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.
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.
Style your evening outfit with accessories
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.