Cocktail Attire for Men – 30 Outfit Ideas & Styling Tips

Celebs can give you a complete style guide for the latest trends, what’s in and what’s out. But One cannot follow the latest and hottest fashion all the time and neither can afford like our celebs.

Now this is not difficult at all, as good things and old fashion keep coming back after some time. If you are invited to a cocktail party then dress code is mentioned. For a charming and dashing look,  these cocktail outfits for men, worn by celebrities, can be very helpful.

Cocktail Attire Guide

Cocktail attire for men is not that tricky, instead, you can add fun and be playful while choosing the outfit. As we said earlier, celebs can give you complete how-to-look advice while choosing a dress. So here are some basic tips and tricks, on what to wear while going to grace the red carpet or having a cocktail party.

Usually, men do not have many options when it comes to dressing up. Thus, it could be bit difficult to choose what to wear. So when there is doubt, just keep these simple points in mind.


Styling Tips :

  • Color of the suit: Dark to mid-gray suit is good to go
  • What Shirt Should I Wear: Dress shirt in white or a muted color
  • Tie And Pocket Square: Necktie in subtle patterns or plains pocket square. if you are wearing a tie, the color of the pocket square should complement color scheme in some way, in order to look “put together”
  • Which Shoes are better: Black dress shoes with leather sole
  • Socks: Over the Calf or long socks matching the trousers or something else in your outfit
  • Shave and Hair Style: Of course make sure you have a clean shave and you get a proper haircut
  • Yes or No for Tuxedo: Do NOT wear your tuxedo, that would be overdressed.
  • Pocket Square Tips: The stitches that are currently appearing on your suit pocket are very easy to remove. Do not hold them for no reason. Do your personal style a favour and get rid of them but be careful. Then three pocket squares can do as much for one suit, as owning three different suits, money saved indeed. Add a dash of your favourite cologne on your pocket square will give an elegant touch to your attire.

#30- Informal

Now it becomes tricky when you have to attend an informal cocktail party, as the dress code becomes semi-formal. If you are given an invitation card then go for the formal wear, if invited on the phone, then semi-formal dressing is best suited. However, dressy coats and trousers are the safe side. With that, a printed dress shirt of a solid colour tie could also work.


#29- Which Belt Suits Best

When Choosing a belt go for basic shapes in good-quality materials for a look that looks classic, and incorporate belts in unexpected materials for a more contemporary look.


#28- Evening Cocktail Outfit– When the event is in the evening, it usually calls for formal attire like suit and tie. cd3

#27- Ryan Gosling Outfit for Color Selection

It is highly depending on the season, as the colors can change what season is going on. You can choose light color and fabric for events in spring and summer. For fall and winter events, you can choose darker and subtle tones for your attire. cd5

#26- Jack O’Connell and Plaid Suit

The actors stun in a GUCCI plaid suit and this is a good option for formal occasions.


#25- Middle Aged Men Formal Outfit

#24- Shiny Suits

Actor Channing Tatum added rich color to his wardrobe with a stunning blue suit from Gucci, the Italian fashion house. The suit was completed with a classic white dress shirt and a blue and black check skinny tie. The White pocket square complements the look.


#23- Wedding Attire


#22 – Tuxedo

So if you are the young guy and want to grab the attention on the red carpet, it is good to go with Tuxedo. Actor Dave Franco was all smiles in a dapper tuxedo from Prada.


#21- Formal Events

Mark Ruffalo attended the magazine’s cocktail reception in a charcoal suit from Dior Homme. Which is indeed very graceful.


#20- Bow Ties

When attending any events like charity dinners, galas and association occasions, the dress code is mentioned. Just remember not to go too far unless you want to stand out poorly amongst the smartly suited men.


#19- Khakis

For a day event, you can dress in a dress shirt with a blazer or khakis.


#18- Suits


#17- Lapel Fabric

A classic white turn-down collared dress shirt in a good quality fabric is what you should opt for.cd8

#16- Outfit for Sleek Guys

Neil Patrick Harris wears a tailored blazer is incredibly slimming and stunning.


#15- Tailored Suits

A simple, yet crucial element is to ensure that your trousers are hemmed, and are not too long, nor too short. Generally, a slim fit tux tends to be a flattering cut for most body types and looks classic, yet still looks youthful.


#14- Black and White Combo


#13- Hugh Jackman


#12- What to Avoid When Choosing Dress

Choose a shirt that doesn’t you look like manages a strip club. Along that wear the tie properly. We don’t much love shiny suits, but if you’re going to wear one, you should commit to wearing it well. Otherwise, you look bizarre and very tacky. Learn this from Ryan Reynolds wardrobe here.


#11- Pocket Square

Now this is a great grey suit with a lovely pocket square. Ben Affleck did it so well. None of that weird lapel fabric and looks very decent.


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