Forget the fact that it's approaching winter, according to all of us at GlamCorner party dress season is all year-round! We have tracked down the best party dresses to suit any occasion; whether you're planning on a girls night out, tearing up the dance floor at your local nightspot, or attending a milestone birthday or event, we'll make sure you are dressed to impress with our party dress ideas!
The Modern & Edgy Party Dress
Add a modern twist to the simple party dress by opting for a one shoulder dress. Dresses like these are extremely flattering especially if you have an hourglass figure, as they beautifully hug and streamline every curve and outline of the body as well as elongating the torso by drawing your eyes from the shoulder down. When choosing accessories for these styles of dresses, avoid wearing anything around your neck as you want the focus on that seek line going up and across your shoulder. A pair of statement earrings and heels are all you need to help make your dress pop. Consider adding a bit more intrigue to your outfit by straying away from solid block colours and instead opting for a fun print. Asymmetric dresses such as these are perfect for the cool months and can look classy and feminine with a longer hemline or a midi-style length.
The Fun & Flirty Party Dress
When I think of party dresses, I instantly think floaty, fun & flirty! Add a touch of class with an accented layered skater dress or a gorgeous tiered dress like this one from Self Portrait. Dresses with a sweetheart neckline, cinched waist and accented bodice is always a classic and fashion-forward look. A good way to gauge what style of dress you should go for is to determine what the specific occasion calls for. If it's a birthday party, you have some free reign to go as fun as you like. Mini dresses are always a winner, especially if you are confident with showing off your pins - make sure to add some strappy heels to further accentuate and elongate the legs.
All That Glitters
Sequins and sparkles can seem daunting to wear at first, but fear not! Nothing screams 'party' better than a sequin-embellished party dress! The trick to wearing these bold dresses is to make sure to keep everything else simple. Loose waves and soft, glamorous makeup is the perfect side to a glittering gown. Gold and silver hues are your best bet, but oftentimes these colours can look a little harsh or on the 'cheaper' side, so look for shades that favour a more softer palette such as a nice champagne or a deep bronze. If you aren't too sure about wearing a statement dress like this, look at incorporating glitter or sequins in smaller doses. For example, add a glittery metallic jacket to your 'little black dress' or a pair of sequin pumps. This is a great option for those looking to add a little sparkle to their outfit without potentially looking like a disco ornament! For more tips on how to rock sequins, check out Cosmopolitan's 9 New Rules for Wearing Really Really Sparkly Things.