Invitations to old line Carnival balls invariably contain the phrase “costume de rigueur”. You may know the attire for men under such terms as “full dress”, “white tie”, or “tails”. For ladies it means a floor length evening gown – no tea length or dressy pants permitted.
Ladies have it easy, but the process of getting dressed for men can be a bit daunting. I’m going to walk you through it. Here is the end result that you are after. (The mask is normally not a part of the attire, but my model is shy.)