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					The elements of ladies' white tie attire

According to rules of etiquette and attire, ladies must wear a ball gown to events
where men are required to wear white tie attire. The elements of ladies' white tie attire
could include:

ball gown - ballerina (to the ankle) or full-length (to the floor)

dancing shoes - formal pumps, sandals, flats or ballet slippers

jewellery - earrings and necklace; rings and bracelets are optional. A watch is not
considered appropriate except for jeweled versions in which the face is covered so
that it resembles a bracelet.

gloves - if worn, should be opera length

stole, cape or cloak, or an opera coat

handbag - clutch style or small evening bag

Optional:

state decorations - if specified on invitation; worn on a bow pinned to the chest

tiaras - If married and the event does not take place in a hotel.

 Debutantes

For their debuts, debutantes wear long white ball gowns. They also wear long white
leather gloves that go well above the elbow and that close with small pearl buttons at
the wrist. Their jewellery is understated and suitable for a young lady about to be
formally presented to society for the first time.

 See also

Ball (dance)

Ballerina skirt

Cocktail dress

Crinoline

Gown
 References

^ Caroline Davies (2002-03-17). "Single girls shouldn't let diamonds go to their head".
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1388078/Single-girls-shouldnt-let-diamond
s-go-to-their-head.html. Retrieved 2009-04-13.?

 External links

Ball gowns in the collection of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

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Clothing

Materials

Cotton? Fur? Leather? Linen? Nylon? Polyester? Rayon? Silk? Spandex? Wool

Tops

Blouse? Crop top? Dress shirt? Halterneck? Henley shirt? Hoodie? Jersey? Guernsey
(clothing)? Polo shirt? Shirt? Sleeveless shirt? Sweater? T-shirt? Tube top? Turtleneck

Trousers or pants

Bell-bottoms? Bermuda shorts? Bondage pants? Boxer shorts? Capri pants? Cargo
pants? Culottes? Cycling shorts? Dress pants? Jeans? Jodhpurs? Overall? Parachute
pants? Shorts? Sweatpants? Windpants

Skirts

A-line skirt? Ballerina skirt? Fustanella? Hobble skirt? Jean skirt? Job skirt? Leather
skirt? Kilt? Men's skirts? Microskirt? Miniskirt? Pencil skirt? Poodle skirt? Prairie
skirt? Rah-rah skirt? Sarong? Skort? Slip? Train? Wrap

Dresses

Ball gown? Cocktail dress? Evening gown? Gown? Jumper dress? Little black dress?
Petticoat? Sari? Sundress? Tea gown? Wedding dress

Suits and uniforms

Academic dress? Afrocentric suit? Black tie? Buddhist monastic robe? Clerical
clothing? Court dress? Gymslip? Jumpsuit? Lab coat? Mao suit? Morning dress?
Pantsuit? Red Sea rig? Scrubs? Stroller? Tangzhuang? Tuxedo? White tie

Outerwear

Abaya? Academic gown? Anorak? Apron? Blazer? Cloak? Coat? Duffle coat? Frock
coat? Jacket? Greatcoat? Hoodie? Opera coat? Overcoat? Pea coat? Poncho? Raincoat?
Redingote? Robe? Shawl? Shrug? Ski suit? Sleeved blanket? Top coat? Trench coat?
Vest? Waistcoat? Windbreaker

Underwear

Boxer briefs? Boxer shorts? Brassiere? Briefs? Compression shorts? Corselet? Corset?
Knickers? Lingerie? Long underwear? Men's undergarments? Panties? Teddy? Trunks?
Undershirt

Accessories

Belly chain? Belt? Bow tie? Chaps? Coin purse? Earring? Gaiters? Gloves? Handbag?
Leg warmer? Leggings? Necklace? Necktie? Scarf? Stocking? Sunglasses?
Suspenders? Tights

Footwear

Athletic shoe? Boot? Dress shoe? Flip-flops? Hosiery? Pump? Sandal? Shoe? Slipper?
Sock

Headwear

Balaclava? Cap? Fascinator? Gaung Paung? Hat? Headband? Helmet? Hijab? Hood?
Kerchief? Mantilla? Niqb? Sombrero? Turban? Ushanka? Veil

Nightwear

Babydoll? Blanket sleeper? Negligee? Nightcap? Nightgown? Nightshirt? Peignoir?
Pajamas

Swimwear

Bikini? Swim diaper? Wetsuit

Clothing parts

Back closure? Buckle? Button? Buttonhole? Collar? Cuff? Elastic? Fly? Hemline?
Hook-and-eye? Lapel? Neckline? Pocket? Shoulder pad? Shoulder strap? Sleeve?
Snap? Strap? Velcro? Waistline? Zipper

National costume

Abaya? Aboyne dress? o b ba? o di? o t thn? Baro't saya? Barong Tagalog? Bunad?
jbningurinn? Cheongsam? Dashiki? Deel? Dhoti? Dirndl? Djellaba? Gkti? Gho &
Kira? Han Chinese clothing? Hanbok? Jellabiya? Jilbb? Kebaya? Kente cloth? Kilt?
Kimono? Lederhosen? Sampot? Sarafan? Sari? Sarong? Scottish dress

Historical garments

Banyan? Bedgown? Bodice? Braccae? Breeches? Breeching? Brunswick? Chemise?
Chiton? Chlamys? Doublet? Exomis? Farthingale? Frock? Himation? Hose?
Houppelande? Jerkin? Justacorps? Palla? Peplos? Polonaise? Smock-frock? Stola?
Toga? Tunic

History and surveys

Africa? Ancient Greece? Ancient Rome? Ancient world? Anglo-Saxon? Byzantine?
Clothing terminology? Dress code? Early Medieval Europe? Formal wear? Han
Chinese clothing? History of clothing and textiles? History of Western fashion series
(1100s-2000s)? Sumptuary law? Timeline of clothing and textiles technology?
Undergarments? Vietnam? Women wearing pants

See also

Adaptive clothing? Adult diaper? Bathrobe? Costume? Fashion? Ironing? Laundry?
Locking clothing? Reversible garment

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