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
- 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
- Generally the materials of the dress
are silk, satin, and chiffon.
The accessories are also an important
part of the petite cocktail dresses outfit.
- 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
- 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.