We aren’t exaggerating when we say that every woman needs a dress or two in her closet. Whether you swear by your #dressoftheday or prefer a statement number only on special occasions, a well-fitted dress makes for a jaw-dropping, head-turning look. The key here is the fit—the most gorgeous will only look fabulous when you have got the fitting right. We’ve put together the perfect line-up of cocktail dresses for every body type.
The term cocktail dress was formally used by couturier Christian Dior. He used the term to refer to dresses for early evening occasions, somewhere between high tea and a high-octane soiree. Now available in all shapes, sizes, colours, and prints, these party-appropriate dresses are perfect for dates, parties, and a night of dancing with girlfriends. While the little black dress is the most common (and classic) example of a cocktail dress, we recommend you make room for colours and patterns too.
So what are you waiting for? Choose from these chic cocktail dresses and head out. You might be in line with Carrie Bradshaw’s love for cosmopolitans or be a sangria sort of girl—but rest assured that you will be dressed up perfectly for cocktail hour.
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