There’s no one way to throw a party. Elegant dinner gatherings, backyard barbecues, casual soirees—each of these events requires a different kind of outfit, so it’s nice to have a few different options on hand. Women stocking up on party clothes might want to consider a variety of cocktail dresses and elegant separates, with a few cute skirts and tops thrown in for warmer days. Guys can look laid-back in that go-to pair of jeans, or jazz it up for a night on the town with a slim fit suit-and-skinny-tie combo.
Eye-catching dresses are the building blocks of any woman’s collection of party clothes. The legendary little black dress is an essential item—versatile, effortlessly glamorous, and as flirty as you want it to be. For a more casual vibe, one-shoulder or maxi dresses can be the ultimate in leisurely hanging out. On many occasions, guys can get away with a few simple additions that really dress up an outfit. Going to an informal gathering where you still want to look great? Throw a crisp blazer over jeans and a button-down shirt. And speaking of jeans, there are plenty of slim and distressed options to help you dress up or down accordingly. Time for a full suit? Shop for vests and ties that help transition from the workplace to a night on the town.
Whether you’re looking for a fun flouncy dress or a sophisticated gown, there’s no end to the selection of party clothes for women. If a new little black dress is just the thing, turn to Michael Kors for a few modern variations on the theme—from beaded halters to crocodile belts, these dresses offer memorable accents. For a casual look, opt for a dress from INC International Concepts. And if you’re putting together a look from separates, consider the selection of cute tops from Baby Phat. Guys in search of the perfect blazer, check out the range of options from Tommy Hilfiger.
Time to celebrate? Shop for hot party clothes at Macy’s.