A cocktail dress is acceptable today for a black tie event. However black tie events are formal affairs and the majority of women still prefer to wear floor length gowns. Today a cocktail dress is considered a modern choice by young women for a formal event but a long gown is considered traditional attire for formal events. That being said for a black tie invitation to the White House or an equally important venue a long gown is preferred.
It is almost always exciting and fun when a party invitation arrives. However sooner or later we have to start to think about what we will wear. When types of “dress codes” are indicated such as “Smart Casual”, “Cocktail Party attire,” “Tailgate Party”, “Festive”, “Cocktail Chic” or etc. it can throw us for a loop. Where should one begin to figure out what any of these types of dress codes mean?
Evening Bags 101
Wear evening bags to dressy events. They are perfect for cocktail parties, dances, weddings, formal, or black tie occasions. An evening bag is also appropriate when you go to a nice restaurant for dinner, the theatre, symphony, ballet and opera.