When it comes to partywear, no dress is complete without the right evening bag to finish the look. This season we're all about making a big statement, but in a very small way. You may have noticed that there are so many eye-catching styles around at the moment from satin pouches to sequined chain-mail shoulder bags to tortoise shell trinkets. The one thing they all have in common is that they are mini.
If you’re planning to splurge and are looking for an investment piece, there are lots of new brands that you won't see anyone else with at your office party. Ca&lou, Carolina Santo Domingo and Wai Wai all have intricate detailing and special vintage-style elements, with abstract silhouettes.
Then around the £200-£300 mark, contemporary names such as Simon Miller, Ganni and Rejina Pyo are offering fun, playful evening bags. Ganni's beaded pouch has been an Instagram favourite this year.
Lastly but certainly not least, we also need to give a special shout out to the high street for totally nailing evening bags. From H&M’s £20 floral satin chain pouch to Mango’s £89 tortoiseshell top-handler carrier, there’s no excuse not to give one of these a good night out.
Scroll down to your preferred budget and shop our favourite party-ready styles.
Luxury Evening Bags
Contemporary Evening Bags
High Street Evening Bags
And now, complete the look with our edit of the best party shoes.