White Tie

Dos

Floor-length gown

Tailcoat jacket

Jewels

Long white gloves: optional, and sort of extra, but isn’t that the point?

Looking like royalty is the ideal outcome.

Don’ts

An above-the-knee dress

Suit: Your business attire is dapper, but it’s not welcome here!

When White Tie is Appropriate

  • A very, very fancy wedding, if explicitly stated on the invitation
  • The Met Gala, or any fund-raiser of its caliber