Who’s ready to party? Some might think it too early to begin discussing party season and all the fanciful fashion that comes with it, but if my 12-year-long career in the fashion industry has taught me anything, it’s that the best party pieces sell out fast. In fact, I spotted a midnight-blue velvet minidress complete with a beautifully fitted bodice and full skirt just a few days before the end of October, and when I went to buy it after being paid on November 1, it was gone. Lesson learnt. I hope you, too, learn from this experience—life is too short to let excellent clothes pass you by.
In honour of the velvet dress that never was, I’ve poured my energy into unearthing—by way of Instagram—the best party trends of 2022, handpicking fabulous pieces for you so you won’t miss out on your dream dance-floor look. From the skirt trend that dominated Fashion Month that’s now trickling into bars near you to the accessories you can use to elevate your jeans and other wardrobe basics, scroll on to see the 11 partywear trends and moments this editor is obsessed with.