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Heading for a cocktail party? You know what to wear, then. The eponymous cocktail wear is the classic outfit for semi-formal occasions. Nowadays, the cocktail dress is usually worn with skirt lengths over the knee, but did you know that originally, cocktail dresses came in maxi-length? There were even specific terms for the various lengths of cocktail dresses, from “tea length” which ended just above ankle, to ballerina length that touched the ankle and went even further down. Cocktail dresses by definition are elegant, smart garments, worn for early evening engagements. Yes, cocktails may be served at such occasions, so glamour and sparkles are allowed when it comes to cocktail dresses. High heels are practically a must, when you sport a cocktail dress. Elegant ladies also opt for sheer black or trendy nude tights that accentuate their legs. Cocktail dresses for every shape and occasion On Shopstyle we present cocktail dresses that suit every shape and form. Petite and less curvy women will find the perfect cocktail dress among our selection of layered and gathered dresses. Cocktail dresses in wrap styles and with surplice tops are another tip for slender women. Curvy women can accentuate their bustline with V-shaped necklines and empire waistlines and distract the attention away from their problem areas by accessorising with eye-catching jewellery. A-line and empire dresses also work well for women with slender upper body and wider hips. Choose asymmetrical hemlines and flared skirts if you have broad shoulders and slim hips. Casual cocktail dresses in cotton fabrics and with print patterns are perfect for informal cocktail parties and look great paired with plain high heels. For a more glamorous occasion, choose a cocktail dress in monochrome, elegant fabrics and go all out on accessorising. A peplum jacket adds style to a more casual cocktail dress and upgrades it instantly. Whatever you do, know your best features and choose the dress that accentuates your figure. Shopstyle helps you find the perfect dress for the next party.

Ted Baker Applique lace tunic dress
Ted Baker Applique lace tunic dress

Welcome the effortlessly elegant ANDRETI tunic dress to your occasionwear collection. Trimmed with delicate applique lace detailing, this undeniably feminine piece will lend a sophisticated touch to any event. Ted Baker womenswear collection Applique lace detailing Sleeveless Back zip fastening Fabric Content: Shell: 100% Polyester; Lace: 100% Polyester; Lining: 97% Polyester, 3% Elastane

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Halston Ruffled Off-the-shoulder Stretch-crepe Midi Dress - Black
Halston Ruffled Off-the-shoulder Stretch-crepe Midi Dress - Black

Halston Heritage's midi dress is made from stretch-crepe that has just the right amount of weight so it moves beautifully. It has an elegant off-the-shoulder neckline with a ruffled overlay and falls to a gently flared skirt. Add a pop of color with pink or red accessories, or keep it classic with black.

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Dorothy Perkins Womens **Tall Gold Glitter Velvet Shift Dress
Dorothy Perkins Womens **Tall Gold Glitter Velvet Shift Dress

Stand out for all the right reasons in this gold shimmer velvet shift dress that's cut above the knee to show off your pins. The angel short sleeves add a flirty touch.Round neckShort sleevesShimmer finishKeyhole detailingAbove the knee lengthWearing length: 88cmFabric & Care: 93% Polyester, 7% Elastane. Machine washable.Model is 5'11 (180cm) and wears a size 8

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Asos Ruffle Wrap Mini Dress
Asos Ruffle Wrap Mini Dress

Dress by ASOS Collection, Lightweight woven fabric, V-neck, Ruffled detailing, Long sleeves, Self-tie belted waist, Open back detail, Regular fit - true to size, Mini dress length between: 86-90cm. Score a wardrobe win no matter the dress code with our ASOS Collection. From polished prom to the after party, our London-based design team scour the globe to nail your new-season fashion goals with need-right-now dresses, outerwear, shoes and denim in the coolest shapes and fits.

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Co Metallic jacquard dress
Co Metallic jacquard dress

Ensure an enchanting entrance at your next gala with this metallic floral-jacquard gown in shades of dusty purple and magenta, featured as the first look in the Co's Resort 2018 Collection.;59% polyester, 25% acetate, 9% silk, 6% polyamide, 1% metallized polyester

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Balenciaga Hybrid Ruffled Silk-satin And Pleated Crepe De Chine Dress - Purple
Balenciaga Hybrid Ruffled Silk-satin And Pleated Crepe De Chine Dress - Purple

Balenciaga's dress may look pretty at first glance, but its hybrid construction keeps it feeling contemporary and totally fresh. It's been made in France from lustrous lilac silk-satin and trimmed with ruffles along the collar and cuffs. It has an adjustable drawstring waist and is underpinned with a pleated crepe de chine panel that peeks out from beneath the raw-cut hem.

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MSGM Printed tulle dress
MSGM Printed tulle dress

Ensure all eyes are on you while wearing MSGM's dress.;100% polyamide

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IRO Awati Asymmetric Cutout Crepe Mini Dress - Red
IRO Awati Asymmetric Cutout Crepe Mini Dress - Red

IRO creates pieces that are luxurious yet effortless. Made from red crepe, this 'Awati' mini dress has a cold-shoulder detail that falls to sleeves with breezy slits. We like how the asymmetric hem creates both graphic interest and fluid movement.

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SOLACE London Cutout bodycon knitted midi dress
SOLACE London Cutout bodycon knitted midi dress

Solace London's contemporary ready to wear collections have accrued an enviable list of fans thanks to design duo Laura Taylor and Ryan Holliday Stevens’ ability to transform simple cuts into something truly special. Take this bodycon inspired knitted midi dress. The close knit weave flatters the slim fit, as the flared sleeves are given extra drama with exaggerated split. The off the shoulder silhouette frames a bold central cutout.Solace London knitted dressSlips onRound neck, long flared sleeves, slits at sleeves, bodycon silhouette, ribbed knit, cutout at front yoke, ribbed trims56% viscose, 42% nylon, 2% elastaneHand washTrue to sizeSize 8: Length 51"Model is 5ft 10" and wears a size 8

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Missguided Wrap-front jersey dress
Missguided Wrap-front jersey dress

The wrap dress is always going to be a winner for night out attire, so is it any wonder Manchester born label Missguided has created its own version? Crafted from stretch jersey, this simple design fits your form in all the right places – perfect for showcasing the brand’s body positivity ethos. A plunging V neck frames your décolletage, while an asymmetric hem teases skin above the knee: a confidence booster if ever there was one.Missguided jersey dressExposed zip fastening at backV neck, padded shoulders, long sleeves, wrap over detailing at front, silver toned hardware, asymmetric front hem96% polyester, 6% elastane; lining 100% polyesterTrue to sizeSize 8: Length 38"Model is 5ft 10" and wears a size 8

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Self-Portrait Off-the-shoulder Wave Guipure midi dress
Self-Portrait Off-the-shoulder Wave Guipure midi dress

Championing exclusive fabrics and custom made lacework, Self Portrait is the modern woman’s eveningwear go to for pulling together a bold head to toe look. This off the shoulder midi dress is fresh from the SS18 runway and creates movement even when it’s not in motion thanks to its panelled waves of guipure lace. The fitted waist is trimmed with grosgrain ribbon, and flares out to an A line skirt. Complete the look with block heeled courts.Self Portrait guipure lace midi dressExposed button fastening at front and zip at backOff the shoulder, short crepe sleeves, fit and flare silhouette, all over panelled wave lace, asymmetric placket, structured grosgrain waistband, slip pockets at side, scalloped hem, partially lined100% polyester; lining 100% polyesterDry cleanThis style is cut to be fitted at the bust and waist, and loose at the hips. For those with a fuller bust, we suggest you go up a sizeSize 8: Length 49"Model is 5ft9.5", chest 32", waist 24", inside leg 33" and wears a size 8

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Roland Mouret Hadleigh fit-and-flare matelassé dress
Roland Mouret Hadleigh fit-and-flare matelassé dress

Though etiquette is important, dazzling at dinner comes down to style. Well versed in designs that are faultlessly flattering and embellished just so, Roland Mouret conjures up a classic hourglass from textured matelassé for the Hadleigh dress. To crown its classic fit and flare silhouette, gemstones form a celestial band around the capped sleeves and face framing neckline.Roland Mouret matelassé dressExposed zip fastening at backSquare neck with embellishment, lace underlay at shoulders, cap sleeves, fit and flare silhouette, built in corset at bodice, pleats at front, lace trim at skirt, slip pockets at sides, fully lined79% silk, 21% nylon; lining 100% silkDry cleanThis style runs small, you might wish to go up one sizeSize 8: Length 47"Model is 5ft 10" and wears a size 8

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Gabriela Hearst - Maria Off-the-shoulder Silk And Wool-blend Faille Midi Dress - Navy
Gabriela Hearst - Maria Off-the-shoulder Silk And Wool-blend Faille Midi Dress - Navy

This midi dress is a perfect example of how Gabriela Hearst makes even the simplest pieces so flattering and elegant. It's cut from silk and wool-blend faille and has a fitted bodice with specially placed seams to sculpt your waist and hips. The slim off-the-shoulder straps will have a narrowing effect on your arms.

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Raisa & Vanessa Net Effect Beaded Dress
Raisa & Vanessa Net Effect Beaded Dress

Long sleeves. Back hook closure with keyhole. Concealed back zip closure . Net effect upper panels and sleeves. Embellished with beads, crystals and mirror fringe. All over embellishment placement may vary . Slight variations or irregularities are not to be considered defects

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Alexander Wang zip-trimmed shirt dress
Alexander Wang zip-trimmed shirt dress

Black zip-trimmed shirt dress from Alexander Wang featuring a classic buttoned collar, long sleeves, a concealed button fastening, a straight fit and a curved hemline.

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Foxiedox Plunge Front Lace Dress
Foxiedox Plunge Front Lace Dress

Lace dress by Foxiedox, Lined sheer lace, Plunge neck, Contrast trims, Frill hem, Zip-side fastening, Slim fit - cut close to the body, Machine wash, 70% Cotton, 30% Nylon, Our model wears a UK S/EU S/US XS and is 175cm/5'9 tall. With an eye for detail and craftsmanship, New York-based label Foxiedox designs its collection for the millennial woman. Focusing on the contemporary with midi cuts and sheer panelling, Foxiedox is all about city chic. Expect lace playsuits, ornate embroidered dresses and cool cut-outs.

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Lela Rose Floral-jacquard Dress - Black
Lela Rose Floral-jacquard Dress - Black

Lela Rose presented her Fall '17 show at the intimate Loring Place restaurant, where guests were treated to delicious dishes. Reminiscent of the tulip-embroidered napkins that draped over their laps, this jacquard dress is woven with a touch of silk and has a crisp, sheer handle that's tempered by a satin slip. The grosgrain trim emphasizes your natural waist, while the cap sleeves and tea-length hem ensure a sophisticated feel.

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Style Stalker Stylestalker Sleeveless Allover Lace Midi Dress
Style Stalker Stylestalker Sleeveless Allover Lace Midi Dress

Midi dress by stylestalker, Eyelash lace, Contrast lining, Plunge neckline, Lace-up front, Zip-back fastening, Slim fit - cut close to the body, 42% Nylon, 25% Cotton, 33% Rayon, Dry clean, Our model wears a UK S/EU S/US XS and is 170cm/5'7 tall. After travelling to all over the world in search of style and inspiration, Sue-Ann San and Rachel Zeilic launched Australian label, stylestalker, in 2008. Relaxed silhouettes in soft chiffon sit alongside offbeat cuts, in a range of printed blouses, bodycon dresses and edgy separates; with lace panelling and intricate embroidery adding a feminine touch to the brand's grungy aesthetic.

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Asos Shoulder Pad Midi Dress With Seams
Asos Shoulder Pad Midi Dress With Seams

Dress by ASOS Collection, Crew neck, Padded shoulders, For some serious shoulder action, Zip-back fastening, Kick split, Slim fit - cut close to the body, Midi dress length between: 115-130cm. Score a wardrobe win no matter the dress code with our ASOS Collection. From polished prom to the after party, our London-based design team scour the globe to nail your new-season fashion goals with need-right-now dresses, outerwear, shoes and denim in the coolest shapes and fits.

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Valentino Silk maxi dress
Valentino Silk maxi dress

Valentino crafts a pristine piece with this floor-skimming style.;91% silk,9% elastane

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