I rarely attend formal events where a floor length gown is appropriate. A floor length gown is called a ballerina length dress. I am not really a floor length gown type of gal. I do love the sleek elegance of a cocktail dress though. Christian Dior was the first to use the term “cocktail dress” to refer to early evening wear in the late 1940s.
A cocktail dress is very versatile. It can easily go from day wear at the office to evening wear. In a professional environment, you could pair a cocktail dress with a fitted jacket or cardigan and low heeled shoes. To spice it up for evening wear, you pair it with stand out accessories and high heels.
Cocktail gowns can be worn to a wedding, anniversary party, formal birthday celebrations and for the Holiday Season . (Coming up in the near future)! There are certain types of cocktail dresses that can be worn for very formal or fancy events. These cocktail dresses would have notable features like sequins, satin, halter necks, bubble skirts, beading and plunging necklines.
When wearing a cocktail dress, DO:
Black will never go out of fashion, so picking up a black cocktail dress for a special event seems like a no brainer. But, black is not always the best option for everyone. Many women do not look good in black as it is a high contrast colour which can wash them out, dull their skin, hair, and emphasize lines, wrinkles and dark spots.
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