Chic Party Outfit Ideas For The Modern Woman

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Party season is here! This week I have my work’s Christmas party and then a festive night out with my girls. Followed by Christmas Eve, New Years and nights in between, so now is the perfect time to start planning your party outfits. In today’s post I have teamed up with Closed London, to share with you three party outfits that I have styled with my top three picks from their collection. I think their clothes have an air of sophistication about them, making them chic party outfit ideas for the modern woman. I would love to know which of the three looks are your favourite, so don’t forget to let me know in the comments below.


sequin party outfit ideas for thirty plus

sequin party tunic top from Closet London


The Sequin Tunic Top

For the woman who dislikes party dresses.


Sometimes I don’t feel like wearing a party dress or a jumpsuit. On those occasions, I love to wear a pair of tight fitting trousers, either leather trousers, skinny jeans or some jazzy leggings. To make them look chic and also to feel comfortable throughout the evening, I like to pair them with a long line shirt, top or tunic. So, when I came across this sequin tunic blouse on the Closet London website, I knew I had to include it in today’s party outfit inspiration post.

To complete the look I would throw on my favourite pair of high heeled court shoes or strap sandals to elongate the legs and make them appear slimmer. Finishing off with my mini Saint Laurent WOC bag and a slick of my favourite nude NYX Lingerie matte lip cream in shade 06 ‘push up’. I’m ready to party!

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Blue Velvet Wrap Dress by Closet London styled with Over The Knee boots


The Velvet Wrap Dress

A Versatile Wardrobe Threat


Velvet is a material to be lusted after this Winter. Luxurious, soft and a fun way to add texture to your party outfits. You will find every item imaginable in velvet this season from skirts, to camisoles to suits, shoes, bags and dresses. Which is why I decided to go for this dark blue velvet dress by Closet London, as it makes the perfect Christmas party piece. Whether you are going to a suit and tie ball or out for dinner and drinks, this dress will keep you comfortable whilst remaining in the party outfit spotlight.

With it’s elegant wrap over detailing and a good midi dress length, you can even get away without wearing tights with this number. Or, if you were feeling adventurous this dress looks great with over the knee boots too and a leather jacket slung over the top for a chic dressed up / dressed down vibe. Making this velvet party dress a versatile weapon in your wardrobe.


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Black Sequin Jumpsuit on UK Fashion Blogger Charlotte Buttrick

The Sequin Jumpsuit

Feminine vibes with a masculine edge.


Last, but by no means least, is perhaps my favourite of the bunch. This gorgeous black sequin tailored jumpsuit, complete with pockets! Jumpsuits can sometimes be tricky ones and this seems to fit like a glove. There is no sagging or bagginess in the crotch and the bum doesn’t look like a pair of “s**t catchers”. The definition of this, from our family vocabulary, is the comparison to jogging bottoms when they stretch and sag in the derrière.

I love the masculine edge that jumpsuits have, whilst still remaining feminine and god damn sexy (in a subtle way). With the addition of sequins, this look takes the party playsuit to the next level whilst remaining chic, cool and collected. If you prefer a jumpsuit or trouser two piece for your party outfits then this one is definitely for you. Don’t you think?

Christmas party outfit ideas - the black sparkly jumpsuit


Which chic party outfit is your favourite?

See. Party outfits don’t have to be all boobs and bum. Not that I am against showing off your best assets in a revealing figure hugging number. But gone are the days of my early twenties and as I am hitting thirty in February, I have found that my style has become more demure – I won’t say conservative – over the past couple of years. Rather than seeing a party as an opportunity to flash some flesh all of the time. My party outfit style has become more refined and about finding interesting garment shapes, or fabrics, which will create a classic yet modern party outfit.

Which of the above is your favourite look? For more party outfit inspiration, don’t forget to visit Closet London here.

*This post is in collaboration with Closet London. However, all styling, party outfits and words are my own.

11 responses to “Chic Party Outfit Ideas For The Modern Woman”

  1. Jessie Lewis says:

    You look incredible in every option but I have to say that the sequin jumper is my favourite. Simply gorgeous! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  2. Lauren says:

    Love that sequin jumpsuit, they are always too short for my body though! Camel toe is not a good look
    livinginaboxx | bloglovin

  3. The Sunday Mode says:

    The last one is probably my favourite but honestly these all look stunning on you, and I love your hair and makeup too!

  4. Girl! You are looking seriously gorge! loving all of these outfits – plus the cheeky YSL! x

  5. […] Then, beneath the video I have included shoppable widgets of four outfits below. So, just scroll and click on the item to shop straight from the brand’s website online, to save you time faffing around searching for them. Items included are from the likes of Topshop, ASOS, Glamorous, Public Desire and Brand Attic. For my sequin jumpsuit you can see more shots and shop the post from my three chic party outfits here. […]

  6. Tana says:

    You look great. I also become keen on fabrics and shapes. Love your style.

  7. Lindsay Davison says:

    The YSL is goooooorge!

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