What plain formal shirts to wear to a formal event

In need of Formal event outfit ideas featuring plain formal shirts? Our stylists have put together a range of different outfit ideas for you.

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Outerwear that elevates

A well-fitting overcoat is the kind of item that instantly sharpens any outfit. Worn over your formal trousers and knitwear you'll still look polished even when you’re away from the office.

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Pink and navy are a match made in heaven

As preppy a colour combination as you could wish for, this duo nonetheless feels fresh thanks to the addition of stone chinos.

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Play with layers

This look proves the old adage that with layers, less is more. A lightweight shirt, vest and jacket can be as warm as one heavy coat, plus adaptable if the weather changes.

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Mix colour and pattern

You don’t have to stick to grey or navy when it comes to suits. Mixing different colours and patterns feels modern and youthful – just make sure to keep things different enough that it feels intentional.

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Coats that up your game

Here's a shortcut to style: invest in a double-breasted overcoat – it upgrades any outfit in an instant.

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Make a colour change

A charcoal suit is a nice alternative to black (it’s not as harsh) and can feel more individual than navy. Go for a light tie for a tried-and-true suiting combo.

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Skip the suit jacket

You don't always need to pair formal trousers with a formal jacket. In fact, a black trench coat gives this whole outfit a more individual, relaxed vibe.

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Staying smart in any weather

A structured coat is a clever outerwear option with a suit – it’s still smart but adds warmth without adding bulk.

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