Have you ever been invited to a “Black Tie” event and wondered what that entails? When someone invites you to a black tie affair, it does NOT necessarily mean you must wear black. It means you need to be in something formal and long, color is optional. I would however avoid a color that you know is being worn by the mother of the bride, mother of the groom or bridal party. In contemporary times, even cocktail dresses could be appropriate. It simply means that the bride and groom request for you to be more dressed up than a simple suit or dress. Black Tie optional means to be please formally dress in a gown if you have one. At Queen of Hearts we can provide plus size styles for any black tie or optional event.