How to dress for a surprise party


Do you wonder how to dress for a surprise party? Here you will find the best tips on what to wear to a surprise party! We also have gorgeous examples of surprise party outfits!


Chrissy Teigen looks stunning in this white dress! A dress like this is the perfect choice for almost any surprise party!

  • Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  • Clutch: River Island
  • Bracelet: Fenize
  • Necklace: Kate Spade

How to dress for a surprise party

  • A surprise party is in most cases a party that doesn't require formal attire, unless is it given on a very fancy location or when a special dress code is required. This doesn't mean that you should show up in your average daily outfit. Do dress up! This is the excellent occasion to wear that cute new dress, dressy skirt or to buy this fabulous new outfit you saw in that store! Anything is possible, as long as you look cute and dressed up, but don't overdo it, make sure that that special person for who the party is arranged is still in the center of attention.
  • The right shoes can really give your whole outfit a festive boost! So choose them carefully. Go for elegant high heeled pumps, open sandals, or wear beautiful ankle boots. Make sure that your shoes do match with your outfit.

  • Also your bag can really bring the nice touch to your appearance. Keep in mind that the more formal an event is, the smaller your bag should be. Go for a sophisticated looking bag in the right color matching with the rest of your attire.
  • Don't forget your accessories for an extra gorgeous look! Try to balance them with the rest of your outfit. If there's a lot going on in your outfit then keep your accessories simple. One strategy that often works out well is to take one centerpiece and to keep the rest more plain, like an eye-catching bracelet, earrings or a beautiful bracelet.
  • put some effort in your hair and wear some makeup. In the evening your makeup can be more dramatic than during daytime events. Accentuate your best feature, for example your stunning lips or your amazing eyes. 

Lovely examples of surprise party outfits

This glitter blazer that Kim Kardashian is wearing looks very festive and cute combined with this black skinny pants. Because this blazer is already very eye catching there is no need for a lot of accessories. Some simple but delicate earrings are a good choice.

  • Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  • Bag: Zara
  • Earrings: Jon Richard
  • Lipstick:  L'Oreal color riche, fairest nude

Funky but sophisticated at the same time! That's how we'd describe this outfit of Solange Knowles which exists of a black and gold blazer and skirt with a white blouse and amazing high sandals.

  • Earrings: Michael Kors
  • Lipstick: L'Oreal color riche, british red
  • Clutch: Dune
  • Shoes: Gucci

Relevant tips and ideas on how to dress for a surprise party

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