Sunday, October 10, 2004

Formalwear defined



White tie

Men: Black tailcoats and white ties

Women: Long gowns

Black tie/Formal

Men: Black tuxedo and black tie

Women: Cocktail or long dress or dressy evening separates

Creative black tie

(more popular on the coasts)

Men: Trendy formalwear or black tuxedo, black shirt, no tie

Women: Long or short dress or evening separates

Semi-formal/"Cocktail attire"

Men: Dark suit

Women: Cocktail dress

Black tie optional/Black tie invited

Men: Tuxedo or dark suit and tie if you don't wish to wear a tuxedo

Women: Cocktail or long dress or dressy evening separates

Source: Etiquette authority

Marja Wade Barrett



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