Make the Best Fashion Statement With These Party Dress Codes

Party Dress Codes
For any party or family/social gathering, wearing appropriate clothes is an unspoken etiquette. Whether you're attending a party in the near future or wish to understand what are the different dress codes and how they differ from one another, take a look at the following article for details...
Every party or occasion, whether it's a birthday, anniversary, wedding, prom, dinner, nightclub, or any other party or gathering, it is important to know the dress code specified for the event. Whenever you receive an invitation, written or verbal, make sure to read or ask about the dress code defined by the host/hostess. Of course, there isn't just one style or code that is followed. As you can see below, we have provided you with a detailed categorization on dress codes for both men and women.
Party Dress Codes for Women
Women do have a wide range of choices when it comes to getting ready for any event. Not just the clothes, but the accessories play a huge role in making of the entire outfit. In this section, we will be discussing the various outfit ideas in these diverse dress codes.
White Tie - Ultra Formal Attire
ultra formal attire
At such events, the general rule requires women to wear full-length ball gowns and high heels that complement the gown. According to the night and how conventional it may be, off shoulder gowns can be acceptable. As an evening accessory, shawls and long hand gloves are accompanied which are either white or dark in color. There is something called "hunt balls", sort of like a big fundraiser, women have to wear evening gowns in black, white, silver, or gold colors.
Black Tie - Formal Attire
formal attire
For women, as a formal event suggests, an evening gown or long dresses fit perfectly. Depending on how conservative the night is, the dress size will go longer or shorter. For a formal evening party (office party, weddings, anniversaries), the evening gowns need to be sparkling but not as if you are about to go dancing in the nightclub. High heels are required for completing the outfit. The look needs to be clean, crisp, polished, and conventional.
Semi-formal Attire
semi formal attire
Quite similar to black tie dress code, a semi-formal attire for women consists of knee-length dresses. There are many choices, right from evening gowns to cocktail dresses. Some experts suggest a pantsuit can be included in a semi-formal event. However, the fabric has to be either silk, velvet, or cashmere. As for the shoes, pick heels, but not too high, unless you're comfortable carrying them off easily. Other than that, you're good to go.
Dressy Casual Attire
dressy casual attire
For this dress code, women have a chance to be more creative in their choices. Right from skirts to dressy pants to cute dresses, the sky's the limit. Be as "girlie" as you can be while you're deciding how to dress for the event. There's no requirement for being formal as the general undertone is "fun". You can wear flats, dressy heels that match your outfit, or even tall boots.
Casual Attire
casual attire
Many of you will agree, a casual attire is one of the most liked and awaited dress codes. Here, the basic idea is - anything goes. Right from cute dresses, flirty skits, relaxed jeans, and super-cute shorts, getting ready for a casual event is fun and hassle-free.
Party Dress Codes for Men
Even though men don't have the liberty of adding accessories, they can still have a sharp and handsome approach to dressing for any event. With smart suits, jeans, pants, and even shorts, depending on the occasion, men can easily get ready for any occasion with minimal issues. Here's how you can do so.
Black Tie - Formal Attire
formal attire
If it is a day/evening formal party (office party/meeting), as the name suggests, the men will wear gray/black tuxedos with matching ties, white boutonnière, gray/black homburg top hat (optional), cufflinks, and studs. As for a day/evening semi-formal party (weddings, theater/art gallery opening nights), white/black tailcoat or dinner jacket respectively, matching pique vest, white/black bow tie, white silk scarf, golden cufflinks, and studs.
Semi-formal Attire
semi formal attire
Men require to dress in dark suits, shirt, and tie; that's a strict requirement for an evening event. However, for a daytime semi-formal party, a light-colored suit or even khaki pants can be acceptable. The shirt is basically white where either the suit or a sporty coat can be worn.
Dressy Casual Attire
dressy casual attire
Dressing "sharply" is the key here. What you need to aim for here is to keep the attire crisp, clean, but still fancy. Go for either pants, collared shirt, and jacket or dark, well-fitting jean, crisp shirt, and sporty jacket. You can include a vest if you're looking for a slight formal-kind of look; but then don't include the coat into the mix.
Casual Attire
casual men
Anything goes. Wear a relaxed-fit jeans, t-shirt or informal shirt, shorts,
khaki pants, etc. Every guy can easily get ready for a casual affair as there's at least 2-3 different outfits for this event in his wardrobe. But if you want to make a statement for the event, you can also choose a sports or leather jacket, sleevless vest, or even chinos.
Remember, the theme of the party will be your first clue to proper, acceptable dress code. Once you have that covered, you will definitely be able to dazzle everyone and be free from any/all worries about making last minute decisions.