What To Wear To Party Arty

Still looking for the perfect dress for Party Arty? Show off your era inspiration in these flirty cocktail dresses, beaded numbers and elegant ensembles.

Hosted by Young Friends of Art at the Nelson-Atkins, Party Arty’s theme this year is KC Beautiful, honoring our beloved town from the past to present.

Shimmer your way through the evening with a stylish number. This Nicole Miller dress ($297, from Feng) shines all on its own with a cinched waist and gold beading.


If you really want to capture the feel of the early 20s and 30s, try this all beaded silver Parker ensemble (on sale for $278, from Standard Style) with a faux bob and headband.


There is nothing chicer than a LBD. The drop waist hem keeps it elegant but still fresh ($109, from Alysa Rene Boutique).


This red-hot orange number ($168, from Free People) pays homage to the past with a modern twist. Add a blazer for a formal touch.


Why just look at art when you can wear it too? Put the arty in Party Arty with this Milly watercolor dress ($395, from Clique Boutique), featuring a classic silhouette and a print beautiful enough to make Monet jealous.

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