One of the following must be worn:
- Black single-breasted tailcoat with silk (ribbed or satin) facings, sharply cut-away at the front;
- A thin, white marcella bow tie;
- Matching black trousers, trimmed with braid or satin on the outside of each trouser leg;
- White stiff-fronted shirt with a cotton pique dickey, boiled or heavily starched, with double cuffs;
- White low-cut waistcoat (usually cotton pique);
- Black polished or patent lace-up shoes with black laces or court pumps and dress socks;
- Silver or white shirt studs and cufflinks;
- A white handkerchief; and
- (Encouraged) white gloves, white scarf, black silk top hat, opera cloak, cape or overcoat for outdoors and a black cane.
- Full-length ball gown (knee- or calf-length dresses will not be deemed acceptable);
- Evening gloves (encouraged but not compulsory, and should be opera length);
- Evening bags, if carried, should be small;
- Dancing shoes, formal pumps, sandals or ballet slippers; and
- Stole, cape, cloak or an opera coat.
- Jumpsuits are not permitted.
Scottish Highland Dress
- Black coatee (Prince Charlie, Montrose and Sheriffmuir jackets are suitable);
- Black or white waistcoat;
- White pique shirt and vest with white studs and cufflinks;
- Black or white bow tie or white lace jabot;
- Black Ghillie brogues;
- Tartan or red and white, red and black or blue and white diced kilt hose;
- Flashes; and
- Sporran (formal type with a silver-mounted cantle-top and fur pouch or a full fur and animal).
- Scarlet tailcoat or, otherwise, the appropriate tails for the pack.
White tie equivalent National Dress
Guests will be able to hire appropriate attire at a discounted rate from our soon-to-be-announced partners. Fittings will be held in College in Easter Term.
Please note that guests failing to adhere to the dress code may be refused entry to the Ball.