I’m Losing It Over Zara, H&M and Mango’s Epic Party Pieces

You’re currently reading Who What Wear—this tells me you like to know what’s in fashion and be ahead of the curve in terms of the trends. As such, I can only assume that you, too, are beginning to think about your party looks for the season ahead. Stats show that online searches for party dresses have taken a sharp incline, and we all know the best buys sell out quickly. I, for example, had my eye on a gorgeous midnight-blue velvet dress from Warehouse, which is already gone. Alas, I continue to work on myself, to grow and to learn from my mistakes. Which is why I’ve decided to bring you the sleekest partywear from Mango, Zara and H&M now, in an attempt to save you from the same disappointment I’ve recently experienced.

Akin to the clocks turning back, when, suddenly, everything feels dialled up in the wintry stakes, this week, it would appear the high street has gone into collective party mode at the cue of some silent switch. In every new-in section, there’s a distinct dusting of sparkle and glitter peppered in amongst the coats, boots, and knitwear. I’ve panned through this proverbial gold mine that is Zara, H&M and Mango’s partywear offerings to bring you the best of the best—standout pieces from each brand I know will sell out first. Scroll on to see them. 

This sequin dress is one of the best I’ve seen this far. 

I have a feeling sheer lace tops are going to be big news this party season. 

As are rhinestones. 

Thanks to Gucci, crystal shoes keep selling out. I have no doubt the pattern will continue with these slingbacks. 

Look at those cuffs! 

If in doubt, velvet suiting always looks sleek. 

A gorgeous trouser shape. 

What is a party outfit without a sparkly bag? 

I had to triple check the price of this beautiful maxi dress. Just wow. 

H&M always delivers in sequin tops; this season, the best comes with big sequins. 

Take the effort out of styling the above top by investing in the skirt to match. 

They might not look it, but platforms are the comfiest heels for dancing the night away in. 

This shade of burgundy always looks so expensive. 

A playful take on embellishment. 

Minimalists will love this sage-hued slip. 

H&M’s tailoring is masterful this season. 

Try pairing these trousers with a lace blouse, like the Zara style above. 

Another excellent rhinestone bag to consider. 

This will instantly elevate your favourite jeans. 

Yes, you can wear leggings to a party! 

Keep the rest of your look simple to let this detail truly shine. 

The ultimate party cover-up. 

I’d wear this skirt with a simple vest and the faux-fur jacket above. 

Yep, rhinestone bags are a recurring theme this party season. Resistance is futile. 

You had me at “lurex”. Easily the comfiest party fabric. 

The ideal pairing to statement or sparkly tops. 

This will wear just as well with flats as it will towering heels. 

Next Up: The 9 Most Expensive-Looking Pieces on the High Street This Week