Petite Cocktail Dresses

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Petite Cocktail Dresses

A petite cocktail dress is a popular choice among women to wear at many events. It is meant to be worn at cocktail parties and certain black tie occasions, but the attire has increasingly been an all around look. You can dress it up with stylish jewelry or go out to parties with bolder accessories. The length of the dress varies from around the ankle length to slightly above the knee. For the most part the shorter lengths are considered cocktail dresses and the longer lengths go in the cateogry of being considered an evening gown.

You can wear a petite cocktail dress to almost any occasion from casual outings to nightclubs and parties. It is certainly in the category of your little black dress and a universal piece of clothing.

Features of a Cocktail Dress

  • Normally few inches above the knee to a few inches below.
  • Spaghetto straps with tapered tight body. Recently the straps have been thicker because of an increase in the lingerie being worn underneath. Some cocktail dresses are strapless as well and can be worn in certain occasions.
  • Generally the materials of the dress are silk, satin, and chiffon.

The accessories are also an important part of the petite cocktail dresses outfit.

petite cocktail dress

  • Jewelry. Dependong on the occasion you can dress it down or dress it up by wearing more jewelry. If the occasion is a nightclub birthday, then you can wear more distinguished jewelry and bigger pieces for a bolder statement. For an event that is more conservative, simple necklaces and watches are worn. The best is to wear silver or white gold jewewlry with simple diamonds or crystals.
  • Coat. A luxury coat is worn as long as the conditions of the weather warrant it. A very sexy piece to wear is a wrap or scarf to cover the shoulders and upper arms. This is great for the cooler days or events by the ocean where the weather is colder.
  • Shoes. Dress pumps are a must to work with the rest of the outfit. For warmer times of the year or if you are in a warmer climate, sandals or classy flats work well.