Editors handpick every product that we feature. We may earn commission from the links on this page.

Evening Fashion: 10 Must-Have Pieces

The cooler-than-thou alternative to a cocktail dress: a clever mash-up of everyday basics with new-glam stunners.
model in black lace top and black satin shorts
Marcus Mam
The cooler-than-thou alternative to a cocktail dress: a clever mash-up of everyday basics with new-glam stunners.
model in black lace top and black satin shorts
Marcus Mam
1 of 19
SATIN SHORTS
Shorts, $395, Marc Jacobs; top, $88, Armani Exchange; bra, $1075, Giorgio Armani; shoes, $995, Giuseppe Zanotti Design; clutch, $2995, Judith Leiber; earrings, price upon request, Martin Katz. On hair: Sunsilk Captivating Curls Scrunching Mousse.
model in white top and black lace leggings
Marcus Mam
2 of 19
CROPPED LACE LEGGINGS
Pants, $1850, Valentino; top, $145, Ralph Lauren Blue Label; shoes, $695, Christian Louboutin; clutch, $7.50, Forever 21; necklace, price upon request, H.Stern.
model in gold skirt and black faux fur cover up
Marcus Mam
3 of 19
FAUX FUR COVER-UP
Hooded jacket, $89, DKNY Jeans Jrs.; top, $18, Champion; skirt, $950, 3.1 Phillip Lim; shoes, $299, L.A.M.B.; gold metallic ring, $38, Lydell NYC (available at Dillard's 1-800-345-5273).
model in gray top and gray sequin harem pants
Marcus Mam
4 of 19
HAREM PANTS
Pants, $2462, Lanvin; top, $36, American Apparel; shoes, $395, Tory Burch; earrings, necklace, and bracelet, price upon request, Van Cleef & Arpels. On lips: Elizabeth Arden Color Intrigue Effects Lipstick in Ruby Pearl.
model in blue sequined mini dress and black cropped blazer
Marcus Mam
5 of 19
SEQUINED MINI
Dress, $149.90, Mango; jacket, $695, D&G; shoes, $1195, Christian Louboutin; bag, $1995, Judith Leiber; earrings, price upon request, Martin Katz; ring, price upon request, Van Cleef & Arpels.
model in black lace jumpsuit
Marcus Mam
6 of 19
THE NEW JUMPSUIT
Jumpsuit, price upon request, Stella McCartney; shoes, $795, Yves Saint Laurent; bracelet, $98, J.Crew.
model in black blazer and black ruffled skirt
Marcus Mam
7 of 19
RUFFLED SKIRT
Skirt, $78, Kensie; jacket, $1375, MaxMara; top, $355, Barbara Bui; shoes, $750, Dolce & Gabbana; tassel necklace, price upon request, Martin Katz; diamond necklace, price upon request, R.S. Durant by Max Farker; bracelet, $498, Crislu.
model in gray tank and blue sequined tulip skirt
Marcus Mam
8 of 19
TULIP SKIRT
Skirt, $595, Alexander Wang; top, $14.50, Gap; shoes, $990, Gucci; clutch, $495, Anya Hindmarch; earrings and bracelet, price upon request, Martin Katz.
model in black jeweled cardigan over denim shorts
Marcus Mam
9 of 19
BEJEWELED CARDIGAN
Cardigan, $165, Ann Taylor; shorts, $49.50, Levi's; shoes, price upon request, Miu Miu; bag, $240, Felix Rey; bracelets, $937 & $1087, Tom Binns; belt, $32, Jessica Simpson Collection.
model in black tuxedo jacket
Marcus Mam
10 of 19
TUXEDO JACKET
Jacket, $925, D&G; dress, $100, Topshop; shoes, $3280, bag, $2595, Christian Louboutin; earrings, price upon request, Tiffany & Co.; bracelets, from wrist to forearm: $75, R.J. Graziano; $498, Crislu; $180, Kenneth Jay Lane; $95 & $75, R.J. Graziano; $150, Crislu; $85 & $125, R.J. Graziano.
11 of 19
Shop the Shoot: Evening Pieces
When worlds collide: Laid-back denim and knits hobnob with classy lace overlays and shine.
gray tshirt with lace embellishments
Kevin Sweeney/Studio D
12 of 19
Shop the Shoot: Evening Pieces
Stick to a black, white, and gray color scheme with muted pops of color.

$365, Red Valentino; saks.com.
black lace leggings
Kevin Sweeney/Studio D
13 of 19
Shop the Shoot: Evening Pieces
Follow the either/or rule: Either lace on top or lace on bottom, never both.

$129, Bebe; bebe.com.
Kevin Sweeney/Studio D
14 of 19
Shop the Shoot: Evening Pieces
Flats are strictly prohibited. Heels are required to elevate the look from day to night.

$99.95, Steve Madden; stevemadden.com for stores.
white button down top
Kevin Sweeney/Studio D
15 of 19
Shop the Shoot: Evening Pieces
$44.50, Gap; gap.com.
Kevin Sweeney/Studio D
16 of 19
Shop the Shoot: Evening Pieces
Play with textures: Wear costume jewels with nubby sweaters and sequined shorts.

$395, R.J. Graziano; (212) 685-1248.
$49, United Colors of Benetton; (800) 535-4491 for stores.
diamond costume earrings
Kevin Sweeney/Studio D
17 of 19
Shop the Shoot: Evening Pieces
$50, Carolee; carolee.com.
rhinestone clutch
Kevin Sweeney/Studio D
18 of 19
Shop the Shoot: Evening Pieces
$130, Banana Republic; bananarepublic.com.
true religion denim shorts
Kevin Sweeney/Studio D
19 of 19
Shop the Shoot: Evening Pieces
$152, True Religion Brand Jeans; truereligion brandjeans.com.
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io
More From Fashion