Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Black or White Tie Event?

Having watched 'Downton Abbey' the other night there was a classic Maggie Smith line... 

"Oh I'm so sorry I thought you were a waiter"

She was referring to the Lord's attire of black bow tie instead of white. Apparently a big faux-pas for dress etiquette rules of those times. Having done some research there are rules about white and black tie outfitting and whilst rules can be good for these occasions it would be more interesting to see the fabrications played with. Keep it white or black but switch up the textures and fabrics involved. Exchange the satin black bow for a black mesh lace bow tie and the white for the the ecru mesh lace by Marwood. Small elements to change but why not?

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