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Formal wear, formal attire or full dress is the traditional category applicable for the most formal occations, such as,,,, and, in addition to certain,, and events. Formal attire is traditionally divided into formal and evening attire; implying before 6 p.m., and () afterwards. Generally permitted other alternatives, though, are the most formal versions of vsvp (including, and ),,,, and most rarely. In addition, formal attire may be instructed to be worn with official and.

With background in the 19th century, the indicating particularly men's formal attire have remained virtually unchanged since the early 20th century, and remains observed so in certain settings influenced by : notably around, the, and, in addition to. For women, although fundamental customs for (and ) likewise apply, changes in have been more dynamic. Optional conventional for men is the, and for women etc. of a range of interpretations.

"Formal attire" being the most formal dress code, it is followed by, equivalently based around daytime, and evening i.e. (tuxedo), and for women. The and in turn only comes after this level, associated with. Notably, if a level of flexibility is indicated (for example "uniform, morning coat or lounge suit", as seen to the royal in 2018), the host tend to wear the most formal interpretation of that dress code in order to save guests the embarrassment of out-dressing.

Since the most formal versions of national costumes are typically permitted as exceptions to the uniformity in Western formal dress code, conversely, since most cultures have at least intuitively applied some equivalent level of formality, the versatile framework of Western formal dress codes open to amalgation of international and local customs have influenced its competitiveness as international standard. From these social conventions derive in turn also the variants worn on related occasions of varying solemnity, such as formal,, and events, as well as certain including ceremonies,, events,, etc.


Dress codes[]

The dress codes counted as formal wear are the formal dress codes of for daytime and for evenings. Although some consider for daytime and for the evening as formal, they are traditionally considered attires, sartorially speaking below in formality level.

The clothes dictated by these dress codes for women are. For many uniforms, the official clothing is unisex. Examples of this are,, and military.

Morning dress[]

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Morning dress is the daytime formal, consisting chiefly for men of a,, and, and an appropriate for women.

White tie[]

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The required clothing for men, in the evening, is roughly the following:

Women wear a variety of dresses. See,, and. Business attire for women has a developmental history of its own and generally looks different from formal dress for social occasions.

Supplementary alternatives[]

In general, each of the supplementary alternatives apply equally for both, and evening attire.

Ceremonial dress[]

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Including,, and.

Full dress uniform[]

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Religious clothing[]

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  • First native from the, wearing a Roman with the standard 18 buttons (Gazet van Antwerpen, 2 September 1906).

  • in white cassock (sometimes though unofficially called a ) with and fringed white fascia (2007).

Folk costume[]

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Couple married in a ceremony in, Gifu prefecture

In Western formal state ceremonies and social functions, diplomats, foreign dignitaries, and guests of honour wear Western formal dress if not wearing their own national dress.

Many cultures have formal evening and day dress, for example:

  • — both traditional and modern embroidered blouse worn by women in at Special occasion, traditional festival and Formal show.
  • — worn by men in the Philippines.
  • — worn by men with and and in formal and religious occasions, e.g., in some Eastern countries like (,,,,, and others).
  • shirt — worn by men and women in Indonesia.
  • — worn as formal dress by women and men in.
  • — a long male version of the, which originated during the Qing Dynasty. It can be of cotton for ordinary wear, or of silk for those within aristocratic families. Beneath the changshan, the male generally wears white mandarin-collar long-sleeve shirt and a pair of dark colored long pants. Like the qipao, this changshan male gown has slits on both sides (at least knee level) as well. Worn nowadays either by Chinese men in the martial arts world, or as attire for weddings to match the qipao the bride wears. The qipao and changshan originated as Manchu dresses which government officials, but not ordinary civilians, were required to wear under the Dynasty's laws. Gradually, the general non-official Han Chinese civilian population not voluntarily shifted from wearing traditional Chinese clothing to the qipao and changshan.
  • — a modern female variation of the Qing Dynasty silk dress, characterized by a high mandarin collar, and side open slits of varying lengths. It can be sleeveless, short, elbow or long sleeve, and has been adopted by most Chinese women as a Chinese wear, depending on materials and occasions.
  • — worn as formal dress by men in.
  • — worn by men in West African countries.
  • — worn by men in,,, the, and men in.
  • — worn as formal dress by women and men in.
  • — worn by men in to formal events such as and weddings.
  • with — worn as formal dress by men in or of Scottish descent
  • — worn by women in Malaysia and Indonesia.
  • , worn as diplomatic uniform and evening dress by officials of the
  • — worn by women in,,, and.
  • — worn by both men and women in, and.
  • worn by men in

Frock coat[]

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Although ceased as a protocol-regulated required formal attire at the in 1936 at the order of the short-reigning King, the frock coat - embodying the background for all contemporary civil formal wear - has not altogether vanished. Yet, it is a rarity mostly confined to infrequent appearances at certain.

The of in 1965 included bearers of frock coats.

To this day, King of (born 1959) has been a frequent wearer of frock coats at formal occasions.

As an example of more recent fashion, 's autumn editions of 2012 heavily embraced frock coats.


Morning dress[]

  • Morning dress in 1901

  • Men in morning dress and women in at wedding (1929)

White tie[]

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