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Elegant and Beautiful: The Dress Code for a Black Tie Affair

With glittering holiday soirees just around the corner, your dress code should up the glamour and wow-factor for every look. Here are our editors’ top picks for turning heads.

By Cherry Lai
December 6, 2021


Photo: Talbot Runhof

Be the belle of the ball in Talbot Runhof’s embellished jacquard Momo gown in navy. It’s the epitome of timeless sophistication, with a classically structural full skirt that’s juxtaposed with twinkling sequins and crystals.
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Photo: Harry Winston

Harry Winston’s Sparks earrings and pendant feature show-stopping red rubellites and are framed with metal rays set at varying heights, adorned with even more colourful gemstones and diamonds to evoke the flaming light.
Available in-store at Harry Winston 



Photo: La Perla

An elegant ensemble begins with what’s underneath. 
La Perla’s black silk lingerie set is crafted with ivory frastaglio embroidery, which is perfectly styled with low necklines and sheer gowns for added style and confidence.
Available in-store at La Perla 



Photo: Sauvereign

Art, artistry, and fashion marry in Sauvereign’s new Jazz gem collection, which takes cues from Henri Matisse’s exuberant palette and papier découpé technique. Hand-painted in Hong Kong over four weeks, each gem takes centre stage atop the homegrown luxury maison’s equally exquisite shoewear.
Available in-store at Sauvereign  



Photo: Cult Gaia

What ensemble is truly complete without that LBC – the little black clutch? Cult Gaia’s Andel takes it to the next level with a whimsical spherical silhouette crafted from faux leather ropings and a vintage-inspired gold handle.
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Photo: Laura Mercier

Your make-up’s sure to stay flawless the entire evening with Laura Mercier’s new Light Catcher translucent loose setting power, which boasts the same lightweight formula as its cult-favourite predecessor – now with a gorgeous luminating effect to achieve a subtle camera-ready glow.
Available in-store at Laura Mercier