Truly, gone are the days when we only dress up for Christmas and Halloween parties but these days it seems to be different because we can get invitations to several parties in a week which would require some nice outfits and at this point, you begin to think of What to wear to a party or what to wear to a casual birthday party or even what to wear on a birthday party of a friend, trust me when I say you are not the only one with these thoughts that why I have decided to talk about it today.
So if you are thinking of how to dress up for a party with jeans then you can check out this post I wrote on What to wear with black jeans – 10 stylings and outfit ideas or if you have problems with walking in heels then you can also check out this post I wrote on How to walk in high heels – learning the art, these posts would help you to know the best party outfit ideas.
Back to the talk of the day, without any further ado i think it time to go into the talk of the day.
Best Party Wear Outfit Ideas
1. 90s Themed Party
If you look closely at the 90s fashion trends, they were all about those big hoops, mommy pants, dungarees, plaid shirts, rock band T-shirts, matching separates, round glasses, chokers, and not to forget our current favorite – crop tops. If you are headed to a 90s themed party, this is what is usually expected of you. You can easily incorporate a combination of these – and you are sorted. Plus, most of these are making a comeback, so, I’m sure they are already a part of your closet. You don’t have to do much here, just dress up, show up, and groove to some retro music.
2. Christmas Party
Christmas is around the corner, and I’m guessing that you are already flooded with invitations, or you have a vague list of the parties you have to attend. It’s that time of the year we all want to unwind, party, and forget the stress of the whole year. So, go all out, look your best. The obvious choices are a little black dress, a red dress, or a blue lace dress – or anything on those lines. However, this time around, try pantsuits, matching separates or monochromes. Accessorize with fine body jewelry to complete the look.
3. House Party
If you are looking for house party ideas, it either means that the party is moving indoors because ‘Winter is coming’ (see what I did there?), or it is a house party in the most real sense. It implies that there will be beer pong, charades, sticker stalker, and other activities. So unless there is a theme mentioned in the invite, you can wear just about anything – from a maxi to distressed jeans, a shirt dress to leather pants. Keep your makeup low key because it is an indoor setup, but let that one accessory or lipstick pop to look effortless and chic.
4. Masquerade Party
Are you attending a masquerade party or a ball? While the former is a more relaxed event at an informal environment, a masquerade ball is quite a serious affair, so you need to know what it is going to be like. The next thing to take into account would be your mask – choose that first, it makes your life so much easier.
Choose a dress that complements your mask, meaning, it can either be in the same color or in a contrasting one, but overall makes a complete outfit. You could choose a corset or an A-line dress, pencil skirts with a formal top, etc. Make sure you wear heels because they look elegant and lift your entire look almost instantly. Don’t put in too many colors in your outfit; it can end up looking loud and gaudy.
5. Birthday Party
Honestly, birthday parties are the easiest to dress up for, because more often than not there is a theme. The only thing you probably have to remember is that it is not your birthday and so you don’t have to steal the thunder. A crop top and skirt, ripped jeans and shirt, one piece boho dress, hot pants or skinny jeans with a leather jacket, etc. are interesting choices.
6. Cocktail Party
If you have to follow the norms of a cocktail party to the ‘T”, then it is a formal setup, and so, you are expected to show up in dresses that are formal, yet celebratory. You would have heard this before, but we will say it anyway – if you don’t want your boss to see you in a dress, simply don’t wear that to a cocktail party. There’s always a thin line between being stylish and sleazy, and a pretty slim one, so tread carefully.
A-line dresses are your best bet, or anything long and defining is good too. Pantsuits, sleek trousers or palazzo sets are also okay if you can pull them off. Carry a clutch, wear elevated footwear if you can’t manage stilettos, wear a statement accessory that stands out and is elegant – and you are well on your way to rocking the party in elegance and style.
7. Pool Party
There are a couple of ways to approach this look, and no right way to do. Even if the party is by the pool and not in the pool, or you decide to stay dry and outside the wet zone, it’s good to be dressed to match the party theme.
Wear a floral one piece, fedora, shades, and platform heels or flats; or shorts with a cold-shoulder top, bohemian style maxi, etc. However, if the party is all about music, drinks, and the guests decide to take a deep dive, you need to be more functional. Choose a bikini or a swimsuit of your choice that is both stylish and comfortable.
Top it up with a pair of shorts, a strapless playsuit, a cover up dress, etc. that you can yank off just before you jump in. Choose clothes that quickly dry off. You might want to always carry an extra pair because you never know when you get pushed. So, talk to the host or your friends so that you know what to expect. As for me, I can’t wait to jump right in.
8. College Party
College parties are more often than not going to be about drinking, dancing, fun activities, etc., so wear something comfortable, chic, and well put together – it does not have to be couture. You are just students, and anything is acceptable. Layering up and adding leather jackets and accessories like a choker, body bag, and white converse shoes is a smart approach. Work your way through your existing wardrobe and be smart about it.
9. Bachelorette Party
Bachelorette parties are one of the easiest to dress up for because if you are invited to one, I’m assuming you are in the innermost friends’ circle of the bride, and you guys have a solid plan. Even otherwise, just wear something fun, casual, yet decent without stealing the attention from the bride-to-be. You can wear that LBD, a lace dress, jumpsuit, or a satin dress as long as you go with the flow. Bachelorette parties will invariably have a lot of props, so show your best side, and get some groupfies to reminisce later (and stories you definitely don’t want to).
10. Dinner Party
Dinner parties are not like cocktail parties or ceremonies, but they need you to be dressed in something elegant while being casual. So, even if it is an in-house party, it’s never really a good idea to wear your grunge 90s attire. Let the shades of whatever it is that you choose to wear be subdued and subtle, or at least not as flashy as it would be on a summer afternoon. Powdered colors, pastels, sequins, etc. are exciting choices you can play around with.
It doesn’t matter how long it takes you to pull out a really nice dress for a party all you should know is that dressing appropraitely and presentable is the most important thing about attending a party. I beleive that this dree up ideas would help you out in solving the problem on What to wear to a party, if you think i am missing something then drop a text in the comment section below.