Havana Nights Party Attire: Floral, Frilly, Fringed, and Flirty

What to wear to a Havana Nights Party

There are just some event themes that must be dressed up for. And a Havana Nights party is certainly one of them! Imagine all the guests donning flouncy, ruffled dresses with sassy skirts in either floral prints or bold colors. Perfect for mambo and salsa dancing! So to give you ideas on how you can all pull that Cuban look together, see the dress selection on display in this post – along with our tips from hairstyle to accessories. (*this post contains affiliate links)

What to Wear to: Havana Nights Party Dresses!

Let’s start with the Havana Nights dress. Think off-shoulder necklines, swirly skirts, ruffles, tiered layers, even fringes – all of which you’ll see in our choices below.

Thalia Sodi Ruffle-Sleeve Lace-Skirt Dress

1 – Thalia Sodi Ruffle-Sleeve Lace-Skirt Dress – available at Macy’s
A sheath silhouette featuring shoulder-baring, tiered ruffle sleeves and an all-lace skirt in dramatic black. Elegant for an evening a la Cubana.

Flouncy dress via Amazon

2 – Ellen Tracy Women’s Flouncy Sleeve Dress – available from Amazon
An easy yet dressy short style in a floral print on black, with softly ruffled sleeves and a tie closure at the neck.

floral ruffle off shoulder

3 – Floral Ruffle Off-Shoulder Party Dress – available from Amazon
A fitted sheath dress in navy with a wildflower print, finished with a double-layer ruffled off-shoulder neckline.

off shoulder side maxi dress

4 – Off Shoulder High Low Maxi Party Dress - available from Amazon
This flirty number has an elastic off-shoulder neckline, and a skirt with a mini front and a floor-length back. Also comes in burgundy, purple, red, and blue.

printed floral midi dress

5 – One Off-Shoulder Floral Printed Midi Dress via Amazon
This bodycon design (from “body conscious”) accentuates curves with a bold, large floral print in green and blue, and a one-shoulder ruffled top.

flutter dress via bloomingdale's

6 – Andie Wrap Flutter Dress by WAYF, available at Bloomingdale’s
A flattering wrap silhouette in an eye-catching dahlia color, with its crossover V-neck and flutter sleeves complemented by ruffles at the bodice and edging the skirt.

floral print mini dress

7 – Lynne Shoulder-Detachable Ruffle Floral-Print Dress by Rebecca Minkoff, available at Bloomingdale’s
This youthful floral-print frock, fitted through the waist, is provided with a shoulder-button, detachable ruffled overlay to convert into a cold-shoulder silhouette.

ruffled chiffon dress available at Macy’s

8 – Betsy & Adam Ruffled Chiffon Slit Gown – available at Macy’s
This flowing gown in a vibrant “salsa” color is graced with a V-neckline and spaghetti straps, ruffles lining the bodice and the side-slit skirt, and a sexy lace-up open back.

fringe dress via bhldn

9 – Levine Dress by Aidan Mattox – available from BHLDN
With a flirty fringe all the way from its waist to its mini-skirt hem, plus a strappy v-back and cutaway neckline, this is definitely a number for partying in!

HAVANA NIGHTS PARTY ATTIRE FOR MEN – don’t forget your man!

Style Tips for a Havana Nights Party Ensemble

Hairdo and hair accessories - There’s that distinctive “vintage half updo” hairstyle we’ve all seen in ‘50s films and magazines. In place of bangs, a large roll ends in a twist at the crown of the head, held in place with a head wrap or headband. The rest is caught up in a bun or left loose in large curls secured with hair spray.

A large red fabric rose hair clip can be worn to one side or behind one ear. Or a hat piled with faux fruits, tropical flowers, or feathers would make a truly elaborate headpiece.

Shoes – Typically, retro style chunky-heeled pumps – called Mary Janes – in black (or colored) patent leather go with this look. But contemporary strappy high heels would work, too. Perfect for dancing the night away!

Bag – Again to capture that retro-vintage style, structured handbags or purses with snap-lock closure and rigid handles would be just the thing.

Jewelry – Chunky colorful bead necklaces made of wood or faux gemstones, retro-look hoop earrings (or those dangling tassel earrings that are quite the rage now), plus layers and layers of bangles and bracelets would complete the Havana Nights ensemble!

Looking beyond what to wear? Here are some ideas for planning a Havana Nights Party:

“Havana Nights” party decorating hints needed? Take inspiration from our post on a Cuban-themed Cocktail Party.

Food pointers perhaps? Do check out our post on Cuban Appetizers with Suggested Cocktail and Wine Pairings.

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