Heady Cocktail Dresses
At Cocktail parties and other semi-formal occasions, women wear cocktail dresses. These dresses can be short or reach up to the ankles depending on the fashion and on how formal the occasion is. The long dress being reserved for more formal parties. The shorter length cocktail dresses also can be just over the knees or even still shorter.
Cocktail parties have become a great way to socialize, and women like to look their best on such occasions. Especially during the holidays, summer cocktail dresses are a rage at almost any semi-formal event. These dresses although quite seductive and sexy, still look decent and elegant. Cocktail dresses are available in a wide variety of fabrics, colors, patterns and designs. Prices also range from less than a hundred dollars, going way above five hundred, depending on the material and the fashion house who has designed it.
There are many different patterns and styles to choose from, and a woman should decide on them in keeping with her height and figure. Cocktail dresses also come with certain adornments like a brooch or a belt and they heighten the elegance of the dress. The most preferred colors for cocktail dresses are black, red and white, although there are many more solid colors which are also popular. Summer cocktail dresses tend to have brighter and lighter colors like shades of pink and blue.
The choice of fabric also makes a big difference in a cocktail dress. Usually a rich feeling fabric is used in a cocktail dress as this dress is worn at a party and semi-formal to formal occasions. Silk, Knitted fabrics and woolen materials are used, and for summer cocktail dresses lighter materials like polyester are used. Usually a stretchy material is used as it accentuates the figure, and looks sexy.
Most of the cocktail dresses this year are fashioned just above the knee to mid-thigh. Neck lines usually are in V pattern, and most dresses are sleeveless. Some have very thin straps while some patterns are strapless. Gold sequined cocktail dresses are also becoming popular and many are available in silk. These dresses look very rich and elegant and have a higher price tag. The cheaper cocktail dresses are in polyester material with not much of adornments, and are good for attending less formal parties in the holidays. Most cocktail dresses are available in all sizes ranging from small to large.