Different Types of Formal Clothes
Formal wear, formal apparel or evening dress is an important tradition, dating back to at least the 16th century, applicable mainly for the highest formal occasions, including weddings, christening, confirmations, funeral, Easter and Christmas celebrations, as well as some state dinner, balls and horse-riding events. The word formal comes from the French term “formal” meaning “of a formal nature”. Formal wear is always a jacket, pant or sweater with a tie, trousers and shoes. A more formal dress might include a coat over a shirt and trousers or a long and form-fitting gown.
A more informal type of formal attire is the frock coat, which is an item of undergarment that can be used for a variety of formal occasions. These types of dresses are worn on many formal weddings and can also be worn on a casual basis as well. The frock coat can range from a simple blouse with buttons to a vest with all the trimmings and can be printed with any kind of pattern, design or color. The cost of these types of frock coats depend largely on the material, the fabric and the design.
Other items of formal wear are evening gowns, tuxedos, suit jackets and black tie evening’s suits. These outfits may be further divided into three categories, which are for daytime wear, evening wear and night wear. For daytime wear, a smart casual outfit like a button-down shirt, chinos, casual trousers and a bow tie would be appropriate. For evening wear, an elegant evening gown or prom dress would be ideal. For a night out in town, a smart pair of pants, a shirt and a vest or a sport jacket is ideal.