How to choose the perfect outfit for a special occasion such as cocktail party or a gala? Dress code literally means “rules of acceptable clothing” and is a handbook that guides us and resolve any critical situation.
Few people know that it is a code made up of tricks and tips. Read the invitation, as well as take into account place, hour and season will help you in the choice of a suitable outfit. Dress code is made up of written and unwritten rules that affect not only about clothing in the strict sense, but also behavior and attitude. It has a long history and a past linked to several important areas: cultural, social, business and public. In the past, a certain way of dressing would mean belonging to a group or to a social status.
Here some tips in order to be prepared in any type of occasion.
Cocktail Party After 5
In case of you have to go to a happy hour in the elegant surroundings, the dress code is pretty friendly: refinement without excessive formality. For him, a white shirt and stylish pair of pants are required, while jacket and tie are optional. The tuxedo isn’t suitable, while a mismatched could be perfect. There are no special restrictions about colors, but dark tones will be better. There is a casual variant, which provides a casual look, which only excludes the use of jeans.
Black Tie is the term that is often shown on the invitation and it means tuxedos or smoking. Smoking comes from smoke: a jacket that was worn before retiring to smoke in designated rooms after dinner. It is wear for an occasion that requires stylish clothing, such as a dinner or a gala, so is worn after 8.00pm. A black or dark blue suit with white shirt and black bow tie; jacket, tie and vest can also be of a different color, but they must be dark. In summer, when you participate in a reception outdoors, you can wear a white coat, but all the other elements of smoking will remain unchanged. A fairly common variation is the Creative Black Tie, a situation in which the man can wear a tuxedo but in part “revisited”, such as using a colorful tie. It’s important to pay particular attention to accessories that complement the outfit, like black stockings and patent leather shoes.
Exclusive and prestigious evenings as it may be a solemn ceremony or lavish receptions require an extremely formal attire consists of a tuxedo accompanied by a starched shirt, a vest, a tie or a bow tie in white. On these evenings extravagances aren’t waived, the outfit must necessarily comply with the strict rules of dress code, paying attention to every little detail.
This is not a real dress code, indeed, indicates that there aren’t formal rules to follow. No tie for men, but casual pants and shirt: freedom.
At work is becoming increasingly popular fashion casual and informal, evident especially in Anglo-Saxon countries. The Traditional business dress code, however, has never gone and consists of jacket and tie. It is a formal look that is preferred in the workplace, able to prioritize the most professional image. Another variation is called Best Business: dress code for business events out of the ordinary and characterized by a high level of formality. In these cases he is required to complete a tailored dark or pinstripe white shirt with double cuffs, handkerchief and cufflinks.