Cracking The Dress Code: Formal Edition
White Tie, also known as “full dress,” is the rarest and most formal dress code of them all. Even the White House only has a couple White Tie events in a year.
Black Tie is the most commonly used dress code for any polished event. The classic black tuxedo is still the standard. Your company’s awards night, a formal wedding, or a charity event are all occasions that may require you to don a tuxedo.
At these events, it is acceptable to forgo the tuxedo and opt for a polished black suit. A black-tie optional event is still formal in nature, but it has slightly more relaxed rules for attire.
Black Tie Creative is an opportunity to showcase your personal style in terms of color, accessories, collar and lapel style.
A lounge dress code event maintains formality while allowing for some integration of your personal style. Lounge attire is less strict than other formal dress codes.