Personal Shopper: A Black Tie Wedding Guest Dress for Aimee

Aimee G. wrote, "Hi Ladies! I am going to a black tie wedding next month, and I can't seem to find anything that I like that is not thousands of dollars. I have good taste! So here are two pics of fab dresses, one by Victoria Beckham and one by Marc Jacobs. I prefer neutral colors, and if you think I can pull off a short dress, I'm open to that as well as any other suggestions! I'm thinking in the $500~ish range. Thanks!"

Aimee, you do have good taste - we love that Marc Jacobs gown in particular - but $5000 is a lot to spend on one dress. With that in mind, here are six black tie-worthy gowns under $500. Hope you like what we picked!

1 - BCBG Max Azria Strapless Silk Gown ($360)

2 - Mignon Short Sleeve Evening Gown in Dove-Silver ($438)

3 - Adrianna Papell Mesh Overlay Strapless Gown in Navy ($196)

4 - Tasdashi Mesh Gown ($320)

5 - JS Collections Satin Stripe Gown ($300)

6 - Love by Enzoani Taffeta Strapless Evening Dress in Blush ($498)

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Posted on 07.19.10 at 10:46 AM

I vote #2!


Posted on 07.19.10 at 11:02 AM

number six, for sure


Posted on 07.19.10 at 1:23 PM

You guys are so fantastic. I'm loving #s 4 and 5, although no #5 in my size. Thanks so much!!


Posted on 07.19.10 at 11:34 PM

This is awesome! Not only have you helped Aimee find a dress for the wedding she is going to, but you just helped me find a gown for my next military ball!! You guys totally rock and I love personal shopper!!!

Jean F

Posted on 07.20.10 at 11:14 AM

#4 is so chic and universal as far as age goes. So glamorous and stunning!


Posted on 07.20.10 at 2:52 PM

Oh, yay! So happy when these posts help multiple gals out with their shopping dilemmas! Everyone, send us pictures of the results! We love seeing happy readers!


Posted on 05.13.11 at 4:46 PM

I have a black tie preferred wedding this june - do you think i can get away with re-wearing a long bcbg RED dress? I did spend $500 on it, it would be nice to recycle it...

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