Can you believe it’s September next week already? Well as sad as it might be that summer will be officially over, it’s not too bad because at least you have all these great events to go to! We’ve teamed up with DesignMyNight.com to give you the best parties and places to go to ensure your weekends are as fun-filled as possible with a variety of quirky events and cool soirees. Plus we’ve got all the outfit inspiration you need to ensure you’re looking fabulous from head-to-toe. So, take it away event masters…
The Great Gatsby Party, London
“You are cordially invited to join Jay Gatsby at one of the most talked about parties in town. Transport yourself back to 1922 for an evening rich with breath-taking grandeur, decadent entertainment and divine cocktails. The perfect excuse to grab the girls and get dressed up to the nines, this is an exclusive party overflowing with creativity, colour and mystery at a luxuriant location revealed only at the eleventh hour. Get your tickets here before they all get snapped up!”
What to wear…
When attending a Great Gatsby party, only an outfit worthy of Daisy Buchanan will do, and so the Gatsbylady Galaxy Flapper Dress in Black, £59, is your go to option for a refined flapper dress. Ensure that you cover yourself in lavish sparkling accessories, and a sequin headband is an absolute must. Team with a box clutch, and silver heels to accentuate the beaded detailing in the dress. Finish this look in true 1920s style with a soft waved hairstyle.
Shop the outfit: Gatsbylady Galaxy Flapper Dress in Black, £59, Gatsbylady Art Deco Grey Handmade Headband, £15, Krystal London Lily Crystal Earrings, £25, Aftershock London Jamie Clutch Bag in Black, £39, Aftershock London Lucy Peep Toe Heel in Grey, £74.
Roxx on the Roof, London
“The party pop-up specialists return to take over the roof of the ever-exclusive Sanctum Hotel in Soho, this time to deliver a debaucherous roster of all-day soirees. DJs spin a sweet selection of house and party tunes, laced with the usual dose of rock ‘n’ roll and live music performance. Sup away on the signature sharing Roxxstar Skull and enjoy a Pimms special, before heading for a dip in the rooftop Jacuzzi. Get your Roxx on the Roof tickets here.”
What to wear…
You’re going to need to don your very best party dress to look the part at Roxx on the Roof, and the Forever Unique Cordelia Dress, £410 makes for the ideal statement outfit. Enhance the unique geometric pattern by teaming with gold accessories and a coordinating metallic clutch and add a pair of gorgeous sandals to complete your pool party look. Remember to take a bikini if you’re planning on taking a dip in the jacuzzi though!
Shop the outfit: Forever Unique Cordelia Dress, £410, Fiorelli Gold Hoop Spike Earrings, £25, Aftershock London Mandie Metallic Bag, £39, Mifani Ibiza Shoe in Blush, £159.
An Evening of Burlesque in Manchester
“An evening that is sure to both excite and astound, it’s time to don that raunchy number for a night of spectacular burlesque performance in Manchester. Look forward to a Dita Von Teese tribute act from Carrie-Ann O’Dell and sassy performances from Mimi Amore, CeCe Sinclair, Bexi Owen and Bella Besame, topped off with a glass of bubbly on arrival and a two course meal from James Martin Manchester. Click here to get your tickets and find out more.”
What to wear…
Take this opportunity to channel your inner Dita Von Teese, and go for that winning combination of sexy and sophisticated. The Lipstick Boutique Olivia Dress in Berry, was £60, now £30, will give you all the help you need with a figure hugging silhouette and alluring off-the-shoulder sleeves. Make sure to add some essential sparkle and a simple clutch and heel will complete this elegant ensemble.
Shop the outfit: Lipstick Boutique Olivia Dress in Berry, was £60, now £30, Krystal London Lily Earrings in Amethyst, £25, Krystal London Blend Bracelet, £45, Reiss Clasby Clutch in Black, £113.50, Aftershock London Debbie Peep Toe Heel, £74.
Little Italy at The Candlelight Club, London
“We’ll start with this sophisticated speakeasy party, staged in a secret London location lit entirely by candles. The Candlelight Club are paying homage to the Italian influence on Prohibition with a chic evening out, packed with themed cocktails, delicious food and live music from a period jazz band. A crowd of dapper gents and flawless flappers come as standard, and we almost forgot to mention that the best dressed guests will win a stunning trip for two to Venice… that would certainly brighten up your winter! Click here to buy tickets.”
What to wear…
If you’re going to win that trip to Venice then an all out Gatsby Glamour outfit is essential. The Gatsbylady Art Deco Flapper Dress in Grey, £65, is chic, stylish, and ideal for some roaring twenties inspired Charleston dancing. Team with full-blown accessories, a sequinned headband is essential, and add a pair of heels and clutch for extra glamour.
Shop the outfit: Gatsbylady Art Deco Flapper Dress in Grey, £65, Johnny Loves Rosie Oval Panel Bracelet, £22, Gatsbylady Art Deco Grey Handmade Headband, £15, Zandra Rhodes Bella Bag in Silver Glitter, £45, Aftershock London Lorena Shoe in Black, £64.
The Blitz Party, London
“Embrace the glamour of the 1940s at Proud Cabaret’s Blitz Party this September. Prepare to completely immerse yourself in a world of delicious cocktails, spectacular talent and vintage sophistication before tucking into a gorgeous, themed three course meal. Hosted from Proud’s period-styled ballroom, this evocative event culminates with a late night of drinks, dancing and retro debauchery aplenty. Find out more and get your Blitz Party ticket here.”
What to wear…
The Lagom Marilyn Dress in Teal, £120, screams 1940’s feminine chic with a classic halter-neck and flirty pleated skirt. Go for a traditional 1940’s polka dot print with your accessories, like this subtle fascinator and cute clutch. A pearl necklace and block kitten heel are added touches to keeping you on theme. Finally complete your look with classic 1940’s pin-up curls and you’re ready to go!
Shop the outfit: Lagom Marilyn Dress in Teal, £120, Kate Fearnley Navy and Ivory Polka Dot Fascinator, £45, Johnny Loves Rosie Pearl Ball Necklace in Silver, £16, Zandra Rhodes Bella Bag in Black Spot, £45, Mifani Content Suede Block Heel in Black, £83.95.
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