Special Occasion Style Guide

Dress to Impress: Tips for Any Dress Code

Special occasions call for special attire, but different events come with different dress codes. Don’t fret, we’ve got you covered! Here’s a guide for every dress code, so that you can dress to impress no matter what.

Black Tie

For a black tie event, wear a formal floor-length gown in a neutral color like black, navy, or burgundy. Keep the jewelry simple and elegant, with statement earrings or a bracelet. For men, a tuxedo with a black bow tie is the standard dress code.


Cocktail attire is a little more relaxed but still requires a polished look. A knee-length dress or a skirt with a dressy blouse is a good option. Accessories can be eye-catching and fun, like a bold necklace or clutch. Men can wear a suit and tie, but it can also be dressed up with a blazer and dress shoes.


Semi-formal can be a bit confusing, but it generally means dressy attire without being too formal. A dress or jumpsuit is always a safe bet, but you can also wear a dressy separates like a skirt with a blouse or dressy pants with a nice blouse. Men can wear a suit and tie or dress pants with a dress shirt.


Just because it’s casual doesn’t mean you can wear jeans and a t-shirt! For a casual event, you can opt for a sundress or flowy maxi dress. You can also wear dressy pants with a blouse or a skirt with a casual top. Men can wear khaki pants or nice jeans with a polo shirt or button-up shirt. Remember, no matter the dress code, the most important thing is to feel comfortable and confident in what you’re wearing. Happy dress shopping!