white tie

NOUN
  1. formalwear consisting of full evening dress for men
  2. bow tie worn as part of a man's formal evening dress
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How To Use white tie In A Sentence

  • The five-course banquet was the first in Mr Bush's presidency to demand a white tie dress code.
  • If you give them your measurements in advance you ought to be okay - I've had both black and white tie from there without fittings and it's been okay.
  • All "they" want is old money, white tie bling - champagne, caviar, and chauffeured limousines.
  • To let us know that he's sophisticated and wicked, Fred has a monocle and cigarette holder to go along with his white tie and tails.
  • The men were elegant in dark tailcoats and white tie, the women dazzling in rich jewels and dresses, the colours of which seemed to span the entire spectrum of the rainbow.
  • So many powerful men, all in white tie and those red sash things. Times, Sunday Times
  • She went home and changed into a pair of jean shorts and a blue-and-white tie-dye shirt that matched her blue eyes.
  • He came faultlessly dressed in the formal white tie and tails, nor did he regale us with wise-cracking anecdotes about the music or some of his funny experiences in the past.
  • In an earlier edition, this also appeared: "Even George W Bush, who tried to portray himself as a homespun Texas rancher, would put on white tie and tails when banqueting with the Queen of England" Cameron has spent years trying to play down his privileged background ..., 22 April, page 5, G2. Corrections and clarifications
  • Even George W Bush, who tried to portray himself as a homespun Texas rancher, would put on white tie and tails when banqueting with the Queen of England. David Cameron reverts to type for the royal wedding | Alexander Chancellor
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