Semi-formal wear often indicates that men are not required to arrive in a tuxedo and women can opt out of a long formal gown and come dressed in a cocktail dress or an equivalent. Semi-formal events can include reunions, graduation and cocktail parties.

When it comes to semi-formal wear, it is also important to remember to keep the style elegant, sharp and chic. Dark colors are preferred for this type of event, especially when it comes to a a man's suit.

One's appearance should also match their attire. It is important to make sure a woman has her hair done and that a man also has a tidy look.