Kurt Geiger

21 Apr 19
LONDON DOES FASHION

Wow who was prepared for Summer today when last year it snowed. Did you all rush to the loft to pull out those summer sandals, only to find, you have dry legs, no had a pedicure in a year, not got any suitable shoes! Yes well yesterday it was about the right clothes, today it […]

19 Apr 19
The Lusting Life

I share my favourite clothing & footwear items in my Spring/Summer wishlist 2019.

17 Apr 19
News365.co.za

Field Support Analyst wanted: Apply Here Vacancy Details Employer: AVI An opportunity has become available for a Field Support Analyst to be based at Isando. The role will report into the Retail Systems Manager. Responsibilities will entail ensuring stability and service delivery of SAP Production Systems and maintaining good governance. – Please note that this […]

17 Apr 19
News365.co.za

Project Manager wanted: Apply Here Vacancy Details Employer: AVI The main purpose of the job will be to oversee multiple strategic/non-strategic projects. Ensure that projects are delivered on time and within specification according to the ITSS project management methodology. This role will be on a 7 month fixed term contract. The role will reporting to […]

08 Apr 19
Vents Magazine

The USA Film Festival announces the schedule of events for the 49th Annual USA Film Festival, April 24 – 28, 2019.  Celebrating Dallas Arts Month, all programs will be held at the Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas.  Advance tickets are available exclusively through Ticketmaster beginning April 10, 2019. The exciting full schedule of programs, guests and events […]

04 Apr 19
Society19 UK

The Wedding season is upon us! There is a lot to be excited (or stressed…) about, and things such as your outfit is one of them. You just want to be perfect and choose the right shoes, the right dress, the right accessories…Shoes for instance tend to make or break an outfit. Read this article […]

02 Apr 19
KIRSTEN HOLLAND

So me and my boyfriend are off to London soon. I say soon I mean end of June ! Safe to say I’m a bit excited. But I’ve been planning what outfit I want to wear, as London as you probably know is a major city for fashion so I thought why not step outside […]

16 Apr 19
Footwear News

Catch up on all the latest fashion campaign launches.

01 Apr 19
Footwear News

Alberto Oliveros will begin his new role on April 15.

01 Apr 19
fashionandstylepolice

*Affiliate link. Hey Fashion Lovers! How are we? The weather has been up and down here in Cheshire but the sunshine is slowly wining. It is started to feel a lot like spring now, which is amazing. Good to know the cold chilly weather is now behind us. I am looking forward to wearer lighter […]

27 Mar 19
The Sun
HOW should a man dress for a black tie event? While the answer might seem obvious (a tuxedo, of course), there are many variations on the rules and plenty of options to choose from. For example, when deciding what to wear to this formal evening occasion, you should take account of how traditional the event is, as you may be able to get away with a more modern interpretation of the dress code. Black tie dress codes can be tricky to navigate, just as tricky as tying a bow tie It could be as simple as changing your bow tie for something a bit more unusual, or as different as wearing trainers instead of black leather shoes. You should also consider how far you’re willing to push the rules: perhaps you could wear less traditional tailoring to make a sartorial statement. And then there’s also the question of budget, as evening attire can quickly get very expensive, especially if you have to stock up on all of the accessories. So read on to find out how to take on a black tie dress code from any angle – and for any budget. Black tie on a budget The ingredients of a classic black tie look are based around a black tuxedo with satin lapels, a crisp white shirt, a black satin bow tie and black polished leather shoes. It’s possible to add a few other elements as well, such as a cummerbund around the waist or a wing-collar shirt. But the main components always stay the same. If you know where to look, it’s possible to buy an entire black tie outfit without breaking the bank. The traditional option on a budget Big & Tall Black Regular Tuxedo, £89 from Marks & Spencer – buy here Easy Care Shirt, £16 from Next – buy here Black Plain Bow Tie, £8 from Burton – buy here Black Patent Lace-Up Derby Shoes, £40 from River Island – buy here Black tie investment It’s possible to get the same look while spending a lot more – but is it worth it? If you’re planning on going to a lot of black tie events, investing in more robust tuxedo will pay off as it’ll last longer. And spending more means that you get a higher quality product, such as a pure wool tuxedo with silk lapels and expert craftsmanship. Some men like the idea of handing down a really good tuxedo, in which case it’s worth spending on something that will last through the years. Whatever your reason, here is our selection for an investment-grade black tie outfit. The traditional option as an investment Tagliatore Two Piece Tuxedo Suit, £813 from Farfetch – buy here Oscar Jacobson Hyde Slim-Fit Cotton Tuxedo Shirt, £170 from Selfridges – buy here Solk Bow Tie, £50 from Hackett – buy here John Lewis & Partners Silk Cummerbund, £18 from John Lewis – buy here Doucal’s Classic lace-Up Shoes, £252 from Farfetch – buy here The modern option The rules for black tie attire may seem fairly prescriptive, but there are ways that you can make the look more contemporary while still hitting the dress code. For example, why not wear a tuxedo in a colour other than black? Navy is a guaranteed hit: it will look different enough to stand out without breaking any rules. You can also opt for sleek details such as shawl lapels or a contrasting bow tie. Sneakers have become increasingly popular amongst men wearing black tie on the red carpet, and it’s a look that’s right up to date. Just make sure you pick a pristine pair in premium leather. The modern option Oscar Jacobson Elder Regular-Fit Wool Tuxedo Jacket, £400 from Selfridges – buy here Oscar Jacobson Duke Slim-Fit Wool Tuxedo Trousers, £200 from Selfridges – buy here John Lewis & Partners Marcella Regular Shirt, £45 from John Lewis – buy here Navy Bow Tie, £8 from Burton – buy here Donnie in White Trainers, £99 from Kurt Geiger – buy here The tux alternative Looking to break free from tradition? If you don’t want to wear a tuxedo, build your own look with a dinner jacket. This is your chance to show some personality, as colour, pattern and print are all acceptable parts of a dinner jacket – even fabrics like velvet will work, for a particularly plush finish. Our tip is to keep the rest of your outfit classic to ensure that you turn heads but stay within the dress code. A simple bow tie, trousers and shoes will be fine, as you’ll have all the detail you need in your jacket. The tux alternative Red Floral Printed Velvet Tuxedo Jacket, £90 from Next – buy here Men Regualr Fit Shirt, £24.90 from Uniqlo – buy here Black Slim Fit Smart Trousers, £25 from Next – buy here Navy Polka Dot Bow Tie, £10 from Burton – buy here Black Leather-Look Lace Up Formal Shoes, £19.99 from New Look – buy here [article-rail-topic title=”MORE FROM SUN SELECTS GUIDES” term_id=”14224″ posts_number=”12″ /] [bc_video video_id=”6007225979001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Natalie Portman sizzles in a black bra as she transforms into a pop superstar in the trailer for Vox Lux “] This article and any featured products have been independently chosen by The Sun journalists. All recommendations within the article are informed by expert editorial opinion. 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27 Mar 19
The Sun
WHEN a man is deciding what to wear for a funeral, there are two things to take into consideration: the type of service and the wishes of those who have organised it. For example, a typical men’s outfit for a funeral would involve a black suit and tie with a white shirt, but at a memorial service this may be seen as too sombre for the occasion. There are two things to take into consideration: the type of service and the wishes of those who have organised it Similarly, some families may request a more casual approach to dressing, or even that people wear bright, lively clothes in celebration of the deceased’s life: there are many ways to approach such a difficult time. The important thing is always to be respectful. When it comes to choosing your outfit, this involves making sure that your clothes are appropriate, and that they are clean, pressed and polished. If in any doubt at all, it is always best to ask those organising the funeral or memorial for their advice while you offer your condolences. And remember: it is better to be too smart at a relaxed occasion than the other way around. With this in mind, explore the options below to find out the best approach to dressing for a funeral. What to wear to a traditional funeral Where the dress code has not been specified, it is safe to assume that traditional funeral attire would be appropriate. In the UK, this consists simply of a suit in black or dark grey with a white shirt and dark tie, preferably in black.  A black shirt is also appropriate as well as white, but you should always wear black shoes above any colour. Putting some effort into presentation is considered respectful: ensure that your shirt is well ironed and your shoes freshly polished. If wearing cufflinks or jewellery, keep them smart and understated. Remember that in winter you may need to wear a coat as well. Again, wearing something smart and in a sombre colour will be the most appropriate option. What to wear to a traditional funeral Hope Modern Fit Jacket, £250 from Reiss – buy here Hope Modern Fit Trousers, £115 from Reiss – buy here Cotton Shirt, £22 from Next – buy here Kin Ebba Silk Tie, £19.50 from John lewis – buy here Black Bryant Brogue Shoes, £35 from Topman – buy here   What to wear to a more relaxed funeral Some people specify that they do not want their funerals to be so formal, or their families may make the same request of guests. In this case, it is still best to keep your outfit relatively smart and subdued. But you can opt not to wear a suit here. For example, wear a crew neck jumper with chinos or tailored trousers and smart shoes. Choose dark colours to remain respectful while also feeling more at ease. What to wear to a more relaxed funeral John Lewis & partners Tailored Shirt, £35 from John Lewis – buy here Men Extra Fine Merino Crew Neck Jumper, £29.90 from Uniqlo – buy here Stretch Chinos, £22 from Next – buy here Barlow in Tan Shoes, £119 from Kurt Geiger – buy here What to wear to a wake If you have been invited to the wake but not the main service of a funeral, it is appropriate to wear a slightly less formal outfit. It is also usually fine to wear colours other than black or grey, although it is still best to play it safe and keep everything muted and somber. For example, you could choose to wear a grey suit with a blue shirt and complementary tie. Alternatively, you could opt not to wear a suit by teaming a plain shirt with tailored trousers and polished leather shoes. What to wear to a wake The Collection 0 Grey Marl Long Sleeve Classic Fit Shirt, £18 from Debenhams – buy here Dark Grey Skinny Trousers, £17.99 from New Look – buy here Black Pu Belt With Matte Black Belt, £6 from Boohoo – buy here Potrov Black Gibson Lace-Up Shoes, £85 from Dune – buy here What to wear to a memorial service Memorial services usually take place some time after a person has passed away, and serve as a celebration of that person’s life and a space to remember them. In this case, the mood is usually less somber. It is still considered respectful to dress smartly, but it is not necessary to be totally formal, and it’s fine to wear colours and patterns. A navy suit would be an appropriate option, or a blazer and chinos for a more casual option. Try a plain shirt with a patterned tie or a striped shirt with a plain tie. While brighter colours are fine, this is not the time to experiment with bold tones or clashes – keep things fairly simple for a respectful look. What to wear to a memorial service Navy Regular Fit Wool Suit, £199 from Marks & Spencer – buy here Blue Slim Fit Easy Iron Shirt, £20 from Burton – buy here Jackson Silk Knitted Tie, £65 from Reiss – buy here Geox Bayle Suede Derby Shoes, £125 from John Lewis – buy here [article-rail-topic title=”MORE FROM SUN SELECTS GUIDES” term_id=”14224″ posts_number=”12″ /] [bc_video video_id=”6014278126001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”London Mayor Sadiq Khan sends message of solidarity to New Zealand after terrorists attack two Christchurch mosques”] This article and any featured products have been independently chosen by The Sun journalists. All recommendations within the article are informed by expert editorial opinion. If you click a link and buy a product we may earn revenue: this helps to support The Sun, and in no way affects our recommendations.  
27 Mar 19
The Sun
DECIDING what to wear to weddings for men is never straightforward: though in most cases you’ll be wearing a suit, there’s still plenty to consider, from the colours of your accessories to the type of shoes you’ll need. We suggest that you start by thinking about the season and location that the wedding’s taking place in, as it’ll have a big impact on your outfit. David Beckham at the Royal wedding 2018 It goes without saying that you’ll want cooler fabrics in warm weather and vice versa. But you’ll also want lighter colours, and it’s important to think about your shirt and tie in that case too. For example, a light grey suit is perfect for summer, but it won’t go with a dark navy tie. Choose one in a pale or pastel colour and you’ll be on the right track. Location is important too: find out in advance if you’ll be walking through fields or if it’s all indoors, and select your shoes accordingly. Once you’ve got the date and location in mind, read on to find out how to dress for the big day, whether you’re a guest or tying the knot yourself. What to wear to a summer wedding When it comes to putting together an outfit for a summer wedding, the keyword is ‘light’. Think light colours, light fabrics and light structure. Start with your suit: if it’s made of heavyweight fabricsor it’s restrictive, you’ll quickly overheat. Try to find one with some cotton or linen in it, which will make it more breathable. A pale colour also helps to keep you cool – and why not add a pattern for the special occasion. A classic check design will work just as well at the office if you style it more conservatively. But for the wedding, don’t be afraid to add colour and texture. A bright, colourful tie sets the mood for celebration. Pick a hue that really stands out against your suit and shirt, such as green, pink or light blue. When it comes to footwear, loafers are a great choice for the warmer months. Not only do they look stylish with a suit, but you can wear them sockless to help you stay cool…or, almost sockless: find an invisible pair to keep your feet fresh for a long night of dancing. What to wear to a summer wedding Light Grey Check Skinny Fit Suit Jacket, £110 from River Island – buy here Light Grey Textured Check Suit Waistcoat, £40 from River Island – buy here Light Grey Check Skinny Fit Suit Trousers, £40 from River Island – buy here The Collection – Blue Dobby Striped Tailored Fit Shirt, £18 from Debenhams – buy here Premium Green Silk Tie, £15 from Topman – buy here Bazza in Brow Shoes, £59 from Kurt Geiger – buy here What to wear to a winter wedding In the cooler months, darker colours and heavier fabrics feel more appropriate – but you still want to dress for a celebration. The best way to do this is with your accessories, so pick a lively contrasting tie and pocket square to give you tailoring new energy. When it comes to choosing the suit, you can choose a traditional colour such as navy or grey, but avoid wearing black. Weaves such as pinstripes or checks work well at weddings, but don’t go overboard: if you wear a patterned suit, keep your tie plain. Remember that in winter you can find yourself walking through all sorts of weather, so pick some shoes that are sturdy enough to handle the walk from the church but are comfortable enough for the evening too. What to wear to a winter wedding Mavy Slim Fit Blazer, £49.99 from New Look – buy here Navy Slim Fit Trousers, £17.99 from New Look – buy here Kin Stretch Cotton Poplin Slim Fit Shirt, £29.50 from John Lewis – buy here Blue Liberty Fabrics Ava Tie, £25 from Next – buy here Black Stained Glass Print Handkerchief, £8 from River Island – buy here Finley in Black Shoes, £69 from Kurt Geiger – buy here What to wear to a beach wedding As with a summer wedding, you’ll want to choose an outfit for the beach that is light and comfortable – but there are some extra things to remember here. Firstly, you want to make sure that a shoe full of sand doesn’t ruin your dancing – so pick a slip-on design that you can clean out quickly and easily. Loafers are a great choice, and they look really sharp with tailoring too. You’ll also want a hat and sunglasses, as you could end up spending a lot of time stood in the sun. Keeping cool and protected is vital as you can quickly dehydrate, especially when the champagne is flowing. That’s also a good reason to choose a suit in a pale colour and a lightweight fabric with plenty of natural fibres such as cotton or linen, as they’ll keep the air circulating and help you feel fresh. What to wear to a beach wedding Blue Skinny Fit Suit, £119 from Marks & Spencer – buy here White Slim Smart Shirt, £20 from Topman – buy here Ecru Straw Trilby Hat, £15 from River Island – buy here Retro Acetate Sunglasses, £8 from Boohoo – buy here John Lewis & Partners Dot Silk Tie, £25 from John Lewis – buy here Tassel Loafer Shoes, £35 from Next – buy here What to wear when you’re the groom If it’s your big day coming up, you’re sure to be feeling the pressure of impressing your spouse and looking sharp in the all-important photos. The trick is not to try anything too new or daring: classic and timeless always looks good, and you can be sure that you’ll still look smart in the pics in years to come. Feeling comfortable and confident is the most important thing. When choosing a suit to get married in, it’s worth investing in the sort of thing that’s one step above what you’d wear to the office – maybe add a subtle pattern or a waistcoat, for example. Add a great pair of cufflinks and a bright silk tie offset with a contrasting pocket square and you’ll be set to say “I do” in style.  Small details can help to really set you apart. What to wear when you’re the groom     Ted Baker Navy Rotaten Timeless Check Suit, £389 from Next – buy here Cotton Shirt, £22 from Next – buy here Vivienne Westwood Tie, £90 from Selfridges – buy here John Lewis & Partners Floral Silk Pocket Square, £20 from John Lewis – buy here Tan Sharp Brogue Shoes, £55 from Topman – buy here [article-rail-topic title=”MORE FROM SUN SELECTS FASHION” term_id=”14220″ posts_number=”12″ /] [bc_video video_id=”6016951753001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Identical twins sisters who married identical twin brothers plan to move in together and synchronise their pregnancies”] This article and any featured products have been independently chosen by The Sun journalists. All recommendations within the article are informed by expert editorial opinion. 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27 Mar 19
The Sun
WHEN the sun starts to come out, so do all those wedding invites – it’s the most popular season to get married in. Wedding photos last forever, AKA you need to look fabulous. Whether you go for floaty florals or pretty pastels, there are so many playful looks that suit a summer wedding. (left to right) Victoria Beckham and Serena Williams gave us glamorous inspo when they attended Meghan and Harry’s wedding Our fave feature of wedding season is being able to wear fancy hats and fascinators. They’ll shade you from the sun and look elegantly extra – need we say more? When the weather gets brighter, so do our colour schemes – humans are simple creatures. This year it’s still all about millennial pink and gen Z yellow. For a summer wedding, you’ll also need to dress appropriately from sunglasses to chiffon dresses. There’s nothing worse than getting sweaty and uncomfortable with a long day ahead. To help you, we’ve put together some amazing outfits to get you excited for those summer weddings. You want to catch that bouquet in style don’t you… Seaside Slip A slinky satin slip dress is the perfect summer wedding go-to, to look cool and keep cool (no one likes a SULA). Suit sunny vibes with seaside-inspired accessories, i.e. a chic bag adorned in pearls. Then finish off your elegant ensemble with some sleek cat eye sunglasses, you glamour puss. Seaside slip Apple Satin Bias Slip Dress, £39 from Topshop – buy here Rounded Cat Eye Sunglasses, £23 from And Other Stories – buy here Pink Neon Patent Barely There Stilettos, £22.99 from New Look – buy here Circle Seashell Hanging Earrings, £27 from And Other Stories – buy here Penelope Tote Bag, £30 from Skinnydip – buy here Pretty In Pink Pastel hues can be both summery and sophisticated, especially when accessorised with a brooch (the ultimate wedding guest accessory). Matching your bag, heels and dress is always a fail-safe go-to for a formal dress code. And pink on pink is a trendy colour-block we can’t get enough of. Pretty in pink Reiss Marcia side-tie crepe Dress, £165 from Selfridges – buy here Debut Pale Pink Crin Trim Bow Saucer Hat, £40 from Debenhams – buy here Michael Kors Lucille Flex Sling in Pale Pink, £120 from Kurt Geiger – buy here Harriet Round X Body Bag in Pink, £169 from Kurt Geiger – buy here Jon Richard, Silver Plated Clear Cubic Zirconia Flower Brooch, £15 from Debenhams – buy here Flouncy Florals There’s no better occasion to wear sunny yellow tones than a summer wedding, even if it’s overcast you’ll brighten up the day. Keep it summery with espadrille wedges – they’ll be a saviour too as your feet will withstand the ceremony and reception comfortably. Win win. Any look can be enhanced by a quirky clutch, especially one that fits the theme of your outfit. Flouncy Florals Oasis Daisy Haze Twist Neck Dress, £80 from House of Fraser – buy here Nostalgia Rectangle Sunglasses, £14 from Topshop – buy here Hula Ghillie Chunky Wedges, Tan, £65 from Office – buy here Stanley Large Taco Pom Clutch, £59 from Whistles – buy here Ball Stud Mini Hoops, £13 from And Other Stories – buy here Suited And Booted Suits are an elegant option for a wedding, but traditional designs can be quite heavy so opt for linen to stay cool in warmer weather. Accessorise with a fascinator in a similar colourway – it’s your only opportunity other than horse racing to get OTT on the headwear. Ultra-glam statement pieces don’t need enhancing with loud prints or patterns, so keep your shoes minimalist. Suited and booted Portofino Linen Jacket, Palest Blue, £199 from Jigsaw – buy here Portofino Linen Trouser, Palest Blue, £125 from Jigsaw – buy here Jigsaw White Satin Trim Detail Vest, £22 from Next – buy here Penelope Flower Mesh Veil Pillbox Fascinator, Navy, £65 from John Lewis – buy here Marigold Strappy Heels, Nude, £49 from Office – buy here [article-rail-topic title=”more sun selects fashion” term_id=”14220″ posts_number=”12″ /] This article and any featured products have been independently chosen by The Sun journalists. All recommendations within the article are informed by expert editorial opinion. If you click a link and buy a product we may earn revenue: this helps to support The Sun, and in no way affects our recommendations.
27 Mar 19
The Sun
CHOOSING what to wear for a christening can be tricky because the dress code isn’t as clear as weddings or funerals. Whether you’re going to be a godmother, or simply attending your neighbour’s cousin’s baby’s christening, you need to scrub up well – it’s a celebration after all. The Royal Family together for Prince Louis’ christening Most christenings take place between spring and autumn, so you can opt for floaty dresses, lightweight skirts and linen suits. A shared rule is to avoid darker colourways, instead choose lighter hues and pastels to bring bright positive vibes. You can even wear white too…it won’t cause a stir like it would at a wedding. If you’re off to a church for the christening, you should cover your shoulders for traditional reasons, but also to keep warm as they can be extra draughty too. To help you answer that age-old question of what to wear, we’ve selected some fabulous outfits that you can buy online now. Sweet and Sophisticated  If you need an excuse you splash out on a luxurious jacket, make it be a christening. Chanel-inspired tweeds never go out of style – you can wear this L.K Bennett version to weddings, on the weekend and even to work. Believe it or not, bodycon dresses can look immaculate for posh days out too, especially teamed with sleek leather mules. Top tip: a loud look goes miles without jewellery. Sweet and sophisticated Scarf Print Silk Bodycon, £169 from Whistles – buy here Myria Red Tweed Jacket, £325 from L.K.Bennett – buy here Arcade Asymmetric Mule, £139 from Whistles – buy here Fiorelli Slim Cross Body Bag, £39 from Next – buy here Jeans and a Nice Top A universal trusty go-to for your smarter-than-average dress code is jeans, heels and a nice top. This outfit just goes to show, if it ain’t broke why fix it. The great thing about an all-white ensemble is that you can team it with any coat without worrying about clashing. And we love a hounds-tooth blazer. Marry sophistication and style by adding a pop of colour with pretty, vibrant heels. Jeans and a nice top Cream Amelie Mid Rise Skinny Jeans, £40 from River Island – buy here Belted Blouse, £59 from And Other Stories – buy here RICH Strappy Heels, £46 from Topshop – buy here UO Beaded Cross Body, £29 from Urban Outfitters – buy here Hourglass Houndstooth Blazer, £129 from And Other Stories – buy here Bardot Babe Nothing says summer celebrations like a lively lemon colourway, especially with ruffles. If you’re going to wear a jacket to keep those church chills out, make it a clean cut sleek number like this linen trench – a lightweight material means you won’t sweat when you emerge into the sunshine. And the long hemline will help balance a mini dress to be christening-appropriate. Mules always smarten up a look as well, super high heels are more girls night out than daytime baptism.  Bardot babe Yellow Ruffle Bardot Mini Dress, £46 from River Island – buy here Pleat Detail Linen-Blend Trench, £89.99 from Mango – buy here Office Message Feature Heel Mules, £39 from Office – buy here Mango Plastic Round Bag, Tortoise Shell, £48 from Very.co.uk – buy here Thick Tortoiseshell Hoop Drop Earrings, £14.50 from Topshop – buy here Polka Dot Princess Polka dot print dresses are always a classic option, they’re playful, preppy and a summery wardrobe staple – why buy something you’ll only get one wear out of? You can simply throw on a blazer to smarten it up for formal occasions, like a christening. And add some beautiful ribbon espadrilles and a matching luxe bag, delightful. Polka dot princess Polka-Dot Print Dress, £35.99 from Mango – buy here Miss KG Devon, Black, £49 from Kurt Geiger – buy here Cult Gaia Millie Rattan Bag, £90 from Farfetch – buy here Smart Jacket, £49 from Topshop – buy here [article-rail-topic title=”more sun selects fashion” term_id=”14220″ posts_number=”12″ /]   This article and any featured products have been independently chosen by The Sun journalists. All recommendations within the article are informed by expert editorial opinion. If you click a link and buy a product we may earn revenue: this helps to support The Sun, and in no way affects our recommendations.
27 Mar 19
The Sun
CHOOSING what to wear to a ball isn’t easy. It’s not  everyday that you can get glammed up in floor-length gowns (if it is, can we swap lives?). Whether it’s your end of school prom or a boujee black tie work-do, styling a dress that you’re not used to wearing can be a tricky task. (left to right) Winnie Harlow at Cannes 2018 in Ralph and Russo & Dua Lipa at the 2019 Brit Awards in Christopher Kane Traditionally, men are restricted to a simple black tuxedo, although we’re sure to be seeing changes to that in the near future (like Billy Porter’s gown at the Oscars earlier this year). But women have historically had creative freedom when it comes to dressing for a ball. From tutu dresses to bodycon fishtail numbers, the variety of options is endless. Red carpet events are naturally the first place to look for style inspiration if you’re going all out – whether you want a medieval-inspired Vivienne Westwood look or to clash prints and patterns flamboyantly like Gucci. The high-street has some equally elegant designs too. And we’ve styled them just for you, like your own personal stylist. You shall go to the ball. Work Do There’s no safer colourway than black – the ideal choice for a tricky work-do dress code. You want to look smart, sophisticated and definitely avoid causing a stir. We call work-do chic: beautifully blending in. So opt for subtle accessories, midi or maxi hemlines and keep your jewellery minimalist, less is more. What to wear to a work do Black Bardot Fishtail Midi Dress, £20 from Missguided – buy here Milania High Stiletto Heel Ankle Strap Sandals, £38 from Debenhams – buy here Jigsaw Modern Crepe Trench Coat, £161 from John Lewis – buy here Coast Camille 3D Floral Clutch Bag, £49 from House of Fraser – buy here Circle Bar Pendant Necklace, £17 from And Other Stories – buy here Masquerade Receive a masquerade invite and have no idea where to begin? Always start with your mask, then your colour scheme will decide itself. Balls are a place for statement costume jewellery, so match your elegant eye-wear with an oversized bracelet or necklace – just one is enough. Gold is extra and so are masquerade balls, so you do the math. What to wear to masquerade Mela London Glitz Bodycon Maxi Dress, £35 from House of Fraser – buy here Gold Lace Renaissance Masquerade Mask by Samantha Peach, £14.99 from Amazon – buy here Ego Kaia Strappy Heels, £32.99 from Office – buy here Dune Billiee Metal Trim Clutch Bag, £63 from House of Fraser – buy here Metallic Weave Cuff, £30 from Boden – buy here Prom You don’t have to watch a chick flick to know proms are a big deal, it’s usually the first time you get the chance to wear a floor-length gown and a corsage. So obviously you have to pull out all the stops. For your dress, a simple silhouette can go a long way, especially in vibrant jewel tones.. Sandal stilettos and a clutch are a must too – show off that mani and pedi in your full length shots for the ‘gram. What to wear to prom Bethan One Shoulder Maxi Dress, £199 from Whistles – buy here Halo Hammered Geo Earrings, £12 from Monsoon – buy here Rose Flower Wrist Corsage, £9.99 from Amazon – buy here Sammy Heels in Nude, £79 from Kurt Geiger – buy here Martha Metallic Leather Clutch Bag, £30 from Monsoon – buy here Red Carpet If your event hasn’t been ticked off our list yet, it’s probably red carpet. That’s where we took inspo for this ensemble, with Stuart Weitzman stilettos – you know, those ones Bella Thorne, Olivia Wilde and Jennifer Lawrence (to name a few) have all been seen wearing.  And if you’re going all out, you might as well go head to toe in sequins with this bandeau maxi dress. Don’t hold back on glitz and glamour – accessorise with chandelier earrings, an embellished clutch and black feather shrug. What to wear on the red carpet Black Sequin Bandeau Split Maxi Dress, £89.99 from Quiz – buy here Dune Everlina Diamante-Embellished Clutch Bag, £120 from Selfridges – buy here The Nudistsong Sandal, £360 from Stuart Weitzman – buy here No.1 Jenny Packham Black Feather Shrug, £55 from Debenhams – buy here Jon Richard Silver Tassel Drop Chandelier Earrings, £70 from Debenhams – buy here [article-rail-topic title=”more sun selects fashion” term_id=”14220″ posts_number=”12″ /]   This article and any featured products have been independently chosen by The Sun journalists. All recommendations within the article are informed by expert editorial opinion. If you click a link and buy a product we may earn revenue: this helps to support The Sun, and in no way affects our recommendations.