The essence of elegance, a good cocktail dress should be devoid of frippery and frills, and should highlight only the woman wearing it. Coco Chanel once famously said, “Look for the woman in the dress.
If there is no woman, there is no dress.”
Cocktail dresses are actually semi formal dress which can be worn in both sizes,
long as well as short just above the knee. They are mainly famous among women as party dress because it fits well on body of wearer and exposes her good shapes.
Types of Cocktail dresses
Little black dress (LBD)
Every lady needs a little black dress (LBD) in her closet. Whether you are going to a semi-formal, black-tie event, or just on a hot date, a black cocktail dress is always the right choice.
The embellished Cocktail dress
An embellished cocktail dress – one with sequins, embroidery, beading or even feathered elements is the most playful type of cocktail dress.
Lace Cocktail dress
It may be the uniform of basic chicks everywhere, but that doesn’t make a lace dress any less wonderful. Equal parts formal, breathable, and summer appropriate, they’re perfect for weddings, work, and everywhere in between.
Vintage Cocktail dress
A vintage cocktail dress is appropriate for any occasion. Vintage clothing has developed a reputation for elegance and taste, so feel free to wear a vintage cocktail dress anywhere that you would wear a new one. Vintage style can include anything from any previous era, so your choices are virtually limitless.
The A-line Cocktail dress
The a-line cocktail dress is a classic look. With this silhouette you can go both long or short, and you’ll find both sleeved and strapless dresses, as well as halter styles and spaghetti straps. The waistline and full skirt are what sets the a-line dress apart, and it’s a flattering cut for women both with curves and those who want to create them.
The Long-sleeve Cocktail dress
A mini-length dress with long sleeves is perfect for women in their 20s and 30s, while a longer, knee or midi-length is perfect for women 40 and up. The long-sleeve cocktail dress isn’t for everyone but it’s a look we find very appealing at the moment. By showing off your legs and concealing your arms, you strike an elegant and sophisticated balance.