Dress well for the occasion
Formal wear is enjoyed most when you’re wearing the right thing, at the right time. Dressing well for the occasion is a source of confidence and inspiration to look ones absolute best. We build formal wear for white tie, black tie, formal wear and cocktail attire. There are some rules that can be bent and some that should not be ignored. Finding the right balance will elevate your overall appearance.
The white tie dress code is considered the highest level of formal attire. At a white tie wedding, the guests wear a black tailcoat, a white wing collar dress shirt, white vest and a white bow tie. In addition, you can accessorize by including options such as white gloves, a top hat, pocket watch and a walking cane.
Black tie events require guests to wear a black tuxedo, white wing collar dress shirt, a cummerbund and a black bow tie. Tuxedos are the third highest level of formal attire in dress codes for weddings.
If formal attire is on the wedding invitation, a dark suit will suffice. Keep the tones on the darker side (mid grey to black) and the colours subdued. Formal attire calls for wearing suits without the flashiness.
Cocktail attire is very similar to formal attire but allows more leeway in colour and personal preference. As a result there is room for more creativity with the choice of tie you wear. Depending on the time of day, a tie may or may not be required.
No Dress Code
There are still rules and traditions to follow without dress codes for weddings. One tradition is to avoid wearing white as a guest. White is usually reserved for the bride and the groom. Without any specific theme being stated it’s all about looking good for the occasion. Just don’t overshadow the happily married couple on their special day.