Fashion Definition: For men, a tuxedo; for women, a full-length gown, although, depending on the occasion, knee-length dresses will often be seen.
Black-tie Optional adjective
Fashion Definition: A half-step below black-tie, black-tie optional denotes the option of wearing a tuxedo or formal dress, but the formality is more flexible, meaning a dark suit and tie and cocktail attire is equally encouraged.
Fashion Definition: In the legal context, business attire means a suit. A dress with suit jacket may be substituted. Depending on the occasion, a coordinating suit with button-down underneath will be most appropriate.
Business Casual adjective
Fashion Definition: In law, this means a professional outfit without the formality of a coordinated suit. For women, skirts with blouses, trousers with button-ups or dresses with cardigans will suffice. For men, a suit and dress shirt sans tie, or a sweater to replace the suit jacket is appropriate.
Fashion Definition: Casual means anything goes, including denim. Again, depending on the occasion, flip flops + jeans + tank top may still be a little too informal. But, if your work day or event is ‘casual,’ nothing in particular is required of you.
Synonym(s): Weekend Wear.
Fashion Definition: Short, elegant dresses for her and dark suits for him. The little black dress is the ultimate cocktail dress and appropriate for most special occasions.
Fashion Definition: See definition for Cocktail.
Fashion Definition: See definition for Black-tie.
Weekend Wear adjective
Fashion Definition: See definition for Casual.
Fashion Definition: These are incredibly rare, so do not worry if you are not familiar with the term. Most legal functions are cocktail functions, with the occasional formal gala. Should you be invited to a white-tie function, the good news is the attire is predetermined: for men, full dress including white tie, vest and shirt. Women wear long gowns, without exception. If an event is white-tie, it will most certainly be noted on the invitation.