Not just for day, caftans conjure bohemian cool come sundown—the brighter and more detailed the better. Some may prefer to add a figure-flattering belt, but purists would be well-advised to let it hang loose.
Black tie doesn’t necessarily mean little (or even long) black dress. Take a fresh approach with an elegant trouser and fancy top. No longer one for the bar, this flower version gives “cocktail” with an extra serving of grown-up sass.