Black tie optional dress code guide part 7

Black tie optional dress code guide

Black tie optional dress code guide part 7

What to do if you are hosting the event, number 3: black-tie preferred

Also, the black-tie preferred dress code means that you are probably not going to experience people who are trying to mix levels of formality when they show up to your party.

What to wear for a creative black tie dress code:

With creative black tie, you are free to digress from the traditional in one or two elements of your outfit. This is the dress code, in other words, where elements of the standard black-tie can commingle to some extent with elements of conventional businesswear. For example, you could pair a classic tux with a colorful and patterned bow tie, a pastel-colored shirt, or some playful crazy socks, maybe a more colorful pocket square, or a bold boutonniere, would work equally well here too. Do not go overboard and descend into full clown or costume wear here, of course, and remember that a little bit goes a long way. Still, if the hosts have designated the dress code for the party as creative black-tie, it is best to loosen up a bit, respect their wishes, and have some fun with what you’re wearing.

An idea for an outfit for black tie optional dress code:

You can wear a dark charcoal suit that features two buttons and side vents, it can be single-breasted and a part of a three-piece outfit. This suit can also be worn as a two-piece suit if you think that fits you better. The shirt should, of course, be plain white and it should feature French cuffs. The tie can be burgundy silk in jacquard weave and it can feature very small polka dots. While I said that plain ties would be the best for a black tie optional dress code, the very small and subtle nature of this pattern means it would still be acceptable for this dress code.