Sentence Examples


  • The level of formality of the event/occasion: Designer dresses are available in a range from less-formal frocks appropriate for more casual special events to very formal gowns for black-tie affairs.
  • This doesn't mean black-tie formal, but the breezy sheath that would have been appropriate for the afternoon setting should be replaced by a longer hemline and, in general, more coverage.
  • Maybe. After my Cover Girl eye shadow review, I could see myself wearing it if I had some place really fancy to go, like a black-tie event or formal dinner.
  • Though the word casual is often synonymous with "beach wedding" in many guests' heads, more and more beach weddings are becoming elegant black-tie affairs.
  • Women's summer social dresses are not worn for extremely formal evenings such as black-tie affairs, but lighter events such as festivals and dances.