(more often in the
or formal dress
is a general term used to describe men's
suitable for formal events, including weddings,
debutante balls, etc. Traditional 'rules'
govern men's formal dress; these are strictly
observed at socially conservative events
such as royal weddings, and serve merely
as starting points for the creative formal
wear seen at high school proms and entertainment
industry awards shows.
For degrees of
formal wear, see
Formal clothing for women is generally