What to Wear - New Years Eve
Sadly, the Christmas festivities have come to an end. But what better way to finish off the year than with the acclaimed New Year Eve’s party. Upgrade your party outfit this year with Frederick Thomas London’s Top Tips. So, for the last time this year we’ll guide you through that classic new years eve dress code that is Black Tie.

The rules of formal dress are very simple;

The Jacket

A 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.


The 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!


Make 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.


From 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 pieces

Cufflinks – 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