Why evening dresses aren’t always the answer

 

Looking for a Christmas / NYE outfit that you will probably wear once and never wear again? Don’t fret because we have the perfect solution for you. In the famous word of Saint Laurent: “For a woman, Le Smoking is an indispensable garment with which she finds herself continually in fashion because it is about style, not fashion.”

Fashion’s come and go but style is forever, so we’re taking black tie literally by ditching the evening gown and choosing the tuxedo/blazer as the ultimate style choice this party season.

Cut from plush merlot velvet with tonal satin lapels. We love this blazer because of its lavish textures and its rich colour.

When it comes to accessories you can keep it simple and let your glasses bring all the glitz for you.

These Sospiri glasses are a luxury line of optical and sun wear created in the mountains of northeastern Italy’s Veneto region. They are embellished using Swarovski crystals, making them the perfect Christmas treat or gift!

We’ve linked both high-street and high-end versions of this jacket:

Alice + Olivia:velvet suit purple

Reiss:

ASOS:velvet green suit jacket