What does “white tie” mean for women?

What does "white tie" mean for women?When white tie is specified on an invitation it means a very formal event. Women should wear floor length evening gowns. Pants or cocktail length dresses are not appropriate at white tie events. Long gloves are optional for women.

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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?

5 Ways To Stretch Your Clothing Dollars
Stock up on classic style clothing.  We can all use classic clothing items like the LBD” (Little Black Dress), the trench coat, classic white shirts, etc. These pieces can be worn for years. By adding an accessory they can be brought up-to-date in a matter of minutes. Read: Tim Gunn’s 10 Must-Have Basic Wardrobe Pieces

Where do designers get their inspiration?
Some fashion brands deliver new collections twice a year, some every three months and some monthly, and whilst it’s often one designer who heads up a brand, behind every jacket, purse or shoe, there is a large team, working hard to develop and produce the goods in the right colour and for the right price.

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