full evening dress

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Scope note
Dress suits for men, worn at formal dinners, evening weddings, dances, receptions, and other ceremonial events.These consist of a dress coat with tails, a waistcoat, a starched shirt with upstanding collar, a bow tie and a black pair of pants with the outer seam trimmed with satiny material. As a dress code, also referred to as 'white tie' or 'cravate blanche', in contrast with 'black tie'.
full evening dress
Accepted term: 17-Jun-2024