One thing we all must know is that "Fashion fades, but style is forever". With that being said, the best way to keep up with trends is to grab some popcorn, and relax on your couch to watch "The Awards". The most recent award show was The Golden Globes, hosted by Amy Phoeler and Tina Fey, hit stars of tv's "Saturday Night Live".
Whether you are watching the awards because you are a movie buff or style fanatic, there is a lot to learn.
Most importantly, strutting your stuff in the perfect "Black Tie" attire is the highlight of these award winning events.
Here at SCE, the New Year is off to a great start! Wedding entertainment companies are in full swing of bridal showcases and client bookings. Leads for mid and late 2013, and also all of 2014, and 2015 are contacting vendors daily; all of which are trying to narrow down their options. With that being said, you may have been invited to a wedding where the invitation states "Black Tie", or "Black Tie Optional", but do you really know how to dress the part?
Here are some tips on how a man and a women can dress the part, because no one wants to show up to a party feeling out of placed...
How does a man dress "Black Tie"?
"For a man, no other form of dress is as steeped in such a ritualistic sense of propriety as formal wear.
There is something so elegant about the simplicity of black and white, with its stark contrast and lack of pattern.
When the elements are properly put together, they present a man at his most debonair."
Obviously, proper black tie is a far more specific dress code than anything the average man is likely to encounter outside of the military.
What may not be so obvious, especially to the novice, is just how much of this seemingly restrictive list is actually optional.
To the left, notice how the rich and famous make it work. Black Tie hall-of-famer Sean Combs nails the look once again, with a midnight-blue shawl collar suit.
How does a woman dress "Black Tie"?
Women's dress for black tie occasions has varied greatly through the years; traditionally it was dinner (ankle) or tea (below mid-calf) length sleeveless dress.
Dresses are often accompanied by a wrap or stole, gloves, and evening shoes. Today, cocktail (knee) length dresses are considered equally appropriate in most places.
In some cases, depending on the event type, Black Tie Optional can be sited on the invite. If you are invited to a wedding, you may want to do some research before you shop for your dress. In addition, you probably do not have a dress for this type of event just hanging in your closet, or maybe it's the perfect chance for you to wear that dress that "just hangs in your closet".
Black Tie Optional gives you the option to be decked out or not, however this often leads to guests' wearings a variety of styles. If Black Tie is important to you as the host of the party, it is appreciated to let your guest's know before hand, so they can show up dressed to impress.
Above is a look at 2013's red carpet black tie look for women, along with Max Greenfield from “New Girl” rocking a more virile interpretation of the shawl collar complete with buttonhole.
If style is important for your event, providing your guests' with a cheat-cheat guideline, and a heads up is always key. In addition, pairing a SCE enhancement such as our Celebrity Step and Repeat is not only glamorous, but also provides that red carpet feel. What we do is we custom design the backdrop to match the style of your event and we email you a proof to make sure it's exactly what we discussed during the design stages. Our step and repeat package comes with a 8 x 10 backdrop ( space permitting) along with carpet, ropes and stanchions. Our standard carpet colors are red or black but for an additional cost we can do a custom carpet style and length if you were looking for something very specific. Customizing your own back drop, and using a roped off, carpeted entrance for your guests will make your wedding a night to remember, just like winning an award. Besides, how often do people get to go out in style?