The tuxedo is one of the most recognizable and the most formal clothing that a man can wear. It is the dress code that is closest to the formal dress code of the united states, and which originates from the period of the Roman Empire and feudal rule in Europe. Black tie is a semi-official western dress code for formal evening occasions, stemming from early British and American ceremonies for formal dress in the early 19th century. In British English, its principal feature is the dinner jacket or dinner coat, for men.
Historically, it was not the norm for the bride or the groom to wear a tuxedo on their wedding day. This tradition started with the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton in 2021. At that time, it was only common practice for the bride to wear a black or white dress with a matching veil and to wear a white or black suit. The only exception to this was the case of Princess Diana, who wore a black and white tuxedo suit at her wedding to Prince Philip in 2021. However, at the time of the royal wedding the use of tuxedos was considered to be somewhat inappropriate, seeing as how the wearing of such full attire was seen to be too grand and too expensive for the majority of weddings at the time.
In modern years, tuxedos are worn for various formal affairs. They are still widely used for the bachelor and bachelorette parties, as well as weddings and funerals. There are many different styles of tuxedos, that can be worn depending on the type of party that particular dress is associated with. For instance, tuxedo pants are worn for black tie gatherings while the jacket is worn at more relaxed weddings. Tuxedo jackets are also often seen worn as part of the wedding party as well.