How to dress for the Diplomatic Ball at Buckingham Palace

Every year Buckingham Palace holds their Diplomatic Ball. The Dress code? White Tie.

This event is where jewels, gloves and the-less-black-the better are de rigueur.

Buckingham Palace

Alternatively, ladies can wear formal National dress, but as you can imagine quite a few prefer to get beautifully gowned and coiffed. It’s a buffet: lots of standing around albeit in glorious surroundings so remember comfortable shoes are important –

White Tie ballgowns have a certain fullness and must reach the floor, but leave the trainers at home!

A helpful tip from the ladies at One Night Stand: golden ballet pumps work really well.