The £200 Party Outfit We Were All Talking About Last Night

Last night's 2017 Fashion Awards offered up many a standout look (you can see the whole gallery of fashion people wearing the most fabulous outfits here), but one particular outfit stood out to us for a different reason: There's a seriously affordable party suit that you can a) still buy in time for party season and b) still feel like paying your rent until the end of the year is an entirely doable thing.

When Laura Whitmore took over the Instagram Story reins for @WhoWhatWearUK, we were surprised to discover that her entire look was from River Island and only cost £200 in total, from head to toe. The suit looked way beyond its price tag—perhaps it was down to her no-bra, no-top styling move? Or maybe it was that expensive-looking jacquard it has been woven from. We all know the great British high street provides a lot for us to be thankful for, but when we've been busy ticking off that Christmas present list for everyone else, this comes at a particularly opportune time.

Keep reading to see the affordable party outfit we're into, and shop it for yourself.


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On Laura Whitmore: River Island Jacquard Blazer (£70), Jacquard Culottes (£45), Feather Bag (£25) and Black Military Ankle Boots (£60).

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Hannah Almassi
Editor in Chief

Hannah Almassi is the Editor in Chief of Who What Wear UK. Hannah has been part of the the Who What Wear brand since 2015, when she was headhunted to launch the UK sister site and social channels, implement a localised content strategy and build out the editorial team. She joined following a seven-year tenure at Grazia magazine, where she led front-of-book news, fashion features and shopping specials as fashion news and features editor. With experience in both print and digital across fashion and beauty, Hannah has over 16 years in the field as a journalist, editor, content strategist and brand consultant. Hannah has interviewed industry heavyweights such as designers including Marc Jacobs and Jonathan Anderson through to arbiters of taste including Katie Grand and Anna Dello Russo. A skilled moderator and lecturer specialising in the shift to digital media and e-commerce, Hannah’s opinion and work has been sought by the likes of CNBC, BBC, The Sunday Times Style, The Times, The Telegraph and, among many others. Hannah is often called upon for her take on trends, becoming known as a person with their finger of the pulse of what’s happening in the fashion space for stylish Brits. Hannah currently resides in Eastbourne with her photographer husband, incredibly busy son and highly Instagrammable cat.