Special occasion dressing match
Females: Formal, floor length evening gown, best jewels, gloves.
WHITE TIE & DECORATIONS:
White Tie and White Tie with Decorations is common in Diplomatic Circles. If the guest has received decorations from the military or a foreign government, the decorations may be worn to a public white tie event. It would be inappropriate to wear decorations to a private party, unless the invitation stated “White tie and decorations.”
Females: Formal evening gown or dress, or dressy cocktail dress.
BLACK TIE OPTIONAL:
Females: Formal evening gown or dress. Short dressy cocktail dress. Dressy separates (St. John).
CREATIVE BLACK TIE:
Females: Formal evening gown or long dress, dressy cocktail dress, dressy separates, paired with elegant wrap, brooch or themed jewel such as a Southwestern style silver belt.
Females: Lightweight, bright or pastel color separates, dress, sundress.
SEMIFORMAL or AFTER FIVE:
Females: Short, afternoon dress. Cocktail dress. Long, dressy shirt, top. Long dress not required. Daytime events require an appropriate dress or dressy suit.
Females: Business appropriate tailored dressy suits and dresses. Dress w/ blazer. Heels. Stockings optional. Avoid too sexy or anything slinky.
Females: Dress. Skirt, pants or khakis. Open collar shirt, knot or sweater. Avoid straps & showing decollete.
Females: Little black dress is ultimate attire. Short, elegant dress.
Females: Short afternoon/cocktail dress same as semi-formal (not casual).
Females: Cocktail dress with sparkle or a holiday twist, green silk blouse, beaded sweater.
Females: Skirt and dressy top. Dressy tops and pants. Short dress. Nice jeans and dressy top. Dressy pants outfit. No shorts or t-shirts.
Females: Sundress. Long or short skirt, khakis, nice jeans, shorts (occasion & season dependent), plain t-shirt (avoid slogans, polo or golf shirt, casual button-down blouse.
Remember, when in doubt about what to wear, always call or email to ask the host or hostess about their wardrobe expectations.