How to Dress Like a Celebrity for Cocktail Parties – Tips & Tricks


Do you want to have a celebrity-inspired wardrobe? Well, who doesn’t! Celebs have their closets overflowing with lavish sartorial collections. You might not be able to get the exact same clothes which are worth a king’s ransom, but you can surely copy their amazing style. You can emulate the way they dress to your special parties, and socialize and raise your style quotient by several notches. So, to relieve you from the quandary of what to wear, we bring you some interesting tips and tricks straight from celebrities’ wardrobe:

First think, what to wear?

Well, you can wear sophisticated knee-length dresses like Alia Bhat, elegant two-piece ensembles like Sonam Kapoor and graceful jumpsuits like Kareena Kapoor at your cocktail parties. There are ample dresses for women to choose from. Just go with the decided colour code. Alternately, you could go for classic shades like red, sheer black and nude. Besides, party dresses with embellishments, fringe, lace and sequins too lend a magnificent look. 

Extra Tip: To add more to your appearance, choose your sleeves pattern wisely, where bishop and dolman sleeves go with lankier arms, bell and Juliet sleeves give some shape to flabby arms. 

How about adding some bling?

After finding the perfect ensemble, you need to choose the jewellery. Some of the Bollywood fashion connoisseurs who can be followed for their voguish tastes are Malaika Arora, Kangana Ranaut and Sonam Kapoor.  Malaika Arora is frequently seen wearing graceful shoulder dusters on off-shoulder dresses. Kangana Ranaut’s dazzling choker necklaces embellished with gemstones spell pure splendour while Sonam Kapoor is one step ahead with her sparkling ear crawlers worn with lacy dresses. You can also make a bold statement with a delicate necklace and bracelet to add just the right amount of sparkle to your look.

Extra tip: If you decide to ditch the necklace, make sure your bracelet and rings do all the talking. 

Make hair contact before eye contact

Women have options aplenty for hairstyles which include leaving their hair undone or tying into a bun or braid.  But the perfect hairstyle depends on the type of hair you have. Just make sure to keep it elegant yet stylish for your cocktail parties. You have plenty of options like messy fishtail braid for thick hair, bouffant ponytail for thin hair, middle parted ponytail for unmanageable or unruly hair, and a low neat hair bun for wavy hair. 

Extra Tip: Tie a loose messy bun and accessorize it with a flower or decorative head accessory like a beautiful bow clip. The perfect hairstyle will instantly spruce up your look at a party.

Magnify the beauty that’s there

Makeup is one of the most important aspects of dressing up and is the final step to being party-ready. You can adopt Ileana D’Cruz’s style of makeup. The sultry actress matched her little black dress with brick red eyeshadow with a soft line of black on her upper eyelid while keeping the rest of the face minimal. If you are wearing a neutral-toned outfit, matching the eyeliner with the colour of your dress will work wonders, just as Yami Gautam showed us. She used silver eye shadow on the upper eyelid and a blend of black kohl, and blue liner on the lower eyelid; indubitably a make-up trick you can’t go wrong with.

Extra tip: Don’t go for elaborate makeup; just dab on some shimmer-based eye shadow and outline it with a dark eyeliner.

Have the world at your feet!

They say diamonds are a woman’s best friends, but actually shoes are! No number of shoes is ever enough. You just need to match the perfect footwear with your party dress. Do remember that if you have a solid, simple and classic dress, you can go for slightly loud, statement footwear. If you prefer something more subtle without diminishing your party-look appeal (Priyanka Chopra Jonas style), you can easily slip your feet into peep toe heels, strappy sandals or pointed pumps while slaying everyone with your chutzpah and confidence. 

Final Tip: Watch all the revelry around you and have a whale of a time!