The rules of formal dress are very simple;
The JacketA well-fitted blazer or dinner jacket is essential. Funnily enough, a black dinner jacket is traditional for a black-tie event. But don’t restrict yourself! Dare to be different with Hacketts Shawl Collar Green Velvet Formal Blazer. This dinner jacket will act as a beautiful centerpiece for your outfit. Additionally the colour is dark and sublet enough to be teamed with a pair of black tailored trousers.
AccessoriesThe black tie of course – a bow tie. If you’re aiming to keep things traditional then a self-tie black tie is a must. Need a reminder on how to tie one? Watch this video on How to Tie a Bow Tie. Or if you’re not quite equipped with the skill or patience of tying a black tie, you can purchase a pre tied bow tie quite easily. Don’t worry, we’ll keep your secret!
ShirtMake sure your shirt is on-point! Rather than the classic ‘winged’ collar shirt, which you probably have hundreds of, turn your attention to the ‘turndown’ collar shirt. This type of shirt is a black-tie event essential. It’s the perfect accompaniment to your bow-tie. Additionally, for an even more stylish look, opt in for the double-cuffed shirt. Pair with a beautiful pair of cufflinks for a truly special look.
ShoesFrom head to toe, it’s important to pay close attention to each component of your outfit. So, to finish off your black-tie look, pick the perfect pair of dress shoes. A classic pair of black oxford brogues are a must in our opinion. Polish them up nicely for a mirror shine, and you are ready for the party of the year!
Other Key piecesCufflinks – our black fleur de lies cufflinks are a smart and striking accompaniment for your black tie attire.Lapel pin – a pure white floral lapel pin will bring your outfit to another level of sophistication.
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From all of us at Frederick Thomas London, thank you for reading and Happy New Year.Written by Emily Watson