What is a Cocktail Dress

by Lawrencia Jones

Cocktail Dresses are usually short semi-formal outfits. They do come commonly in knee length but they can also be available in touch ankle length, or just a few inches above the ankle. You can wear Cocktail dress in many kind of occasions such as cocktail parties, proms and any other semi formal occasion. Generally the fabrics used in cocktail dresses are silk, satin and chiffon. A cocktail dress is a very stylist and beautiful dress which can enhance your beauty if you properly choose it.

When you are choosing the cocktail dress, make sure that the particular dress appropriately fits onto your body. Choose it according to your body type, as everyone is bit different therefore you should determine your body type before choosing the dress.

As a cocktail dress is varying in length, you should select the length of the dress according to your height too. Like if you have short height than you should try a short cocktail dress.

Another thing is the fabric of the dress. You should always select the fabric which flatters your body and is suitable according to the season. Silk, rayon and fine-gauge knits are great choices for the summer season and velvet and wool blends are perfect for the winter.

Once you have selected the dress style than you should carefully choose the color of your cocktail dress. Such as for the winter season, gray, crimson, black, dark brown and dark blue are the best colors. Similarly in the summer season, floral prints, light pink, sky blue, pale green and yellow are better choices. Other pastels also go along for summer.

Selection of good accessories along with dress is also very important for getting elegant look. Therefore you should also pay attention towards the accessories that you choose. You can wear stylize, gold, silver or diamond charm bracelet or your favorite pair of dangling earrings to enhance the beauty of your dress.

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