Christmas Season Dress Code

Written by Kimberley | 24/12/2015

Suddenly we are surrounded by mince pies and festive cheer, we realize 2016 is creeping up on us fast. So by now for many of us our calendars are becoming packed out with Christmas events and parties. Are you someone who struggles to decide what to wear? Fear not as we have the simplistic guide on what you should wear this Christmas holiday season.

Introduce Patterns

Patterned suits are a great way to stand out this festive season, the impressive design has meant the patterned suit have rapidly crept their way into the mainstream. This reintroduction of pattern has taken a twist of change, it how has a modern appeal if worn correctly, this can be tartan plaid or paisley. Similar to a tux you can go all out and wear a two piece, just keep the rest of the outfit fairly minimal. Alternatively, if you are looking for an understated look just wear the jacket or the trousers paired with plain black. When it comes to choosing a shirt for the above patterns, always go for plain white for formal occasions, this is fresh clean and always looks smart with whatever color suit you decide to go for.


Festive Accessories

Most importantly be sure to accessories. Bow ties, pocket squares and killer double monk strap shoes make all the right accessories for this time of year. You will most probably decide to lose your jacket by the end of the night, these added details will make sure you still stand out. Just as importantly you don’t want to overdo it, it will look like you’ve tried too hard. A rule to remember is don’t match your pocket square and tie together, instead find colors that complement each other.

If you are one of those guys who likes to lose his jacket by the end of the night, why not prepare for this and wear a waistcoat or belt chain these add depth texture and keep the outfit looking its best even without a jacket. Another top tip for formal wear is avoid wearing a belt since they instantly make the outfit less formal, this means it is important to be measured properly into a suit or tuxedo therefore a belt is not required.


You can now shop all the festive attire and accessories at Mainline Menswear.

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