We have a very strict dress code to preserve the integrity and the authenticity of the Ball.

This paragraph is for the younger generation who may not have previous experience of wearing formal attire.

Below we give a description of the required formal ball attire:

For gentlemen:

  • Formal tails: black tails, white shirt, white vest and white bow tie
  • Black tie: black tuxedo, white shirt, black vest or black cummerbund and black bow tie
  • Escorts of the debutantes must wear tails and white gloves
  • Orders and decorations are restricted to the insignia of recognized orders of knighthood and merit and national military decorations issued by sovereign government.

For ladies: full ball gowns

For the members of the American Military: authentic uniforms with/without decorations.

The dress code for the debutantes is included under the “Debutantes” heading of our website.

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