A cocktail dress is one which is typically worn to such events as Formal/ Black tie, Black Tie Optional affairs, Semi-Formal, After Five occasions, and proms. They are short, and come in a large variety of styles, colors, fabrics, and adornments.
A must have for every lady’s closet is, what is affectionately dubbed the LBD, the little black dress. You can recreate an Audrey Hepburn vintage style for the ultimate in elegance. Audrey usually wore cocktail dresses with a defined waistline, to emphasize her own tiny waistline. Smart fashionistas want to do the same thing. Whatever you consider to be your best feature, draw attention to it when choosing that staple LBD. Follow Hepburn’s lead when choosing accessories. Audrey taste is jewelry was extremely understated. A pair of small pearl earrings, a single strand of pearls, and a small pearl ring will imitate her timeless style. This type of apparel will always be in vogue, and appropriate for any affair which requires a cocktail dress.
If the occasion calls for a little more flirtatious type of cocktail dress, try a one-shoulder bodycon dress. A provocative cocktail dress will be just perfect for an after five cocktail party or a prom. Enhance the frock with a few pieces of eye-catching jewelry. Bow earrings and tassel earrings are being shown for Fall, and would look fabulous with a one shoulder dress.
Peplum dresses have been popular since the Summer/Spring fashion shows this year, and will continue to be trendy this Fall. Numerous cocktail dresses come in this figure-enhancing style, so there should be no difficulty finding one that best suits your own personal taste.
A more sophisticated style can be achieved with a simple sheath cocktail dress, with or without embellishments. A ruffle down one side, or a bit of lace at the neckline will add a touch of femininity. Accent your gorgeous sheath dress with tasteful jewelry, but don’t be afraid to add a touch of color. A ruby or emerald ring, or a statement necklace will transform this simple sheath to a glamorous cocktail dress.
At such events as Formal/ Black tie, Black Tie Optional affairs, Semi-Formal, and After Five occasions, you will want to observe one standard rule of etiquette. It is important to be on time; not early and not late. In attending any of these events, you will want to conduct yourself in a manner of grace and refinement. Good manners never go out of style.