Campus Style: Newark Hall Formal

The Tab’s Fashion Team went down to Newark Hall’s first formal of the year to see the best-dressed Freshers looking their smartest


Get your chips ready, because these outfits are definitely worth betting on.

Good food, wine and clothes bought just for the occasion, must mean one thing, hall formals are here! Newark Hall on Jubilee Campus had their first formal of the year and the Tab was there to spot the best casino-ready outfits.

Ben’s blue suit is a firm favourite for us – tapered to perfection – it makes for a contemporary choice for this formal occasion.  He teams up the suit with a slim black tie and trendy brown brogues from Churches for a stylish end, apt for a Hall Formal.

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Ben Thorne, 1st year Chemical Engineering, Churches brogues

A little black dress works for any occasion. Saxon chose a dress with a glossy finish for that touch of glam and nude pumps which give her legs for days. It’s that simple to achieve a fabulous formal look.

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Saxon Hunt, 1st year Medicine, Kurt Geiger Shoes

An all black bow tie affair is the epitome of after-dark elegance. Rishi keeps things consistent from head to toe opting for a black suit and dress shoes, topping it off with a crisp white shirt. He adds a little character and colour with the use of his Gold ring and coloured bracelets.

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Rishi Davda, 1st year English and Philosophy student, Gold ring gifted by Grandmah

Watch out girls, the little white dress could be the new little black dress, and Rhianne is proving this well. This minimal look stands out thanks to those heels, sparkles galore!

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Rhianne Mirchandani-Cooper, International Relations, Jones and Jones Dress

Cut for a slim fit this tweed Blazer is the perfect alternative option to the suit. Nikesh adds a gentle touch of colour with a slim burgundy neck tie. He opts for slim fitting black trousers and formal dress shoes to maintain his smart outfit intentions.

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Nikesh Shah, 1st year Business Management student, Topman blazer

Maxi dresses were popular amongst many, but Tiffany’s sexy slit and detailing made hers unique. A touch of red and we went all in for this outfit.

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Tiffany Lee, 1st year English student, H&M shoes.

Rav shows us how helpful the internet can be in assisting us with sartorial investments as he dons this pale blue suit purchased from an online suit retailer. He brightens up the affair with a pink shirt from Reiss and grey suede dress shoes; his lack of tie goes great lengths  to support his ‘too cool for school’ image.

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Rav Deu, 1st year English student, Reiss shirt

Lace detailing can be tricky, but Cat wasn’t worried and pulled it off in her fabulous outfit. Her beige lace top gave this total black look the edge that it needed to be different, and it was in the best way.

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Cat Mee, 1st year History and Art student, New Look bag.

This black two-piece from Topman is cut in a slim fit, apt for any trendy University student. With minimal detailing, Jacob manages to achieve a slick and smart outfit outcome fit for any formal occasion. His hair’s pretty cool too.

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Jacob McDermott, 1st year History student, Topman suit

Anjelina Jolie definitely brought the slit back in style and Victoria is working it beautifully. Her black slim fitting dress shows off her amazing figure, topped off with subtle red sandels and an eye-catching necklace for the ultimate formal look.

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Victoria Aviomoh, Electronic and Computer Engineering, Zara necklace.

This multi-coloured fleck heritage blazer is timelessly dapper. Thomas teams it up with classic black tailored trousers and a black slim tie. He throws in a welcomed curve ball with the brown dress shoes, which sit well amongst the stream of grey and black.

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Thomas Verity, 1st year Chemical Engineering, Topman Blazer

A chic take on a classic black and white trend, Erin looked gorgeous in her monochrome outfit. She adds her own personal style with her Zara necklace which brought a pop of color to her look, a total win.

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Erin Anderson, 1st year Politics and American Studies student, Zara necklace.