Party Dress Trends: Choosing the Perfect Dress

What sets a party dress apart from all the rest? Cocktail dresses are specially suited for an evening event, like a cocktail party, wedding reception, work Christmas party, or bachelorette party. They’re knee length but come in all kinds of styles, each appropriate for its own purpose.

Embellishments make them elegant, and when paired with the right jewelry, they help you stand out and make an impression. Lately, cocktail dresses grow in popularity with the party crowd, and while they didn’t start out that way, they still help you embrace your unique femininity, unlike any other dress.

If you shop smart, you can find a party dress that’s versatile enough to suit all of these needs. You can accessorize differently depending on the event, and it’ll make a completely different look each time. You’ll look both elegant and stylish.


Size and Fit

Pick a dress that fits and enhances your best features. Accentuate your curves and hide your flaws. You can show off your arms and shoulders with an off-the-shoulder dress or choose something with detail to draw attention away from your waist.

Classic Dresses

If you want to build up your cocktail dress collection, start with the classics. A little black dress is a staple. Lace is also swanky and never goes out of style. You can’t go wrong with something simple, but if you already have the basics taken care of, keep reading for more ideas.


Party dresses deserve some bling. Look for unique features like embellishments, sequins, or prints to spice up your look. One-shouldered dresses make a bold statement. The details make the dress, and that’s what will really make you sparkle at the next party.


Your job isn’t over once you buy the perfect party dress. You can add your own style and personality by accessorizing appropriately. You can use different accessories every time you wear the dress to add character and reinvent it time after time.

Less is more, but you still want to stand out. Off-the-shoulder dresses deserve chunky chokers, one-shoulder dresses need bracelets on the bare arm, and sparkling dangles look great with a sheath dress.

Get creative and experiment with different looks to see which one garners the most compliments and makes you feel the best. You can achieve the exact look you want, even if that’s a different look for every party.


Due to the short nature of party dresses, your legs and your shoes will get a lot of attention. The right pair of shoes can make or break your look. Stilettos always go great with a cocktail dress and nude pumps match most outfits, no matter the color.

If you’re not into plain, try a leopard print pump or something with daring rhinestones. You can complete your look and confidently strut your style for your next party.

Get ready for your next party now. Fill your closet with cocktail dresses so you’ll have the perfect one when the time comes. And don’t fret, you’ll get plenty of use out of them, even if you just plan a girls night on Saturday!

Amie Scott