Glossary Term:White Tie

What is white tie
The most formal of all dress codes

The most formal evening dress code for a wedding is white tie, also referred to as full dress.

Nights at the opera and dinner with dignitaries are occasions when this incredibly formal dress code may apply.

For men, this consists of a black tailcoat jacket, a white waistcoat (vest), a wing-tip collar dress shirt with studs and cufflinks, and a white bow tie.

What is white tie

For women, a formal floor-length evening gown of sensual fabric, gloves, up-swept hair, sparkling jewelry and high heels are essential for this ultra-formal dress code.

what is white tie


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