Definitions for "BLACK TIE"
Keywords:  dinner, tuxedo, tie, jacket, bow
Formal attire is expected to be worn by the audience, often on opening night. Should be announced in advance.
Formal wear you need for most May Balls (see White Tie), and for events such as college dinners. For men: DJ, dress shirt, bow tie, and if you want a cummerbund/waistcoat. For women: cocktail dress.
semiformal evening dress for men