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With summer drawing to a close and autumn just around the corner, the party season is nearly upon us. Those casual beach parties and barbecues will soon turn into sophisticated dinner parties. Plus, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas are all coming up fast.

Naturally, most of the large retailers, for example, JD Williams are already starting to stock a wide range of party dresses, gold shoes, costume jewellery and classy handbags. So, now is a great time to take a look at the up and coming autumn party clothing trends.

Black is back…again

No surprises here, the little black dress is set to remain a party staple. It is fashion designers ‘’go-to piece for a reason. Most women really do look their best wearing one. So, if you do not already own one, you really should try on a few. Our “Invest in a black dress” article will help you to select one that will really work for you.

Provided you make the right choice you could get through the whole party season wearing just this one dress. This year, there are plenty of simple cuts available that lend themselves to being dressed up in many different ways, enabling you to create a fresh look for each party.

Go glossy

Alternatively you could opt for a super glossy dress. This look that has been incorporated into most of the recent runway shows and is one that could easily translate to mainstream fashion.

Shiny gold shoes

Shiny shoes are also still very much in vogue. Not the silver ones we saw dominate last year. It is gold footwear that is set to take over and be the most widely worn for the last part of 2018. Also, look out for animal print shoes.

2018 handbag trends

When it comes to handbags, it is a little early to pin down which ones will be popular for partygoers. The box bags, top handle bags, and oversized versions will not really work with a party dress. However, some of the relatively small drawstring bags would be ideal for a party, especially those that feature a single chain strap. Also, look out for beaded handbags. Provided they are the right size and shape those are also likely to look good with a party dress.

Don’t forget a coat

When the weather turns cold having a coat to throw on over your party outfit is important. No matter how immaculately you have dressed, if you arrive shivering from the cold you will still look terrible. So, a versatile winter coat is actually a party must have.

This year, you can expect to see leopard skin and other animal prints make a strong comeback. They are bold yet, provided they are buttoned up, oddly enough, still look right worn over the top of a classic outfit.

If you like to wear natural fabrics take a look at tweed, herringbone or houndstooth. These are normally made out of 100% wool. The Savile Row vibe is set to be a strong one, for 2018. This classic styling works just as well with jeans as it does with a business suit.

Read the original post here authored by Iulia Creanga. You can visit her blog here.

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