Look Like A Diva For A Cocktail Party

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cocktail party dressHave you received an invite for a cocktail party but have no clue what to wear? Dressing up for a cocktail party is no rocket science. You just need to keep a few simple things in mind.

Look like a Diva for a Cocktail Party

Decide on the Length

Cocktail dresses come in a variety of lengths. Some dresses end just above the knee while some are even shorter and some end around the ankle. Depending on the current fashion trend, you should choose a length accordingly.

My personal preference is a dress that ends just above the knee. They are extremely classy and elegant and you can wear them to any event, be it formal, semi formal or casual.


The type of material is also crucial. You should stick to silk or satin as they show your body curves perfectly.


Choose the colour of your dress depending on the season. During the summer season, stick to pastels, floral prints and light colours like yellow, pale green or light pink and blue. For the winters, black, dark blue, metallic, crimson and other dark colours look very stylish.

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Style and Cut

Some perfect styles and cuts that you can choose from are one-shoulder dresses, off-shoulders, beads and laces.


Not wearing the right accessories is the biggest fashion mistake one can commit. Follow these simple tips to accessorize your cocktail dress


Never wear plastic jewellery. Always opt for metal. It is not important to match each and every item of jewellery with each other. Also, don’t go overboard with the jewellery. If you’re making a statement with the dress itself, keep the jewellery simple. Just wear a pair of dangling earrings or wear a dainty necklace. Focus on any one item. If you are wearing chunky earrings, avoid wearing very heavy neck pieces.


A clutch is the most fabulous handbag one can carry with a cocktail dress. Choose pieces in basic colours and avoid purses with too many prints.


The shoes that you wear with your cocktail dress become an important focal point. They can set off or spoil a dress. Decide on your shoes depending on the shape of your dress and the weather. You can wear pumps, sandals and peep-toes with your cocktail dress.

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Choosing the Right Wardrobe

Both flats and heels are viable options for a cocktail dress. In winters, you can try some boots, from ankle-length to knee-length. The colour of the shoes should compliment your dress. If you are wearing peep-toes or sandals, it is very important to keep your feet pedicured.

Hair and Make Up

Tie up your hair in a sleek ponytail or a sophisticated bun. You’ll look very chic if you wear bobby pins or skinny headbands with your ponytail or bun. When it comes to hair accessories, stick to neutral shades.

Don’t go for a heavily made-up look. Just do your eyes and lips and keep the rest simple. Go for smokey eyes and don’t forget to apply a lot of gloss on your lips.

Try this Simple yet Sophisticated Look

Wear a knee-length black strapless dress and wear a long multi-strand metal chain necklace over it. Don’t wear earrings but wear lots of bangle bracelets. Wear strappy metallic heels and carry a metallic purse. Of course, the bag and the shoes should be of the same colour. Tie hair in a sleek ponytail. Wear some nude colour on your lips and glam it up with smokey eyes. Believe me ladies, you’ll look drop-dead gorgeous in this look! So what are you waiting for? Just slip into your favourite dress, put on some make-up and rock the party!