A cocktail party is a great reason for a new dress; however selecting one is not always as easy as it sounds. Attending a cocktail party gives you a wonderful opportunity to show off your femininity and sense of style. First, it is a party so make sure you select a party dress, not a dress you would wear everyday. Most important is to select a dress that you feel comfortable in, some nice fabric choices are silk in satin, crepe de chine, taffeta, lace or chiffon.
The basic black dress has been touted as the perfect cocktail dress color for years and it still works. The little black dress was first popularized by French designer, Coco Chanel, has become a cocktail dress classic. Below, is an example of an adorable little black dress by Dessy, one of the bridesmaid dress designers we carry at The Lounge. This little black dress can be doubled up as a bridesmaids dress and a cocktail party dress.
This doesn’t mean you can’t choose a color that is flattering to your skin tone. Bright hues for spring and summer are all the rage. Don’t be afraid to be bold this season. One look that is just as timeless as a little black dress is a little red dress. Red is elegant yet striking. Below is an a-line silk dupioni dress by Alfred Sung that can also be doubled up as a bridesmaids dress or cocktail dress. We love that a girl can be fabulous and practical at the same time!
Of course, you want the dress to be the center of attention, but life is just not as fun without accessories. The Lounge can take care of all your accessory needs whether you need a classic or trendsetting look. When you’re attending a cocktail party, be sure to leave the everyday handbag at home and carry a nice evening clutch. A fashionable clutch is a great opportunity to add some color to your look for the evening. Stop by The Lounge by Anglo Couture and pick out your next cocktail dress and adorable accessories to go with it!
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