Posts Tagged ‘formal events’

Does black-tie always mean a tuxedo?

Yes, when black-tie is specified a tuxedo is a must. Black-tie events are formal occasions. When an invitation specifies black-tie optional a dark suit or tuxedo is acceptable. A classic tuxedo outfit includes a white dress shirt, a bow tie, dress pants, a tuxedo suit jacket, leather dress shoes, and a vest or cummerbund. Tuxedos…

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What kind of dress do you wear to a formal event?

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…

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Can I wear black tights with a black dress to a black tie event?

Casual dress is more acceptable today for just about everything including black tie events. You can’t go wrong wearing a black dress to a black tie event. Tights are appropriate but may seem heavy with a dressy dress. If you want to wear black stockings with your black dress try sheer, black opaque stockings for…

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Is it appropriate to wear a knee length or floor length dress to a formal, black tie business awards function? The dress is a white, tailored, knee length & has spaghetti straps. I am 30 years old.

Business clothes for formal events are a challenge for many women. One wants to look good and professional at the same time. If you are serious about climbing the corporate ladder or accompanying someone who is, a formal business event calls for covered up clothing. You are being judged whether it is a regular business…

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