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Formal Wear Guide

Being prepared prior to attending a formal event is paramount to ensure you make the right style choices. Itís also important to understand the terminology behind dress codes so that you meet and exceed the demands of your hosts and fellow guests. You should be able to determine the dress style via the invitation itself. For example, a formal card invitation to a graduation ball (complete with RSVP slip) should tell you that itís a black-tie, ball gown and luxury jewellery sort of event.

Formal Wear Guide

Being prepared prior to attending a formal event is paramount to ensure you make the right style choices. Itís also important to understand the terminology behind dress codes so that you meet and exceed the demands of your hosts and fellow guests. You should be able to determine the dress style via the invitation itself. For example, a formal card invitation to a graduation ball (complete with RSVP slip) should tell you that itís a black-tie, ball gown and luxury jewellery sort of event.

On the other hand, an invitation to a milestone birthday celebration via social media might be less so. Ultimately, when you gauge the spirit of the event you canít go wrong. If youíre still confused, remember that it isnít a faux pas to reach out and ask what kind of attire is expected Ė especially if it isnít mentioned in the invitation.

The best formal wear for a wedding

Men's Formal Wear

For a wedding, itís hard to go wrong with a formal three-piece suit complete with a waistcoat. A waistcoat will allow you to add accessories such as a luxury pocket watch. This can be paired with a small neck chain which matches the colour and material of the pocket watch chain for maximum effect. For more luxury jewellery ideas, why not check out what we have to offer.

Women's Formal Wear

Finding the balance between something that is striking but still formally appropriate is the order for womenís wedding wear. A long, elegant dress combined with a fascinator, diamond rings, a plunging necklace and a Cartier bangle helps to keep things formal while adding a bit of glamour with luxury jewellery. You might even want to consider a luxury Hermes vintage clutch handbag to round things off.

What to wear at an awards ceremony

Men's Formal Wear

Whether itís a local trade celebration or a networking opportunity, corporate ceremonies often present individuals with the opportunity to impress. Of course, first impressions count, which is why youíll want to ensure your outfit and accessories are on-point. Most awards ceremonies are black-tie events, which means youíll want a tuxedo paired with pointed shoes. In terms of accessories, a gold pocket watch, wrist chain and understated gold ring help to assert a sense of pride and success, without being too flashy.

Women's Formal Wear

Similarly, networking opportunities such as this require elegance and glamour while still retaining a professional air. Long, flowing dresses or trouser suits are both acceptable here, with a plunging neckline and small yet decorative Asprey or Chopard diamond rings to add a flourish to proceedings.

Graduation ball dress ideas

Men's Formal Wear

Graduation balls are typically black tie/tuxedo affairs. To remember the event, why not consider having a Gucci bracelet or pocket watch engraved with the date of the ball as a memento for years to come?

Women's Formal Wear

As a formal occasion, it might be a good idea to pair long diamante gloves with a ball gown. You may wish to pair up with diamond earrings, bracelets, a Chaumet necklace and Tiffany & Co. rings where applicable. Graduation balls are generally glitzy evenings where itís possible to get away with wearing luxury jewellery without appearing too over-the-top.

Choosing the right luxury jewellery
for your formal event

If youíre struggling for formal wear ideas, remember that you donít have to start with the main part of your outfit. It can be just as easy to begin with accoutrements and work your way backwards. Why not take some time to browse our selection of luxury jewellery? With so much on offer, youíll be certain to find affordable formalwear accessories that can be paired up with other outfits and used time and time again.

If youíre struggling with how to correctly accessorise your outfit for a formal occasion, donít hesitate to ask for advice from our luxury jewellery experts, who will be happy to advise you on the best pieces for your event.