More Evening Standards
Shown, left to right:
Cocktail skirt: What makes a skirt party-ready? It's in the details: Go for volume and embellishments such as beading.
Sparkly top: Sequins aren't the only way to shine: Metallics can be just as dazzling.
Velvet pants: With a heavier fabric, like velvet, black is the most slimming way to go. You can choose to save or splurge―there are styles to fit every budget.