The Official Dos and Don'ts of Cocktail Attire

From black-tie to cocktail attire, dress codes are something people don't talk about enough. The number of grey areas regarding what and what not to wear are endless. Today, we are here to talk all things cocktail sans the drinks (unfortunately). Believe it or not, there are rules you've broken at least once in your lifetime, but that's all about to change.

Ahead we give you the dos and don'ts of cocktail attire. Some of these rules might be obvious, and others will make you drop your jaw as you remember a time or two when you were guilty of breaking them. And as always, in addition to our cocktail attire commandments, we show you where to shop the pieces that will ensure you're always dressed appropriately.

Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of cocktail attire.