Clara makes dressing like a goddess look easy. A simple twinkly gold-gown, a la this Temperley London one, and you are good to glow. Literally.
For those looking for a party dress that isn’t black, Kendall shows us all that mustard looks pretty sizzling on a brunette. This one’s from Dundas.
If you had any doubts over the power of evening leather, let Olivia change your mind. This leather high-waist skirt by Dior is Parisian cool.
You know those evenings when you just want to go out in your pyjamas but still look smokin’? Yes, that. Just make sure they’re silk ones for added strokeability.
Struggling to make that bold curve-hugging pencil skirt work for the evening? Team it with a cropped white shirt as seen by Gigi for some serious evening sass.
Cinderella vibes from Poppy Delevingne in this fairytale look. Try the style yourself by teaming a simple satin slip dress with some faux-fur and voila.
Here’s one way to give an old dress a new spin, try throwing over a long velvet coat, as Jenna does here, draping hers over a silver dress by the Vampire’s Wife.
Sometimes the only way to go is tulle, like Keira Knightely’s Prada gown here. Ballerina cute.
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Here’s proof that those Minnie Mouse ears from Disneyland were a good investment after all. Team with some striking scarlet and you are ready to go.
Adwoa Aboah was the girl of 2017, and with it came a helluva lot of parties to attend, making her quite a pro. Here, she proves often the most simple outfits work best: an LBD, some sheer tights, heels, oh, and a massive blue faux fur coat for that luxe twist.
Many of the most iconic party dress moments come courtesy of chainmail, and it was no different for Margot Robbie at the I, Tonya premiere wearing a gold Versace wrap dress with a chunky belt at the waist.
For cool girl party glamour look no further than Alexa Chung, who always manages to look on trend and also completely herself. Here she works a metallic gold dress and looks effortlessly cool.
Kate Moss is indisputably the queen of party style, always straddling glamour with badass effortlessness. It wasn’t easy to find one picture to sum up her evening look, but the sequinned slip dress she wore to her 30th birthday party is our personal favourite. And it’s an easy look to recreate – the high street is full of sequinned slip dressesat the moment, then all you need to do is create a smokey eye and tong your hair.
Jourdan Dunn is one supermodel that nails party dressing time and time again. Whether it’s a super mini dress (showing off her enviable pins) or a dressed down jumpsuit like this, jazzed up with some sparkling jewels.
Just because you’re going to a party it doesn’t mean you can’t wear your favourite jumper. Real elegance comes from feeling comfortable, a mantra that style goddess Jenna Lyons knows too well. The J Crew boss never follows standard party convention, using statement playful pieces and teaming them with casual menswear items.
An arbiter of sublime Parisienne sexiness, Carine Roitfeld always looks on pointe when it comes to party dressing. Her staples? A classic tux worn with heels and skinny scarves; pencil skirts with daring splits and silk blouses undone nonchalantly.
She’s known for her boho daywear, but Sienna Miller’s party style game also scores high. This sequinned dress is show-stopping, but made less OTT by Sienna’s swept back hair.
So not everyone will go in for the metallic neon hairpiece, but this is an excellent rock ‘n’ roll look for a house party – a vintage tee teamed with high-waisted shiny leggings. Wear with lashings of eyeliner and attitude.
Quintessential party girl Rihanna knows how to look smokin’ of an evening. While some of her fashion choices are too bold for some, we love her willingness to experiment. This floral print dress is a total crowd-pleaser, pretty but sexy with a daring thigh split.
Solange Knowles never shys away from making a statement when it comes to party style. Think dramatic silhouettes, vibrant colour and clashing prints.
Cara Delevingne is the tomboy party hero of choice. To achieve her look, try a trouser suit in a vibrant hue such cobalt blue, a super-short minidress or experiment with underwear as outerwear like in this picture.
Olivia Palermo gets it right at all hours of the day, bringing her groomed prettiness to evening attire. To make a sequinned cocktail dress feel a little more formal, throw a jacket over your shoulders.
Party season is time to pile on the sequins, metallics and glitter – and no one did that better than David Bowie, the man whose alter-ego was Ziggy Stardust. Although we understand that not everyone will fancy wearing such a strong shimmering two-piece, the jacket and the trousers are great standalone pieces. Wear the trousers with a silk vest or the trophy jacket with jeans and heels. Bowie, we salute again and again.
Bella Hadid is into shamelessly sexy party dressing without ever looking cheap. We love her bodycon dresses and her predisposition for high-shine fabrics.
Fashion journalist Pandora Sykes proves the best accessory a girl can come with to a party is a big smile. But a collection of beautiful Olivia Von Halle slip dresses worn with either boots or stilettos help.
Bear with us on this one. Keith Richards has inspired Kate Moss’ style in more ways than we can go into in a short caption, but in a nutshell the Rolling Stones is the king of rock ‘n’ roll cool – inspiring a million of leopard print coat wearing disciples, who are as fond of a skinny scarf, attention-seeking boots and a messy head of hair as much as he is. If you want to look cool this party season, google pictures of King Keef, but beware wearing sunglasses inside.
Artist and model is a great ambassador for low-key glamour. She’s often seen at London’s chicest art parties looking on pointe in whatever she wears.
Annie Clarke has an otherworldly beauty about her, and good Lord does she have excellent taste in clothes. Her party look is based around either chic trouser suits, grungy metallic dresses or leather miniskirts as seen her.
If you don’t own a pair of leather trousers, we keenly advise you to invest. No, they’re not cheap, but they give you sartorial superpowers that make them worth their weight in gold. They give every outfit a rock ‘n’ roll edge and can be dressed up or down, but for parties follow in Rosie’s footsteps and wear with a sheer blouse and ankle boots.
Emma Stone is exactly how we want to look when we go to parties – fun, original and stylish. As she proves, don’t be afraid of a jumpsuit. She’s also a big fan of colour blocking, so don’t let the cold weather stop you from wearing vibrant shades.