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5 essential outfits for the party season—and how to wear them

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Think animal prints, polka dots and everything in between

Glitter-strewn clips, sparkly dresses and gowns—all strike a note when it comes to party dressing. Sure, they do reflect the vibe pretty aptly, but the classic LBD or structured polka dot top need to make their way back to the top shelves of our wardrobes, too.

The eye-catching palette of the moment isn’t all about velvet midi dresses and sequinned gowns. If the goal is to make a scene-stealing entrance, you need to consider a variety of after-dark silhouettes that serve as ideal choices.

To help you break out of the box and experiment with different options, designs and ideas this season, we recommend five edgy picks that will help you sail through every evening get-together, office party and so on. Here’s the lowdown.

 

What: The classic LBD
When: Girls’ night out

Simple yet opulent, the little black dress arrived on the scene decades ago—first making its way into Hollywood films and finally closer to home, in our wardrobes. There hasn’t been one party season since then, when we saw it losing its charm. This year, give it a brighter spin by styling it with gold accessories and a pair of leopard print pumps. The outfit is ideal for a girls’ night out, providing a balance between style and comfort. You can also check out outfits made with Liva fabric, if flowy and eco-conscious is your vibe.

 

What: Off-white fluttering gown
When: A semi-formal banquet

The colour of the season, white, makes you look remarkably appealing even if you’re covered head-to-toe in the hue. Without any need to go overboard with the styling, the gown serves as a standalone piece in itself. When looking for footwear, go for a pair of muted stilettos. You’re not putting together a complicated look, but are still making a statement.

 

What: Structured polka dot top
When: Day get-together; night out

Whether you’re headed to just a day get-together with friends or are planning to take it into the wee hours, ending up in a club, this structured polka dot top will serve as the perfect choice. Pair it with a plain black skirt and keep the makeup neutral. Look for the skirt at your preferred brands and check out if the garments have a Liva tag on them. Outfits made with the fabric are known to be more fluid and comfortable. You can also go for smoky eyes to add a hint of drama to the look.

 

What: Leopard print blazer
When: Work party

Bags, shoes, dresses, and even accessories, there’s not much in the fashion world that hasn’t been privy to the animal print. Go for this printed blazer styled with slicked back hair, solid-hued pants and a pair of matching heeled boots. Keep the look neutral by wearing a muted top underneath the blazer. You can never go wrong with an off-white one.

What: Sequinned blouse
When: New Year’s eve; cocktail party

This one is a given. There’s no party season shopping spree without a great sequinned outfit. And we’re putting our finger on this one right here. It’s as versatile as it gets. So style it with a plain off-white saree for a family cocktail party or go for a pair of culottes and mules.

For more options that are party-perfect and offer the best of comfort, you can check out labels like Van Heusen or People, and spot silhouettes made with Liva fabric.

Image Courtesy: Vogue India


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