Even though cocktail parties call for a more formal, polished outfit, you can still be creative, and avoid looking boring and monotonous.
If you don’t feel like experimenting, wear the simplest combination of a cocktail dress and sky-high heels, but make sure you choose a statement dress that will pop out. Although black is always a good choice, avoid wearing your LBD – cocktail parties can be kind of stuffy, so why not brighten them up with a pop of color?
Wear either a dress in a strong summer color, or choose a printed one, pair it with killer heels, and a couple of statement accessories and you’re set! Find inspiration in these three summer cocktail party outfit ideas.
Outfit Idea 1: Sexy and Elegant
When in doubt – choose a killer red dress! Red goes amazing with green, so pair it with a green clutch, and matching accessories in nude. and golden hues: a pair of golden strappy sandals and a matching necklace to embellish the simple neckline of the dress.
- Scuba Skater Dress (oasis-stores.com)
- Louise Clutch Jade (vincecamuto.com)
- Jimmy Choo Kani Swarovski Crystal-embellished Satin and Suede Sandals (net-a-porter.com)
- Made Her Think Triple Mesh Necklace (shopbop.com)
Outfit Idea 2: Color Blocking
You want to stand out in the crowd? Choose a yellow dress! Pair this amazing dress with pink sandals and neutral accessories – a black clutch that matches the shoes perfectly, and a silver necklace to create a bling-bling effect.
- Fortune Blouson Mullet Dress (cottonon.com)
- Sandal With Contrasting Straps in Pink (zara.com)
- Bottega Veneta Knot Intrecciato Satin/Snakeskin Clutch (barneys.com)
- Simple Round Metal Sheet Necklace
Outfit Idea 3: Floral Gorgeousness
This floral print dress is so amazing it won’t make you go unnoticed. Pair it with simple black sky-high heels, and a cute pair of earrings. Accessorize either with a matching black clutch, or avoid looking too matchy-matchy by choosing a clutch in an unexpected color, such as turquoise or lime green.
- Red Valentino Donna Floral Print Dress (frockaholics.com)
- Giuseppe Zanotti Double Platform Pumps
- Jet Double Drop Earring (whitehouseblackmarket.com)
- Mint Clutch (topshop.com)
What is your favorite cocktail party outfit? Share it in the comments!