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Types of Attire

Beach Formal
Beach Formal

Beach Formal This suggests an elegant beach wedding -- so dress to impress, but also dress for the elements (sun, sand, and water). Anything you would wear to a nice restaurant on a summer day is appropriate.

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Black bow tie (Silk, Satin, or Twill)
Black bow tie (Silk, Satin, or Twill)

Attire Guide: From Business Casual to Black Tie. ... Hitting the right note with attire can be confusing. ... Black bow tie (silk, satin, or twill)

Black Cummerbund to Match tie, or a Vest
Black Cummerbund to Match tie, or a Vest

Actually, hardcore stylists condemn this practice, saying that the cummerbund should never match the tie, rather merely compliment it. I never bother with this rule personally, and usually wear a black satin (self-tie, of course) bow tie and matching cummerbund, but still, traditionally, this is something of a faux-pas.

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Black Patent Shoes and Black Dress Socks
Black Patent Shoes and Black Dress Socks

Gentlemen: Black dress coat (tail coat) and matching trousers, wing-collared shirt with shirt studs and cufflinks, white piqué waistcoat and white bow tie, black patent-leather or calfskin evening pumps and black silk socks.

Black Tie
Black Tie

Black Tie Optional (or Black Tie Invited) allows hosts to suggest that men wear tuxedos but not to insist on it. This code is often employed in the context of large gatherings of civic or business groups, such as a dinner sponsored by a chamber of commerce.

Black tie Women: Floor-Length Formal Gown
Black tie Women: Floor-Length Formal Gown

Apart from white-tie affairs—which aren’t common—black tie is the most formal dress code you’ll probably face when to comes to weddings or galas. For women, it’s customary to wear floor-length gowns, but in this day and age, exceptions can be made.

Black tie Women: Floor-Length Formal Gown
Black tie Women: Floor-Length Formal Gown

Black-Tie Formal Wear: What It Actually Means. Black tie is a dress code for social functions that start after 6 p.m., and basically translates to “this party is fancy and men should wear tuxedos.” While the intricacies of black tie formal wear applies more to men than to women, it’s still important to understand that your attire should definitely be appropriate.

Black Tuxedo Jacket and Matching Trousers
Black Tuxedo Jacket and Matching Trousers

Use this Attire Guide to learn the ins and ... Black tuxedo jacket and matching trousers; ... or on a cruise: White dinner jacket, black tuxedo trousers plus other ...

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Casual
Casual

Even if the dress code is "casual," there still are guidelines, and they don't include flip-flops, logo T-shirts or yoga pants. Decoding the "casual attire" dress code depends the event and the location. Dressy casual, business casual, smart casual and country club casual call for similar, but sometimes slightly different, styles.

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Cocktail
Cocktail

Cocktail attire is usually described as less formal than formal attire, but not too casual. Similar to but usually slightly less formal than semi-formal attire, it typically means a dark suit or slacks and a sport coat for men, and a cocktail dress or nice blouse and skirt for women.

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Cocktail Attire, Semi-Formal or Dressy Casual
Cocktail Attire, Semi-Formal or Dressy Casual

A tuxedo or formal dark suit and tie. She should wear: A long evening dress, dressy suit or formal cocktail-length dress. The invite says "cocktail attire" This is slightly less formal than black tie and black tie optional, which means no tux required for men and no floor-length gown required for women (unless you'd like to wear a long dress).

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Dressy Braces to Ensure a Good fit (Optional)
Dressy Braces to Ensure a Good fit (Optional)

The Emily Post Institute, your reliable source for manners and etiquette. Use this Attire Guide to learn the ins and outs of black tie, white tie; formal, semi-formal and even tying a tie. Learn more at emilypost.com

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Formal (Piquor Pleated Front) White Shirt
Formal (Piquor Pleated Front) White Shirt

Use this Attire Guide to learn the ins and outs of black tie, white tie; formal, ... Formal (piqué or pleated front) white shirt;

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Formal Attire or Black Tie Optional
Formal Attire or Black Tie Optional

A "black tie optional" dress code calls for formal attire. While attire may be slightly more casual than a "black tie" affair, some overlap in appropriate dress exists when comparing black tie and black tie optional events. Both men and women have multiple options for black tie optional outfits.

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Lounge Suit Women: Formal Gown
Lounge Suit Women: Formal Gown

Women: An above-the-knee hem is appropriate, or an evening pantsuit. Men: Suit, tie optional.

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Lounge Suit Women: Formal Gown
Lounge Suit Women: Formal Gown

Women: An above-the-knee hem is appropriate, or an evening pantsuit. Men: Suit, tie optional.

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No Gloves
No Gloves

Black tie, white tie; formal, semi-formal. Festive! Casual! Hitting the right note with attire can be confusing. Here are the details of how to dress appropriately for any occasion:

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Shirt Studs and Cuff Links
Shirt Studs and Cuff Links

Our men’s fashion accessories include a wide-variety stud sets, dress shirt studs, tuxedo studs and cufflinks. We also carry many engravable gifts and other cool cufflinks for men. Our tuxedo shirt studs, superhero cufflinks or a star wars tie can make excellent last minute groomsmen gifts.

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Smart Casual
Smart Casual

At most companies, however, the "smart casual" dress code is a step up from "business casual," but not as formal as "boardroom attire." It's neat and professional — but still on the more informal side. "The key look in this dress code is a chic, put-together ensemble," Price says.

White Tie
White Tie

White tie is only required when the invitation specifically requests it but it the considerate will usually request 'white or black tie' because of the potential difficulty faced by some guests in obtaining proper white tie attire.