Black tie, Tuxedo (Black tie," "The Tuxedo") These two expressions imply that "ladies dressed in gowns, men – in tuxedos." Tuxedo with black tie should be worn, "butterfly", belt and pants with stripes down the side of the same silk as in lapels, black shoes with laces (lac excluded). Another type of men's dress clothes – Spencer (jacket with satin lapels.) Its allowed to wear at any time of day and add "butterfly" or a classic tie. White tie ("White tie"), you will read this inscription on his invitation card, if you are lucky enough to be invited to the wedding of one of the members of the royal family or the awarding of "Oscar". In this case, you must arrive at the event in a frock coat, white waistcoat and white silk "bow tie" tied by hand (if you do not want to be confused with the waiter, then forget about black vests and black ties), a white shirt with starched shirt front, black patent leather shoes and a pocket watch. You still are not afraid of pathos event? Then put on to complete the image of white gloves. Strengths of the world will appreciate. Business Formal, Formal (Official Business," "Official") This dress code is allowed in some official receptions, anniversary celebrations with a large number of guests and national holidays. Classic solid color suit in dark blue or dark gray (black – not desired), white shirt and silk tie not bright colors could not be better suited in this case.
If an event starts before 19 hours, allowed suits light shades. Semi-formal, Cocktail, Black Tie Optional (semi-official," "Cocktail," "Black tie optional ") such dress codes are adopted for corporate banquets, cocktail parties or dinners in restaurants. For men tuxedo, instead of sash can wear vest and "butterfly" a different color (eg white, black or red). Also may be a classic suit in dark blue with a bright tie. In both cases a white shirt. At the informal event is appropriate to come dressed in a suit, wearing a knitted jumper over a thin, with the pants should always be black.
Casual (Laid") Casual style is designed for private parties, on the invitations he abbreviated Ct (casual travel – laid-back, on a journey"). Name dress code speaks for itself: free style, without a tie, pants of any cut, maybe even jeans and sneakers. A5 (After Five) This means that you are invited to the event, which begins after 17-00. Men should be in costume, not necessary business. Any colors, but black is still preferable to tie optional. In addition to the instructions on the form of clothing, on the invitation cards you can find other important symbols. Among them may be are: St (sine tempore – Lat.) – just in time, without delay, Ct (cum tempore – Lat.) – with a delay no more than a quarter of an hour, RSV P (Reponse S'il Vous Plait – fr.) – please answer. Ignoring the latter is the biggest violation of social etiquette. If your name is on presentation, a ball or reception, regardless of whether you intend to attend or not, first of all, call or write the answer. Your response must be delivered no later than the eve of the celebration.