Dress to Impress this New Year’s Eve in a Classic Dinner Jacket

first_img The Best Men’s Heritage Outdoor Apparel for Cool Weather Everlane Wants You to Have a Daily Uniform to Make Dressing Easier 8 Pairs of Sneakers to Keep Clean and Crispy for Special Occasions What to Wear on a Red-Eye Flight: Fashionably Comfortable Apparel for the Long Haul 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now Christmas may have come and gone, but the holidays aren’t over just yet.New Year’s Eve is this coming Sunday and we’re here to help you look your best while toasting to the new year ahead. You can live by your own personal dress code for the other 364 days out of the year, but on this night, it’s all about dressing to impress. Whether you’re attending a black-tie event or watching the ball drop from a nearby rooftop party, there’s one versatile jacket that you can wear to any occasion: the dinner jacket.It’s formal, yet it’s casual. The dinner jacket is one that you can either dress up in tuxedo form or dress down over a nice T-shirt and jeans. Wearing one shows that you have a sense of style and sophistication, but it also shows that you know how to party and look good while doing it.There are many different styles and colors that are flooding the evening wear scene this season. Shawl, peak, and classic lapels are all acceptable for a dinner jacket, but the high peak and shawl are really the most popular right now. Wool is the traditional fabric of choice, but velvet with a sheen lapel is a trendy look that has New Year’s Eve written all over it.If you put some time and effort into your New Year’s Eve outfit, odds are you won’t be too lonely when the clock strikes midnight — as long as you remember to pace yourself on the Champagne, of course. Our list of polished dinner jackets includes options for the traditionalist and the bold and daring.Theory Satin-Trimmed Velvet Jacket – $645This is the classic black dinner jacket updated to a slimmer silhouette. You may not wear it often, but it will be a piece you have for years.See ItBrooks Brothers White Dinner Jacket – $898Bring back a fad from the ’30s with a classic white dinner jacket. Perfect for ringing in the New Year in a warmer climate, where a black jacket is about as fun as a sweat lodge.See ItBonobos Jetsetter Stretch Velvet Blazer – $425Going all flash for the ball drop? A velvet blazer is a must and the ladies will be super impressed. This one has some stretch so you can dazzle everyone with all of your dance moves while still looking dashing.See ItStrong Suit Aston Tuxedo Jacket – $450Another classic option, this single button, peak-lapelled model is going to stick around for a lifetime.See ItRalph Lauren Black Tartan Jacket – $160Tartan is definitely a trend this season, but if the louder colors make you nervous, this black and charcoal number is a more muted option.See ItSuit Supply Lazio Plain Tuxedo Jacket – $419Every gent needs a basic tuxedo blazer. Don’t be cliché and wear it with jeans. A nice pair of grey pants would do this jacket justice.See ItJ.Crew Ludlow Dinner Jacket in Tartan Wool – $328Need something to keep you in the holiday spirit? This Stewart tartan jacket is just the ticket — plus the stretch will allow you to let loose at 11:59 pm.See ItCloudstyle Sequin Dance Party Blazer – $85OK, we know, this is horrific. But hey, it’s NYE, and if you have to go to big and bright, it’s all here. Plus, the sequins change color depending on how you brush them. We guarantee lots of hands will be rubbing all over ya. New year, new you!See ItWhile you’re getting ready to go out, we suggest pre-gaming with our New Year’s Eve party playlist:Article originally published by Jesse Jernigan on December 28. Last updated by Cator Sparks on December 26, 2017. Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

Mary Berry photobombed by student after speaking at Cambridge Union

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Mary Berry was invited to speak at the Cambridge Union, the university’s debating society, on Monday evening .The celebrity cook, who was dressed in a sparkly dress, was photographed after the event with a member of the university union lurking in the background.The 82-year-old has been speaking at a number of events to publicise her new cook book, Everday. On the subject of student cooking, she told the students a lot could be done with a single pan. Mary Berry speaks at The Cambridge Union Jonah Surkes, the speakers officer for the Cambridge Union, posed in the background of the photo after sharing the stage with her for the evening event.The 20-year-old Human, Social and Political Sciences student at Clare College has met a number of celebrities during his time as speakers officer. He also has an amateur photography website showcasing his photographs and giving advice on taking high-speed snaps.Last week he posted a photograph with TV presenter Piers Morgan, who had agreed to be interviewed by students.center_img @piersmorgan @cambridgeunion thanks for being a fun interviewee! pic.twitter.com/yazHJ98P7C— Jonah Surkes (@jonahsurkes) May 5, 2017 Mary Berry speaks at The Cambridge UnionCredit:Chris Williamson/Gettylast_img read more