The French Dos and Don'ts of Chic Party Dressing


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Last week I had the pleasure of spending an evening with Julia Restoin Roitfeld. The style star was in town to celebrate an edit of Warehouse's party collection, and editors and influencers were brought together for one rather elegant evening within the appropriately festive confines of Mark's Club in Mayfair to talk sequins, short hemlines and seeking out the ways French girls do sassy. "I think French girls are a bit less daring when it comes to prints and colours," she told me. "Most French girls are like me: They like their all-black uniforms."

Julia is a shining example of chic after-dark style for women across both sides of the pond: She brings that laid-back, Parisian approach to trusted pillars of party dressing (bodycon dresses, all-black everything, high heels), resulting in the kind of sophisticated/alluring ratio most would like to copy and paste. Keep reading to get Julia Restoin Roitfeld's most important party dressing style tips, and shop her Warehouse picks below.

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