Welcome to DCR6, also known as the “Black Tie” dress code. After decades of debate and asking “What does black tie mean?,” there is no longer any confusion. For your most formal events, such as weddings, balls, proms and all “tuxedo” affairs, you should always be dressed within this black tie dress code. For men, a tuxedo is a must – and no, wearing a suit with a black tie does not qualify. For women, this is your chance to shine. You have great flexibility with this black tie dress code, but – make no mistake – this is your Cinderella moment. A nice formal gown and beautiful shoes will make you the belle of the ball.