Perfecting Your Party Getup: A Guide To Getting It Right


Party season is upon us, and if you’re stressing out about what to wear, you’re not alone. While it’s exciting to have numerous reasons to dress up, it can be tough to find the perfect party outfits. If you’re having trouble, this guide is here to soothe your worries and make shopping a doddle.

Dressing for the occasion

One of the most important things to consider when putting an outfit together is the type of occasion. If you’re going to a black tie ball, you’re not going to be looking at outfits that are appropriate for a few drinks with your work colleagues on the last Friday before Christmas. If there’s a dress code involved, always abide by it. You don’t want to be that person that looks completely different to everybody else. If you’ve got a generic smart casual dress code, which can be a nightmare, think outside the box. If everyone is wearing jeans and a ‘nice top,’ why not go for something a little different like a jumpsuit or a pair of tailored shorts with a matching blazer?

Considering the location

Location is important when it comes to choosing what to wear. If you’re going to the local pub, you probably don’t want to get dressed up to the nines, but if you’re going to a fancy restaurant or a country house, you can push the boat out. Consider the weather too. If you’re going to be outside for part or all of the night, don’t forget to take a coat and consider wearing tights if you’ve got a dress or skirt in mind. It’s also a good idea to think about how you’re going to get to the party and how much time you have to get ready. If you need an outfit to go from daytime to evening with minimal stress, check out THE ICONIC Edition for tips on getting party-ready in a hurry. If you’re going to be walking or taking the bus or the tube, it’s worth opting for shoe boots or taking a pair of flats you can relax into at the end of the night.

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Choosing a style that suits you

Getting glammed up is a chance to show off your style and have fun. When you’re shopping, go for styles that suit your body shape and your individual taste. Don’t feel like you have to wear a dress if you’re more comfortable in trousers or that you have to opt for black if you’re outgoing and you’d rather wear red or gold. Try some different options, and see what you think. It’s important that you feel confident, so go for the outfit that makes you feel fantastic when you look in the mirror.

It’s party time! If you’ve got events coming up and you don’t know what to wear, hopefully, this guide has given you some food for thought. Stick to styles that suit you, dress for the occasion and don’t be afraid to show off your sense of style and personality. Have fun!