What to Wear for your Birthday - By Iman Akilah



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August 09, 2021 4 min read

It’s that time of the year again — YOUR BIRTHDAY!

In fact, the best part about celebrating your birthday is selecting your birthday outfit. You can go as over the board as you want, and no one can say a word. Of course, maybe glitters and sparkles aren’t for you, which is entirely alright — again, nobody can say a word about anything on your birthday, plus you can still look glamorous without all the glitters.

Every year, you celebrate a day that’s so special to you — so why not honor it in style? It’s the best time to meet your friends, connect with your family, and see everyone you love, and have a great time! From hitting a bar to a quiet brunch with your loved ones to enjoying a tropical gateway, there’s one thing that remains the same: it’s your birthday, and you must dress the part.

In any case, you don’t have to stress about what to wear, though — these women’s party dresses and outfits are worth celebrating in (not to mention, you’ll get some of the best Instagram shots out of them).

Cocktail Dress

As one of the most preferred styles, the cocktail dress is a cakewalk when it comes to your birthday. Vintage and ever-lasting in design, these dresses hit at the knee or below and offer a great look.

Select from a backless design or something with a strapless neckline, and don’t be afraid to pick up new bright colors and textures. Match your perfect cocktail dress with a pair of platform heels, and you’ll be getting compliments all day long, and that perfect Instagram-worthy shot.

Mini Dress

Show off your elegance and celebrate your birthday in style with one of the cutest mini dresses. It’s perfect for any occasion of the year; you can style it up or down with accessories of your choice.

When the temperature drops, wear it with patterned stockings, and when the temperature rises, pair your mini dress with nude heels to showcase your long legs. This Joyce Puff Sleeve Dress in the color pink has quickly become a bestseller! Named after Iman Akilah’s grandma Lucinda Joyce, this dress is sure to send a charge throughout your wardrobe. 

The dress boasts knife-pleated sleeves, a high scoop neckline, mid-thigh hemline, and lightweight twill fabric that makes it all the more sassy and classy. This mini dress was designed to flaunt your curves while showcasing your legs! The Joyce Puff Sleeve Dress is available in pink and teal colors.

Next on the list of the most flattering mini dresses is the Kevis Asymmetric Dress. Designed in a way to slim your figure, this dress features the signature ruffle diagonally across your chest by Iman Akilah while hugging every curve. Named after a good friend Kevin, this dress is classy yet spicy. It features princess seam darts methodically placed to snatch your waistline.

The Ziah Mini Dress by Iman is designed to clinch your waistline while focusing on your curves, making it one of the best dresses for curvy women. This particular dress enhances your curves, boasts princess seam darts to remove your fupa, and has two slits along the front hemline. In addition, it comes in three colors — Periwinkle, Lavender, and White.

Maxi Dress

Maxi dresses never fail to steal the runway. So you can take a relaxing lunch with your loved ones in a frilly, sweeping maxi dress. It’s an elegant option for your special day.

Select a slim-fit maxi dress that features a sweetheart neckline or an asymmetrical design, which makes it ideal for any season and occasion, let alone your birthday.

If you’re going out for cocktails at a bar, you’d want to wear a timeless maxi dress and celebrate your birthday in style.


Take your birthday to the next level in a silky and sexy jumpsuit.

Giving a streamlined effect with the utmost impact, this is an essential piece of clothing to celebrate your birthday in style. Whether it’s made from satin, denim, cotton, or leather, you can wear a jumpsuit at any time of the year.

Tag along with a belt bag in your waist and lengthen your pins with a pair of sexy heels. If you’re feeling a little spicy, why not up the game with something vibrant like pink, blue, or yellow? For a more elegant feel, choose something in black, purple, or navy blue hues.


Make a serious statement with a bright, bold suit. Select from a bright color such as red, pink, or yellow and look fabulous by playing with texture. Unlike other outfits, this is the most suitable option for women who love making a powerful impact on their special day.

If you’re ready to take your birthday dress-up game one step further, button the blazer and wear a shirt underneath. Make sure that you use double-sided tape to keep the blazer in place. Complete your look with a shiny, delicate neckpiece and a clutch. From a cocktail party to the dancefloor, you’ll remain the star of your group.

The Bottom Line

You are cordially invited to be your most exaggerated, extravagant, and extra self, because, girl, it’s your birthday! As stated by law, these glamorous birthday outfit ideas are covered in satin, metallics, and puff sleeves — you know, the go-to birthday uniform.

Pick up from any of the above-mentioned cute-as-hell party dresses and suits that will make you feel like an absolute bombshell.