5 Party dress trends to try this sea­son

For­get that lit­tle black dress and get your freakum dress on, writes Keneilwe Pule

Sowetan - - Lifestyle -

Sure, the hol­i­day sea­son may call for re­lax­ation and time off. How­ever, a pop­ping wardrobe should def­i­nitely stay on the cards. As you may al­ready know, the lit­tle black dress and the body-con dresses have proven to be time­less clas­sics. But, this sea­son we say good­bye to all the usual items and get ready to try all the fun and loud yet ex­cit­ing trends.

As per the in­ter­na­tional and lo­cal run­way shows, your party wear op­tions have be­come more ex­pan­sive, rang­ing from mul­ti­coloured se­quin dresses to semi-trans­par­ent PVC dresses in un­struc­tured sil­hou­ettes. When it comes to ac­ces­sories, it’s the sea­son to not hold back as mis­matched ear­rings, bags small enough to only fit your es­sen­tials and hair ac­ces­sories such as the 1990s favourite padded head­band are all avail­able to lift all your sim­ple party looks. Here are five fierce ideas for re­vamp­ing your party wardrobe this sum­mer:

Fringes Noth­ing says ready to party more than a 1920s-in­spired dress. Take a trip back in time by rock­ing a full-on fringe dress.Keep it in black or shim­mery gold and pair with stacked heel for max­i­mum com­fort to keep up with all the danc­ing you will be do­ing.Bag, R500, Charles and Keith

Se­quin dress If you are all about be­ing seen, go for the stand­out se­quin cock­tail dress.Pair it with equally blingy items such as dia­man­téen­crusted shoes and an em­bel­lished bag.Dress, R899, H&M

Mis­matched ear­rings If you are feel­ing weary about try­ing the new ac­ces­sories trends such as wear­ing one over­sized hoop ear­ring or sport­ing mis­matched ear­rings, do not fear, as this trend is for the tak­ing as shown by Matte Nolim and Rich Mnisi’s run­way looks.Make a state­ment by com­plet­ing the look with an over­sized suit.Ear­rings, R99, Su­per­bal­ist

Printed dress Danc­ing is not for every­one; find the per­fect ex­cuse by go­ing for printed dresses in ar­chi­tec­tural de­signs that limit move­ment but are easy on the eye. Pair this struc­tured dress with a plat­form heel and over­sized hoop ear­rings.Ear­rings, R19 999, Amer­i­can Swis

PVC If you are de­voted to show­ing off some skin, a semi-trans­par­ent dress is the one for you as it will sub­tly keep you true to your­self. Com­plete the look with a black sling­back heel that can barely be seen. Dolce Vita heel, R479, Su­per­bal­ist

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