Black Tie

What is a Black-Tie Event?

Black Tie or a Black-Tie event is a dress code that is formal and mostly used for evening occasions and weddings.

Traditionally, during black-tie events men are required to wear tuxedos and women wear floor-length gowns.

Key Points

  • A man’s suit should always be very dark at a black-tie event to accentuate the formality of the black tuxedo.
  • For women, the dress code typically calls for a floor-length dress or gown.
  • Cocktail dresses may also be worn but more often floor-length dresses are more acceptable.
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