What to wear to a formal event

Struggling to find something to wear for a Formal event? Discover our stylists’ most recommended Formal event outfits to choose your favourite combination.

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A suit for all situations

Every man should own a navy suit. Less severe than black, you can wear it to work or a wedding. It’s simply a case of switching up the accessories.

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Keep smart, keep cool

Cool and smart? Yes, it’s possible to achieve both. All it takes is a breathable pair of linen trousers to make you look stylish and feel comfortable at the same time. Try teaming them with a crisp white shirt, navy blazer, and black loafers.

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Broaden your colour palette

When building your smart wardrobe, don't get hung up on blues and navys. Sure, they're formalwear heavyweights, but light and neutral shades like stone can work just as hard to complement darker tones.

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The finer details

A crisp white shirt echoes the light pinstripe in these trousers, a simple way to draw the eye to the smaller details.

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Make monochrome work harder

There’s more to monochrome than meets the eye – that’s right, you don’t need to stick to black and white. Black and neutral creates just as slick a look. Style a neutral blazer and formal trousers with a black shirt and matching loafers.

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Mix it up in green

Giving a smart look a stylish edge is as simple as switching out your classic chinos. Go for a green shade to stand out for your individual style, and keep the rest of your look classic to stay on dress code.

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Your wardrobe staples should be top-notch

When something is as classic as a suit, it's vital to get the basics right. That means perfect fit on your shoulders, as you can tailor the rest.

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