Dress shirtsBy Dinner suit team
A dress shirt differs to a normal formal shirt in that the front opening is fastened using buttons or studs, and the cuffs closed with buttons or cufflinks. There is also a vertical strip of fabric running down the front opening of the shirt called the placket and the buttonholes are aligned vertically on the placket. When it comes to collars there are a number of different types including spread collars (aka Windsor collars), point collars which are small and straight and button-down collars (less formal).
There are a number of retailers who sell different styles of dress shirts from black pleated dinner shirts through to white cotton fly front marcella wing collar shirts. The most important thing is that the shirt feels comfortable when worn. If you are looking for a formal shirt to go with your suit then check out our dedicated resource.
Marks and Spencer dress shirts
Marks and Spencer have an unbeatable selection of mens shirts and that includes dress shirts and other formal shirts. Their shirts comes in a large number of sizes and styles. The editorial team have picked out a selection of dinner shirts you can see below however we suggest you check out their full mens clothing range.
| Slim Fit Autograph Pure Cotton Pleated Shirt.
|| Sartorial Pure Cotton Dress Shirt.
||Cotton Stain Defence Dinner Shirt.
Moss Bros dress shirts
Moss Bros have a great range of mens formal shirts and dress shirts to their compliment their collection of suits and tuxedos. Choose from their best selling Covent Garden collections through to slim fitting black dress shirts by Ventuno. Moss Bros also cater for a large range of sizes.
|Moss Bros Covent Garden Marcella Wing Collar Dress Shirt.
|Mens Dress Shirt by Moss Bros in white with 6 pleats and a wing collar.
|Moss Bros Covent Garden Victorian Collar Dress Shirt.£55.00|
John Lewis dress shirts
John Lewis continues to offer a bold and fashionable collection of menswear and their dress shirt collection is no exception. Their shirts come in a range of collar sizes, some of which can be seen below.
| John Lewis Men Pleated Front Wing Collar Double Cuff Dress Shirt.
| John Lewis Men Pleated Front Point Collar Double Cuff Dress Shirt.
|John Lewis Marcello Point Wing Collar Double Cuff Dress Shirt.