The colour of the bow tie
is not irrelevant--one should indeed wear a black bow tie with a black dinner jacket
), black trousers and a white shirt in order to conform to 'black tie' dress rules. It's called black tie for a reason, and you don't want to look tacky
, now, do you?
s really shouldn't be white, unless you are in the tropic
Black tie should not be worn during the day, and should certainly not be worn to a formal wedding
where Morning Dress
is more appropriate. Otherwise, wear a lounge suit
The women's equivalent of black tie is a cocktail dress, or a long dress, but not an off-the-shoulder number.
Black tie is not as formal as white tie