No, not the usual LBDs (boring!). Cue bomber jackets, floral dresses and sheer skirts like you’ve never seen them before.
The luxe bomber jacket
This varsity-inspired piece has gone all posh on us. It now comes in party fabrics like lace or jacquard, and is then revved up some more with sequin and metal embellishments. You should definitely wear it with a sexy item like a V-neck jumpsuit, or something off beat like the feathery dress shown on the left.
Text Celine Chen Photography Vee Chin Styling Evon Chng, Assisted by Christa Choo Hair Ann Lin/Athens Salon Makeup Benedict Choo, Using Laneige Model Bianca Bernat/Mannequin
The vintage-inspired number
Yes, you can wear a seemingly casual floral-print dress to a festive do. Just throw on a fringed vest or military-style blazer, reach for a quirky bag (we love this caged style) and finish off with embellished wedges.
Silk dress, $909, from BCBG Max Azria. Faux suede vest, $59, from Mango. Metal earrings with cotton tassels and glass crystals, $14.90, from H&M. Brass bracelets, $39.90 and $36.90, and PU leather and metal bag, $59.90, from Charles & Keith. Leather wedges with metal studs, $800, from Tory Burch.
The sheer skirt
The new way to wear this is with lots of applique – our pick (left) is stunning with its leather embellishments! Pair it with something more modest (read: sophisticated) on top, like a long jacket.
Wool jacket (price unavailable) from DKNY. Polyester top, $219, from Liu Jo. Mesh skirt with leather applique, $1,650, from Anne Fontaine. Rhodium-plated ear cuff s, $170, rose gold-plated necklace with pave crystals, $150, rose gold-plated cuff with crystals, $880, and rose goldplated ring with pave crystals, $320, from Swarovski. PU leather and metal bag, $59.90, from H&M. Silver ring with faux pearls and cubic zirconia, $106, from Pandora. Glitter-encrusted pumps, $149, from Guess.