From low-key cool, to festive dress, to full-on gala glam, consider all your most challenging RSVP dilemmas solved. TRR has the shoe, the bag, the jewels. (Even the coat to pop on top.)
Short & Chic
Prada Feather Trim Dress, Givenchy Velvet-Trimmed Dress, Saint Laurent Romper
When the invitation calls for cocktails, the little black dress is always there for you. But why not shake things up and cause a stir? Think pink, think feathers, think… a romper. Bonus: given some strategic accessorizing, any of these can take you from day to night.
Yes, Even Pants Can be Fancy
Loewe Leather Coat, Celine Wide-Leg Pants, Saint Laurent Blazer, Balenciaga Straight-Leg Pants, Proenza Schouler Dress, Gucci Wide-Leg Pants
When the invitation calls for festive dress — but you really just want to wear trousers. From a vintage tee to a smattering of feathers to a torrent of fringe, it’s all about what you pair with them.
Above: Gucci Brocade Dress Below: Rosetta Getty Velvet Dress, Rosetta Getty Pants, Givenchy Sequined Dress
When the invitation requires that you go to truly great lengths, nothing beats a maxi dress. But this sweeping fashion statement has unsung practical benefits too: it eliminates the need for stockings or tights — but leaves the door wide open if pants are really your thing.
Baby It’s Cold Outside
Alexander Wang Faux Fur Jacket, Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh Puffer Jacket
A coat is the last thing you put on, but the first thing people see when you walk in the door. So it’s worth putting some thought into it. The right coat or jacket won’t ruin your look — it will MAKE it.
Stepping Things Up
Givenchy Knee-High Boots, Gucci GG Platform Loafers, Celine Crystal Pumps
Are you the type of woman who likes to get dressed from the ground up? (Us, too.) Start your look with a pair of Givenchy, Gucci, or Celine and the rest will follow. Indeed, when it comes to party shoes, the only question you should be asking yourself is, can I dance in these?
The Party’s In The Bag
Louis Vuitton Catogram Petite Malle, Bottega Veneta The Pouch Clutch, Prada Raso Frame Bag
Rule of thumb: The bigger the evening, the smaller the bag.
File Under: If you’ve got it, flaunt it.
Above: Tiffany & Co. Platinum 14.02ctw Diamond Earrings Below: Celine Baroque Pearl Earrings, Balenciaga Lace Chain Leather Necklace
Think of these as special occasion jewelry, not because you should only trot them out on those rare special occasions, but because when you put them on, they’re guaranteed to start a party. With pieces this major, it (almost) doesn’t matter what else you have on.
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