6 Ways to Nail Party Dressing in 2017

Finding the perfect party dress can be a daunting task, often pushing us to revert to classics like the little black dress. While LBDs are a closet staple and there's absolutely nothing wrong with them, it's also good to step outside your comfort zone once in a while.

To make the challenge a little easier, we rounded up inspiration from Moda Operandi's brand-new exclusive evening capsule, which officially launched today on the retailer's site. Ahead, you'll find six incredible looks that will instantly make you stand out at any black-tie events you'll be attending in the months to come. (Those holiday parties will be here sooner than you think!) Brace yourself for everything from iridescent fabric to beaded coordinating sets and the metallic trend that's been popping up everywhere.

Gone are the days of blending into the crowd. You'll be the talk of any affair by shopping the ensembles below.

Get striped.
Sem Sem Rafah Striped Sequin Dress $2450

If you're nervous about color, try an eye-catching striped print before going all in.

Sparkle in metallics.
Fannie Schiavoni Metal Mesh Wrap Dress $1990

Go for a shiny slip dress and take a play out of Rihanna's playbook.

Not everything has to be Millennial Pink.
Sally LaPointe Strapless Sequin Dress $2850

Grab a fuchsia or hot-pink midi for an evening look.

You can never go wrong with a high slit.
Markarian Iridescent Corset Midi Dress $1995

…especially in this mesmerizing color.

Match up.
Sandra Mansour Beaded Tulle Top and Skirt Set $2679

Mix things up with a two-piece set, instead of a dress. 

Is orange really the new black?

Next, study up on the secret to being the best dressed at every party