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Planning your party outfits? These fashion trends will sort you out

Your cheat sheet to what's cool right now

By Rupangi Grover and Tejaswini Sinha  December 24th, 2019

Here’s a round-up of the best new fashion arrivals and trends to help you glide through the party season. Scroll through our gallery below:

Go big or go home: Sparking the phenomenon for oversized, frothy dresses, British designer Molly Goddard is a name you need to know. Her over the top dresses have become the ultimate cool girl must-haves. 

Molly Goddard 

The new big: Contradicting their size, the structured mini bags have squeezed their way right to the top of everyone’s wish list. Like this Louis Vuitton Petite Malle, which is anything but basic.
Leather bag, price on request, Louis Vuitton 

Pocket change: Jacquemus’s tiny bag got tinier and now it isn’t even a bag anymore! Keep your essentials in a quirky detachable pocket and go hands free.

Colour crushin’: A fun pair of tights is the easiest way to revive an old dress that's gathering dust in your closet. Play with colours, feathers or embellishments to elevate your look.
Stockings (left to right): Guy Laroche, Versace, Marios, Central Saint Martins, Richard Quinn, Kim Shui, Sally LaPointe, Marc Jacobs

Go nuts: The colour pistachio has been buzzing for months, and has finally made its entry into our wardrobes. From House of Sunny’s corduroy pants to the patent and calf leather belt bag from Mlouye, everyone’s out to grab a piece.
Cotton-blend jumpsuit, INR 15,947, Frankie Shop; Leather heels, INR 8434, & Other Stories; Wool jacket, INR 7796, Topshop; Corduroy trousers, INR 6378, House of Sunny

Alberto Zambelli and Jil Sander 


Delicate darlings: Intricate lace details have made many an appearance on runways this fall. Take cues from Anna Molinari of Blumarine and experiment with colour and texture. “For women with an amber skin tone, coloured lace best brings out their beauty and femininity,” she says. 

Razzle dazzle: This party season go all out with colourful rhinestone-studded baubles. Glam up your Friday night look with Dolce & Gabbana’s statement earrings. 

Earrings: Crystal and metal earrings, INR 1,13,848, Dolce & Gabbana (top right); Metal and resin bracelet, `56,433, Chanel (bottom right); Crystal earrings, INR 74,509, Gucci (left)

Boot cut: Whether you pair it with a cute mini dress, or a floor-length satin gown, this season is all about boots that you can take everywhere. Invest in a versatile two-toned pair that you can dance in all night. 

Boots (from left to right): Leather boots, INR 53,258, RED Valentino; Satin boots, INR 76,493, Amina Muaddi; Leather boots, INR 57,230, Jimmy Choo

Glitter code: Old-school, boardroom silhouette dipped in shimmer seems to be the unspoken celebration code. Germanier’s recycled sequin-strand twill blazer or McQueen’s exaggerated satin sleeve blazer, this trend makes everything fun. 

Blazers (from left to right): Recycled sequin-strand twill blazer, INR 1,22,512, Germanier Satin and wool blazer, INR 3,22,940, Alexander McQueen Pilled blazer, INR 66,000, P.A.R.O.S.H. 

Jewel capsule: Begüm Khan collaborates with Aquazzura to channelise some high sheen extravaganza. Our favourites are the exquisitely embellished, handcrafted earrings, necklaces and clutch— all made of 24K gold-plated bronze. 


Watch out: After a sensational debut at Ermenegildo Zegna last summer, rising Sri Lankan star Rishi Robin has made a mark across major runways this year. With Celine and Lanvin under his belt, he is one to watch out for! 

Kenzo (left), Leowe (right)

Go for glam: Glitter, sequins, embellishments and metallics are the no-nonsense approach to party dressing. Pick from flowy fabrics like lamé to hit the sartorial nail on its head.
Lurex dress, INR 1,51,428, Altuzarra (left); Leather bag, INR 2,30,446, Givenchy (right)

Leather heels, INR 48,117, Malone Souliers (left); Diamond and coloured enamel bracelet, price on request, Her Story (right)

Photographs: (Runway), Rebel Management (Rishi Robin)