What to wear to a formal event

What’s the best outfit to wear to a Formal event? Find your perfect fit among our top expert stylists’ Formal event look ideas for this year.

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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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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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Brown is the new black

We know, black is a timeless and versatile classic. But why not try a softer colour like brown? Opt for a coat in this rich shade and finish with matching gloves for a cohesive look.

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Not just for school

Instead of relying on the same old three-piece-suit, swap your waistcoat for a lightweight knit. It's still smart and sharp but feels fresher than the usual suited looks.

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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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Don't be afraid to mix and match

Navy waistcoat and a grey blazer...why not? As long as you keep the levels of formality the same, there's no reason why you can't mix up the colours and textures.

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