The black dress holds eternal prominence in every capsule wardrobe round-up but come party season it suddenly takes on an unwavering style authority. This year, however, why not add to your after-dark fashion lexicon and opt for unexpected, inimitably stylish alternatives? From the new way to wear tuxedo tailoring to textures that promise to bring a new dimension to simple silhouettes, we present our top 5 black dress substitutes for the festive season.
1. THE MIX-AND-MATCH TUX
If you’re yet to invest in the perfect tuxedo then now’s the time to do so, but think outside the box and mix and match colours and co-ords to create something unique. The satin Teya blazer comes in the palest of teal-grey hues and it has a subtle sheen to it that will pick up the stripe on the Beth trousers in a subtle yet elegant manner. Emphasise the texture with a dash of suede detailing or a faux-fur accessory to achieve optimum glamour.