Spring Summer 2019 -
The New Way To Party
This season, dismiss images of too-tight dresses, too high heels, and too-much effort, the new way to do partywear is with a relaxed, effortless spirit. How refreshing.For daytime events, seek out garden party florals and punchy primary shades, like cherry red and mustard. Silhouettes are relaxed but still exude elegance – cue wide-leg trousers (no, you don’t have to wear a dress for a special occasion – but if you want to, a fit and flare style is universally flattering) – with an emphasis on the waist courtesy of cropped jackets and belts. And simple separates, like white shirts and a navy tuxedo jacket are a palette cleanser to the more vibrant pieces.
For after dark, you can shift the glamour up a gear, with luxe silk satins, intricate lace, and with crystal or ribbon detailing. The trend for easy mix and match separates continues: trousers with blouses and full skirts with slinky tops. Dresses also star, this time splashed in painterly florals or in always-chic, timeless black. A pretty yet pared-back glamour defines the modern evening wear mood, exemplified by the jumpsuit, which continues to offer a modern solution to formal dressing – perfect for cocktail parties and gallery openings.