I'm not the envious type, but a recent slew of jaw-droppingly good party outfits have been coming in from celebrities lately, and it's safe to say I'd really like to own them all. Of course, it's party season all year round in the A-list world, but thanks to the particularly sumptuous trends connected to autumn/winter 2017, there seems to be a big excuse to really get the festivities started in the fashion department.
There's been no shortage of sequins (see Gigi Hadid in canary-yellow ones, no less) or scrimping on velvet (Jourdan Dunn pips everyone to the post in vintage Jean Paul Gaultier). We've seen more ruffles and metallic shoes in the last few weeks than we have in the past few years. Tulle has become as omnipresent as, well, oxygen. If you don't have a ballerina skirts and/or want to channel Carrie Bradshaw at the drop of a hat, this year isn't your year. Added to that, chainmail is back on the menu, as is anything diamanté: If you were thinking of dressing down over the Christmas party period, the gallery of starry looks below may be enough to turn you into the most attention-seeking of showgirls.
Click through to see my favourite 18 celebrity party looks of 2017, and—should you be feeling spendy—check out who is responsible for each of these beautiful ensembles.
On Jourdan Dunn: Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier
On Giovanna Engelbert: Saint Laurent dress
On Betty Bachz: Les Petits Joueurs bag
On Neelam Gill: Dior jumpsuit, hat and bag
On Elsa Hosk: LPA gown
On Kate Bosworth: Coach 1941 suit and top
On Herieth Paul: 16 Arlington dress
On Olivia Culpo: Monique Lhuillier dress
On Juno Temple: Gucci dress, bag and shoes
On Phoebe Collings James: Dior top, skirt and bag
Next up: the best Christmas party dresses you can buy now.