Question of the Week - Black Tie Affair

Dear Elaine,

Q If an affair is "Black tie" 7:00pm does the dress have to be a long gown or can it be a very dressy just below the knee black taffeta 3/4 length sleeve very classy "Audrey Hepburn" type dress?

A Thank you for sending in your question. Yes your 3/4 length Audrey Hepburn style dress is just perfect for your "Black Tie" affair. For women the proper attire for Black Tie is a formal floor length gown or dressy cocktail dress. With men it's a black tuxedo jacket with matching trousers, black tie, and black vest or cumber bun.

Great you asked, enjoy your gala and I LOVE the sound of the way your Dress looks! Rock on honey!