Elegant Cocktail Dresses For Any Party

Every woman should have at least one cocktail dress that can be worn to any party. Of course, it’s better to have more than one frock, that’s why I decided to create this post and share with you different designs that are versatile and make any lady look special and stand out from the crowd, no matter if it’s a wedding or a fancy party.

I personally like cocktail dresses with open shoulders revealing your back, hands or neckline area. Just make sure, you don’t show too much skin, keep away from transparent skirts, provocative mini skirts or sexy cut-outs. I do recommend to keep the right balance and let elegance control your body. Avoid vulgar or perverse designs, otherwise you gonna look cheap and weird. The color palette can be chosen by your personal preferences, starting from LBDs, blue to red and neon pink colored dresses. Anyway, I do recommend to take a close-up look through these ideas below to choose your favorite cocktail dress for the upcoming event!

A sleeveless beige dress with fuchsia details looks awesome with an evening clutch bag and pointed-toe heeled pumps.

A strapless blush wrap frock with black details is ideal for corporative events. Complete it with pointed-toe cream white heeled pumps and quilted shoulder clutch bag.

The multi striped slim sleeveless dress will be a perfect choice for underlining your beautiful body. Add stiletto black sandals and structured black leather clutch bag.

Turquoise short pencil dress with caged neckline is great for Summer evening parties. Add mannish dark turquoise coat, black heeled sandals and black leather folded clutch.

Galaxy printed dress with sheer neckline and sleeves looks pretty chic and feminine. Complete this look with a pair of platform heeled sandals.

Rose printed dark purple sleeveless flared dress is ideal for special cocktail events. I like the sheer stripes on its skirt. Complete it with a pair of black leather pointed-toe pumps and drop earrings.

A sleeveless printed dress with a layered skirt looks pretty sweet and sophisticated. Add black leather platform heeled sandals and color-blocking clutch bag.

Green color flared mini dress with spaghetti straps looks pretty sweet and girlish. Team it with shiny silver metallic flat pumps, matte silver shoulder bag and drop earrings.

If you want to create a party style look, then I recommend to try on this cool dress that consists of a black neckline and layered cream-white fringed body. Add classic black sandals, oversized cat-eye sunglasses and black leather clutch bag embellished with fringes.

Cream-blush semi-sheer sleeveless dress embellished with ruffles is a great way to make yourself look special. Add wrap white kimono jacket and cream closed-toe slingback pumps.

Multi striped bodycon choker dress looks sweet and modern. Complete it with heeled strappy sandals and drop earrings. This is a nice choice for women who want to underline their uniqueness.

A dark turquoise strapless mini dress can be updated with a purple fur jacket. Add embellished cream-violet heeled pumps to complete this cocktail outfit.

Maroon necktie lightweight mini dress embellished with ruffles looks pretty simple. Add heeled sandals and cream blush clutch bag.

A sleeveless gray-beige dress with lace-up neckline is pretty casual but still can work for cocktail events. Add aviator sunglasses and pointed-toe caged pumps embellished with studs.

How To Choose Shoes For A Cocktail Dress

Sometimes it’s quite hard to find an appropriate footwear to wear with your favorite cocktail dress. I think you should always stick to the following rule: wear shoes that match your dress color, or at least one of its colors. Here we see a nice example, where a two-color dress (black-gray-white) matches gray color pumps.

Navy wrap strapless dress with orange details can be a nice choice to be worn with high-heeled sandals. Add orange sunglasses, tasseled dark blue earrings, and vintage shoulder bag.

This one-shoulder maroon purple frock can be used for special events, like glamor party or a wedding. Wear it with neutral beige color pumps.

A green mini sleeveless dress can be updated with black-white gingham print coat. I am in love with glossy black leather Mary Janes pumps.

Sleeveless white pencil dress in red roses print is pretty ladylike and easy to style. Add ankle-strap black heeled sandals to complete this look.


Cream-white mini frock with criss-cross straps looks simple and versatile. Add pointed-toe glossy maroon caged pumps embellished with studs.

Black sleeveless dress in turquoise flower print is worn with ankle-strap heeled sandals in black color.

Black cocktail frock with a flared midi skirt in romantic print looks elegant and very special. Add black fur bolero jacket.

A perfect Spring cocktail dress. A sleeveless blush-gray frock with black outlines can be worn with a flower shaped bag. Add pointed-toe white pumps and tasseled earrings to complete this look.

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