There is probably nothing worse than being either “over dressed” or “under dressed”, so as you consider which Penguins Formalwear suit to select, there are several things to keep in mind:

  • The formality of the event you intend to attend
  • Has the invite stipulated a certain “dress code”
  • The time of year
  • The time of the ceremony

Guide to Dressing in the Correct Attire for the Occasion

White Tie
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White Tie

This is the  most formal dress code, often referred to as Ultra For tie means full dress, tail coat, white bow, vest, dress shirt, cummerbund and patent leather shoes.

Black Tie
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Black Tie

This means formal. Normally either Tuxedo or Dinner Suit with a black bow, dress shirt, cummerbund and patent leather shoes. Vests are also commonly worn to add an individual touch.

Creative Black Tie
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Creative Black Tie

This leaves room for trendy interpretations of formalwear. The key dress here would be a dark coloured suit. You would normally also wear a dinner jacket with perhaps a shirt and no tie.

Formal
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Formal

This usually means the same as black tie, but in most instances a dark suit with formal shirt and tie would be appropriate. You could also wear a dinner jacket with a shirt and no tie.

Informal
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Informal

This can mean the same as casual. However, when associated with a wedding or other special event, some form of decorum and good taste should prevail. A pair of trousers and shirt are informal, but respectful to the event.

Cocktail
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Cocktail

This means elegant. Wear a dark suit with a formal shirt and tie.