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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.
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
Black matic director's cut tuxedo dress from Maticevski.
Created at the heart of the Givenchy workshops, this cocktail dress with cape, crafted in a precious fabric, offers a minimal, graphic, and elegant shape. The caped effect that delicately rests on the shoulders contrasts with the understated shape of this piece. Enhance your figure by adding the twist of stiletto-heeled sandals and a brightly colored clutch.
Black and white silk and cotton blend zip-front wave pattern dress from Yigal Azrouel featuring a round neck, short sleeves, a fitted silhouette and a knee length.
This short sleeve, rose gold sheath dress by Adrianna Papell features a tulle overlay hand adorned with shimmering pink beads in leaf-inspired sprays, with flower sequin accents. An ultra feminine cocktail dress, with elegant boat neckline and plunging V-back. Lined in soft-stretch fabric, ensuring comfort and fit. 100% Polyester.
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.
White and pink Cotton Shirt Dress With Lace Skirt from Valentino.
Peach and burgundy pleated dress from Pose Arazzi.
Little Mistress Midi Dress Made for special occasions, this beautiful midi dress by Little Mistress is feminine, flirty and flawless. The jewelled bodice, with a sexy plunging neckline, will become the focus of your outfit, while the pretty skirt, with a chiffon overlay, gives you a fluid silhouette that swishes and sways with each step. Compliment the jewels of this dress by adding embellished heels and a matching clutch. Shirred elastic back Chiffon overlay to skirt Plunging scoop neckline Jewel embellished bodice
Black and orange mesh top draped wrap dress from act n°1.
Yellow And Then You Kissed Me dress from alice McCALL featuring a v-neck, a fitted waist, a ruffled design, a concealed rear zip fastening, cap sleeves and a short length.
Opt for contemporary embellishment with this stunning dress from Adrianna Papell. In fitted shift silhouette, its tulle overlay has been lavishly adorned with shimmering pink beads in leaf-inspired sprays, with flower sequin accents. The piece has an elegant boat neckline, short sleeves and a knee-length finish. Lined in soft stretch fabric for both comfort and a seamless fit, and fastened with a concealed zip at the centre back. Dress length from shoulder to hem for a size 12 measures 102cm.
Black cotton-blend bow tie neckline fitted dress from Rochas.
Black cotton blend Viki bodycon dress from Miaou featuring a square neck, a fitted silhouette, a crisscross back, a short length and buckled spaghetti straps.
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
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.
Black and white Princess sleeveless pois print asymmetric slip dress from Off-White.
Expect dark leathers, distressed denim and heavy-duty hardware for DSQUARED2's SS18 collection. Made in Italy from sheepskin leather, this tube dress is embellished with buckle and zip hardware for a bold rock'n'roll aesthetic. Crafted in a fitted silhouette, this dress features a front zip fastening, side zipped pockets, zipped chest pockets and silver-tone hardware.
Ensure all eyes are on you while wearing MSGM's dress.;100% polyamide
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.
James Perses' black dress is equally versatile and comfortable, making it a perfect choice for everything from cocktail parties and dinners to nights out with friends. Designed for a close fit, it's made from cotton-blend jersey, and has a flattering wrap-effect front and subtle ruching along the side to gently hug your curves.
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 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.
Multicolour sequinned tank dress from Mira Mikati featuring a scoop neck, a sleeveless design, a shift silhouette, a curved hemline and a short length.
Black button down polo shirt dress from Alessandra Rich.
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
With its utterly pure, supremely refined aesthetic, Emporio Armani is a go-to resource for effortless luxury. This blue folded bow detail dress from Emporio Armani featuring a v-neck, a sleeveless design, a back cutout detail and a structured folded bow detail to the back.
Founded by Mario Prada, his granddaughter, Miuccia continues to produce the finest Milanese creations for a sartorial crowd that delights in the unusual. Expect to see intricately printed fabrics inspired by the current artistic sphere, realised into harmonious pieces routed in Italian atelier technique. Crafted in Italy from pure cotton, this classic midi dress features a pointed collar, a front button fastening, short sleeves, a pleated front bib and pleated skirt.
Blue cotton batwing sleeve dress from Jil Sander featuring a round neck, short sleeves, a shift silhouette and a mid-length.
White cotton embroidered one shoulder dress from Ulla Johnson.
Ivory white midi shirt dress from Ellery.
Dolce & Gabbana are known for Sicilian glamour, iconic prints and fashion for the whole family. This black cotton blend short fitted dress from Dolce & Gabbana features spaghetti straps, a sweetheart neckline, a fitted silhouette, a rear hook and eye fastening and a short length.
Pink cinched waist dress from Ermanno Scervino.
Fall in love with the MEELIA dress this season. Showcasing Ted’s romantic side, this floaty piece is guaranteed to leave you head over heels with its pretty ruffled front and captivating Entangled Enchantment print. Ted Baker womenswear collection Entangled Enchantment print Ruffled neck and front with bow Long sleeved Keyhole button fastening Above the knee length Fabric Content: Shell: 100% Polyester; Lining: 97% Polyester, 3% Elastane
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.
Couture line of JULIA JUNG The cocktail dress is part of the couture line and is ideal for special occasions like wedding or a dinner party. Hidden zipper in the back. It's made of Cloqué a very light and exclusive material. Frame it with subtle accessories for a romantic appearance at your next event. Composition: 61% Polyester 24% Silk 15% Polyamide Lining: 75 % Acetate 25 % Polyamide Dry clean Couture line of JULIA JUNG The cocktail dress is part of the couture line and is ideal for special occasions like wedding or a dinner party. Hidden zipper in the back. It's made of Cloqué a very light and exclusive material. Frame it with subtle accessories for a romantic appearance at your next event. Composition: 61% Polyester 24% Silk 15% Polyamide Lining: 75 % Acetate 25 % Polyamide Dry clean
Multicoloured silk blend one shoulder long dress from Missoni featuring a one shoulder design, a fitted waist, a concealed rear zip fastening, a flared style and a zigzag print.
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.
Details Styled with a round neck, short sleeves and a sculpting skirt, this black wool-infused dress from Boutique Moschino is deigned to enhance your silhouette with minimal effort. Try with heels for evening or make modern with box fresh sneakers. Material & Care 38% Acrylic, 38% Wool, 24% Polyester Dry clean
The recently appointed Clare Waight Keller presented a polished portrayal of glossy, grown-up grunge designed for those want luxury with an edge. This black silk blend geometric neckline mini dress from Givenchy features a v-neck, long sleeves and a rear zip fastening.
House of Holland founder Henry Holland feeds off the creative energy of London - as his favorite city in the world, he says it informs so much of what he does. Made from layers of broderie anglaise, this feminine and playful mini dress has a ruffled off-the-shoulder neckline and fluted mini skirt. Try it with statement earrings and slippers.
A long way from its very first womenâs collection composed of a single coat and a suit, Max Mara has developed and diversified its ready-to-wear offerings, all the while continuing its exploration of a resolutely fashionable style, as in this silk Fiorire dress. Inspired by the design of shirts, this piece plays with pleats and is best worn delicately belted at the waist to maximize its femininity. We love its warm, luminous color.
This striking blue dress from David Koma defines modern glamour as it balances a pared-back silhouette with sparkling embellishment.;52% acetate, 45% viscose, 3% elastane, embellished with glass, brass
Green silk blend flared embroidered dress from Ermanno Scervino.
Presented at London Fashion Week as part of the Spring/Summer 2018 collection, this gown from Huishan Zhang captures the drama, elegance and femininity of the coveted label's aesthetic.;100%silk
Red and beige Avignon fitted dress from Temperley London.
Expertly constructed for the brand's Resort 18 collection, this shirt-style silhouette is an acclaimed signature style from Carolina Herrera. Perfect for summer days, this white dress is light and fresh, and elegantly adorned with a stand-up collar, a front button fastening, an elbow length, tie cuffs, a polka dot pattern, a pleated skirt and a mid-length.
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.
Valentino crafts a pristine piece with this floor-skimming style.;91% silk,9% elastane
Navy blue silk one-shoulder matte dress from Yigal Azrouel featuring a belted waist, a draped design and an asymmetric hem.
A feminine shape and vintage charm are at the heart of the Marc Jacobs brand's aesthetic, just like this printed silk cowl neck dress. This sleeveless model features a midi length that is tightened at the waist with an elasticated drawstring that elegantly defines your curves. Wear it with woven jute platform sandals and a basket bag for an urban spring look.
Timeless yet imaginative, iconic Italian fashion house Prada balances uncompromised quality with experimental, season-defining styles. Expertly fashioned in Italy from pure silk, this blue slip dress from Prada is beautifully detailed with a square neck, spaghetti straps, lace inserts at the neckline and hem and a concealed side zip fastening.
Details Cut to perfection, Mugler's cocktail dress is both understated and exquisite. Razor sharp pleating peeks out from a diagonal layered bodice for tone on tone material play that radiates modern sophistication Black fabric, round neckline, medium-width straps, back zip Tailored fit, falls at the knee Team with everything from pin heels to menswear-inspired loafers Material & Care 52% Acetate, 45% Viscose, 3% Elastane
'Born in Canada, living in London, made in Italy' is DSQUARED2's mantra and these pinpoints of origin are once again reflected in the brand’s Spring/Summer ‘18 collection. Synonymous with luxury and elegance, the Caten twin designers have proved to be experts in sculpting timeless evening silhouettes for the modern woman. This white fitted dress from DSQUARED2 features a low scoop-neck, short sleeves, a concealed rear zip fastening, piping detail to the waist and a mid-length.
Black Frederica silk sheer asymmetric dress from Preen By Thornton Bregazzi.
Valentino's long-sleeve mini dress is trimmed with tiers of ruffles, making it a must for parties where you'll be dancing all night. It's made from lustrous silk crepe de chine and cut for a loose fit that only enhances its beautiful movement. Style yours with metallic accessories.
‘Floral Bouquet’ is a theme that runs throughout Dolce & Gabbana’s exquisite ready-to-wear collections. Defined by colourful flower motifs that appear elegantly emblazoned on clothing and accessories, the garden rose is the notable favourite. This elegant black stretch silk rose print dress from Dolce & Gabbana features a round neck, long sleeves, a rear zip fastening and a pleated skirt.
Blue cotton-silk blend embroidered ruffle midi dress from Ganni.
Carve a sleek silhouette on special occasions with this dress from Adrianna Papell. Made from a shimmer fabric with grosgrain geometric panels to the bodice for a flattering, defined look, this sleeveless dress offers a slim-fit through the body and finishes at the knee. The plunging neckline adds an alluring statement while the exposed gunmetal zip at the back lends a final modern detail. It is fully lined in a comfortable soft stretch fabric. Complete the look with strap heeled sandals and a box clutch bag. Shoulder neck point to hem length: 98cm (size 12).
Multicoloured sleeveless striped maxi dress from Missoni.
Tall dress by Paper Dolls Tall, Lightweight crochet lace, Partially lined, High neck, Sweetheart bodice, Sleeveless design, Peplum hem, Button-keyhole back, Zip fastening, Slim fit - cut close to the body, Hand wash, 100% Polyester, Our model wears a UK 8/EU 36/US 4 and is 180cm/5'11 tall. With a nod to the catwalk trends, Paper Dolls offers up a flattering edit of figure-sculpting dresses. Paper Dolls Tall brings us the same tailored bodycon dresses and punch-packing prints, only this time perfectly proportioned to fit girls of 59/1.75m and over.
Orange silk-cotton blend sleeveless asymmetric dress from Magda Butrym featuring a ruffled neck, a sleeveless design, an asymmetric hem, a flared style, a back cutout detail, ruffled details and a lace up detail at the back of the neck.
Details A youthful statement that boasts contemporary finesse, this Halston Heritage cocktail dress is crafted with silk-infused satin and colored in metallic silver. The notched neckline and fitted bust lend polish while the flared skirt is modern with reinforced volume. Material & Care 88% Polyester, 12% Silk Dry clean
'Timeless minimalism' is the phrase Solace London co-founders Laura Taylor and Ryan Holliday-Stevens use to describe their precision-cut designs. Cut from lustrous satin-crepe, this asymmetric 'Larin' dress has long neck ties that drape down the back and create a chic turtleneck silhouette. We love it styled with tonal cream ankle boots.
Black Lena crepe frilled sleeve midi dress from Roksanda.
Deep V neckline. Adjustable spaghetti straps. Shoulder straps crisscross in back. Concealed side zip closure . Patchwork construction . Sheer lace inserts. Underwire
This fitted shift style features a graphic brush stroke print. It is bodice lined and fastens with a concealed zip.
Leave a lasting impression in Saint Laurent's statement floor-length gown.;70% polyamide,30% silk
Dress by True Violet, Unlined - cos you're hot enough, Bardot neck, Brigitte knows best, Peplum hem, Zip-back fastening, Bodycon fit, Skims in all the right places, Exclusive to ASOS, You heard it here first. Prom dress stresses and wedding attire worries? Check out True Violet's collection and get schooled on all-occasionwear. Were talking hand-painted floral prints and embellished dresses, tops and trousers for statement dressing with a super feminine vibe.
A short sleeve dress with pintuck detail along the front. It's fitted on the top with a slight A-line shape on the skirt. The belt is in the new Gucci jacquard stripe with a butterfly buckle, interpreted for Cruise in metal with colourful enameled details. Black lining. Purple wool silk. Front pintuck detail. Detachable Gucci stripe elastic belt with enamelled butterfly buckle. Three quarter length sleeves. Back zip closure. Approximately 90cm in length; based on a size 40. 51% wool and 49% silk. Made in Italy. The model is 177cm and is wearing size 40.
V cut back . Sleeveless . Layered . Asymmetric hem.
Olivier Rousteing continues his evolution of Balmain’s classic styles into the brand’s Spring/Summer ‘18 collection and beyond. Equal amounts decorative, daring and refined, these garments are an elevation of Parisian craftsmanship. This alluring dress features spaghetti straps, a shift silhouette, a fringed design, metallic embellishments, a gold-tone stud detailing and a whipstitched trim.
David Meister cocktail dress in stretch jersey. Sheer mesh contrast with floral embroidery. Round neckline with strapless illusion. Long sleeves. Fitted silhouette. Hem hits knee. Back zip. Rayon; lining: polyester. Imported. Model's measurements: Height 5'10"/177cm, bust 33"/84cm, waist 25.6"/65.2cm, hips 35.8"/91cm, dress size US 2-4/FR 34-36.
EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. In celebration of the brand's 20th anniversary, Roland Mouret and our Fashion Director Lisa Aiken have come together to create an exclusive capsule, featuring 11 pieces that epitomize the designer's earliest years in the industry. This red silk-satin dress nods to styles seen in the label's Fall '01 collection with shoulder cutouts and sliced sleeves that drape fluidly. We'll be wearing ours open over jeans.
Black jeweled maxi dress from Marco Bologna.
Black Juliet frilled dress from Maison Kitsuné featuring a round neck, ruffled sleeves, a heart print and a short length.
When we caught up with our Fashion Director Lisa Aiken at our London offices, she highlighted CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC as one of her favorite brands, particularly during fashion month. Blended with silk for luster, this off-the-shoulder dress is cut from structured black shell which holds the babydoll silhouette beautifully. The internal underwired cups and gumming provide support so you can wear it without a bra.
An undercurrent of 1980s glamour ran through Stella McCartney’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection. The designer’s new-season runway was sprinkled with bright colours, voluminous silhouettes, power shoulders, frill trims and a hint of taffeta. This bold red silk Angela Leopard Dress from Stella McCartney features a V neckline, long sleeves, a dramatic ruffle trimming, a fitted waist, a mid-calf length and a subtle pattern.
With a romantic aesthetic and the unmistakable elegance, N°21’s designs transform classic tailoring into sultry pieces fit for any modern fashion mavens wardrobe. White flocked mesh dress featuring a round neck, a sleeveless design, a sheer construction and a rear keyhole detail.
If there's a dress that has classic attitude, this is the one.;99% wool,1% elastane
It's Deco darling! our new ray-ray dress has it all. Made in beautiful silk like viscose with feature gold embellished and sparkle metallic ruffle bodice. Fastens with feature tassel tie straps. Available in sizes small (UK 8-10), medium (12), large (UK 14) Style tip: Cocktails or evening out dress it up with a gold heel shoe & statement necklace. Fabric: Viscose with polyester trim Garment Care: Gentle Hand wash Colour: Black Made in the UK It's Deco darling! our new ray-ray dress has it all. Made in beautiful silk like viscose with feature gold embellished and sparkle metallic ruffle bodice. Fastens with feature tassel tie straps. Available in sizes small (UK 8-10), medium (12), large (UK 14) Style tip: Cocktails or evening out dress it up with a gold heel shoe & statement necklace. Fabric: Viscose with polyester trim Garment Care: Gentle Hand wash Colour: Black Made in the UK
White floral embroidered mini dress from Trina Turk.
Blue and black teardrop short dress from Just Cavalli featuring a round neck, three-quarter length sleeves, a flared skirt and a teardrop shape.
From Etro's Spring/Summer 2018 runway collection, this ethereal one-shoulder gown features a printed patchwork motif of emerald-green scarf patterns.;100% silk
Black Criss Cross Mesh Top Bodycon DressFeaturing a daring mesh top with a high neckline long sleeves and an opaque black skirt this LBD is sure to get you noticed Just add some strappy heels and cute clutch Length approx 85cm 33 5 Based on a sample size UK 8 Model wears size UK 8 EU 36 AUS 8 US 4Model Height n5ft 7
Nude pink ruffled sheer-overlay dress from Simone Rocha.
Begonia pink flute sleeve pencil dress from Jill Jill Stuart featuring a round neck, a cinched waist, a knee length, a front slit, a pencil shape and long fluted sleeves.
Black yellow cotton blend asymmetric style dress from Jw Anderson featuring shoulder straps and a fitted waist.
Lace trim . One size only
Bodycon dress by Oh My Love, Smooth stretch scuba, High neck, Cut-out front, Sheer mesh sleeves and hem, Zip-back fastening, Close-cut bodycon fit, Machine wash, 96% Polyester, 4% Elastane, Our model wears a UK S/EU S/US XS and is 170cm/5'7 tall. Oh My Love's HQ lies deep in the notoriously cool heart of East London; an area buzzing with creativity and style. Their trend-led pieces are inspired by the latest street style, focusing on sexy bodycon dresses, sassy crop tops and feminine shapes with Oh My Love's signature edge.
Blue tulle belted dress from Gloria Coelho featuring a round neck, three-quarter length sleeves, a textured style, a sheer construction, a lining and a curved hem.
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