Inspiring Cocktail Dress Styles

by Anna P. | October 27th, 2016 | Evening Wear, Women's Fashion

woman cocktail dressesDressing up is always fun, but dressing up for a party or cocktail event can sometimes be a little tricky. Do you need a cocktail dress? Can you wear your everyday sandals? What jewelry can you wear? The questions are endless, but the answers are not hard; we have a list that is sure to inspire. These guides serve as a starting point to help you dress your best. Dressing up should be fun, it should not be stressful.  Follow these guidelines to help guide your next great look.

Do invest in a little black dress. One fabulous dress in a silhouette that flatters your body can be worn in many ways. Add a little color with a pair of sandals and jewelry.

Don’t be afraid to purchase a cocktail dress in a cool color. Choose a color that matches what you want to embody. For instance, red is romantic, pink is youthful, blue is sentimental, and brown is contemporary.

Do wear a dress you are comfortable in. If you love your arms or shoulder, opt for a strapless or halter style. Crave more coverage? Consider a style with an illusion neckline.

Don’t try too hard. Not every woman is going to feel comfortable in a bodycon style. However, if you want to expose a little skin, keep it minimal. Avoid wearing style that exposes a lot of cleavage and legs.

Do wear a pair of sexy sandals. It adds confidence.

Don’t wear shoes you can’t dance or walk in. If you must, opt for a pair of dressy flat heels.

Do purchase a nice dress coat for the evening. The best styles feature dressy elements like faux fur or a dress-like silhouette.

Don’t wear an overly casual coat or parka as that takes away from the evening elegance.

Do invest in some seriously beautiful jewelry pieces like earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and brooches. Mix up your collection with a bit of everything, including gemstones, gold, silver, and vintage.

Don’t wear cheap fashion jewelry that looks really inexpensive. It takes away from the overall sophistication of your look.

Do add pretty prints into your evening wardrobe. A gorgeous print dress looks great with a fitted black blazer and platform heels. A printed blouse also looks great with a high-waisted skirt and strappy sandals.

Don’t be afraid to mix casual with dress for some evening looks. A pair of dark or black skinny jeans instantly elevates more casual trendy blouses. C0mplete the look with a chic pair of metallic pumps and a matching clutch.

Do choose a roomy clutch that will store everything from your lipstick, cash, cell phone, and credit card. Try to look for a clutch with a strap so you can wear it over your wrist rather than carry it.

Don’t carry a huge bag. You want to carry as little as you can, but if you need a larger bag, try to carry an envelope style clutch. This should have more room, but it won’t be a burden to carry.

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