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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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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Out to impress

If you've been tasked with dressing smartly but value your comfort, a roll-neck jumper paired with a blazer, chinos, and Chelsea boots will keep you looking slick without compromising on comfort.

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A considered finish

Contrast a grey suit with a classic navy overcoat. A dark green tie and checked scarf add extra points of interest without going too bold.

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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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Black-on-black

Black is safe, but all-black makes a statement. To pull it off, make sure there's some subtle contrast in shade or texture, to avoid your look feeling flat.

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How to loosen up smart separates

Blazer and formal trousers? Yes, they’re a match made in heaven. But how’d you give this duo a laid-back edge? Simply throw in your trusty black t-shirt and white trainers, and you’re all set.

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Enter your go-to coat

For this season and the next. The timeless camel coat is a cold-weather must-have. Throw it over your smarter pieces like a black formal shirt and brown trousers for a classic, smart finish.

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Slip-on these wardrobe staples

You won’t regret it, we promise. A black blazer, smart white shirt, and neutral trousers are key pieces you can easily dress up or down. Wear them together for a more formal look, or separately for casual days.

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