The biggest party wear trends of 2022

It’s that time of year again when your couch has become a distant friend and your pets give you guilty eyes every time you run out the door. One thing you don’t have to worry about besides calculating when you last got your five a day (redcurrants in mince pies don’t count) is what to wear to the calendar of events that consume every aspect of your being. until January 1. Here, FashionThe crash course guide to staying stylish this festive season.

Time travel

Nothing says “investment dressing that’s done its homework” like sliding up to the bar in a skintight, sequined archival Dolce top (as in Hailey Bieber’s recent birthday bustier) or a fiery red Dior minidress dating from 2003 ( cheers to you, EmRata). A rare retro twist it’s an instant conversation starter with those who taste nostalgia after a negroni (sbagliato) or two, and other vintage eBay obsessives who love the thrill of the chase. Poor weather? Why not borrow a fabulously nostalgic Fendi Baguette or a Chanel from the Karl Lagerfeld era? object of the likes of Cocoon Club?

2000s fashion made now, courtesy of EmRata at Dior spring/summer 03.

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This old LBD? It’s Dolce 2000.


be a borrower

Renting one-time wear party clothes will also earn you green points and prevent disaster with the same dress. Not using your fail-safe Molly Goddard or Ganni this season? Someone else might jump at the chance to borrow it. Major app lenders like By Rotation can earn up to £20,000 a year, making it well worth the effort to photograph and upload a list of last year’s wardrobe favourites. Remember to interact with prospective renters (the ghost isn’t much fun right now, is it?), focus on the special details (good packaging is a plus), and price your items sensibly (a fraction of RRP). That rental boat could be a nice Christmas bonus, as long as you don’t spend it all right away on’s new partnership with HURR.

pure delights

It seems unfathomable that people want to show off their naked bodies after weeks of serving Pret’s Christmas sandwiches, but here we are. Fashion’s appetite for “sexy” is as relentless as Pete Davidson’s love life, so get ready for a season of daring mini-dresses and sheer sheaths that pretend to be dresses. Maximize the potential of trends by pulling off a whisper of a vintage relic, like Kate Moss’s recent 1920s number, and strutting through cocktail hour with the air of a fabulous big-screen siren—even if it’s just the Prosecco. The speaker.

Turner Vintage got Moss this sensational brilliant just in time for the festivities.


Archive enthusiast Tish Weinstock, who recently married three extraordinary vintage dresses, spiced up her obsession with trendy Miu Miu silk.

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glitzy accessories

December is when Simone Rocha pearls, Shrimps beads and Erdem bows come into the spotlight, but this year, kitschy accessories vie for attention. We have the spring/summer 2023 runways to thank. Consider holiday decorations a warm-up act for next year’s Gremlin companions, crisp tote bags and SpongeBob SquarePants accessories. Suddenly those huge headbands don’t seem so extravagant, do they?

Ribbon-adorned Jenna Coleman proved that you can never look too much like the fairy on top of the Christmas tree.

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The queen of embellishment, Simone Rocha, caps off the party season with socks and pearls.

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back to black

Yeah, we know, how boring in contrast to all those belted skirts and bralettes that keep making the rounds. But wouldn’t you rather wear a stunning LBD than go to your office in the same hot Miu Miu micro pants (maybe just in Fashion parties) as your colleague? counted over 4,000 black looks on the spring/summer 2023 runways, which means the ink, onyx, and charcoal are about to get a laugh at this year’s Barbiecore vibe. Pair it with a magpie moment (pavé diamond loop drop earrings are an editor’s favorite) or tone it down with sweet socks, like Sienna Miller at Claridges’ Jimmy Choo Christmas tree opening.

Sharmadean Reid showed that sequins look more chic in inky black.

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Tights are decidedly in favor of socks this season, according to Sienna and anyone else who married her Miu Miu ballet slippers this December.

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