress is a long fitted bodice, and it then flares out into a dramatic trumpet skirt. What really makes this gown special is the intensive golden embroidery all over the bodice and even on the sheer skirt. This is a wedding dress that will definitely get a lot of attention.

Another trumpet silhouette gown for 2012 black tie weddings is Arissa by Kenneth Pool. It also has a strapless sweetheart neckline, but the Arissa features a jeweled band under the empire waistline at the bust. There is soft crisscrossing of fabric down the bodice, and then an explosion of soft skirting at the bottom. It is a similar silhouette to the Lazaro gown, but with less embellishment. This is a wedding dress that would allow the bride to have fun adding really fabulous accessories to it. Imagine a crystal custom bridal jewelry set, a pair of silk high heels (maybe in a baby blue color), and a stunning orchid bouquet.

Black tie wedding gowns do not have to be all about sparkle and drama. Anniston by Anne Barge is an example of a lovely 2012 wedding dress which is formal enough for a black tie ceremony, yet also sweet and feminine. It features a lace overlay with three quarter sleeves and a V-neck. The lace is done with a tiny peplum just under the waist, giving it the look of a perfectly fitted jacket. A silk band around the natural waistline is accented with just enough beading to make it pop. The skirt on the Anniston is a silk small ballgown or full A-line, depending on your perspective, and it is accented with a classic deep lace hem. This would be an ideal wedding gown for the bride who wants something which is formal and beautiful, but not overtly sexy or too revealing.

Everyone is talking about Vera Wang’s black wedding gowns for 2012, and there is no question that they are dramatic. One of the less funeral dresses is a black lace strapless gown done over a deep caramel lining. It has a fairly simple ballgown shape with a natural waist; it is the all over lace and the black color that set this gown apart. It certainly would make a striking statement for a black tie wedding!


Bridget Mora has advised brides about wedding gowns and accessories for many years. Visit us at Silverland Jewelry today to find the perfect custom bridal jewelry for your 2012 wedding.


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