Party suits are the perfect alternative to a dress. Whether you're just not feeling this season's offering (in which case you must not have seen our Party Dress Edit) or just fancy a bit of a change, tailoring can be the way to go.
Don't be put off by the idea of ditching femininity in the party season, a two-piece doesn't have to be androgynous. There's colours, prints and cuts that'll have you feeling as fabulous as in your LBD.
The tailored look has been big for the past few seasons. Remember Alexa Chung's suit and New Balance combo at the Calvin Klein show? Very good look. Cara Delevingne, too, is a big fan of the party suit, having worn a sleek petrol blue one to the Burberry show and a velvet Topshop design to the star-studded New York store opening.
Though the fash pack are a fan of the trainer suit combo, take a leaf out of Naomie Harris' book and give yours a party spin with a pair of pointed or strappy heels. To balance out the androgyny of the tailoring, opt for a box bag or one of this season's cute mini bags.
Check out our pick of the best party suits...