It’s official: party-season is here. With countless invitations flying in from all angles, our social calendars are filling up. But where do we source inspiration from when it comes to dressing for a special occasion? Look no further than to Dua Lipa, the undisputed queen of a jaw-dropping look.
From being the face of Versace’s autumn/winter 2021 campaign (as well as causing quite the stir opening and closing the brand’s spring/summer 2022 show to her own music), and performing alongside Elton John in dazzling Balenciaga, to serving a multitude of looks by a handful of brilliant young designers from all over the world—like Chet Lo, Marshall Columbia and Mowalola, to name a few—the 26-year-old pop superstar has had quite the year in incredible fashion.
Here, we share Dua’s best party looks from 2021, to inspire your festive wardrobe.
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Party on holiday
A sun-kissed Dua wore a green plaid minidress with heart panels and cut-out sides by Dolls Kill X Yung Reaper.
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Ready to rave
In a full neon look by young New York-based designer Marshall Columbia, bar the satin Jimmy Choo heels.
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Rock the boat
In a cut-out Louisa Ballou dress, perfect for a day lounging in the sun, or, if you’re lucky, a soirée on a yacht.
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It takes a two-piece to tango
At her stylist Lorenzo Posocco’s birthday bash in Italy, Dua wore a crochet mini skirt and crop top covered in little skulls from GCDS, with a glittery pair of platform heels.
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Looking spectacularly #Ranchcore in an acidic cow print look, equipped with a matching mini bag, all by Mowalola.
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Looking ravishing in a barely-there LaQuan Smith number for the IHeartRadio Music Festival.
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Dua dazzles in an archive Versace dress, spring/summer 1999 piece.
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Dua joined the Koma club
An It-girl essential, David Koma party frocks are made to stand out in.
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Make it pop
In a risqué popcorn set by LFW breakout star Chet Lo.
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Shimmer the night away
In the sparkliest Balenciaga dress and matching Knife pumps, Dua looks ultra-glamorous and sexy all at once.
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Flutter by, butterfly
The songstress brought back the butterfly motif of the Noughties in an iridescent Atelier Versace look.
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Corset it up
Dua Lipa wearing a custom corseted dress by Vivienne Westwood at the Brit Awards.
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Looking every bit the Y2K princess that she is, Dua wore a full look from Blumarine’s coveted spring/summer 2022 collection.
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Double the denim, double the fun
Spotted hand-in-hand with her beau, Anwar Hadid, the star wore a pearl-embellished double denim look with towering platform sandals from D’Accori.
This article was originally published on British Vogue.