Cocktail dresses are great for semi-formal occasions. These are the types of occasions that are special but are not quite the formal ‘black tie’ event.
The infamous LBD (Little Black Dress) is a cocktail dress that every woman needs in her closet. This is a short, simple, classic style of dress that can be used for most fashion emergencies. When investing in a Little Black Dress, consider something with a tailored fit. This will allow you to accessorize it for any occasion.
Other classic cocktail dress styles include bandage dresses and sequin dresses. These short, fitted, sexy dresses are perfect styles to show off your figure and body shape. They differ from the little black dress in that they are more fun and less serious. Bandage and sequin dresses are classic cocktail dress styles that are suited for a girl’s night out, a friend’s birthday party and even a Grade 11 dance.
The cocktail dress trend that has increased in popularity this season is definitely the shift dress. A shift dress is perfect for those who aren’t comfortable with dressing up and would prefer a simple dress. But don’t be fooled… The right shift dress can make just as much of a statement as any beaded dress. The perfect shift dress is short, simple and loose fitting. Make it your own by adding a ‘wow’ factor such as a low back or simply pair it with statement jewelry and killer heels.
Some of the most popular cocktail dress trends this season is long sleeves, sheer, two-piece and lace.
Stand out from the crowd this season by wearing a geometric or Aztec print dress. These prints are perfect for Gatsby or 1920’s themed parties. Print dresses are the perfect style for those who want to be different.
Our final popular cocktail dress trend is the tutu dress. This fitted bodice with tutu skirt is ideal for 16th birthday parties. The corset fit bodice accentuates the waist and is complemented by a full tulle skirt.
Visit our showroom to view our beautiful collection of once off cocktail dresses for your Grade 11 dance, party or other special occasion. Open weekdays until 4.30pm and Saturdays 9am to 2pm.