5 tips for nailing formalwear for event season in Australia


It's event season, and that can mean one thing: more excuses to get dressed up! Whether it's a formal wedding, cocktail party or gala dinner, there are plenty of formal occasions to attend. If you’re wondering how to nail the perfect outfit for your event season, we've got five tips for you here at BOSS Man Australia.

Pick a style that suits your personality and the formality of the occasion.

If your event falls somewhere in the middle (a formal wedding, for example), then you’ll probably want to stick with a classic suit and tie. But if it’s more formal than that (think cocktail event or awards dinner), then you might have to get creative.

For example, do you like dressing up? Or do you prefer to be comfortable? You can pick a style that suits your personality and the formality of the occasion by choosing something appropriate for the situation. If you're going to an informal gathering, don't wear something that's only appropriate for a wedding or funeral!

Ensure you have the right fit.

The fit of your suit is one of the most essential elements to consider. A suit that's too big will look sloppy and boxy, while one that's too small makes you look like a stuffed sausage. It's important to note that unlike women’s formalwear, men’s suits aren't made with stretch fabrics, so they don't have much give in them at all. If you're unsure about what size would be right for you, ask your local store assistant for help (and make sure they're qualified). Or measure yourself at home using this easy guide from The Good Trade:

  • Chest - Measure around your chest at its widest point

  • Waist - Measure around your waist at its narrowest point

  • Inseam - Measure from top of inner thigh down leg to floor

Wear comfortable shoes.

  • Wear comfortable shoes.

While the majority of men will be wearing formal shoes, it's important to remember that comfort should be your number one priority. If you are going to be standing or moving around all night (and not just sitting), then it's a good idea to wear a pair of shoes that are supportive, comfortable and appropriate for the occasion. Sandals and flip flops may look great on the beach but they don't go with most dress clothes so leave them at home!

Don't shy away from adding a pop of colour.

Adding a pop of colour can be a great way to add your own personal style to your event wear. Whether you're looking for an accent, or you want something that will be the focus of your look, adding colour can work. This can range from choosing colourful accessories and suiting pieces, through to using bold pieces like ties, pocket squares and lapel pins.

Have fun with accessories.

Accessories are also a great way to add a personal touch. They're like extensions of your body, and can be just as functional as they are fun. For example, a pocket square could be used to protect yourself from the cold or dirty surfaces, but it can also add an element of style when matched with other accessories in your outfit. This is something we would recommend for both men and women alike—the more fun you have with accessories, the more memorable your look will be!

While there's no set rule regarding which pieces you should get first (or even how many), having at least one accessory in place before shopping for formalwear is always recommended. It helps narrow down what styles are best suited for your needs while helping guide purchases down the line too!

BOSS is known for their high-quality suiting and latest collection has something for everyone this event season.

  • BOSS is known for their high-quality suiting and the latest collection has something for everyone this event season.

  • BOSS is a great brand that offers a wide range of products, from suits to shirts, from shoes to accessories.

  • We've got everything you need to know about how to dress up in Australia!


In the end, it's all about feeling comfortable and confident in what you're wearing. If you don't feel great, then no one else will either! So whether it's a summer wedding or an important work occasion, always remember to put your best foot forward and dress to impress.

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