Party season is approaching and it’s the most glamorous moment of the year. Don’t panic thinking you don’t know what to wear! I bet you have something perfectly good in your closet you can use again, and also that there is something within your budget in a shop nearby. I am also quite sure some red carpet dresses are not really affordable, but it’s fun to check them out too. So what are the 2014 main evening trends? Let’s review 10 ideas and get inspired for our next party time:
1. Solid red
Christmas and red are a match made in heaven. You can’t fail to impress or feel festive when you wear classic red. No frills, no jewels, no nonsense are necessary for red. Red dresses or suits fit the season alike. Indulge in high heels if you want to complete the classic look.
Christmas and new Years Eve are the perfect moment to sparkle. You can choose just a golden belt , a sequinned clutch, or a whole glittering dress. And how about a sparkling disco queen top, Studio 54 inspired, and lately seen a lot on street style too? Try this if you want to dance until morning; it has a magic effect.
Male tailoring with a touch of shiny black in just unbeatable. From YSL tuxedos to Angelina Jolie Bafta awards look, a male blazer on a woman’s naked skin or monochromatic shirt is always a sure winner.
Black is the classic option, but the latest street style proposes many other colours too. Beloved by ladies and teenagers alike, lace is romantic and sophisticated.
5. Fabolous black
When Rihanna gets it right, she gets it seriously right: look at this black outfit she wore at the Porter Magazine party during Paris fashion week. The trick for fabulous black lies in harmonious shape and proportions. Choose an outfit gently showing your body and with a beautiful structure. Avoid shapeless or uninteresting dresses. Pair with red shoes if you want to go the extra mile.
6. Silk or chiffon, floor length skirts
Long, floating, feminine, ethereal. A silky floor length skirt can be paired with a spaghetti top, a biker jacket or a knit alike. Colours and embroidery can be used in endless combinations.
A corset dress, or simply a corset on top of your favorite outfit will show off your waist and give an edge to your party look. Feminine and sensual.
Fethers can be very theatrical, or just give a touch of glamour if used sparingly for a trimming. A current favourite is feather skirts. Play the look up or down depending on the top and accessories.
9. One shoulder
Feel like a Greek Goddess with this new classic. Good in any colour, both as a dress or just a top.
10. The structured dress.
Xenia loves it in cream, but architectural dresses come in many colours. From Haute Couture to high street, structured dressed never looked so good.