- Best Dressed Guest
To get a little fashion-serious on you: teal is one of the biggest trends we’ve seen in men’s formalwear for ages. This look-at-me tone is a breath of fresh air for suiting, and just the thing for a summer event. This suit will do all the talking, which is handy when conversation runs dry. Its perfect partner? Try an off-the-shoulder dress in a rich silk mix that’s just begging to be taken for a spin on the dance floor.
Let’s all be upstanding for this frankly wonderful print (below). In bold tones, the graphic petal shapes are the perfect deconstructed floral. Loose, light, elegant – this dress will have you dancing until they turn the music off and ask you to leave. And the suit. Oh, the suit. Clean lines, two-buttoned, slim-line and smart; it’s the event-dressing equivalent of a new sports car.
"This dress will have you dancing until they turn the music off and ask you to leave."
Nothing says, ‘We’ve got this relationship lark down’ more than matching outfits (below right). Guys, you’re a dapper chap in a blue suit, cut slim on the leg in textured fabric. Your shirt is printed (yes, printed) and your jacket’s undone. You rebel, you. Gals, you’re a vision in navy. Diaphanous sleeves and a high neck say puritan; a curved hem and clean darting say you’re ready to have fun.
Lace. Where would our summer event wardrobes be without it? It’s demure, it’s a little bit sassy, it’s great for any time of day. Yes, even 3am. Plus, these pieces come with the added prettiness of scalloped edges and sweetheart necklines. Just add heels, and your most winning smile.