The picture was taken at the Annual Banquet in 2019 and illustrates White Tie and Black Tie dress codes. Members are also wearing badges of office or status on ribbons.
Livery dinners in the Hall
Black tie dress code applies. This means black dinner jacket and trousers, white shirt and black bow tie for men. Woman may wear a cocktail or long dress or evening trousers. Apprentices who don’t have a dinner jacket may wear a suit and tie.
White tie dress code is compulsory for members of the Court. This means white waistcoat, white shirt and white bow tie for men with black dress tailcoat. Women should wear long dresses or evening trousers with shoulders covered. Black tie dress code is acceptable for those not on the Court.
Education Trust Supper
Informal, no ties required.
Business attire/Lounge suits
Lectures, SIMposium, technical and social visits
No dress code unless specified.
This is mainly casual dress. There is usually a dinner where the dress code is either lounge suit or black tie. Full details are given when you book.
Badges & Decorations
This means Livery badges of office or Livery status and military or honour awarded by the Queen.
General Advice for Formal Events
For further advice on dress codes please go to the following web sites
Protocol, Etiquette and Dress Codes – Livery Committee website
Dress Codes – Debrett’s website