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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.

Missguided Carli Bybel x Black Lace Dress, Black
Missguided Carli Bybel x Black Lace Dress, Black

This black dress features a lace fabric, strappy detailing and mini length. regular / stretch fit - concealed back zip - adjustable straps - gusset fastening 95% Polyester 5% Elastane Approx length: 74cm/29" (based on a UK size 8 sample) Ana wears a UK size 8 / EU size 36 / US size 4 and her height is 5'9"

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

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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Oscar de la Renta Strapless jacquard dress
Oscar de la Renta Strapless jacquard dress

Strapless blue and black jacquard dress by Oscar de la Renta

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Missguided Cream Frill Shoulder Dress, White
Missguided Cream Frill Shoulder Dress, White

A cream dress with frill detail on the shoulders, mini length and gold front zip feature. Regular fit - exposed front zip 95% Polyester 5% Elastane Approx length: 77cm/30" (based on a UK size 8 sample) Danea wears a UK size 8 / EU size 8 / US size 8 and her height is 5'8"

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Dark Pink Midi Dress With Oversize Sleeve & Split
Dark Pink Midi Dress With Oversize Sleeve & Split

Midi dress by Dark Pink, Lined woven fabric, Bardot neck, Inner silicone tape for a secure fit, Oversize bell sleeves with split, Side split, Zip-back fastening, Close-cut bodycon fit, Hand wash, 100% Polyester, Our model wears a UK 8/EU 36/US 4 and is 175cm/5'9 tall. Brit brand Dark Pink nails your M-F style with its line of all-occasion dresses, top and skirts. Live for late nights with its silky slip dresses, cute crops and lace detailing.

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Darling Ailsa Embellished Bodycon Dress
Darling Ailsa Embellished Bodycon Dress

Lace dress by Darling, Embellished crochet lace, Fully lined, Round neckline, Zip-through back, Close-cut bodycon fit, Machine wash, 100% Polyester, Our model wears a UK 8/EU 36/US 4 and is 174cm/5'8.5 tall. London based designers, Darling, offer a timeless approach, combining quintessential English design with unique detailing and affordable luxury. Look to lace edging and crochet trims to add a distinct sense of vintage femininity, as intricate pearl beading and sequins embellish pretty blouses, delicate knits and floral print dresses.

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Missguided Khaki Faux Suede Lace Up Mini Dress, beige
Missguided Khaki Faux Suede Lace Up Mini Dress, beige

Khaki faux suede bodycon mini dress with lace up back. Regular Fit Fabric 1: 90% Polyester, 10% Elastane Fabric 2: 100% Polyester Approx length: 86 cm/34" (Based on a UK size 8 sample) Larissa wears a UK size 8 / EU size 36 / US size 4 and her height is 5'9"

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Oasis NTU Lace Glitter Velvet Dress, Black
Oasis NTU Lace Glitter Velvet Dress, Black

Exude understated glamour in this dress from Oasis. A sleek piece, this dress has a simple shift silhouette which is elevated with a deep v-neckline and faux-choker detailing. It is carefully adorned with glittering lace on a tactile velvet fabrication, making this a standout option for new-season dressing. Style with a pair of towering heels and a slim clutch bag.

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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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Dorothy Perkins Womens *Quiz Multi Coloured Rose Print Bardot Midi Dress- Black
Dorothy Perkins Womens *Quiz Multi Coloured Rose Print Bardot Midi Dress- Black

Quiz dress in a close cut bodycon fit and featuring an all over rose print. 95% Polyester, 5% Elastane. Cool hand wash. Do not bleach, dry clean or tumble dry.

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Missguided Red Satin Bustcup Bandeau Bodycon Dress, Red
Missguided Red Satin Bustcup Bandeau Bodycon Dress, Red

Need a new standout dress for the party season? We've got you covered with this red satin number. Complete with a bandeau neckline, bustcup deets and an exposed back zip, this figure-hugging party dress is a total game-changer. Just add heels to radiate seriously sexy vibes. regular / stretch fit - exposed back zip 100% Polyester Approx length: 71cm/28" (based on a UK size 8 sample) Georgia wears a UK size 8 / EU size 36 / US size 4 and her height is 5'9"

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Cushnie et Ochs Larissa Embellished Tulle-paneled Cady Midi Dress - Midnight blue
Cushnie et Ochs Larissa Embellished Tulle-paneled Cady Midi Dress - Midnight blue

Cushnie et Ochs' Fall '17 collection is inspired by artist Robert Smithson's land art and architectural sculptures - the light-catching paillettes on this 'Larissa' dress are a nod to his 'Map of Broken Glass' installation. Made from cady, this body-skimming design has a tulle panel that creates a flattering, asymmetric neckline. Emulate the show styling and wear yours with black accessories.

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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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Karl Lagerfeld Short dress
Karl Lagerfeld Short dress

crêpe, no appliqués, basic solid colour, deep neckline, long sleeves, no pockets, side closure, zip closure, contains non-textile parts of animal origin, tube dress, small sized

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Roland Mouret Allerston Asymmetric Hammered Silk-satin Dress - Blue
Roland Mouret Allerston Asymmetric Hammered Silk-satin Dress - Blue

We spotted this midi dress on the Fall '17 runway and immediately fell in love with the hammered silk-satin that moved so fluidly with the models. Softly draped at the bodice and high neck to enhance its luster, this elegant piece is bias-cut with asymmetric layers and slit to the thigh. Reference the show styling and with burgundy accessories.

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Sun 68 Short dress
Sun 68 Short dress

jersey, solid colour, round collar, short sleeves, logo, no pockets, no fastening, dress

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Missguided Red Floral Sequin Dress, Red
Missguided Red Floral Sequin Dress, Red

This red dress features a contrasting gold detailing, mini length and halterneck tie. regular / stretch fit - concealed back zip - red underlay 95% Polyester 5% Elastane Approx length: 74cm/29" (based on a UK size 8 sample) Tsanna wears a UK size 8 / EU size 36 / US size 4 and her height is 5'9"

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Dorothy Perkins Womens **Vila Black Lace Bodycon Dress- Black
Dorothy Perkins Womens **Vila Black Lace Bodycon Dress- Black

Vila black lace long sleeve dress. 97% Polyamide, 3% Elastane. Machine washable.

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Moschino Knit Dress with Wool
Moschino Knit Dress with Wool

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

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Missguided Black Slinky Corset Front Bodycon Dress, Black
Missguided Black Slinky Corset Front Bodycon Dress, Black

A jet black bodycon dress in a strappy style with seam and corset detailing to the front, slinky fabric and a mini length. regular / stretch fit - non-adjustable straps 95% Polyester 5% Elastane Approx length: 86cm/34" (based on a UK size 8 sample) Vivien wears a UK size 8 / EU size 36 / US size 4 and her height is 5'8"

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