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Dressing for the Occasion

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Occasion

Men

Women

White Tie

-Black dress coat

-White piqué wing-collared shirt with stiff front

-Braces, to ensure a good fit

- Shirt studs and cuff links

- White vest

- White bow tie

-White or gray gloves

-Black patent shoes and black dress socks

- Formal (floor-length) evening or ball gown

- Long gloves  (optional)

Black Tie

- Black tuxedo jacket and matching trousers

- Formal white shirt

- Shirt studs and cuff links

- Black bow tie

- Black cummerbund or vest

- No gloves

- Black patent shoes and black dress socks

- Formal (floor-length) evening gown

- Dressy cocktail dress

- Your dressiest “little black dress”

Creative Black Tie

- Tuxedo combined with trendy or whimsical items, such as a black or other colored shirt, or matching colored or patterned bow tie and cummerbund

- Formal (floor-length) evening gown

- Dressy cocktail dress

- Your dressiest “little black dress”

- Fun or unique accessories

Black

Tie Optional

- Tuxedo

- Dark suit, white dress shirt, conservative tie

- Leather dress shoes and dark dress socks

- Formal (floor-length) evening gown

- Dressy cocktail dress

- A “little black dress”

- Dressy separates

Semiformal

- Dark business suit

- Matching vest (optional)

- Dress shirt

- Tie

- Leather dress shoes and dark dress socks

- Short afternoon or cocktail dress

- A “little black dress”

- Long dressy skirt and top

- Dressy separates

Festive Attire

- Seasonal sport coat or blazer in color of choice and slacks

- Open-collar shirt, or dress shirt

- Tie—festive or with a holiday theme

- Cocktail dress

- Long dressy skirt and top

- Dressy pants outfit or separates

- A “little black dress”

- Feature holiday colors

Business Formal

- Dark business suit

- Matching vest (optional)

- Dress shirt

- Conservative tie

- Leather dress shoes and dark dress socks

- Suit

- Business-style dress

- Dress with a jacket

- Stockings (optional in summer)

- Heels, low or high

Business Casual

- Seasonal sport coat or blazer with slacks or khakis

- Dress shirt, casual button-down shirt, open-collar or polo shirt

- Optional tie

- Loafers or loafer-style shoes, and socks

- Skirt, khakis, or pants

- Open-collar shirt, knit shirt or sweater (no spaghetti straps or décolleté)

- Dress

Dressy Casual

- Seasonal sport coat or blazer with slacks or khakis

- Dress shirt, casual button-down shirt, open-collar or polo shirt

- Optional tie

 

- Dress

- Skirt and dressy top

- Dressy pants outfit

- Nice jeans and dressy top

Casual

- Khakis or good jeans

- Cargo or Bermuda shorts

- Plain T-shirt, polo shirt, turtleneck

- Causal button-down shirt, and/or sweater

- Loafers, sneakers, sandals

- Sundress

- Long or short skirt

- Khakis or nice jeans

- Shorts

- Plain T-shirt, polo shirt, turtleneck

- Casual button-down blouse