A black tie affair is considered a formal event. Years ago when you were invited to a black tie or formal event women were expected to wear a floor length gown. Today cocktail dresses are appropriate and considered more modern than long dresses for most black tie affairs / formal events. Exceptions might be a royal black tie affair or Presidential Ball when a floor length is correct. Dressy pants and tops are also appropriate black tie apparel today. If you know the hostess you may discuss what the expected attire is for the event. Choose on what suits you, your legs and your relative age.
Party Dress Codes
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”, “semi-formal,” “vineyard casual”, “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?
The Art of Layering Jewelry
Layering is a popular asset when it comes to personal style and layering jewelry is a great way to make your own unique fashion statement to any outfit! So here are a few ways to inspire and cultivate your current jewelry wardrobe.