Fashion, Outfits

How to Stand Out at a Black Tie Event


It’s funny how I always end up wearing a yellow dress when I’m in France! I wore this gorgeous Mugler gown (like this one) to the Vogue Paris Foundation Dinner as a guest of Mugler and David Koma himself. The event was filled with the who’s who of fashion and it was such an honor to attend. When deciding what to wear, I knew I wanted to go with something subtle yet sexy. So in a world of black and white, I chose to go yellow! Although the silhouette of this dress was quite simple and classic the details were far from simple. From the gorgeous neckline to the impeccable details, this dress made me feel like a million bucks! I love that the yellow has a more gold hue so I added an extra little punch with a bold pink lip and a super sleek side braid to complete the look.

Trust me, I love a good LBD as much as the next girl, but sometimes you’ve got to mix it up! Check out below for my colorful picks, and once again thank you to Mugler have me at my very first Vogue Paris Foundation Dinner. It was truly an honor and a dream come true! 



  • chichi says:

    this dress will make anyone stand out, it just so wow! love it so much on u!

  • mainou says:

    Love this yellow dress!

  • Miss Pippi says:

    Breathtaking look! This colour is perfect.

  • Barbara says:

    The side braid Chriselle, the side braid. I love it so much. Gives you an extra edgy but oh so classic look. I almost wish you would sport a braid more often.
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  • Shloka says:

    I recently attended a wedding and I knew everyone was going to be in really subtle colours. Since it was a summer wedding, I decided to go for yellow and it was such a hit! It really helped me stand out but not too much and it’s all about the details – just like your gorgeous yellow dress! You look stunning, and the little details like the braid in your hair, really stand out!


  • stephanie says:

    That dress is totally amazing! I love every details on that dress <3

  • Alice says:

    I love how you’re constantly featuring garments with such unique detailing, you have an amazing eye! This dress is so elegant and sophisticated on you.

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

  • sahara says:

    Love your dress <3 prefect for the event as well!


  • Love the post. I purposely try to avoid black for events whenever I can. I think picking a bold colour (especially if you are pale) makes a statement. If I do wear a LBD, I tend to go for a bold lip or eye look for some drama.

  • The Vogue event sounds an amazing experience! You look absolutely stunning in this dress and always 🙂
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  • The dress looks beautiful on you. Love the details of look!

  • Elizabeth T. says:

    Simple, classic dresses in unexpected colors really do pack a punch <3 🙂 I love how elegant and sophisticated this dress is – it's perfect for France!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Margaret says:

    Trust me I own that lacey pleat skirt from Asos but in ivory! Love your pick and your dress to dinner of course!

    xo Margaret

  • Izzy says:

    I love that dress and how uniquely edgy it is! You kook amazing <3

  • Carina says:

    This is such an interesting dress!! Especially with the metal hardware. Definitely gives a special look to it, and indeed unique for black tie events 🙂

    x, Carina
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  • Lovey says:

    What a magnificent blend of ELEGANCE and EDGE <3

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  • Gorgeous Chriselle! And wow do you stand out in that mustard colored dress!

  • Melissa says:

    This dress is to die for!

  • Alyssa says:

    This dress is beyond stunning!! This is such a great way to stand out from the group. You look Stunning Chriselle! xx

  • Carolyn says:

    that dress is stunning! the grommet details make it modern and edgy, along with your braid – loving the styling as always

  • The dress is stunning and I love how you paired it with a bright pink lip! Perfection!!

    Allison / Joy and Ivy

  • Amy says:

    Stunning! Your porcelain skin looks beautiful with this yellow (such a difficult color for many to wear). Thanks for sharing.

    XOXO, Amy @ Jeans and a Tea

  • sh says:

    That gown is gorgeous! You pull of mustard yellow SO well, Chriselle! xo, sharon

  • Stunner! Love the details in the gown.


  • sounnat says:

    I hope you had fun at the event, super outfit 🙂

  • Sophie says:

    It would be hard for you NOT to stand out! 🙂
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  • Ashley says:

    Bold choice!! And I’m sure it paid off. You look gorgeous! 🙂

    XOXO, Ashley

  • diana says:

    Love love love your dress!
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  • Amy says:

    I love that you went with a mustard colored gown for a black tie event instead of the usual black – what a way to stand out!! Stunning dress and look.

    xx, Amy

  • Cindy says:

    I have to say this is indeed not the traditional black tie outfit I’d think of but to your point, I’m sure you stood out! #missionaccomplished

    xx Cindy

  • Anne says:

    I’m not a huge fan of yellow but for some reason, I have tons of dresses in this color. I love this one on you Chriselle! Stunner indeed! | Bloglovin’ | Instagram

  • pia says:

    wow what a unique and beautiful yellow dress!
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  • Thuy says:

    Generally, I’m a fan of neutrals but there are times when you do got to switch it up – at your own pace though! I’m a fan of a bold and sleek red gown with a slit 🙂

  • Jada Nicola says:

    That dress is stunning! I love standing out when it comes to going to events!

  • Oh this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the details in the heels too! x

  • Emily Suresh says:

    Omg that dress is insane! It looks perfect on you!
    x Emily

  • Manuela says:

    Chriselle you are so gorgeous!!!!!
    This dress is amazing , there is no other words!
    Its important to be different from the others so your Yellow dress is the best choice!
    Xoxo M.

  • Marianne says:

    A true stand out dress!
    Absolutely gorgeous 🙂

  • Natali says:

    Oh my, this dress is absolutely a pure work of art! LOVE the way you’ve styled this and how your hairdo is so special.

  • Daisy says:

    STUNNING! The colour really suits you and it makes you even more flawless! I love how it’s classy and edgy at the same time!

  • You look stunning, yellow was a perfect choice

    Mel x

  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    You did it! Another masterpiece winning look. Definitely stand out. People might not remember the exact event that they attended . . . But for certain they will be asking and remembering “who’s that girl in a magnificent yellow dress? ”
    Simply perfection!
    You have certainly capture that aura Mademoiselle Chriselle! 🙂

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

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