Put your best foot forward in these formal looks that are sure to impress at your next event …
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Yes, winter white is off the cards (for obvious reasons) but that doesn’t mean you can’t think outside of the box when it comes to colour. Shades of mauve, maroon and violet are trending – this striking maxi dress by Solace London is an excellent example.
Don’t let a formal invite fill you with dread: embrace the hallmarks of the look with a floor-sweeping hem and dramatic accessories. Maxi cape, anyone?
Go full festive: jacquard fabrics, ruby red shades and gold accessories pay homage to the season without being overtly glitzy. Pass the mulled wine …
If you find the shift from every day to event dressing difficult then lean into a statement shoulder. Even if the rest of your look is quite simple, a power shoulder (whether puffed or razor sharp) will work overtime and look utterly decadent.
Cropped faux fur jackets are trending and can work just as well teamed with trainers and jeans as they can a statement LBD (long black dress).