Formal fashion in 2020 is very different to formal fashion of years gone by. Of course, fashion changes each year and comes and goes with the seasons on top of that. You don’t need to follow fashion trends – one of the great things about having your own style is that it never dies! As long as you know what suits you and what you like to wear, your own style will make a big impression, whatever formal event you may be attending. However, if you like to have an idea of the trends or need a little inspiration, the trends below could help you.
Distinct Fashion Accessories
First off, one of the biggest things that has changed is the use of fashion accessories. Once understated and demure, fashion accessories are now distinct, and a little bit over the top. Things like oversized hats, bamboo bags, shell jewellery, and puffed sleeves are all great details that people are including in their formal outfits these days.
Crossbody bags, for both men and women, are really taking off. Whether short strap or long strap, they can look great thrown across the body for a meeting or event, especially in a faux leather material. Not only do they look on point, they help you to keep a better eye on your belongings.
Oversized blazers are huge – both literally and figuratively. Men and women are layering them with other oversized pieces and creating a very relaxed, but still formal somehow, silhouette.
High Waisted Trousers
High waisted trousers are insanely flattering and can be worn with a number of items, including the blazer as listed above. Once reserved for women, high waisted trousers are now being embraced by men everywhere.
High Fashion Shoes
High fashion shoes like mens brogues look great with blazers and trousers, and you’ll often keep a great pair for life. You can pair trousers and a blazer with trainers for a more casual look, but for formal, you can’t beat a well made pair of brogues.
Relaxed, Wide Leg Fits
How about relaxed, wide leg fits – so much better for those who don’t like their leg wear to look ‘sprayed on!’. Straight leg and wide leg fits are boxy and 90s inspired and can look awesome.
Tailoring and Knitwear
Texture and layering are any advanced dressers bread and butter, and they are crucial when attempting formal fashion in 2020. Suits worn with knitwear can have a huge impact. Not only that, it’s the perfect approach for colder days and months. Dress codes have been loosened across the board, but that doesn’t mean you’re making less of an effort to pair pieces. This look is set to become a staple of modern formal wear and definitely has a timeless appeal. We expect this one to be carried far into the next few years.
Are you feeling more knowledgeable about formal fashion in 2020, or do you have something we may have missed? Leave a comment below!