The season for Christmas and end-of-year celebrations is well and truly upon us, and in light of that, we thought it prudent to deliver a refresher course on dress codes. Whether you’ve been invited to a formal affair (where nothing but floor-length will do) or a more casual, al fresco party (where fun, flirty styles are encouraged), we have curated an essential sartorial guide to see you through the party season ahead in fine style.
01. Black Tie Gala
Break out your floor-length frocks for the most formal occasions of the season. To truly do justice to a black-tie dresscode, only the most exquisite gowns and head-turning jewels will do. This is no time to be a wallflower.
02. Formal Affair
If the occasion calls for something formal but not quite black tie, the perfect look can be found in flattering, tailored separates, timeless accessories and a monochromatic palette.
03. Daytime Soirée
For garden parties, long lunches, afternoon drinks and everything in between, opt for a look that is flowy and festive. Comfortable shoes are a must if you plan on staying out once the sun goes down.
04. Dancing After Dark
If you’re invited to a convivial party, with dancefloors and DJs, strobe lights and disco balls, choose a look that is flirty and fun. We’re talking eye-catching sparkles, micro minis and killer stilettos.
05. Cocktail Hour
Sip on your favourite tipple in style with a sleek, elegant look for the occasion. Here, opt for a unique take on the classic slip dress, and pair with statement accessories and simple, strappy shoes.
06. Menswear Edit
If an occasion calls for formality, perfect the dress code with this simple sartorial guide.