The party season is in full swing, and if your diary is filling up, our winter collection will take you from black tie events to cocktail evenings and everything in-between. Read our style suggestions to ensure sartorial success over the festive period.
A Black Tie Event
For men, black tie attire always requires a smart evening suit and a black bow tie. Complete the look with a silk pocket square – pure white is traditional but a subtle monochrome motif is also acceptable. The dress code for women is less rigid. Avoid anything too tight and anything that falls more than an inch above the knee. Your outfit doesn’t have to be black either, colour and patterns work too. A floor-length chiffon skirt paired with a shirt featuring dramatic floral prints is a stylish alternative to a gown.
A Cocktail Soirée
Understated elegance is the key to achieving sartorial success at cocktail parties. A slim fit black suit, a crisp shirt and a skinny knitted tie is a sharp combination for men. For women, cocktail parties aren’t just for cocktail dresses. A sleek white shirt and tailored trousers create a chic ensemble that is easy to dress up for an evening. A monochrome palette will always be timelessly stylish.
An Office Celebration
If an event takes place straight after office hours, a statement shirt featuring a bold pattern is smart enough for the workplace and won’t look out of place at a party. For women, sophisticated shirts and blouses with decadent prints, romantic detailing and opulent jewel tones will easily take you from the office to an evening setting.
With Christmas party season just around the corner, chances are that your diary is brimming with black tie events. The key to successfully dressing for a black tie event is to keep it simple and classic. There are many elements involved in men’s eveningwear and common questions include: Do I need a cummerbund, what colour socks should I wear? How do I tie a bow tie? Our men’s eveningwear guide will ensure you make an entrance for all the right reasons.