Is there any item of clothing that makes a girl feel more glammed up than a gorgeous cocktail dress?
Really, you put one on and suddenly you’re no longer suzie from London or Deborah from Liverpool, but a Hollywood star who’s hitting the town with a colourful glass of fun in one hand and a VIP pass in the other.
Okay, we’re exaggerating, but there’s something about cocktail dresses that can not only transform the way we look but also the way we feel about ourselves.
Top brands like Ted Baker, French Connection and Oasis have put their own indelible spin on the cocktail dress, and there are now so many styles available to buy online that you can stay in tune with any social occasion.
Take a look through this gorgeous collection of cocktail dresses and you’ll find smart ones, sophisticated ones, all the way to sassy cocktail dresses that blend up a dizzying mix of colour and red carpet pizzazz.
If you want the sophisticated look, try a pencil dress – the appearance you’re after is sharp and sultry. Or instead go for the embellishments to achieve the ravishing Ascot glamour (we’re talking fabric flower corsages here).
One of our favourite styles though is the printed look. A cute pattern does a great job of injecting the dress with a fun character and personality. They’re ideal for those occasions when you want to dress up but are a little worried about looking a little too chic.
In fact, cocktail dresses are so versatile these days that you can even dress them down.
Exhibit A: Lilly Allen, the queen of the cocktail dress who famously paired hers with fresh white trainers. It was bold and brassy, but we couldn’t get enough of it.
So whether you like your fashion shaken or stirred, start shopping for cocktail dresses now and watch those special occasions become perfect occasions!
above picture is courtesy of Stella McCartney