Cocktail dresses are one of the most popular styles of dresses primarily due to their versatility to be worn at many different occasions. Another reason is that there are endless designs and ways to wear these dresses matched with accessories such as jewelry and shoes for example. These dresses can be worn for very casual outfits such as summer beach dresses and can also be worn at more formal settings such as cocktail evening parties.
A very popular type of cocktail dress is the strapless dress because of the stylish look it presents. A strapless dress shows off a lot of skin which makes it a very sexy look for a woman who wears her dresses while showing off a great deal of confidence. Even if you are uncomfortable showing off shoulder and surround skin, you can always wear a shawl. This not only keeps it stylish, but it is a practical thing to do if you are in an area where the climate is much cooler.
If you do not like a strapless design and a shawl is not a consideration, there is still the option of wearing a cocktail dress with sleeves. This is a popular look among women in professional industries because the sleeves will cover skin yet the design is still very chic and stylish. A dress like this worn with heels is a very professional look that still carries style. For a professional look, you may want to wear jewelry such as silver pieces that do not have any large stud diamonds or pendants. For more casual outfits, these accessories would be great to wear though.
Another example of a cocktail dress is animal printed ones. These dresses are not really for formal or conservative settings but they are popular for youngger women who go to night clubs and parties. These can be worn with bold accessories such as matching animal printed bracelets or shoes. This type of outfit certainly makes a statement and requires a great deal of confidence to pull off since all eyes will be on you.
There are countless ways to wear cocktail dresses depending on the occasion and accessories you wear with them. You can dress it down with the accessories or dress it up for a more professional look with more subtle designs and patterns. There are many variations but cocktail dresses should be a cornerstone for any fashionable woman.
Source by Sally Mars