A Guide to What Every Dress Code Really Means  

The best time of year is just around the corner! And even though it's fun to dress up, we know it can be a headache sometimes. How to look appropriate, and not stick out like a sore thumb. So here's a helpful guide we've put together for you to make holiday dressing a breeze.

Dress Code: Black Tie  

This is easy for guys - wear a Tuxedo! But for women, it's a bit more complicated. You can wear anything from a long elegant gown to a dressy mix and match outfit to a formal cocktail dress. Just imagine you were attending the Oscars; no big deal!

An easy tip to figure out what to wear - dress according to what you expect the host to wear. Attending a black tie holiday party for New Years? Then wear a long gown. But if it's a work function, a girl can't go wrong with a classic LBD accompanied with a statement necklace and makeup.

Stand out with our collection of black tie dresses!

Dress Code: Black Tie Optional

This is a very elusive dress code. Your options are more plentiful - you can wear anything from a long simple dress to a cocktail dress with an oomph (think an interesting high-low hemline). The desired effect should be appropriately fancy but not over-the-top.

Dress Code: Cocktail or Semi Formal

Guys have it easy - wear a dark suit with a tie. For women - short party dresses are the perfect answer. When in doubt, wear a simple silhouette in an attention-grabbing color or fabric!

Be Ready to Party with our Collection of Cocktail Dresses.

Dress Code: Festive

This is one dress code that we always see popping up on invitations around the holidays. Festive attire is cocktail attire but with a holiday sparkle. Take a note from Kim and pair a sequined shift dress with classic pumps.

Shine for the Holidays in our Festive Dresses.