white tie


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Synonyms for white tie

bow tie worn as part of a man's formal evening dress

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Not a soul did we meet between that and Willesden; and of those who saw us later, did one think of the two young men with crooked white ties, supporting a third in a seemingly unmistakable condition, when the evening papers apprised the town of a terrible tragedy at Kensal Rise?
EVENING GOWN/ WHITE TIE: You don't see white tie on too many invitations these days but this is your opportunity to go for it.
She wore a custom quarter-sleeve ivory Giorgio Armani PrivEa[c] gown, changing into an Armani silk tulle gown with shoulder trains for their white tie reception.
Bill Deamer's choreography shows off a talented ensemble for classics like Top Hat, White Tie and Tails, Cheek to Cheek and Let's Face the Music and Dance, while Matthew White's direction allows for strong characters and plenty of humour between the impressive dance sequences.
This year, the glamour quotient was raised a notch: Women were focusing on flowing gowns, and men were asked to dress in white tie -- full evening dress, in other words -- a fancier proposition than black tie.
As soon as that word passed his lips - which Mitchell unconvincingly denies ever happened - he might as well have been wearing a silk top hat, white tie and tails, sporting a monocle, puffing a fat cigar and swigging from a bottle of champagne while on his way to roast some hapless "fag" over the fire in his study for not cleaning his footie boots.
But it's the song and dance routines that the audience - many in black tie, tiaras and fascinators - had come to see; Chambers' tap routine with a hatstand and the Act I closer Top Hat, White Tie and Tails the real standouts, but apart from a couple of slight hiccups with the set, it was faultless.
Then throw in a mysterious and kinda bug-eyed dude rocking a white tie in the background.
Actors Tom Hanks and Kevin Spacey, actress Helena Bonham-Carter and her director husband Tim Burton added some Hollywood glitz to the VIPs attending the lavish white tie dinner.
uk love it POSH and Becks might be guaranteed an spotted invitation to Elton John''s glitzy White Tie & Tiara ball but if yours got lost in the post get the next best thing with Jo Malone''s Limited Edition White Tie & Tiara 2010 Cologne.
Many of his fans gave him the sendoff he would have loved yesterday, wearing his trademark white tie and carrying banners - as they would at a Dolan concert.
He first tested it out on the audience at Sir Elton John's White Tie & Tiara Ball to a rapturous reception from the celeb-heavy crowd.
The young men appeared in white tie and tails, as did their director, and the young ladies wore long black gowns.