17 Black and White Party Outfits

Black and white parties are the epitome of elegance and sophistication. There has been a resurgence of black and events in recent years, although, like black and white outfits, they never really go out of style. A black and white party is a gathering where attendees dress exclusively in black and white. Whether it’s a formal gala, a cocktail party, or a casual get-together, black and white outfits offer endless styling options.

One of my favorite things about these outfits is that they are not only easy to style, but always look classy and timeless. This is why I’m sharing a collection of outfit ideas to provide inspiration for every type of black and white themed event. From sleek monochrome dresses to trouser outfits, and casual day dresses, these outfits will help you to look stunning and stylish for your next black and white party!

Also, if you’re simply looking to elevate your wardrobe with classic black and white pieces, I have you covered.

Be sure to check out my other posts for more chic style inspiration: How to Style a White Shift Dress, Classy White Pant Outfits for Spring and Summer, Minimal Black Trouser Outfit Ideas for Spring and Summer.

17 Black and White Party Outfits

Sharing a variety of black and white party outfit ideas to inspire you for your next event! Simply click on the “Shop The Outfit” button for outfit details.

Black Slip Skirt + White Crop Top | Black and White Party Outfit for A Dinner Party

Black and White Party Outfits

Create a classy and chic summer look by pairing a black slip skirt with a white linen crop top. The high-waist and silky texture of the skirt goes perfectly with the the white linen top and creates contrast. To complete the look, add black heels or flat sandals and accessorize with a classic tote bag. This outfit is perfect for a dinner party with friends, because it looks elegant, and will keep you comfortable all night.

Black Mini Dress Party Outfit

Black Party Outfit

When it comes to black and white outfits, a little black mini dress is always a timeless and classy choice. Not only is it universally flattering, but it also exudes a sense of class and sophistication. This particular dress is one of my favorites because of its chic puff sleeves and intricate detailing. Then, to complete this chic look, simply pair it with heels and a black clutch. Also, check out more of my favorite little black dresses here.

White Mini Dress Party Outfit

White Party Outfit

Another great choice for a black and white party is a white mini dress. It’s a refreshing alternative to the classic little black dress for summer. It carries the same level of sophistication and versatility. This particular white mini dress is ideal for a summer gathering because of its playful ruffle and tie details that add a touch of charm and the length is sure to keep you feeling cool. Pair it with black sandals and a matching black bag to complete the look. Additionally, for more of my favorite little white dresses be sure to check out my blog post here.

Casual Black Dress Party Outfit

Casual Black Dress Party Outfit

A black dress is a great choice even for a casual party, especially if you go for a more relaxed fit. This flowy black dress is one of my favorites for summer or spring gatherings. This is because it gives off a carefree and effortless look, while still looking classy. To complete the outfit, add a tote bag and sandals for a laid-back vibe.

Black Sweater Dress + Sandals Party Outfit

Black Sweater Dress + Sandals Party Outfit

If you’re looking for another black dress option for a party, consider a sweater or knit dress. One of my personal favorites is this black midi knit dress, which combines comfort and style seamlessly. To accessorize the look, pair it with sandals and a black bag. Also, for an extra touch of sophistication and warmth, layer the dress with a tailored blazer or a chic leather jacket.

Black Shorts + White Top Party Outfit

Black Shorts + White Top Party Outfit

Deciding on the perfect party outfit in the summer can be challenging. You want to strike a balance between looking classy and staying cool. A great way to achieve this is to go for a chic shorts look. I love these black high-waisted shorts paired with a white linen crop top. Simply add your favorite black or white bag and either sandals or heels to complete the look.

White Maxi Party Dress

White Maxi Party Dress

When it comes to creating a classy and timeless look, you can never go wrong with a white maxi dress. This particular white maxi dress, because of its chic flower detailing, has become one of my personal favorites for spring and summer. To create a chic monochrome party outfit, pair it with white heels and a white bag.

White Jeans & Leather Jacket Party Outfit

White Jeans & Leather Jacket Party Outfit

For another casual but elevated party look, pair white jeans with a black leather jacket. The jacket adds a touch of edginess, while the white jeans maintain a timeless look. Then, complete the outfit with heeled sandals and a black bag for a polished party outfit. This outfit is perfect for a variety of casual parties, such as a night out with friends, a weekend gathering, or even a stylish backyard party. It strikes the right balance between casual and elevated.

Black Mini Dress + Flat Sandals Outfit Idea

Black Mini Dress + Flat Sandals Outfit Idea

A black mini dress is another go-to choice for a summer party, because it offers a timeless and chic look, while keeping you cool. To create a more casual vibe, opt for flat sandals instead of heels, so you’ll feel comfortable without sacrificing style. Then, complete the look with a white bag for a fresh and summery touch. Wear this ensemble to a rooftop gathering, beachside celebration, or any outdoor summer event where you want to look classy.

White Shift Dress

White Shift Dress

Shift dresses are the epitome of the perfect summer dress. This white shift dress is a personal favorite because it is not only flattering, but easy to style, making it a versatile piece in any wardrobe. Complete the look with your favorite accessories for a classic and elegant black and white party outfit idea.

Black and White Casual Maxi Dress Outfit Idea

Black and White Casual Maxi Dress

A casual maxi dress is the perfect choice for feeling comfortable yet classy at an event this season. I adore the flowy vibe of this black maxi dress, and how it is cinched at the waist for a flattering silhouette. To create a more relaxed look, pair it with flat sandals and a matching bag in either black or white. Alternatively, if you want to elevate the outfit, add a pair of chic heels.

Short Black and White Party Dresses

For chic and modern look, go for a short black and white dress. They are a great way to showcase a touch of personal style while maintaining a classy and timeless look. With a wide range of styles available, there is surely a dress for everyone. Whether it’s a cocktail party or a night out, these dresses are the perfect option to make a stylish statement.

Long Black and White Party Dresses

If you’re looking for a long dress for a black and white party, these are excellent choices. I love long black and white dresses, especially for formal or semi-formal events. And these dresses are among my favorites. To elevate your outfit, pair them with heels and a chic clutch in either black or white for a polished finish.

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