From White Tie to Dressy Casual - What Does It All Mean?
There are so many different levels of dress-up and the definitions can often be subjective, so -- having just returned from my first black tie wedding where I witnessed everything from sequinned gowns and boho florals to cocktail lengths and pantsuits -- I thought it might be time for a breakdown:
White tie is the ultimate in formal wear. This is a time for Academy Award-worthy gowns in rich fabrics like velvet and silk, adorned with diamonds and gems. Truly, you can't overdress for a white tie event, but if you're ever in doubt, don't be afraid to ask your host for clarification.