Seeing friends and family again after many long months in isolation here in Australia originally made me and many people I know very nervous.

With the country opening its borders as we near the end of the year, it’s never been a better time to celebrate the festive season!

Instead of strolling around the house in our loungewear, the time has finally come to glam up, get out of the house and attend events again!

If the thought of being out and about, let alone following a dress code leaves you somewhat unnerved, never fear!  It’s time to shine with your best foot forward as we take you through the most common of dress requirements when those invites come rolling in.

Whatever the occasion, we will have you looking your best!

Black-Tie

Even though it may be one of the most formal dress codes, the traditional norms of the ‘black and white code for evening events and galas are long gone.

Although these events tend to call for sweeping gowns and suiting separates, there’s no reason why you can’t play on this elegant look by adding touches of lace, jewels and beading pieces.

Elevate an easy dress with a statement clutch, heels or earrings

 

Suiting
Boden
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Necklace
Zag Bijoux
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Clutch
Boden
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Formal / Black-Tie Optional

The key to event dressing for this code is to keep your look formal.

Dresses and skirts with a longer hemline and tailored suiting work best on these occasions. Luxe textures and subtle prints can be incorporated to mix in your own personal style. If you are opting for colour, keep to jewel-toned colours such as emerald green, royal blue or canary yellow.

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IRO
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Pants
ELK
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Accessory
Zag Bijoux Australia
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Cocktail

This code enables guests more room to play with styles.

For the ladies, this means shorter hems, softer fabrics and easy separates. Colours can also be explored at these events so don’t be scared to pull out your show-stopping dresses and shoes!

Accessories are the easiest way to take your look to the next level so don’t shy away from them either. Adding bright jewels, sequins and all things glam is the way to go for these occasions.

Dress
IRO
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Headband
Boden
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Earrings
Elk
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Smart Casual

 This dress code caters to a big chunk of workplaces these days. Expect to dress similarly for an after-hours function or for a gathering at someone’s home.

‘Jeans and a nice top’ might be in your vocabulary bur also play again with lengths, textures and prints to stand out from the crowd. Again, accessories will amp up your look and you can get away with flats and sandals with this invite.

Skirt
Elk
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Boots
Boden
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Necklace
Zag Bijoux Australia
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By Genevieve Reynolds

 

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