Party dress codes. What to wear?

What to wear?

You scored an invite to New Year’s or wedding party in town, but what fashionable attire goes with the dress code? From ‘Black Tie’ to ‘Cocktail’,  ‘Casual Smart’ to ‘Business Festive’, let us help crack the most common dress codes and give you some inspiration and examples so you arrive appropriately and stylishly dressed at your next celebration.  

Credits: Aijek lace short dress ($309), L.K. Bennett heels ($569), Clutch Me by Q clutch ($169), WanderLust diamante earrings ($158), Dior Addict Fluid stick ($48)

Credits: Collate silver dress ($209), L.K. Bennett heels ($569), Coccinelle black leather shoulder sling envelope bag ($620), Shorouk diamante choker ($1,088)


Go for a short, festive dress. A cocktail dress is allowed to pop, so don’t shy away from bright colours or a little sparkle. If you really want to kick things up a notch, wear trendy fringes or metallic beads. It’s a party after all! A smashing pair of high heels, statement jewellery and chic nail polish are the icing on your outfit’s cake.

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Credits: Coat’s black sequin bodice dress ($339) and faux fur collar ($159), L.K. Bennett heels ($569), Queenmark sequin box clutch ($345), Dior Addict IT Lash ($53)