It’s that time of the year AGAIN, the much-anticipated party season is just around the corner. With Christmas and New Years’s eve on the anvil, is there ever a better time to raid your closet for all those party dresses stashed away into the nether corners (or shop for new ones) the moment you catch on the party buzz? While some of us dream of donning those enviable ensembles right from November, others wake up in the nick of time and need help! There is nothing more exhilarating than buying a new party dress and flaunting it before our family, old friends or new ones. Also Read - Kangana Ranaut Accused of Copyright Infringement by Author of Didda Who Spent 6 Years in Researching The Story
If you are running a tad late to shop for new clothes and despise your old ones, fret not! Firstly you need to understand the type of party you are invited to before making a beeline for that expensive dress! Did you know that party looks can be casual, glamorous or edgy? Casual party looks include parties that are high on drinking games but less demanding on outfits that can be easily dressed up or down with a statement necklace, and heels or flats. Glamorous party looks should be reserved for parties that involves mingling over glasses of wine and are the perfect occasion to don those cocktail dresses and bring out those textures like crumpled silks, micro pleats, tulle, velvet, and strappy sandals. An edgy party look is for those who shy from donning cocktail dresses and heels but imbibe those leather skirts and fitted black pants with tops, shirts, boots and statement necklaces. The tinsel town divas like Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma and Kangana Ranaut are our supergirls who save the day and dispel our party outfit woes through their snazzy ensembles and awe-inspiring styles throughout the year. Take some inspiration from the tinsel town divas, design a signature style, flaunt it with your chin up and invite those appreciative-envious glances your way! (ALSO READ: Manish Malhotra’s 50th birthday bash photos: Bollywood stars up the style quotient at this gold and velvet affair!) Also Read - Kangana Ranaut to Portray Celebrated Kashmiri Queen in Manikarnika Returns: The Legend of Didda, Deets Inside
1. Go High-Low Also Read - Sedition Case Against Kangana Ranaut: Bombay HC Extends Interim Relief To Actor Till January 25
Originated from the Victorian era, a high-low skirt or dress has a full circle hem. However, the length varies from short in the front and long in back and is often called the fishtail. A befitting ensemble for glamorous parties flaunt those sexy calves and toned legs with a high low dress. Donning a gold high-low dress Shraddha looked resplendent in muted makeup, understated jewelry, a black clutch, and minimalist ankle-strap sandals.
2. Suit Up
Well, Barney Stinson was certainly not kidding when he conveyed suits as the ultimate swag element. For all those experimental divas, ditch those dresses for a pantsuit because Barney says so! Hillary Clinton wowed the world with her powerful political dressing of sharp pantsuits, there is absolutely no reason why you cannot don it for a party! Donning the trend rapidly and how, Radhika Apte, Kiara Advani, and Sonakshi Sinha spell power, poise, grace and elegance in some versatile pant suits. Spruce your pant suits with a blingy brooch or statement sparkly choker and multiple rings. Also, opt for a middle parted hairdo to accentuate your sharp look! (ALSO READ: Dangal girls Sanya Malhotra and Fatima Sana Shaikh look chic with arm candy Aamir Khan at Van Heusen and GQ Fashion Nights 2016)
3. Twirl with Tulle
Tulle is a soft, fine silk, cotton, or nylon material like a net, and used in dresses. Tulle skirts are in much vogue and we are besotted with tulle maxi dresses as well. Kangana Ranaut, the ultimate fashionista left us speechless with her blue halter neck tulle maxi dress from Sachin&Babi. A versatile material, tulle can be styled up in many ways. Saunter in donning a tulle skirt with top or sweater or a tulle maxi dress for a casual party and amp it up with a tulle dress for a glamorous party.
4. Take the Plunge
With the plunging neckline being a rage, flaunt your cleavage classily with a lacy bra or bralette like Athiya Shetty, throw in a caped jacket like Deepika Padukone, and round off this edgy look with a non-messy neat bun, accessories, and stilettos.
5. Go Metallic
Metallic shades were a rage on the red carpet this season. Embrace the trend and go metallic like Alia who donned a midnight blue iridescent lurex molded seam dress by Prabal Gurung. The key to nail this look is to balance the ensemble with muted makeup that accentuates the eyes or the lips.
6. The Eternal Jumpsuit
Jumpsuits, the eternally comfortable outfits! We loved them as kids, we love them as adults! Jumpsuits can be dressed up with statement accessories and can be dressed down without accessories. A pair of pointy flats lend oodles of sharpness to the look! Alia looks as cute as a button in this jumpsuit, a perfect party wear! (ALSO READ: Alia Bhatt goes OFFBEAT with top and pants at Star Screen Awards 2016! Rate her fashion sense fab or drab?)
7. Bring out the Animal
Animal prints are still a rage and can definitely spruce your party look! While we are not endorsing the animal printed dresses, lest animal rescue squads mistake you for a lost animal!We are talking about those animal printed shirts and tops, just like Kangana Ranaut has! Team them with a snazzy pair of palazzos, culottes or high-waisted pants. Accessorize and add a dab of bright lip color and growl away in style! Grrr….!
8. A Knotty Affair
Ring in the knotty trend (pun totally intended) like Pooja Hegde and Jacqueline Fernandez and pair your knotted tops with palazzos or high waisted pants. (ALSO READ: Deepika Padukone vs Sonam Kapoor: Who wore the monochrome gown better at the Star Screen Awards 2016?)
9. Go Cold Shoulder
Give cold shoulder vibes with your quirky outfit this party season, just like Lisa Haydon. Donning hot pants with a cold-shouldered jacket, Lisa looks classy and hot! Throw in a statement necklace, a dab of your favorite lip color, a high ponytail and you will pull off this dope look with elan!
10. Little Red Dress
Blending the classic little red dress with the much in vogue off-shoulder trend, Katrina Kaif wowed us while Jacqueline went the full sleeve way and we cannot wait to replicate the look, albeit a pointy toed blingy stilettoes, to spice up the red hot look! A Santa cap, a dash of your favorite red lipstick with or without accessories, you will the Christmas darling this party season!
11. Little White Dress
White dresses need not be boring! Deepika shows us how and wow! Teaming a white short number with a metallic golden jacket and thigh high black boots, she makes our hearts racing! Certainly, a lesson that can be taken, amp up your old white dress and get those compliments galore!
12. Romp it up
Rompers can be fun and sexy as well. If you are looking to set hearts aflutter, don your rompers and strut in style. Refrain from donning accessories except for delicate rings. With a neat hairdo, muted makeup and strappy sandals (or pointy sandals), Alia looks saucy AF and lends us a lesson in the ultimate party dressing! (ALSO READ: Alia Bhatt’s top 8 looks to flaunt this season with easy styling hacks!)
Regardless of what type of party you’re invited to, the idea is to have fun with your outfits, dabble in varied looks and styles. So pull out that dress you have been saving for the perfect moment out of your closet and go crazy.