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It's officially party season and nothing welcomes the arrival of summer festivities like a new wardrobe. So, let's talk parties. From sunny draped maxis for summer soirées to embellished sequined mini dresses made for celebrating, NET-A-PORTER's Event Shop has a chic style for every occasion. Keep scrolling to shop Arielle’s curated party picks—they're worth a look!

Summer Parties

The festive season has just begun, which means one thing and one thing only: summer parties. From backyard gatherings to glamorous garden parties, when it comes to summer celebrations we're taking things to a whole new level. We suggest you start from the beginning and make an entrance with a bold pop of color. Think: sunny sophistication. Wear a maxi with a twisted open back or go for glam with a silk mini shirt dress. Since we're going bold, carry a clutch that adds both vibrant color and texture. Throw on a pair of chunky heels with a matching sunny yellow hue and your chicest gold hoops. You'll be ready for the party (and the perfect Insta) in no time!

Dinner Party Chic

Whether you're celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or just getting spruced up for your next intimate dinner date, it's the perfect time to put a sexy chic moment back on the menu. Our go-to? A minimal satin top with a sweetheart neckline. Wear it with tailored trousers or your favorite pair of jeans—you've officially found your new favorite look for a night out. And since you can never go wrong in an all-black moment, pair a silk cropped top with an unconventional maxi skirt. A simple black skirt with subtle yet alluring cutouts practically screams date night. Complete your look with a timeless quilted clutch and Amina Muaddi's 'Ursina' pumps—even if you haven't met your Prince Charming at least you'll have your very own pair of the famed glass slipper! A reason to buy. 

Best-Dressed Guest

We're taking a cue from Arielle on this one and going bold. After all, a formal affair is the best time to pull together a standout look. Choose something that perfectly hugs your body like Brandon Maxwell's 'The Crew' dress or go light and airy with a satin slip—both options are sure to turn heads. And since we're not ones to hold back when it comes to accessories, we love a statement earring. Last but certainly not least, go gold with the details. You can never go wrong with a sleek envelope clutch with a wristlet strap (how else will you carry your drinks all night long) and a pair of strappy gold platforms—who doesn't love to sparkle with every step?

Celebration Dresssing

Let's talk celebration dressing. It's officially your time to shine and you've got to do it BIG. If you're not one to draw attention, look no further—all eyes will be on you in the best way possible in this pleated mini moment. And, if you're looking to be the talk of the party The Attico's 'Fujiko' dress is made for you. Or, if you just want to have a little fun, why not try cobalt blue? This ruffled gathered two-tone taffeta mini dress is couture-worthy and sure to make an entrance. Add an embellished statement bag and a pair of metallic pumps and you're ready for a night of champagne celebrations—cheers!