HOW TO WEAR THE COCKTAIL ATTIRE: DRESSING GUIDE FOR MEN

HOW TO WEAR THE COCKTAIL ATTIRE: DRESSING GUIDE FOR MEN
The cocktail attire became popular in the late twenties and thirties when people started to gather for pre-dinner drinks. People began to leave their casual day time and tuxedos at home. Instead, they wore semi-formal outfits. So that’s how cocktail dress code was formed.

So here we will guide you, how to wear cocktail attire.

JACKET FOR A COCKTAIL ATTIRE

You have a lot of flexibility in a cocktail dress code. You can opt for a blazer sports coat and, the two-piece suit might be a great option with a notch or peak lapel. A black color is an easy option. But you can try more colors like grey, navy blue, light grey and, dark grey. You can go to modern colors like burgundy or white.

You can opt for printed or checkered suits or blazers instead of a plain one. You can try a grainy or tweed fabric finished outfit.

SHIRT FOR COCKTAIL ATTIRE

Keep the shirt color tone simple. Easy options are blue, grey and white you can opt for more color but avoid neon colors. Shirts collars should not be huge, semi-spread collars are good option. And don’t make blunder by wearing a French cuff.

TIE FOR COCKTAIL ATTIRE

You can complement your tie with a square pocket. A plain slim tie would be great. You can go with a tie-less but you can’t wear a bow-tie to a cocktail party

TROUSERS FOR COCKTAIL ATTIRE

As the jackets, you can try a grain finish or any other fabric for trousers. it is not necessary to match its color with the blazer but they should complement each other in a cocktail party. If you think the party would be a little more casual, then you can wear chinos or jeans but you should avoid them.

SHOES FOR COCKTAIL ATTIRE

There can be lots of options in shoes for cocktail attire you wear oxfords, monk strap and you can also go for loafers but same as wearing jeans you can wear clean white sneakers for some occasion but try to avoid them.

So let us finish it with some extra tips. You can wear your leather belt and you can try any sleek watch that compliments with your outfit. And also remember your socks color should match with your trousers or shoes to avoid colorful ones. I hope you got an idea for your next cocktail party outfit. Let us know in the comment if you have any queries or suggestions.

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