As you start to go to more dances and events, you'll notice that the dress codes differ for each occasion. Sometimes, the invites can be confusing, though. Did you know that "white tie" is the same as "ultra-formal?" And that "dressy casual" means... wait, isn't that an oxymoron? Yep, it is. But don't worry, you'll always be appropriately dressed when you follow these dress code definitions.
Photo of Ina Soltani evening gown by Cassandra Morris