From Casual to Dazzle: Our Dress Code Glossary
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the November 2003 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
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.".