Evening Cocktail Dresses

When dressing up for those special occasions, it is important to know what styles are acceptable for different events. Evening cocktail dresses, for example, are dresses that are meant for a night out on the town, to be worn during the cocktail hours. But even in choosing this particular style of dress, there are some things you should know and consider before making the purchase.

The first line of protocol is that evening cocktail dresses should be a long style. In some situations, a tea-length style is acceptable, but for the most part the dress should sweep the floor. This is because historically, longer dresses are thought to be more formal, and the cocktail hour is thought to be a formal time. In this case then, a more formal dress is suitable. Always consider the type of event and time of day when choosing a dress for the occasion. Of course, evening cocktail dresses can be of any style that you are comfortable in. But customarily, it is believed that evening cocktail dresses should be a modest fashion. Try to show little skin in a dress that is higher cut. Strapless dresses are appropriate, but be sure that they are form fitted and not too tight. It is important to remember that when wearing evening cocktail dresses, the event is on top of mind, as some styles work better than others.

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