Best party tops for your Zoom party at the weekend

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Just because we’re not going ‘out out’ does not mean that you can’t dress up for drinks with your friends on your group video call.

This is not the kind of house party where you have to worry about deciding between that skirt or those trousers, or if you’re more likely to make it to the end of the night in boots or barely-there sandals. This is a Houseparty where pyjamas, slippers and a going out top is totally acceptable. 

In the current coronavirus climate, dressing from the waist down may be optional – but that doesn’t mean that you don’t want to make an effort for drinks in the evening with your closest pals (via video call). Even in these times, a good party top and a slick of lipstick is always welcome.

The party top used to have a bad reputation. Associated with nights out at university, it was considered a throwback to the dark times of dodgy eyeliner, bad dating choices and – in all likelihood – a little too much to drink. But, even before the pandemic hit, the party top was making a comeback. Thanks to the 90s trend that seems to be infiltrating every corner of our wardrobes, getting ready for a night in with your friends is as simple as a standout top.

Here’s our pick of the best party tops out there right now.

  • Topshop

    If you’re feeling low mood, getting all dressed up is the fastest way to lift your spirits. This puff sleeve top in a shimmering shade of emerald green is the perfect party ready piece that will make as much of a style statement on camera as it will in person. 

    Shop Topshop short sleeve puff taffeta blouse, £35

  • Reserved

    Fashion favours the bold, and this vibrant neon shirt is the perfect piece to make you stand out in that crowded video call. Not only will it offer playful chic at all your bank holiday (virtual) Houseparties, but it will work for your office Zoom meetings too. 

    Shop Reserved linen blend neon shirt, £24.99

  • Reformation

    When you can’t go outside, bring the great outdoors in with this beautiful botanical printed top. With off the shoulder sleeves and ruched material, this floral top feels effortlessly chic. 
  • Staud

    We asked for a top that would make us stand out on our next video call, and Staud delivered in spades. The sustainable label seen on Meghan Markle might be best known for its bags but statement pieces like this turquoise top prove there’s a lot more to the California-based label than just accessories. 

    Shop Staud peplum-hem cotton-blend top, £200

All images courtesy of individual brands.

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