Tis’ the season for Deb Balls, Formal Holiday Parties and other White Tie Events. Our friends have been writing in with their questions about appropriate choices. For the ladies, White Tie Attire suggests the most formal type of dressing in full-length gowns, long gloves, and fabulous jewelry. We suggest an an Opera Length or 16 button glove worn through cocktails and receiving line, if there is one, then taken off when you arrive at the table for dinner. For men, it it is also known as Full Evening Dress. A black tailcoat is worn over a white shirt, white waistcoat and a white bow tie. Black trousers and patent leather shoes complete the dashing attire.
We shopped this gorgeous gown at Nordstrom and chose it for its versatility, as it can travel from elegant hotel ballroom events in the North, though stately Southern soirées, and come to a stop at the Breakers in Palm Beach for a beachside ball. The wonderful pattern and shape creates a stunning front view, while the back of cascading fabric will insure your beauty and grace on the dance floor. Simply stunning.
ML Monique Lhuillier Strapless Floral Mikado Ballgown $1325 / Marchesa Dahlia Tassel Drop Earrings $125 / Diane von Furstenberg 440 Crystal Embellished Envelope Clutch $398 / Stuart Weitzman Nudist Sandal $415 / Sermoneta Gloves Grace €199
While we were shopping, we found these other wonderful ball gowns.
Pammella, Pamella Roland Embroidered Lace Strapless Gown $624 SALE / Badgley Mischka Embellished Mikado Ballgown $890 / Pamella, Pamella Roland Strapless Satin & Jacquard Ballgown $990 / Theia Metallic Jacquard Ballgown $1295