With the holiday season in full swing, do you know the proper attire to wear to your next event?
The epitome of formal events. Typically this dress consists of: a tailcoat and matching dress pants paired with a white vest(usually made from pique fabric), white wingtip collar dress shirt with studs, and a white bowite. Complete the look with black patent dress shoes. Add some finishing touches with a pair of white gloves, a white carnation on the lapel, a top hat, or cane.
Less formal than White Tie. Most common attire is: tuxedo with a peak lapel in satin, grosgrain, or faille (can be with or without a vest ), a white dress shirt (both pleated and non work) with studs and French cuffs, bow tie(self tie), and black patent leather dress shoes. If you are donning a two piece suit, opt for a coordinating cummerbund. The dinner jacket should feature jetted pockets (not flaps), and no vents at the back.
This form of dress should bridge the gap between day dressing and evening wear. While the rules for cocktail attire are not so strict compared to Black and White Tie events, there are some general do's and don'ts. Opt for a tailored suit instead of a tuxedo in black, navy, or grey. Have some fun with personal touches, but lean towards the subtle side with textures and dark, classic colors. If you want to don a print, go with something minimal such as a small windowpane or traditional stripe. You can incorporate these prints in your accessories if you plan to go plain with your suit and shirt. Be sure to check if a tie is required! Complete the look with a rich-colored oxford or brogue.