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planning to attend a Viennese Ball, it is important to determine the required
most elegant of Viennese Balls are White
wears a black tailcoat, black trousers, black shoes, a white bow tie, white
vest, and a white wing-collar shirt. The
traditional material for the white tie, vest, and shirt is pique, a fabric with
a slight diamond-shaped waffle texture. If pique is not available then other white fabrics may
be acceptable. Studs must be worn
on the shirt over the buttons. A
white folded pocket square is worn in the upper left pocket of the tailcoat, and
the gentleman will ideally also be wearing white gloves. Some individuals may also be wearing diplomatic or military
wears a formal floor-length dress. Short
cocktail-length dresses are not admitted. It
is important that these dresses should not be narrow at the bottom in order to
allow free movement of the legs. The
wider dresses look especially lovely as they swing back in Viennese turns.
Unless the lady is a member of the Cotillion, her dress should not be
pure white. It is also traditional
for women to wear opera-length gloves.
The most common dress code for
Viennese Balls is Black Tie.
wears a black dinner jacket, black trousers, black shoes, a black bow tie, and a
white wing-collar shirt.
code for the lady is the same as for a white tie event.
There are also a few Viennese Balls
that require or permit special dress, such as formal military uniforms,
historical period attire, or specific ethnic folk costumes.
There are also a few Viennese balls that have no dress code.
Shoes are the most important component
of the attire that you will wear to a Viennese Ball.
Menís shoes should be black, simple, and well-polished.
Women should avoid overly high heels.
The soles of the shoes should be leather, rather than rubber, because it
will be much easier to perform the rapid turns that are required for the
Viennese Waltz. There can be rubber
on the heels, but there should not be any on the soles.
It is a common practice to bring a separate pair of dance shoes and slip
into these before you step onto the dance floor.
Because it is important that your dance shoes should be comfortable, you
will want to make sure that they have already been broken in and will not
produce any blisters. You will be dancing in these for many hours.