As we have cocktail dresses in the our online store, we've decided to tell a little about what is a cocktail dress and when to choose it. Cocktail dress a very popular choice of women when it comes to a formal dress code for corporate events, family celebrations and parties. A cocktail dress is intended for visiting solid nightclubs and casinos or for a date in a restaurant. And very few people think about what actually a real cocktail dress is and how it differs from others. Let's try to figure it out together.
The most popular online dictionary Wikipedia says - "a cocktail dress or cocktail gown is a woman's dress worn at cocktail parties and semi-formal or "black tie" occasions". It originally appeared in the US at the pic of the "dry law" in the process of democratization of an evening dress. Designed for a very young lady, it barely covered her knees, followed the latest trends of fashion and came from expensive, but not luxurious fabrics.
Special accessories that accompanied cocktail dresses were: tiny handbags embroidered with glass beads, where only money was placed, a powder-box and a cigarette-case, open shoes with straps matching the color of a dress and long, up to the elbow, gloves and a tiny hat.
So, the definition of a dress is given, but its history of appearance is also interesting.
The cocktail style itself originated in the twenties of the last century. It is closely connected with the concept of "cocktail dress" and it is used in relation to the types of evening dresses, for so-called cocktail parties. And for the first time the concept of "cocktail dress" was introduced only in the 40s by Christian Dior.
So, what about the modern world? When is it proper to dress in a cocktail style? First of all, you need to think about how the invitation was delivered. If this happened by phone or e-mail, then, for sure, the evening is expected to be less formal. If the invitation is official, then you have to work on the outfit. It is necessary to choose a dress midi or mini lengths. The fabric from which the outfit is made depends on the season. Wool is more suitable for fall and winter, materials suitable for spring and summer are silk, satin, viscose.
Of course, there must be decorations - accessories - they will help to complete the image. It's time to show around your gold earrings and bracelets. As for the choice of handbag, then the choice depends on the color and texture of the dress.
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