16 Brands Crafting Excellent Party-Season Attire
With events and parties back on the agenda, it's time to embrace color and sparkle for your holiday wardrobe. This season's wide array of prints, textures, and silhouettes are designed to put the fun back into getting dressed. After a year spent mostly apart from our loved ones, dressing up for Thanksgiving reunions or intimate gatherings with friends will feel particularly special.
To match the level of excitement, we've curated some head-turning pieces that will make you shine after dark. From crystal-encrusted skirts to scintillating minidresses and lustrous midis, discover the brands mastering the art of party dressing. Some of these styles are a splurge, so feel free to add them to your wish list, too.
The latest Australian brand fashion-lovers can't get enough of? Lioness. It creates slinky, luxe-looking pieces that typically cost under $100. When you want to feel empowered, elegant, and decidedly feminine, opt for any of its pieces.
For minimal, flattering pieces that won't cost a fortune, look no further than multibrand retailer Source Unknown. Its designs feel fresh yet timeless, and they'll be sure to earn a permanent spot in your closet.
Source Unknown Sweetheart Neckline Long Knit Dress
Owned by Nigerian fashion designer Andrea Dumebi Iyamah, Andrea Iyamah is a clothing line that is rooted in the ethnic cultures and elements of nature. Founded in 2011 and inspired by bold colors, modern femininity, travel, and nature, every piece is designed for the adventurous fashion-lover who will stand out wherever they go.
Andrea Iyamah Reni Dress ($225)
For Love & Lemons
For sexy, compliment-worthy evening dresses, begin your search with For Love & Lemons. Influencers and celebrities alike can't get enough of its pieces, which is why we turn to it season after season to find something that'll turn heads at holiday parties.
If you've watched the "Have Mercy" video, then you probably fixated on Chloe Bailey's
hot-pink blazer. It's the design of Area, the brand founded by Beckett Fogg and Piotrek Panszczyk and known for its high-end embellished pieces. From a stunning open-back dress to a crystal-encrusted skirt, every creation has that je ne sais quoi that feels festive, playful, and absolutely jaw-dropping.
Each Retrofête piece is infused with dynamic energy, which is exactly what designers Ohad Seroya and Aviad Klin were going for when they founded the brand in 2018. Every piece is marked by its intricate detail, bold character, and sparkling silhouette. So when you think of party season, Retrofête will inevitably come to mind.
Retrofête Mich Dress ($485)
Cinq à Sept
When it comes to refined looks that will absolutely stand out, Cinq à Sept immediately comes to mind. Inspired by the hours between 5 and 7 p.m., the brand creates sophisticated day-to-night pieces, but we're crushing hard on its evening selection, which packs a lot of easy elegance.
Designers Beth and Tessa MacGraw launched their eponymous label in April 2012, making it easier to invest in compliment-worthy and, quite frankly, jaw-dropping dresses. The founding sister duo have rightfully earned their place among talented eveningwear designers.
Macgraw Sorbet Pink Dress ($239, originally $795)