Black Tie Optional
Translation: Dignified glamour. But
a full-fledged to-the-floor, walk-the-red-carpet gown isn't de rigueur; and
subtly witty touches keep stodginess at bay.
To pursue: Rich color, dressy
fabrics like velvet and lace, frothy details.
Variations:To make a quieter
(but still grand) entrance, long and flowing is always good.
AKA: "Black tie," "creative
black tie," "black tie and long dresses," "bohemian black tie," "white tie,"
"Texas tuxedo," "gala garb," "formal attire.".