Black Tie Optional

Black tie optional is a little more open and relaxed than traditional black tie while still being more sophisticated than semi-formal attire. As such, you can easily choose between a long dress and a formal cocktail dress to nail this dress code. Essentially, you want to appear elegant and proper without looking like you’re heading to the Oscars. An ankle-grazing dress worn with high heels and statement jewelry is a particularly good choice for black tie optional occasions.