Your Go-To Fashion Guide For The Party Season

The party season is now upon us, with cocktail functions, weddings, receptions, work dos and more filling up our calendar, which means one thing – time to get prepared!

Whether you’re heading to the beach for a carefree wedding, family BBQ or fancy formal function, it’s all about investing in the right kind of pieces that will transition you seamlessly throughout the spring/summer party season!

Basic party rules:

  • Always bring a pair of ballet flats in your clutch – they are a lifesaver for those long walks from the car park to the venue and ensure you look your best and not to mention comfortable and stylish!
  • Choose one part of your body to show off and keep the rest covered. Simple as that, whether you choose a low-cut neckline or high hem, pick one part of your body to show some skin and cover the rest up to look classy!
  • Sequins and sequins don’t work. So for a NYE or Christmas party and you want to shine, pick a sequin LBD and neutral heels. Otherwise dress up a basic dress style with sequin heels or clutch.
  • Always bring a gift – if food or drinks are served, there’s no harm in turning up with a box of chocolates, small plate or salad or a trusty bottle of wine.
  • Beach party? Family BBQ by the pool? Make sure you bring a change of clothes and a towel.
  • Think ahead. Going to be standing up all night at a cocktail function? Maybe don’t wear your highest heels. Have to walk home or to the tax rank? Pack ballet flats. Plan on drinking a bit? Ensure you choose styles that are comfortable to avoid that slightly intoxicated outfit fiddling like pulling your dress down (or up if you choose a strapless style!)

Style tips for every occasion…

Cocktail:

Invest in a little black women’s dress, a printed midi or body-con style, which will take you through the cocktail functions to come. Dress up a LBD with chunky jewels and a statement clutch, or keep your accessories neutral with a printed or bold coloured style. Don’t be afraid to lift the hemline for this type of party for a knee line or above the knee hem length.

Rei Dress by Socialight, Sabrina Spot Dress by SocialightSalina Flip Dress by Honey & BeauViper Dress by Amelius

Family BBQ:

No need to go in your everyday basics, look stylish at a low-key family function with a women’s maxi dress or a kaftan resort style women’s top or dress with wedges. Accessorise with a broad-brimmed hat and a shoulder sling tote – perfect!

Hibiscus Layered Maxi Dress by SassSeraphina Midi Dress by Noosa SolKL473 Dress by Kiik LuxeDiah Black Mumba Kaftan by Pizzuto

Office to Post Work Drinks:

If you’re heading straight from the office to post work drinks, there’s no need to bring along your whole wardrobe in the backseat of your car. Instead, try a high-necked dress with an open back and wear a structured jackets for women blazer, tights and heels to the office. Then simply remove your tights and jacket, add a statement necklace and a pop of lippy and you’re ready to go!

Costa Rica Dress by Honey & BeauClarissa Spot Dress by Socialight, Eden Lace Dress by AmeliusAkana Vest/Dress by Socialight

Wedding:

For those of you spending all day out at a wedding ceremony and then transitioning to the reception, you may want to switch up your look for night. Never fear – add a statement necklace or statement pair of heels to showcase a little fun side for your reception style. This ensures you look classic and somewhat conservative for the ceremony and can have a little fun for night! We love opting for a maxi dress and strappy heels for day and adding a bold lip and colourful clutch for night.

Dreamy Halter Dress by RomanceIris Glaze Dress by SocialightAlexa Wrap Dress by SassZen Jumpsuit by Pizzuto, Marina Jumpsuit by Amelius, Viper Dress by Amelius

Need something for the upcoming party season? Head over to ladies clothing online store AlibiOnline for all your party needs.