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How to wear the party season’s best alternatives to the black-tie evening jacket

The Double- Breasted Jacket

What to wear it with

The double-breasted tux is a more casual way to approach evening wear. Team with a roll neck, silk scarf and shades to achieve the retro-louche style of Peter Sellers.

Where to wear it

Any occasion with a laid-back yet high-fashion dress code. This is more Studio 54 than the seasonal office party.

Black shantung silk ‘Signoria‘ evening jacket £1,670, matching shantung silk evening trousers £360 and Havana aviator sunglasses £229 all by GUCCI, 020-7235 6707. Damson roll neck £375 by BALENCIAGA @ MR PORTER, mrporter.com. Pocket square £110 by TOM FORD, 020-7730 1234. Red polka-dot scarf £135 by THE KOOPLES, 020-7734 8020

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The Velvet Blazer

What to wear it with

A velvet jacket is a major statement. For formal occasions, dress it down with a simple white shirt, slim tie and flat front, skinny-fit trousers or jean.

Where to wear it

Formal occasions that do not stipulate a black-tie only dress code.

Limited Collection navy velvet checked evening jacket £89, black trousers with satin trim £49, slim fit white shirt £25, blue textured tie £9.50, white handkerchief £12.50 (for a selection of seven) and purple cummerbund £25 all by MARKS & SPENCER, 0845-302 1234

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The Shawl Collar Tuxedo

What to wear it with

The shawl collared jacket lends itself to pleated or frilled shirts, bow ties and slim-cut tuxedo trousers.

Where to wear it

Of all our featured looks, this one will see you through the most formal of occasions and will suffice if an invitation requires black-tie only.

Wool diagonal tuxedo jacket £1,195 and wool mohair tuxedo trousers £445 both by ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, 020-7494 8840. White pleated front evening shirt from £180 by DOLCE & GABBANA, 020-7659 9000. Black bow tie £70 by LANVIN @ MR PORTER, mrporter.com. Black silk cummerbund £315 by TOM FORD, 020-7730 1234

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