Ever got invited to an event and the dresscode says (insert dresscode) and you don't know what it actually means or what you should wear? Well check out the guide below to help on future occasions:
If The Invitation Says... A Gentleman Wears...
Black Tie Dinner Clothes (tuxedo)
White Tie Evening Clothes ("white tie and tails")
Black Tie Optional Tuxedo or Dark Suit
Semiformal Dark Suit
Festive Informal Suit and brightly colored Tie
Cocktail Attire Dark Suit or Dressy Sports Coat
Business Attire Suit and Tie
Business Casual Sports Coat, tie is optional
Casual Chic Sports Coat or Sweater and Slacks
Casual Jeans, Slacks, Shorts
Dressing accordingly can make all the difference when meeting people. You don't want to come to a black tie event wearing jeans, a blazer and a black tie....It doesn't work.
-Phaon Spurlock, The Southern Gentleman