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length, can come out of the closet for five
From six o'clock on, glitter, sequins, and
gowns to the floor are quite acceptable. In
days of yore, a six o'clock wedding would dic-
tate a black dinner suit (tuxedo) for a male
guest But now, a dark suit is acceptable un-
less the invitation reads, "black tie." Women
can wear anything from a mini to a long gown,
and they should look for something very fes-
tive and fun. One caution — if the setting for
the ceremony is religious, guests should cov-
er bare shoulders with a wrap or jacket that
can be discarded later at the reception.
Rita Goldstone, of Sherri's, notes that she
is selling more full-length gowns than ever.
"Although everything is understated. Even
designer Bob Mackie, who has a reputation
for beads and sequins, has cut down," she
Angela Bournias, of Cocktails, also men-
tions the understated, elegant look. She notes
that if there is beading it is just around the
shoulders or neckline.
A black dinner suit (tuxedo) with a white
or cream shirt, black hose and black patent
The etiquette jury is
still out on the question
of wearing black or
white to a wedding.
leather shoes are required for men. Colored
bow ties and cummerbunds are acceptable,
but black is always correct.
For a "white tie" wedding: While very
rare, white-tie weddings still are held, most-
ly in larger cities and during the winter. They
are extremely formal. Men must wear formal
evening suits with tails, white pique vests, and
white ties. White gloves are optional. Women
wear formal ballgowns, "important" jewelry,
and long white gloves.
Of course, some people fuss about what
they feel are arbitrary standards dictating what
they should and should not wear to weddings
or anywhere else. But even today, when stores
and designers offer so much variety of styles,
these guidelines serve an important purpose.
Of course, dress etiquette is not written
in stone. There are exceptions. Regardless of
the time, rules are relaxed when the cere-
mony and/or reception move to a hilltop over-
BLACK0 WHITE? SEQUINS?