The most formal dress code of all requires men to wear a tuxedo and a white bow tie while women should opt for a floor-legth ball gown. If you get invited to a wedding with a white tie dress code, prepare for it as if it was a state dinner at the White House.
Plan an outfit that’s formal and dressy but, don’t worry, there is no need to wear a red-carpet-worthy gown. A nice skirt and a silk blouse or a pretty cocktail dress would be appropriate for a wedding with a semiformal dress code.
Also referred to as Black Tie Optional, the formal dress code is usually suggested for evening weddings. In this case, your partner could wear a black suit and a tie or a tuxedo. For the ladies, we suggest a formal dress or a really chic jumpsuit.
This is code for ‘anything goes’ although that doesn’t mean you and your plus-one should show up in flip flops and color coordinated shorts. He should really go for pants and a button-down shirt while you can choose a nice skirt and a blouse.
No, that doesn’t mean you can wear a fancy beach cover-up. Opt for a nice summer sundress or a pretty cocktail dress. Whatever you and your partner decide to wear, don’t forget that, well, it is a beach wedding so there will be sand and water.