When I think about the ultimate chic party, I think of cocktail parties. My father work’s in the hotel industry and as a result my parents were always attending these swanky soirees. I remember being a little girl and watching my mother get ready for the events (of course that was the 80s so the look usually involved shoulder pads and big hair) and just being in awe. I would go into her closet, try on her high heels and imagine the day that I would have an excuse to wear such amazing garments.
These days, I still consider a cocktail party wildly chic. And while I love the food, the ambience, the drinks and the conversation, it is the clothing that I still adore. Let’s not kid ourselves- more than just about any event, cocktail parties are a fashion show. I think it is because the environment is less formal than a black tie event, allowing the partygoer to push the limits and take greater risks. Dresses are sleek and paired with unexpected accessories. The shoes are a statement all their own. And hair and makeup have practically no rules.
These dresses are so inspiring that they’ve got me planning a party right now (I should probably warn Lukus!):
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