White Tie dresscode
An invitation with the dress code White Tie means, the men wear a dress suit and the ladies wear a beautiful long prom dress, ball gown or evening dress, half-length gloves are an option.
Under the explanation and tips, you will find an overview of the dresses which are suitable for the White-Tie dress code.
White Tie explained
Especially on official events it is requested to appear in this formal dress code. These are special dinners, a formal gala or meetings with representatives off the government, royal family or business. White Tie or 'crevate blanche' can also be requested at a navy ball, exclusive events, opening ceremonies or a chic wedding. A long evening dress is the most suitable choice for the ladies. These dresses are very entrancing due to a split or a low back. A V neck line is allowed, if the entire outfit exudes elegance. Despite the strict rules of the dress code White-tie, ladies can wear expensive jewellery. Half-long gloves may be worn while a watch is forbidden. Elegance and glamour are expected to be shown. So also pay attention to your hair and makeup.
Tips for White Tie
- A long prom dress or evening gown.
- Decolleté and slit are allowed.
- NO Watches!
- Wear eye-catching or exclusive jewellery.
- Pay attention to your hair and makeup.
- Half-long gloves are an option.
Style your gala outfit with accessories
How do you choose the correct White Tie outfit?
Despite the strict rules about what is and isn’t allowed, you have a lot of options for your entire outfit.
Put on a long dress which falls to the ground and wear heels underneath so that you look a little taller. A strapless or a deep V neck line is allowed, provided it has a chic appearance. The dress must consist of one piece and can be flared. A ball dress or evening gown is therefore certainly an option.
Choose a colour which matches the season. In the summer months you take a light or pastel coloured dress and during the winter a dark blue or burgundy gown.
White-Tie is also exclusive and glamour, a prom dress with sequins, rhine stones or Swarovski crystals are definitely appreciated.
You can also opt for luxury jewellery as a necklace or earrings. Watches and bracelets are not done. Are you Cinderella who must be home by noon?
Gloves, preferably over the elbow, may be worn at entering. Uncovered arms and shoulders are no problem, beauty is to be shown.
Pay extra attention to your makeup and hair, but don't go over the top. You want to look stylish and chic. If you can't do it yourself, visit a hairdresser and / or make-up artist.
Feel free to visit our store in Amsterdam, we are happy to advise you on the perfect White Tie dress.