Women’s Partywear: The best going out outfits
From sequin party dresses and going out blouses to black evening dresses and sparkly tops, we’ve rounded-up our favourite fashion buys from Victoria Leeds that’ll see you through the party season in style! This year it’s all about sequins, sparkles and metallics.
RED PARTY DRESSES
Nothing says partywear like a classic red dress. And if you’re searching for the perfect one to see you through the season, look no further. Take your pick from glamorous ruby sequins, courtesy of Karen Millen (as recently worn by Claudia on Strictly, no less), to claret-hued wraparound styles and sparkling midi dresses. This pleated Whistles dress will look just as great in the day with a white tee underneath and sneakers. For the ultimate evening party outfit, though, team your red frock with an elegant pair of black courts. Main image: Regina sparkle pleated dress, £169, Whistles; Constance T-bar heeled sandals, £155, Reiss; gem bracelet, £30, French Connection; gem earrings, £25, French Connection Left to right: sequin belted midi dress, £250, Karen Millen; Fiona beaded strappy midi dress in redcurrant, £195, Reiss; Cancity dress in rose red, £148, All Saints
PARTY WEAR WITH SLEEVES
Yes, it’s party season – but it’s also winter and freezing. If you don’t fancy barely-there straps, but also don’t want to compromise on style, then invest in either a matching long-sleeve top and skirt, or a long-sleeve dress instead. This two-piece Gestuz outfit is guaranteed to dazzle any party goers. And, even better, wear the items separately and you’ve got double the party looks! Thinking of a long sleeve black dress? Look for elegant detailing and embellishment like lace or sequins. We have our eye on this French Connection velvet lace dress: NYE outfit sorted. Style it up with your favourite faux fur coat and add a glitzy clutch. Main image: Tito bronze cropped sequin top, £130, and sequin midi skirt, £150, Gestuz at Harvey Nichols; Liz metallic leather crossbody bag, £99, Anthropologie Left to right: long sleeve velvet midi dress, £69, & Other Stories; Cynthia velvet lace mix dress, £185, French Connection; Carys dress, £199, Hobbs
If there’s one item to invest in this season, this is it: the versatile sequin skirt. Don’t blame us if a few of these end up in your wardrobe… We’re head over heels for this Karen Millen animal print sequin skirt. And the magpie in us can’t help but want this & Other Stories gold sequin number too. For after dark, pop on a metallic blouse (sequins and shiny materials are a match made in party heaven!) and choose black suede courts. When the party season’s over, don’t throw it to the back of your wardrobe: swap in a slim grey jumper and complete the look with tights and biker boots. Main image: metallic satin blouse, £69, & Other Stories; sequin leopard midi skirt, £175, Karen Millen; multi leaf drop earring, £35, Whistles; Cornel suede point pumps, £140, Whistles Left to right: ombré sequin skirt in neutral, £119, Mint Velvet at John Lewis; sequin skirt, £525, Coach; sequin midi pencil skirt, £59, & Other Stories
If the dress code for your Christmas night out is ‘jeans and a nice top’, we’ve got exactly what you need with our pick of the best party tops. This Karen Millen sequin camisole will ensure you’re the talk of the party for all the right reasons. It works just as well with slim cigarette pants, as it does with a fine pleat skirt. Satin pussy bow and embroidered blouses are also high on our shopping list. This Reiss one in metallic lilac will keep you looking polished and party ready. Throw it on with ankle-grazing jeans and block heels for a festive drink with friends. Main image: sequin embellished cami top, £125, Karen Millen; sparkle pleated skirt, £139, Whistles; diamante drop earrings in gold, £45, Reiss; embellished clutch bag in silver, £125, Reiss Left to right: Olivia satin neck tie blouse, £145, Reiss; sequin stripe cami top, £75, Karen Millen; Gianni gold dobby blouse, £129, Whistles