Dress CodeWhat Suit Should I Wear?
As the most “Ultra” formal dress code, a White Tie event is usually a grand occasion. You’ll need to wear full formal attire, including:
- Tail Coat
- White bow
- Formal Dress Shirt (with a pleated front)
- Cummerbund or Vest
- White Gloves (optional but usual)
- Formal Black Dress Leather Shoes (often Patent Leather)
Creative Black tie
Considered an invention of the 80’s, the Creative Black Tie consists of a dark coloured suit, which is usually, a Dinner Jacket. Ties, vests and cummerbunds are optional. This standard of dress code leaves the options open for more creative/trendy interpretations of formalwear such as black dress shirts and bright coloured ties. This evolution of formal fashion brings a host of different styles and colours to the formal function that invites individuality.
This dress code is not clear cut and usually a dinner suit is not an option. A lounge style suit is acceptable. When deciding how to dress for a semiformal function, consider the time of the event and the nature of the occasion. Evening events are more suited to dark suits with no tie, whilst daytime functions are more flexible – so coloured suits are acceptable.
Whilst Informal is considered to be the same as Casual, it is important to retain a respectable style of dress appropriate for the function you are attending. A wedding or special event could involve wearing a Jacket. Again trousers and a casual shirt are appropriate but avoid jeans and shorts.