With the Black Friday sales coming up, now is a great time to think about what you are going to wear to this year`s Christmas party.
Taking the time to see what is available and choose a few potential outfits opens up the chance for you to buy what you need in the sales. This will save you a lot of money or give you the chance to buy something you would otherwise not be able to afford.
A stylish suit
When it comes to men’s suits for Christmas there is plenty of choices. Whether you are attending a black tie event or the office party, finding what you need will not be difficult, this year.
A smart suit for a formal Christmas party
When you mostly dress casually, choosing the right style of suit for a formal festive party can be tricky. If you are not careful, you can look like you are about to attend a job interview rather than a Christmas celebration.
The best way to avoid doing this is to choose a smart lounge suit and dress it up a bit by choosing a bright shirt and tie made from luxury fabrics.
This season, there are some great three-piece suits in the shops. These are a particularly good option. When things start to loosen up a bit, later in the evening, you can usually take your jacket and tie off. So, when you try your suit on be sure to check how you look without the jacket.
A Christmas party tux
For more formal parties a tuxedo is a great way to look your best. A slim-cut, narrow lapelled dinner jacket, worn with matching dress trousers, looks good on most men. For a touch of luxury opt for a dark dinner suit with satin detailing.
Traditional cummerbunds and bow ties are back in vogue. It is also worth buying a simple pair of cufflinks to finish off your dinner suit. This year, the white dress shirt is very much on trend, again. Plain ones are available, but try on one with a pleated front and hidden buttons.
The majority of men do not get many chances to wear a tuxedo, so have very little experience of buying one. If you fall into this category, it is worth reading this short guide to buying a formal dinner suit, before you go shopping for one.
Rocking the smart casual look
Putting together the right outfit for an informal Christmas party is a bit trickier, because normally there is no dress code, as such. For these occasions, the best approach is usually to follow the trend.
Often, it is best to use the venue as your main cue when deciding what style of clothing to wear. For an event at a local restaurant that includes a sit-down meal opt for a smart casual look. Wearing a smart pair of chinos or trousers with a shirt usually works well for this kind of event.
For parties at the houses of friends and family, you can usually go with an even more casual look. Potentially, you can just wear a pair of coloured jeans with a smart shirt. If you are in any doubt about what to wear for these occasions, the best approach is to speak to others who will be attending about what they are planning to wear.