Photographer: David Gubert

WEDDING DRESS CODE DECODED: BLACK TIE

Take inspiration from the royal wedding and be the best dressed guest with our guide to black tie wedding style

If you missed out on an invitation to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding but are still looking for a black tie-appropriate outfit, we’ve got you covered. This formal dress code means the bride and groom are expecting guests to pull out all the stops for their special day. For men, a dinner suit with contrast lapels, dress shirt and bow tie are non-negotiable, while braces are a debonair and practical touch. High shine shoes add to the sense of occasion. For women, the rules are less clearly defined, although it’s definitely wise to steer clear of anything above the knee. Choose an elegant, luxurious-looking cocktail dress or even a full-length gown and you’re bound to look like a royal.

Dress like a ROYAL at every black tie wedding