Cocktail dresses : choose from the best
When it comes to fashion and clothing, we believe all you women are super lucky for you have endless options to choose from! If you’re a fan of dresses
, even better! Dresses for the summer, for the winter, for the pear-shaped, for the busty, for the slim and petite - yes, dresses don’t discriminate and that’s why we love them! Each of you can wear them with equal confidence - just find the right kind! In search of a cocktail dresses
for your next brunch party? This is the place for you! Our collection of women’s cocktail dress is as diverse as it can get. From cute and flirty skaters to the formal and sophisticated sheath, our dresses are truly irresistible and at prices that are hard to beat! But do you know what kind would look the best on you? Every type comes with a list of cons making it important to know the USP of each. We are here to help you narrow down your options! Read on.
Types of cocktail dresses
Maxi dresses - The summery, breezy maxi dresses is one of our favourite cocktail dresses! Maxis are light and breathable which makes them an ideal choice for the warmer days. Put on a denim jacket over your floral maxi if you’re going for a casual look or a leather jacket for a sharper look. Pick up a high-slit maxi that reveals your legs for date night or a night at the club. Strappy sandals work the best with maxis so do not miss out on that! A pair of dangling earrings and some colourful bangles are all the accessories you need to rev up your look. As you can see, maxi dresses are super easy to style. So go, have fun with them!
Skater dress - The uber stylish skater dress also makes for great cocktail dresses! They’re fun, flirty and will make you feel super confident about yourself! These are fitted at your chest followed by a flared skirt portion. Skaters are very similar to fit and flares but are shorter with a snugger fit. It conceals your stomach since it is cinched at the waist - definitely one of those form-fitting outfits that you’re sure to look fantastic in! For a casual brunch, wear a pair of ballerinas with your skater. Turn it around at night with a pair of pumps! Amazing how you can dress it down or up by just switching your footwear, right?
High-low dress - Who doesn’t love a high low dress? They stop in front near your knee and are styled like a maxi at the back. The high-waist style with a flowy, billowy bottom is what makes it so charming to look at! Pair it up with some delicate pieces like a small pendant, a charm bracelet and a pair of pearl drop earrings. You could even don a hat if you’re wearing it for a casual lunch! We love a large straw hat with a floral high low!
Peplum dresses - These cocktail dresses for women are fierce and sharp with tonnes of style! They’re figure-fitting and come with a short, flared strip of fabric (read the peplum) at your waist. The peplum flares towards your hip giving an illusion of a smaller waist. It also quite immediately adds volume to your hips! Do remember that peplums should ideally be followed by a streamlined bottom. That’s why most peplum dresses are narrow and straight. Pick one up carefully.
Bodycon dresses - Well, if you want to show off that toned body, it’s time to put on this figure-hugging dress! Bodycons could be scary to pull off, but hey, if you’ve got the body for it, then you should feel nothing but proud and confident! Bodycon dresses are showstoppers, so do not over-accessorise.
A few key pieces like a watch and a small clutch should be perfect. Pick up a darker shade if you’re feeling too exposed in a bodycon. A maroon, bottle green, black or a wine are our favourites! Shapewear is something you can rely on too! There is nothing wrong with wearing it especially when you decide to choose something as bold as a bodycon. A shapewear can flatten those bulges and love handles making you feel fantastic!
Sheath dresses - If the dress code is formal, sheath dresses are the way to go! Sheaths are straight and narrow, skimming your body, the operative word being skim and not hug, making them a well-tailored dress. They do fall on the formal side because of their structured and tailored fit but you can transform them into beautiful cocktail dresses too with the right accessories! Choose a short, sleeveless sheath dress for the cocktail. Pair it up with a long pearl necklace or a chunky gold necklace and a pair of block heels. Sheaths are simple so you can go all out while accessorising!
Cocktail party dresses: how do you style them?
There are three key things to keep in mind when you’re choosing a cocktail dress!
Know the occasion
Are you going to be wearing a cocktail party dress for a friend’s engagement? Or is it for a Sunday brunch? What you wear to a brunch party at a friend’s place may not be the right choice for an occasion at a top notch hotel or a corporate gathering. It’s also important to factor in the timing of the event: day time calls for pastels and breezy outfits whereas formal attires work better during the night. How about a monochrome structured blazer with a pair of trousers for a corporate party? We love close-toed heels with formal wear!
Dress according to the season
Cocktail party dresses must be season appropriate! Warmer days call for light and airy garments like a free flowing Maxi dress. Floral maxis are an absolute favourite in the summer and spring! For chillier days, choose dresses that stay close to your body - a sheath or a wrap dress with a fur coat or a sleek blazer.
You don’t want to wear a mini skater dress for a cocktail event! Midis make perfect cocktail party dresses. Reserve the shorter dresses for a club night. You’ll most likely get glares for considering the event callous.
Why should you buy Cocktail Dresses online?
There is nothing like shopping online, you’d agree with us! Our collection of women’s cocktail dresses online is one of a kind. Select the kind of sleeves you want, the type of neck, length, colour, print, pattern and be amazed at the customised results! Choose from top brands like Vero Moda, Mango, Harpa, Eavan, Provogue to name a few. Cocktail dresses for women may be plenty out there, but with our year round shopping festivals, our prices are impossible to beat! So go on, get started right away!