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What Will We Wear to Parties Once They Return? 6 Vogue Editors Share Their Moodboards

As the vaccine continues to roll out, empty calendars are slowly filling up with invites to outdoor brunches and micro weddings. Before we know it, the return of the all-night, full-on, big-bash party could be back as well, which means the time to start thinking about what we’ll wear to our first post-quarantine soirée is now.

One look at the latest runway shows and it’s clear that designers are feeling optimistic about the return of evening attire as well. In fact, Michael Kors’s most recent collection was a parade of celebratory outfits, which was a fitting way to commemorate the brand’s 40th anniversary and welcome reemergence. Similarly, labels like Miu Miu and Paco Rabanne gave way to the notion that we are indeed entering a second roaring ’20s, with sheer gowns, sequin-embellished pants, and crystal-trimmed accessories throughout their latest presentations.

In the same vein, a few Vogue editors are already dreaming about putting on a joyous party outfit. For some, that means slipping on a bejeweled pair of shorts; for others, it’s a twirl-worthy tulle skirt. Join us in dreaming of night-time fiascos and get inspired for your next big event by perusing our editor moodboards ahead.

Julie Tong, Senior Commerce Editor

Photo: Courtesy of Miu Miu and brands

Miu Miu’s spring 2021 runway show has me yearning to bring a splash of color and sparkle into my wardrobe when it’s time to reemerge back into late-night soirées, parties, and weddings. As someone who has lived last year (almost exclusively) wearing a very monochromatic (and very comfortable) wardrobe, this silky tangerine dress by Olivia Von Halle and shimmery Miu Miu heels are just how I want to make my debut.

Olivia Von Halle Bibi chain-embellished midi dress



Miu Miu metallic embellished sandal



Alessandra Rich long crystal drop earrings



Khaite envelope pleat leather clutch



Alexis Bennett, Commerce Writer

Photo: Courtesy of Paco Rabanne and brands

I don’t know where or when my next party opportunity will be, but what I do know for sure is that I will be dripping in crystals and diamonds. My body also has a pent-up demand to be covered in sheer, frilly fabrics—like the ones in Paco Rabanne’s latest presentation.

Self-Portrait point d’espirit tulle blouse



Area knee-length frayed crystal-embellished satin shorts



Paco Rabanne 1969 circle skyline chainmail shoulder bag



Gucci rouge à lèvres voile sheer lipstick



Lilah Ramzi, Features and Commerce Editor

Photo: Photographed by Horst P. Horst, Vogue, April 1950 and courtesy or brands

As I oversee our website’s party coverage, I am no stranger to a night out. Once upon a time, I was in black-tie once a week. Those days–and those opportunities to get gussied up—were put on hold, but once they come back, I plan to swan like a ’50s debutante every chance I get.

Rodarte tulle midi skirt



Stuart Weitzman Chinara mules



Urbanstems the parasol bouquet



Nicola Bathie mother of pearl, quartz, and embellished tassel earrings



Christian Allaire, Fashion and Style Writer

Photo: Photographed by Cass Bird, Vogue, March 2019 and courtesy of brands

I’m dreaming of summer night get-togethers with friends—with a wild, sleazy-chic look to go with it. And tons of cocktails!

Y/Project tiger print silk shirt



Acne Studios Pierre tapered cropped pleated trousers



Versace Eyewear Medusa rectangle frame sunglasses



Saint Laurent Wyatt zip boots



Alexandra Gurvitch, Market Editor

Photo Courtesy of Prada and brands

Prada’s fall show really inspired my future going-out looks. I loved the unexpected sequined looks, understated enough that you look cool and not like you’re wearing a bad costume. Even just that sequin cape paired with a chic jean and heels, oh the possibilities!

Prada re-nylon gabardine cape



Vaquera sequin trousers



Saint Laurent Kristen leather sandals



Junya Watanabe knotted strap sequinned tote bag



Rickie De Sole, Executive Fashion Director

Photo: Courtesy of Brock Collection and brands

This Brock looks sums up my vision for post quarantine party dressing. I love easy separates that can pair just as well with flat sandals as they can with towering heels. I’d wear this with simple jewelry and ease my way back into socializing after a year off!

Sophie Bille Brahe Boticelli pearl cluster earrings



Larroude Ibiza flat mule