Black tie optional dress code guide part 3

Black tie optional dress code guide

Black tie optional dress code guide part 3

 What to wear for a black tie optional dress code, number 3:

You can go with two pieces or three in your suit and it can be single or double-breasted, just so long as you are in fact, wearing garments that have all been sourced from the same cloth and you are following all of the guidelines I just mentioned.

What to wear for a black tie optional dress code, number 4:

In order to provide a suitable amount of contrast with a dark suit you will be wearing, your shirt should ideally be white for a black-tie optional event. You can get away with light blue in a pinch but it is best to avoid it and any other color, even if it is in a very light pastel shade, would be too informal for an event of this nature. Similarly, you should try to avoid patterned shirts as well and instead again go with plain solid colors. French cuff dress shirts are ideal because they are also a standard feature of actual tuxedo shirts but if you have a shirt with barrel cuffs, you can wear that too and it will still be acceptable. On the topic of actual tuxedo shirts though, do not wear one with a suit. If you try to do this, it is not going to dress up the formality of the suit, it is just going to make you look mismatched.

What to wear for a black tie optional dress code, number 5:

As with your suit, a tie worn to a black tie optional event should be dark monochromatic and solid instead of patterned. Small and very subtle patterns can work but solids are best. A black necktie can be worn here but as we just mentioned, black bow ties should be avoided with dark suits.

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