So you’ve received an invitation that says “dress code: black tie”. If you are having second thoughts about whether you are putting together a right outfit for the event, here are some tips for you to avoid fashion faux-pas. And no, you don’t necessarily have to wear all black.

 

Gentlewomen

Statement jumpsuit is a red carpet favourite this year. Also opt for chic Le Smoking suit with feminine details such as sequins or tassels.

 

Prints Charming

From red carpet to celebrity nuptials, romantic prints are more flattering and versatile than you might think. Go for the more-is-more approach and accessorise from head to toe or pick a bold print, solid colour block combo.

 

White Hot

The all-white trend is raving from runway to real way. Work your LWD (little white dress) for the ultra-effortless chic. Show off your million-dollar bling, and use “It” bags and shoes to jazz up this clean and minimalistic look.

 

LBD 2.0

Why play safe when you can experiment with your classic black dress? Go for sexy sheer looks, or play with textures and shapes.

 

Two is Better than One

Dazzle at the gala with unique mix-and-match two-piece ensembles. It takes skills and attitude but the effort will pay off. Start with matching a crispy, high-quality shirt with eye-catching floor-length skirt. Keep accessories simple and let your style do the talking.