Have you you’ve ever received an invitation with the dress code ‘Formal’? if you have you’ll be familiar with the smorgasbord of sartorial queries that this seemingly straight-forward instruction throws up.
Does my dress have to be full length? Are bare shoulders acceptable? What about a deep V-neck? Or a bare back? Are thigh splits tacky yet?! Is there such thing as too bright?
Often regarded as one of the fashion world’s most panic-inducing instructions, it in fact welcomes a surprisingly broad array of options.
Other than the hemline (mid-to-full-length does tend to work best), you can wear near enough any colour, any cut, and any shape.
We have some of the fanciest evening dresses to wear for that occasion.