Formal wear, formal dress or evening dress is basically the modern Western equivalent of the traditional social dress code, applicable for all the more formal events, including weddings, Christenings, confirmations, holidays, funerals, Easter, cocktail parties, balls and political gatherings. The word “formal” itself has a number of different interpretations. It can be understood as demure or modest, or it can also mean neat, well-groomed and highly fashionable. In many societies, especially those in developed Western countries, formal wear is a mark of respect and usually signifies a higher social status. It is seen as representative of social status in the society and is usually seen as a formal wear only at formal parties or in the presence of people who are of a higher social status.
Formal wear includes a wide range of clothing, from formal dresses or skirts, top hats, suits, blazers, vests, blazers, tuxedos and trousers. Formal wear has evolved over time, with the evolution of women’s clothing and the expanding use of tuxedos by men. While traditionally men’s formal wear has always been a pair of trousers and shirt, these days tuxedo is also available for men. The most common tuxedo color is black, but you can see men in other colors, including brown, navy blue, gray, and even dark green and black. Black shoes with satin or silk ties have always been popular, while today satin or patent leather shoes are also quite popular.
Some of the most important rules about dress codes and formal wear differ from one society to another, especially those in developed Western countries. For instance, in some countries like Ireland, women are required to wear long skirts while men have to wear tuxedos. This is because Irish women are considered to be too short to wear a skirt. If a man chooses to wear a suit then he would usually choose a dark color.