Look Trendy at Your Next Engagement Party


The Trendsetters
If you and your partner are looking to get noticed and are a bit more fashionably daring, contemporary specialty stores are the best option.They often carry lesser-known avant-garde designers and styles big retailers don’t have. With plenty of options for the fashion risk-takers, you will be guaranteed to find something no one else will have!

For you
Every woman should have a go-to little black dress in her closet. Celebrating your engagement is the perfect reason to invest in another, but this time grab one with a “wow” factor. The trend of the season is a strong shoulder. Everyone from Lanvin to Balmain showed dresses, tops, blazers and jackets with a sharp shoulder. Incorporate this trend for evening with an architectural piece such as this number from Robert Rodriguez. The bold shoulder is highlighted with a delicate sprinkle of sequins, and the rouching throughout the body will complement any body shape.This standout style is not for the faint of heart and should be accessorized with understated items. Balance the sex appeal with an androgynous bootie and simple jewelry.

For your guy
Offer your fashionably adept fiancé the opportunity to experiment with his look by introducing leather as an evening jacket.The perfect complement to your dress is leather, and the rock-chic style, shown here, is the way to wear it. Instead of the classic suit, try an edgy leather jacket, such as this flak jacket by Rag & Bone, with a sheen trouser. If you really want to push the limits, try a trouser in a unique color such as the pop purple shown on the runway.
-Katherine Hoppe

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