Having a great night in a perfect party outfit is one of life's most underrated joys. There's seriously no better feeling (sartorially speaking, at least) than stepping into whatever birthday soirée/office Christmas party/grandma's 80th you happen upon and feeling amazing in whatever you're wearing, from your carefully selected earrings to much-loved heels that don't destroy your feet. And with party season well and truly upon us, now is the time to get focused on these small successes.
To get in the mood, we've decided to look to the A-list for a little inspiration. Of course there are a few elements, archetypal of party dressing, that weren't hard to come by: luxe fabrics like satin and silk (Elsa Hosk's impressive Alessandra Rich dress comes to mind); glamorous silhouettes (take Kate Moss's velvet jumpsuit); and standout accessories to complete the look (make sure you don't miss Kate Bosworth's diamond choker). That said, Adwoa Aboah proves that party dressing is no exact science, in her typically cool take. Scroll on for the best celebrity party looks we've seen this season.
Style Notes: Our forever style muse Alexa Chung expertly demonstrates how to keep your party look chic even after making your exit via the Saks Potts coat of our dreams. There's our club-to-cab look sorted.
Style Notes: When it comes to party dressing, Adwoa Aboah's tends to mix soft-feeling dresses with accessories that stay true to her cool-girl style DNA. She wore Simone Rocha's Green Lace Tulle Double Breasted Coat and Green Lace Tulle Asymmetric Full Dress to a British Vogue party. Copy accordingly with a floral dress and heavy-duty gold-wear. And would you look at that bag…
Style Notes: We're majorly into the Big Bird vibes on Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's red ostrich feather dress from Attico. While this one is now out of stock, the brand stocks another that's equally fabulous.
Style Notes: Elsa Hosk proves satin is a surefire way to up the glamour. Just add crystals, as with this Alessandra Rich dress, and you're good to go.
Style Notes: Yes, the joy of winter means a showstopping coat no longer needs to cover your outfit, but it can be your outfit. Take Suki Waterhouse's excellent Simone Rocha coat, for example, which she wore draped off her shoulders akin to a dress.
Style Notes: Leomie Anderson demonstrates the enduring power of an oversize trouser suit. While Leomie's is vintage, we've scouted a similar Topshop version below.
Style Notes: If there's one woman who has experience in the field of party dressing, it's Kate Moss. Here, the supermodel icon proves years of fine-tuning her party-girl aesthetic have paid off, looking glamorous in a velvet jumpsuit with satin detailing. We bow down.
Style Notes: Yet another strong case for satin, Kate Bosworth's party look falls at the formal end of the scale. Sidenote: We're majorly digging the diamond choker.
Style Notes: Supermodel Georgia May Jagger keeps things simple in a crimson slip dress with punky tartan heels and a metallic bag.
Style Notes: Solange Knowles takes the concept of party dressing to the nth degree in a crystal-embellished Gucci set.
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