Tenue de ville dress code

In dress code tenue de ville the ladies are expected to wear a cocktail dress, short dress or a suit, optional finished with a hat or other hair accessories. This neat clothing style is often requested at weddings, outdoor parties and openings.
Under the explanation and tips you will find the dresses in our collection for the Tenue de Ville dress code.
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What does Tenue de Ville mean?

Literally translated it is clothing that you wear to the city. The name dates from the past when people were formally dressed to visit the city. Tenue de Ville is a neat dress code, stylish without the chic and glamour. It is mainly worn for occasions which taken place during the day. The ladies mainly wear light colours and pastel shades. The men usually appear in a stylish suit, in dark blue or grey, with a light shirt and dark shoes. The classic style for women is a suit or dress, but nowadays neat dresses or a skirt with blouse are a great choice. Pay attention to the skirt reaches the knee. Your complete outfit must be stylish and elegant. So, opt for pumps or neat ballerinas, subtle accessories, calm makeup and a modest hairstyle.

Tips for Tenue de Ville

  • Tenue de Ville is neat, not chic.
  • Choose light colours or pastel shades.
  • Cocktail dress up to / over the knee.
  • Low heels or ballerinas.
  • Be subtle with accessories and details.
  • Calm makeup and hairstyle.

Short dresses for the dress code Tenue de Ville

Elegant short evening dress with lace in a straight model, the boat neck line is partially transparent with cap sleeves | modelnr c-a1-69

Elegant short evening dress with lace in a straight model, the boat neck line is partially transparent with cap sleeves.

Stylish short evening dress below the knee, in light grey with pink flower pattern and a transparent jacket with half-long sleeves | modelnr c-a1-70

Stylish short evening dress below the knee, in light grey with pink flower pattern and a transparent jacket with half-long sleeves.

Strapless short dresses with bolero jacket in old pink, gold and silver gray blue | modelnr c-u1-67

Strapless short dresses with bolero jacket in old pink, gold and silver gray blue

Short bridemaids dress, knee high in salmon pink, with high neck | modelnr c-u1-78

Short bridemaids dress, knee high in salmon pink, with high neck.

Short sweetheart evening dress with embroidered bodice and Taft bolero jacket | modelnr c-u1-63

Short sweetheart evening dress with embroidered bodice and Taft bolero jacket.

Romantic lace short dress featuring a scalloped V-neckline and a matching satin tie sash completes the look | modelnr c-mo1-21

Romantic lace short dress featuring a scalloped V-neckline and a matching satin tie sash completes the look.

Embroidered short evening dresses with a 1/2 long sleeves bolero jacket | modelnr c-u1-75

Embroidered short evening dresses with a 1/2 long sleeves bolero jacket.

Satin short dress in light grey with pink embroidered flowers on the bodice and a smoothly flared skirt till the knee | modelnr c-ul1-28

Satin short dress in light grey with pink embroidered flowers on the bodice and a smoothly flared skirt till the knee.

Stylish short evening dress in golden brown with short bolero jacket in different colours | modelnr c-u1-26

Stylish short evening dress in golden brown with short bolero jacket in different colours.

Short evening dress with lace features a high-necked neckline, cross-straps over the waist and a transparent chiffon jacket with sleeve. | modelnr c-a1-66

Short evening dress with lace features a high-necked neckline, cross-straps over the waist and a transparent chiffon jacket with sleeve.

Champagne coloured short evening dresses fully embroidered with an illusion high neck line. | modelnr c-g1-1

Champagne coloured short evening dresses fully embroidered with an illusion high neck line.

Short floral broidered lace dresses with bolero jacket for the mother of the bride | modelnr c-u1-79

Short floral broidered lace dresses with bolero jacket for the mother of the bride.

Short lace dresses with cap sleeves for wedding parties in the jade green | modelnr c-u1-81

Short lace dresses with cap sleeves for wedding parties in the jade green.

Stylish short evening dress in the soft pink, the embroidered floral application decorates the bodice and part of the knee-high tulle skirt | modelnr c-n1-66

Stylish short evening dress in the soft pink, the embroidered floral application decorates the bodice and part of the knee-high tulle skirt.

Stylish short evening dress in blue with short sleeve bolero jacket | modelnr c-u1-26

Stylish short evening dress in blue with short sleeve bolero jacket.

Short dress fully beaded and embroidered with half open back in lilac blue | modelnr c-n1-67

Short dress fully beaded and embroidered with half open back in lilac blue.

Stylish two pieces dress, in champagne with long coat | modelnr c-g1-2

Stylish two pieces dress, in champagne with long coat.

Straight cocktail dress with V-neck and peephole back, in the gold-silver | modelnr c-u1-60

Straight cocktail dress with V-neck and peephole back, in the gold-silver.

Lace overlaid short evening dress in blush and navy blue, with transparent chiffon long jacket | modelnr c-a1-65

Lace overlaid short evening dress in blush and navy blue, with transparent chiffon long jacket.

Light old pink cocktail dress in satin, a high-neck embroidered bodice and tea-length skirt | modelnr c-n1-68

Light old pink cocktail dress in satin, a high-neck embroidered bodice and tea-length skirt.

Your perfect Tenue de Ville dress

The dress code Tenue de Ville appears on many wedding invitations. Although it literally means "City wear", you cannot appear in jeans and a T-shirt. The name may sound chic, it is a stylish and elegant style. Without the glitter and glamour, since Tenue de Ville is mainly worn during daytime. The ladies can wear a short dress but pay attention to the length of the skirt. This should reach to or over the knee. The A-line or flared dresses are often worn. Miniskirts and tight dresses are not suitable for this dress code. Summer tones or light colours are an ideal choice, avoid busy prints or black. After all, you don't want to stand out in a negative way. Wear stylish pumps or smart ballerinas under your dress. These can be in the colour of the dress or a suitable shade, as long as it remains stylish and elegant.