It is a very popular dress code for weddings and functions, but what does the cocktail dress code mean?
Christian Dior was the first to name the early evening frock a “cocktail” dress in the late 1940s. It is a semi-formal dress, which basically means a floor length evening gown isn’t required and you can appropriately wear a dress with a knee length hem.
However it still needs to be somewhat formal and accessorised with dress shoes, i.e. no jeans allowed.
The most popular cocktail dress would undoubtedly be the “Little Black Dress”. It is a safe option that suits almost every woman and can be worn multiple times, accessorising with different colours for a different style.
But if you want to add some colour, here are our top 3 cocktail dresses:
This gorgeous polyester silk dress features a hand beaded bust and fan cap sleeves. The small gathering around the waist gives the dress amazing fall and movement. The soft colour is a perfect choice for a day time event or spring/summer.
This is probably one of my favourites, as the classic design and ¾ sleeves make it the perfect choice for an afternoon/evening event or for the cooler months. The cobalt blue colour is striking and on trend. This design transcends age, so it is suitable for all ages and is also available in black.
Why not try a cocktail dress with a pattern or print. Our Silver/Black Patterned Zebra Sequin Dress is cool and comfortable for warmer months, or you can add a black blazer in Autumn/Winter. The high neckline and below the knee hem is flattering design for many women. The high Quality Polyester Nylon fabric means it travels well, perfect for a destination event.
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