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By Invite Only

13.11.19

Exceed every dress-code requirement courtesy of the looks to show off at this season’s parties and events.

Once again, the time for catch-ups and get-togethers every other evening is upon us. Yes, with October now a thing of the past and Christmas on the horizon, party season is in full swing. Whether you welcome the seasonal madness, or you quake at the thought of social commitment, it’s inevitable that at least one invite-only event will be looming in your diary.

The office soiree, depending on dress code, natch, is an opportunity to preen oneself and put forward the best version of you, from grooming to outfitting, that the average working day doesn’t allow for. While we can’t instruct on the former, we are well-versed on the latter, thanks in no small part to our Autumn/Winter occasionwear collection. Leave a lasting impression long after the lights come on courtesy of the party-ready looks to show off this holiday season…

“Parties are the nightly ritual of the sophisticated society.”
― Dominick Dunne

“Life’s a party. Dress for it.”
― Audrey Hepburn

The New Black-Tie

While a classic black tux is, arguably, the best thing you’ll ever put on, why not acclimatise it to party season with a velvet jacket. It keeps things suitably sharp with a simple seasonal twist. For women, tailoring strikes a sartorial chord in classic two pieces finished beautifully with a pair of strappy heels.

THE ALTERNATIVES

The LBD is a tried-and-tested failsafe option for dressing up, but for something impactful try a black jumpsuit. A tailored, wide-leg silhouette and structured bodice cement the jumpsuit’s elegance, ensuring it plays no less a part in meeting the dress-code requirements. For invitations of a more casual nature, substitute the above for a dressy playsuit and style up accordingly.

coat check

While all the fun is spent on dressing up, don’t forget your coats. Avoid the chill going to and from the party with luxury outerwear iterations that will complement your overall look. Indulge in a reversible shearling for a coat that’s soft to touch and splendid to look upon.

THE SHOW STOPPERS

For those wanting to be more peacock, the Christmas party is the prime opportunity to flex those style muscles. Go for gold with a full-length velvet dress reminiscent of Hollywood’s golden era. A deep neckline and pleated finish award it a timeless silhouette that will turn heads as soon as you walk in the room.