WHITE TIE (FULL EVENING DRESS)

Women:  A floor-length ball gown is a must. Accessorize with opera length gloves, glamorous jewels, and up-do hairstyles.  

Men:  Wear a short or waist length black tailcoat (tails should reach the back of your knees,) white bow tie, starched white shirt, and a cummerbund (optional). Sport high-quality black pants.

When to wear it: Charity fundraisers, Government ceremonies, Weddings, and the opera.