Elements of Evening Wear

Evening wear can be a little bit of a mind-field. It’s not overly formal, revealing or casual, and yet it still works for all events that take place after hours. Evening wear can mean party attire, dinner outfits or just a casual yet elegant look thrown on for some after-work drinks. With so many different definitions out there, it gets difficult to know just what to buy when you’re on the hunt for a great evening outfit. Well, consider it made easy! Here are a few gorgeous pieces that make up the evening wear clothing category, and a few stylish tips to pull them off perfectly…

Floating Maxi Skirt

Maxi skirts are perfect all year round! A flowing, bohemian piece is going to integrate perfectly into your wardrobe. Select one in a gentle neutral or a soft floral pattern with subtle lace embellishments to look flawlessly elegant. You can pair this item with so many other pieces, mix and match with a silk cami, tee-shirt, matching lacey blouse or a leather jacket for wintertime. Add any shoes you like, leather sneakers, cowboy boots, sandals or heels all look absolutely fantastic with a maxi skirt.

Intricate Blouse

An embellished and intricately designed blouse will always be your friend. Pair with formal shorts, tuck into long skirts, mix with denim to keep it casual or, for cooler months, wear with leather trousers. Wearing a feminine blouse with tougher materials such as tailoring, denim or leather creates a gorgeous, balanced contrast that looks incredible. Pick a blouse in a colour that suits you and that you love so you get your wear out of this piece.

Elegant Slip Dress

The piece that you’ll wear again, and again! A slip dress is a wardrobe essential, not only is it perfectly stylish and minimal, but it also goes with everything. Wear your slip dress with an oversized blazer, leather jacket, layered with a tee underneath, shawl, oversized button-up, chunky knitwear – the list goes on! You can even just wear your slip alone for harmonic, effortlessly chic style. Wear with any shoe from stiletto to chunky dad sneaker. This is one to invest in!

Leather Skirt

Another classic! Leather skirts are fabulously refined, they channel that perfect Parisian style we’re all always chasing. Select a leather skirt in a creamy nude, rusty brown or timeless black to pair with silk camis, blouses, button-up shirts and knitted jumpers. A leather skirt looks perfect with mule heels or mid-calf boots.

Evening Jacket

A statement evening jacket is perfect for trans-seasonal dressing. You’ll find evening jackets in velvets, silks, sequins and linens, all beautiful in their own right! If you want to add a pop of fashionable excitement to your evening looks, opt for a shimmering neutral sequin jacket. You’ll be the centre of attention! Be sure to buy yours one size up, the oversized look works best here.

Formal Shorts

A tailored pair of shorts take you very far! Look for sharp chino styles, romantic lace or crisp linen to look amazing at all your summer or spring evening events. Balance is key with shorts, so be sure to wear yours with a flowy boho blouse or oversized piece to make sure you’re not looking too underdresses. Add some platform sandals or menswear brogues to complete the look.

Dainty Tops

Last but not least, dainty tops. This means your silky camis, off the shoulder styles or lovely lace crops. A dainty top can integrate well with so many outfits, wear with sharp tailoring, oversized dress pants, leather skirts, denim or shorts for amazing ensembles!

You can’t go wrong with any of these pieces! Explore women’s evening wear to find your dream outfits.