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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.

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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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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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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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Little White Lies Long Sleeved Sheer Printed Dress
Little White Lies Long Sleeved Sheer Printed Dress

Little White Lies Long Sleeved Sheer Printed Dress Shift Dress Crew Neck Shell fabric:30%Nylon 70%Polyester Lining:100%Polyester Machine Wash 30°C Model`s Height 5`11 Cool Iron Not suitable for dry clean

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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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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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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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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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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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Missguided Gold Sequin Strappy Cowl Bodycon Dress, Pink
Missguided Gold Sequin Strappy Cowl Bodycon Dress, Pink

Gold dress in a gold hue, all over sequin detailing with gold underlay, bodycon fit and cowl neck. regular / stretch fit - non adjustable straps 100% Polyester Approx length: 80cm/30" (based on a UK size 8 sample) Veronika 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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Missguided Red Ruffle Layer Bardot Swing Dress, Red
Missguided Red Ruffle Layer Bardot Swing Dress, Red

Red swing dress featuring an elasticated bardot neckline, ruffle details and mini length. regular fit 100% Polyester Approx length: 61cm/24" (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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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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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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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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Koché - Asymmetric Ruffled Satin Dress - Fuchsia
Koché - Asymmetric Ruffled Satin Dress - Fuchsia

Christelle Koché draws inspiration from French couture for her collections, and it shows in the intricate details that even the most effortless-looking pieces showcase. This dress is cut from swathes of glossy fuchsia satin and detailed with cascading bias-cut ruffles to create volume and movement. Try yours with a pair of classic ballet flats to mimic the brand's styling, or heels for more of an evening look.

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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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Missguided Black Multi-colour Bodycon Dress, Multi
Missguided Black Multi-colour Bodycon Dress, Multi

This mini dress features multi coloured sequins, thin cami straps and bodycon fit. regular fit - concealed back zip 95% Polyester 5% Elastane Approx length: 80cm/30" (based on a UK size 8 sample) Thalita wears a UK size 8 / EU size 36 / US size 4 and her height is 5'8"

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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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boohoo Boutique Gia Grid Mesh Bodycon Midi Dress
boohoo Boutique Gia Grid Mesh Bodycon Midi Dress

Get dance floor-ready in an entrance-making evening dress. Look knock-out on nights out in figure-skimming bodycon fits, flowing maxi lengths and stunning sequin-embellished occasion dresses. This season make for satin sheen slip dresses in mink nudes, and match lace trim cami dresses with barely-there heels for that cocktail-ready combo. If glitterball gowns aren't your thing, take to the dance floor in a tux dress for an all-eyes-on-you androgynous look.

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