Party invitations call for formal dressing. The first thing that comes into the mind is that men will wear tuxedo and the women to wear the long cocktail dresses or any other formal Party Dresses. For a black tie function, a black dress is perfectly all right to wear. The formal look basically means the same as the black tie look however in some of the cities such as Long Angeles and New York it might imply that there is just a black shirt to be worn without a tie and a tux. Women, however usually wear the long dresses featuring cocktails.
If the invitation is ultra formal or white tie invitation then the men have to wear a full dress having white shirt, white tie and vest. The women on the other hand tend to wear long white gowns or other Party Dresses. The black tie invitation gave the option of wearing a tuxedo or a formal dress however it must give you an idea about the formality of the function which implies that a tie or a dark suit can be the other option. Women in these functions wear long dresses and cocktails.
Another event is the creative black tie event in which one can make trendy changes to the formal wear. One can be modern with a tux by wearing a black shirt without any tie. The ladies wear long or short Party Dresses. There are also some parties which have separate themes such as Texas black tie. In such parties one can have more fun with the themes and overall look. You can wear stylish jewelry, creative belts and modern boots with the formal dress. The women can add some colors to their dress as well.