5 Fail-Proof Party Looks

Granted, the holidays are about family, giving, caring, etc. But they’re also an excellent excuse to dress up for the sheer joy of it all. Here, goop Fashion Director Laurie Trott’s edit of party pieces to suit the season (and beyond), along with outfit inspiration for every festive occasion. (More on the party makeup from our shoot here.)

No. 1
Jump for Joy

All the effortlessness and body-elongating benefits of a one-piece, with the ease and flexibility of a dress. What’s more, a jumpsuit can be rendered both dinner-and-drinks and black-tie ready with little more than a shoe swap.

No. 2
Fluid Prints

The cure for basic-black fatigue lies in beautifully printed, fluid silk. The texture, plus the way the fabric drapes and moves with the body, has the magic effect of toning down head-to-toe print.

No. 3
Just Fur Fun

Adding a (faux) fur coat—we love Shrimps’ colorblocked creations—is an easy, cool, and just a little bit quirky spin on classic suiting.

No. 4
Pastel Perfect

Top-to-bottom blushes and creams work as a blank canvas for subtle details to really make a statement. Think: variations in texture, tone, and accessories.

No. 5
Velvet Touch

Masculine tailoring and suit separates are instantly party-appropriate with the addition of Victorian elements—velvet, suede, ruffles, bows. Here, a wrap coat and velvet jacket serve as dressed-up stand-ins for a structured blazer.

Fashion Director: Laurie Trott
Photographer: Coliena Rentmeester
Hair: Sylvia Wheeler / Atelier Management
Makeup: Katey Denno / The Wall Group
Model: Hazel / Next Management