How to Wear a Cocktail Dress - MissLJBeauty

How to Wear a Cocktail Dress

Hi Everyone,

As Spring and Summer arrive, so do all the events. Your event calendar may already be overflowing with weddings, birthday parties or more casual affairs like meals with friends or day trips out. Most people think a cocktail dress is only appropriate for a cocktail hour, usually at more formal occasions. But, a cocktail dress can be dressed up or dressed down. It may surprise you to find how many looks you can actually achieve when wearing a cocktail dress. Here are some:


Dress Down to Meet Your Friends
On its own, a cocktail dress can look glamourous. However, if you throw on a sweater or a casual denim jacket on top and pair it with flat shoes, it becomes something entirely different. Suddenly you’re ready for an afternoon lunch in the sun and although you’re still looking stylish, you’re not overdressed. If the lunch turns into drinks at the bar later in the evening and you want to impress, just switch your shoes to something with more height and you’re good to go.

Dress Up For a Wedding
When it comes to weddings, a cocktail dress is in its natural habitat. These dresses were made for the wow factor and there are certain things you can do to enhance your look. A pair of glitzy heels won’t go a miss when it comes to a special occasion and what girl doesn’t love an opportunity to shine. Add in accessories like a clutch bag and jewellery to match the dress and you’re ready to make heads turn. If you want to go the extra mile, you can also plan your make-up around the colours in your dress.


Grab Your Sunglasses
Just because you’re wearing a cocktail dress, doesn’t mean you can’t wear your sunglasses too. In fact, if you’re at event and the sun is shining, make your glasses a priority. Sunglasses have a strange ability to give us more confidence. It’s probably because we know people can’t look us directly in the eye. If you’ve got your eye on someone at your friend’s wedding, get yourself a drink, throw on your sunglasses and go for a chat. Now is better than never! You may want to get a farfetch promo code while you’re searching for the perfect pair of sunglasses.

Mixing Prints
Whether you want to dress up or dress down, accessories like jackets, wraps and shoes are always involved. If you want to be adventurous but you aren’t quite sure how to do it, mixing prints can have a great effect. When it comes to the dress, try to go for something textured so it stands out against your accessories. Beware of going overboard though. You don’t want to rock up to the party of the year wearing a zebra print dress and leopard shoes. There is a such as thing as over doing it. If you’re going for a bold print, tone down any other prints.

Accessorizing with a cocktail dress can be fun and it may just excite you enough to attend all the boring events.