Friday, December 23, 2011

Evening Cocktail Dresses - Black And Beautiful

By John Jones

Think of an evening cocktail, and the adjectives that spring to mind are classy and stylish. Elegance and grace are the two most important things that you must be able to personify when you are dressed for an evening cocktail. While the men may have to content themselves with picking the right colour and style of their suit, the ladies have plenty more work cut out for themselves.

You should familiarize yourself with the varying lengths of long prom dresses that are commercially available. Their lengths vary depending on the current fashion trends and wardrobe acceptability of a certain year. While the common types of them would stop above the knee, there are also types that would run low, down to 2 inches above the ankle. The ones that end above the knee are generally known as tea-length dresses, while the ones that reach the ankle are known as the "ballerina length" type of cocktail dress, and is commonly associated with an evening gown.

Stay away from stereotypes. Pregnant women can carry off strapless dresses just as well as any other woman. Think the heavily preggers Natalie Portman at the latest Awards. Not only did she stun the crowd in her strapless pink creation but she also managed to be voted the most well dressed woman at the Awards.

As there are several people who are invited to occasions and never have any idea what to wear, there would be an increase of fear for over and under dressing. However, you need not worry, because there are several clues that can help you when you are confused about what to wear to these important occasions. When you receive an invitation through e-mail or over the phone, chances are that you are expected to dress casually on said events. However, when an invitation arrives by mail, then there is a good chance that you will have to wear a cocktail dress.

There are also several guidelines to follow when wearing a cocktail dress. When it is a cocktail party, you should avoid wearing a sequined gown, as they are too formal for such an event. The best would be cocktail dresses that stop above the knee. The most popular choice of materials would be satin and silk. During summer, wear dresses that have pastel colors like light pink, sky blue, yellow, and pale green. Floral prints on cocktail dresses are also ideal during this season.

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