Dinner Suit Tips For The Party Season

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Dinner Suit Tips For The Party Season


With Christmas fast approaching no doubt your diary is filling up with many social events, whether it’s your work Christmas party or an awards ceremony. For a ‘black tie ‘dress code’ you’ll need to wear a dinner suit so read on to find out how to be the best dressed at your event!


Tailored burgundy velvet dinner suit and black Dorchester hire suit


What is Black Tie?


Also known as a ‘tuxedo’ or ‘DJ’, a dinner suit is a two-piece black suit with a satin peak lapel jacket and black trouser. Traditionally this is finished off with a white dress shirt and a white bow tie and pocket square.

Wearing a well-fitted dinner suit will give your confidence a huge boost and will ensure you look great this party season. Our handy guide will take you through all the do’s and don’ts of achieving the perfect black tie look.


Get Your Dinner Suit Hire Right!


Dorchester hire dinner suit

Most people will opt for dinner suit hire, if you’re planning to rent your dinner suit, make sure the retailer can offer you a high-quality dinner suit in a range cuts. At Whitfield and Ward, we take great pride in giving our customers a fantastic fit, so good that you won’t even feel like you’re wearing a hire dinner suit! Our popular Dorchester dinner suit is 100% wool and can be hired in super slim, slim and regular fit, to suit every body shape.

Here’s some more tips on how to make sure you get your dinner suit hire right:

Traditionally a dinner suit it is worn with cummerbund but we would recommend wearing a black V or U shaped opening waistcoat instead to update the look! A waistcoat will give a contemporary edge and also gives a sneak peek of your shirt.

Avoid winged collar shirts which should only be worn for a white tie dress code. We’d recommend a white full collar shirt for your dinner suit with a double cuff just showing below your jacket sleeve. A simple studded ‘Marcella’ shirt without fussy pleats and frills is also a great investment. We offer regular and slim fit shirts or can tailor one to your body shape.

Braces are another accessory you may want to incorporate into your black tie look and can be worn under your waistcoat to be revealed after dinner but don’t forget to wear a fitted shirt.

Finishing touches should include some well-shined, patent leather shoes (avoid brogues!), and a pocket watch for a touch of refinement.

For more dinner suit inspiration click here to see our dinner suit Pinterest board.


Custom Tailored Dinner Suit


Burgundy Velvet Custom Tailored Dinner Suit

Choosing to have your dinner suit custom tailored is a great investment and may even save you money in the long run. With our bespoke design service we can help you design a well fitted suit that will flatter your body shape.

A classic design in a high quality fabric will give your dinner suit longevity and will be something you’ll wear time and time again. But if you want something truly original you can be more adventurous and design your dinner suit in a bolder texture and colour.   Make a statement with rich bottle green, midnight blue or burgundy, in a velvet, brocade or jacquard cloth for a five star look!

At Whitfield and Ward we can ensure you look fantastic whether you decide to go for dinner suit hire or buy a bespoke dinner suit. To find out more or book an initial consultation, give us a call on 01625 536545 and we’ll handle the rest!