The ultimate party dress guide
Not all clothes are created equal. Some are necessary wardrobe staples and others have the power to set our hearts on fire. Party dresses falling into the latter category. A party dress represents a good time, an opportunity to make memories and the anticipation of an unforgettable evening. Whether you’re after a white party dress or something more outrageous, we’ve got all the insider knowledge you need this festive season.
Longer lengths were made for super exclusive invites so if an event of the year is looming, take our advice and reach for a midi. This asymmetric, candy apple dress is an elegant Grecian goddess gone green moment. The draped top cinched into a sleek floor length skirt guarantees the limelight is on you. Style with pink accessories for the most mouthwatering colour combo and watch the other guests go green with envy. Looking this good is an art form.
How did a playsuit sneak in here? Good thing she’s cute. Sometimes only a playsuit will do and this beauty’s clever drapes give the illusion of a mini dress anyway. Feel like a queen in royal blue and get ready to dance till dawn. The sleek high neck, slight flared sleeves and cinched waist come together to create an effortless silhouette that knows how to party. Invite more cool tones to the ensemble with silver heeled boots and glitzy jewellery.
Get a lesson in the more-is-more school of a dressing this festive season. Forget your other glad rags, choose a jewel toned mini dress for the ultimate party mood. Short and sweet, the party won’t start till you walk in. Tone her down with black accessories or amp her up with metallic stilettos and a colour pop clutch. Either way, prepare to be the centre of attention in this showstopper.
We’re constantly singing the LBDs praises but we’ll do it again in a heartbeat no problem. Body con? Tick. Classic black? Tick. Ruffles? Tick! A black dress should be in everyone’s party rotation for those last minute ‘I have nothing to wear’ evenings. Go vampy with this high neck, long sleeved mini dress by styling it with deep red extras and a high-gloss lip. Bring the drama with an Oxblood croc clutch under your arm and crushed velvet platform heels in a seasonal berry shade.
Little Black Dresses
Nineties brown is bringing sexy back. Who knew that the shade we once wouldn’t be seen dead in is now the height of desirability? You have to get it right though. Think slinky, think rich cocoa, think figure flattering body con and you’ll feel irresistible. Add a pair of thigh high boots in faux croc and you’re ready to make a supermodel entrance. Slick your hair back into a high pony, apply lip gloss in abundance and grab your impossibly cute (& impractical) micro bag for a night out, preferably soundtracked by Ms. Lauryn Hill.