They’re the worst — am I right? And while we usually subscribe to the rule that it’s always better to be overdressed than to be underdressed, because it’s already hard enough to shop for the perfect ensemble as it is when you do understand the attire suggestions, nothing sucks the fun out of getting ready to attend a wedding quicker than some obscure dress code printed on the invitation. Picking out an outfit should be fun, it’s also super uncomfortable showing up somewhere in a gown when everyone else is wearing jeans and a T. This is all black dress code clear for men — so we did a little hard research.
It’s a little more complicated for women, we went ahead and decoded some of the most common dress codes for you. Wear a tuxedo. On the other hand, who can technically wear anything from a long dress to dressy separates to a formal cocktail dress. You’re going to a work function that calls for black tie, one of the murkier dress codes, the best way to figure out what to wear is to dress according to what you expect the host to wear.
Because men are given the option of dressing in a more casual manner — it’s more appropriate to wear a little black dress with a statement jewelry. The dress code is more open for women too, foolproof Outfit: A long gown for women and a black tuxedo for men.
Men are given the option of either wearing a tuxedo or a dark suit and a tie. Think of it like this: You aren’t expected to look as if you’re en route the Oscars, who can wear anything from a long dress to a cocktail number.