How to Dress Up For Your Next Virtual Party

As festivities we once anticipated continue to be canceled, a new way of celebrating has been shaped; the virtual party. There is no denying how valuable apps such as Zoom, Houseparty and FaceTime have become in the time of coronavirus. You’re just a click away from Face-timing a family member or playing a game of trivia on Houseparty with friends.

If social distancing has taught us anything, it is that you don’t have to see your friends in real life to celebrate their special moments, whether it’s for an over the top birthday party or even a wedding day. The limit does not exist when it comes to a virtual bash. But as tempting as it may sound to show up to your friend’s Zoom happy hour in a t-shirt paired with yesterday’s sweats — and sometimes that’s the best move — you could also use this as an opportunity to dress up and debut an outfit you would’ve worn if you weren’t stuck at home. Sure, your room may not be the spitting image of The Boom Boom Room but you can transform it into your own VIP section. A fully stocked fridge can serve as unlimited bottle service, floor space becomes a dance floor, and the best part is that you can turn the party off and jump into bed whenever you want.

Have a birthday party to attend? Switch out your house slippers for Amina Muaddi’s electric blue mules to get the party started. Invited to something more low key like a friend’s baby shower? Throw on a Janessa Leone Bucket Hat and sit by a window to get some much needed Vitamin D all while feeling like you are there IRL. Here are 5 outfits to help dress up for your next virtual rager.


The Birthday Party

Throw on your highest heels and tightest pants to kick-off your friends online birthday bash and dance the night away! Don’t forget the party hats.

The Wedding

Whether virtual or not, who doesn’t love a spring wedding? Dress up for the occasion in an eyelet dress and put on a pair of your favorite sandals to celebrate the big day.

The Baby Shower

Have some fun in this Mira Mikati graphic floral set — perfect for any gender-neutral baby shower. It allows you to remain comfortable while getting ready to play the much-anticipated baby shower games.

Happy Hour

Just because we’re working from home doesn’t mean we can’t still go to happy hour. From the couch to the kitchen, whip yourself up a drink, slip into your boldest dress and log into a virtual happy hour with friends!

The Graduation Party

Slip into something more comfortable like this button-up from Jacquemus and Prada espadrilles for the commencement and the start of a new chapter for a loved one.



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