You’re currently reading Who What Wear—this tells me you like to know what’s in fashion and be ahead of the curve in terms of the trends. As such, I can only assume that you, too, are beginning to think about your party looks for the season ahead. Stats show that online searches for party dresses have taken a sharp incline, and we all know the best buys sell out quickly. I, for example, had my eye on a gorgeous midnight-blue velvet dress from Warehouse, which is already gone. Alas, I continue to work on myself, to grow and to learn from my mistakes, which is why I’ve decided to bring you the sleekest partywear from Mango, Zara and H&M now in an attempt to save you from the same disappointment I’ve recently experienced.
Akin to turning back the clocks, when suddenly everything feels dialled up in the wintry stakes, this week, it would appear the high street has gone into collective party mode at the cue of some silent switch. In every new-in section, there’s a distinct dusting of sparkle and glitter peppered in amongst the coats, boots and knitwear. I’ve panned through this proverbial gold mine that is Zara’s, H&M’s and Mango’s partywear offerings to bring you the best of the best—standout pieces from each brand I know will sell out first. Scroll on to see them.
This sequin dress is one of the best I’ve seen this far.
I have a feeling red is going to be a key hue this party season.
I have no doubt you’ll want to wear these for every party.
A satin midi always ups the ante.
Prefer a trouser? Look no further than this chic jumpsuit.
If in doubt, suiting always looks sleek.
What is a party outfit without a sparkly bag?
You’ll wear this for events throughout the year. This season, go all in with accessories.
Take the simplest look to new heights with elegant lace gloves.
H&M always delivers in sequin tops; this season, the best comes in a subtle silk blend.
Take the effort out of styling the above top by investing in the skirt to match.
Cream colourways and pointed toes are an expensive-looking combination.
H&M’s draped styles rarely stick around for long.
H&M’s tailoring is masterful this season.
Minimalists will love this soft-hued slip.
Such a great shape.
Just enough shimmer to suit all occasions.
Another excellent sequin style.
Take the everyday to new heights with a sparkly bodysuit.
The attention to detail of this dress is very impressive.
Layer up your jewellery to make the most of this elegant jumpsuit.
The ultimate party cover-up.
I’d wear this skirt with a simple vest and the faux-fur jacket above.
Yep, rhinestone bags are a recurring theme this party season. Resistance is futile.
It had me at satin pleats.
This pair comes in sizes 4 to 26.
Bow-topped accessories are made for the festive season.
This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.