Party tops to make a statement (because who wants to look like everyone else)
It's party season
With the holiday season upon us, it’s almost customary to start mulling over new possible outfit combinations to don over the festivities. That’s not to say you’ve got to start investing in a whole new set of party clothes – the outlandish sequin dress you bought last year may after all only see the light of day (after months of being stashed in the forgotten nook of your closet) once in a while when the occasion beckons for it.
Consider this tip instead: Invest in one statement “going out” top that’s attention-grabbing and coordinate it with the bottoms you can readily find in your wardrobe.
A feather-adorned bandeau top can be teamed with black jeans for a casual Christmas party. A chic chainmail halter neck, matched with a pencil skirt and velvet ankle boots makes for a great cocktail event. A glittery off-the-shoulder blouse sporting exaggerated ruffles may be styled together with a simple structured midi skirt for a holiday feast.
Complete your festive ensemble with our edit on the most chic, suitably-sparkly and decorative tops to shop right now. Scroll ahead to get started.
Simone Rocha sequined bustier top, US$862 (S$1,176.84) from Farfetch
Embellished with sparkling gold sequins, this bustier cropped top is bound to turn heads at your next holiday party. You can either opt to wear it with the wide sequined sleeves propped up on your shoulders, or draping off of them for a cold-shoulder silhouette.
Style this with a pair of high-waisted jeans for a casual get-together or with a flattering knitted midi skirt for a more formal event.
Reformation Viviana ruffled smocked silk-charmeuse top, US$137.93 from Net-a-porter
You’ve probably seen the smocked top all over your Instagram feed the past summer, considering how big of a trend it has become as of late. Giving us the perfect reason to bring it back for the holiday season, this glossy luxurious number from Reformation looks fitting for an after-hours rendezvous.
Crafted from ivory silk-charmeuse, this romantic smocked top is trimmed with feminine ruffles to further underline its charming girlishness. Style it with a tonal beige tulle skirt and jewelled pumps to complete the look.
Harmur open-back silk-satin and silk-chiffon blouse, US$279.44 from Net-a-porter
Crafted in ivory-rose gold silk satin, this blouse features see-through blouson sleeves and a sexy, dramatic open-back design. Secured by ribbons at the back, one at the neck and the other at the waist, this blouse comes with a matching chunky buckled belt that cinches the waist for a flattering effect.
Style this with a white or reflective silver skirt for an elegant look.
Khaite Gianna one shoulder tulle top, US$2,009 from Farfetch
‘Tis the season for tulle – a lot of tulle, might we proclaim. Khaite’s lovely peach-hued blouse features layers of whisper-weight tulle draped repeatedly across one shoulder, leaving the other shoulder with a sheer barely-noticeable sleeve panel.
Attico ostrich feather bandeau top, US$2,417 from Farfetch
The festive season is yet another reason for us to show our feathers – quite literally with this adorable number from Attico. Made with plumes of lilac ostrich feathers, this cropped bandeau top will render you the talk of the party.
Rick Owens exclusive draped stretch top w/ cut out, S$1,529 from Luisaviaroma
Showcasing an asymmetrical neckline composed of a spaghetti strap on one shoulder and a draped panel on the other, this lustrous black statement top is part of designer Rick Owens’s exclusive collaboration with retailer Luisaviaroma.
Pair this with edgy silver earrings, a leather skirt and a pair of metallic silver ankle boots.
Halpern off-the-shoulder ruffled Lurex bustier top, US$1,868.59 from Net-a-porter
Made from shimmering regal green Lurex, this off-the-shoulder top from London-based designer Michael Halpern’s eponymous label features a sweetheart neckline and dramatic ruffles draping diagonally to the sides from the centre.
Tuck this into a high-waisted pencil skirt and finish the look with a glamorous necklace to draw focus to your décolletage.