Get Ready For the Bold Return of Party Fashion

“Optimism is mounting,” Miuccia Prada said after the brand’s F/W 21 show—a sentiment that was echoed throughout the fall collections. With talks of a reopening world and the possibilities of where we’ll be headed and what we’ll be wearing when fall arrives, designers are taking a cheerful (and fun!) look at the direction for fall 2021 fashion.

Over the last year, fashion has largely revolved around comfort. Loungewear, slouchy pants, house shoes, and pillow boots are just a fraction of the cozy trends that gained popularity as our shifting world has changed what we’re wearing from day to day. While we’re still seeing plenty of “luxe comfort” items on the horizon, you simply can’t ignore the party fashion pieces that were everywhere on the F/W 21 runways from New York to Paris.

Designers are putting micro mini dresses into focus, revenge heels are on the rise, and we’re seeing the return of the “going out” top. Just staring at the runway looks is enough to make me envision what I’ll be wearing in the future, and if it’s not super short, shiny, or nightclub-worthy, I don’t want it. Ahead, let’s dive into every cool party fashion trend to know about. All of these pieces are guaranteed to be the life of the party and I can’t wait for a chance to slip into all of them.