Receiving an invitation to any event usually comes with a feeling of excitement.
But then the stress of not knowing what to wear kicks in.
The same may happen when you see cocktail attire written as a dress code for the event. It's a dress code no one really talks about, yet it is followed at so many weddings or company cocktail parties.
That's why we'll be explaining everything you need to know today:
What is cocktail attire for women?
Cocktail attire for women involves knee-length or slightly shorter dresses accompanied by high heels. It may sound vague because many styles fall into this category but let’s mention some do & don’ts of this dress code because there are definitely a few.
Wedding cocktail attire
If you're attending a wedding, it's best not to go further than above the knee. On the contrary, as you are expected to dance away the night to celebrate newlyweds, pick a lower heel to go with your dress. This way, you will actually be able to enjoy the wedding. As for any rules, avoid wearing a white, black, or bright red cocktail dress, as these colors are not considered appropriate for weddings.
|Dusty Green Flared Top Dress||Blush Pink Flared Top Dress|
Cocktail party women's attire
A cocktail party lets you decide how casual or dressy you want to keep it. Don’t forget the important rule – always accompany your cocktail dress with a clutch. No big or small over-the-shoulder handbags are allowed. We are sure you don’t have to bring half of your household with you if you are having a drink (or a few) with your friends or colleagues.
One of the most basic fashion rules which also applies for cocktail attire for women is the following – if you go for a lower neckline, keep it discreet on the dress length. If, on the other hand, you wear a high neckline or even a long-sleeved dress, you might go for a bit shorter dress than usual. Moreover, combinations of mini dresses with high heels may not look very professional when having drinks with colleagues from work.
|Black Long Sleeve Asymmetric Dress||Burgundy Long Sleeve Empire Waist Dress|
Cocktail suits for women
For those who want to reach for something even more special for their event (except for a jumpsuit), we have another option available – a perfectly fitting suit or a tuxedo. These pieces make a real fashion statement and will make sure you stand out of the cocktail crowd of other ladies and gents. Combined with a clutch and heels, don’t forget to focus on what you put underneath as well. For fashionistas, a crop top or a bralette is the top choice. Otherwise, go for a shirt or a blouse in contrast to your suit color so it pops out.
To compliment the outfit with the perfect pair of shoes, think about high heels or stylish formal loafers. For the winter season, try combining your clothes with a perfect pair of custom dress boots that will add a casual touch to your assemble.
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|Jacquard Tuxedo with Wide Lapels||Navy Blue Velvet Pantsuit|
- Never wear jeans to a cocktail party.
- Don’t bring a big handbag with you.
- Wear high heels and a small clutch.
- Either go for a low neckline or a short-length dress.
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