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Cocktail dresses are special women's clothes that are usually chosen for a cocktail party. They are great for semi-formal and formal events. These dresses emphasize femininity and tenderness, as well as sophistication and elegance of a woman.

When choosing your one among many cocktail dresses, you should pay attention to all the details. Today, these types of dresses are made from a variety of beautiful materials, with silk, satin, and chiffon being the most popular choices. The EXPANSION website presents branded dresses by Ukrainian designers that will suit everyone.

Appropriateness of a cocktail dress

When you are invited to attend an event hosted by a charity or other association, a pretty cocktail dress is probably the outfit you should think about. After all, the main sign of a real lady is to understand the format of the event well and to choose appropriate clothes for it. It is most appropriate to wear this dress for an evening social event, which is not too solemn and, as a rule, takes place before 8 p.m.

During a party, you should not wear dresses with sequins - they are for a more formal occasion, for example, a wedding or an anniversary. The length of a dress can vary from a petite length to a luxury dress that ends above the ankles. The type of material sends a signal: satin and silk are popular choices, accompanied by designer jewelry, handbags and other accessories. The shoes you choose can also emphasize the cocktail dress, especially if you prefer short dresses - heels will be the perfect finishing touch to the look.

Types of cocktail dresses:

  • "ballerina" is rather an evening version, ankle-length. Requires the male escort to wear his most elegant suit;

  • tea length - the skirt part ends 5-10 cm from the ankle, a classic of women's wardrobe, beloved by the royal families of Europe. Unfortunately, few people like it, as it weighs heavily on the bottom of the figure;

  • short cocktail dress - to the middle of the thigh or to the knee, sometimes with a cut. The most popular type, depending on the style, is suitable for all age groups and complexions;

  • mini-cocktail – for bold fashionistas and owners of perfect legs. The most democratic style, suitable for a party in a night club. A girl's companion can afford to do without a jacket.

About the peculiarities of choosing a cocktail dress

Depending on the actual fashion trends of the year or the acceptability of the wardrobe, the length of the dress varies. Some glam dresses end just above the knee, while others end about two inches above the ankle, known as tea-length cocktail dresses. As mentioned before, when a dress touches the ankle, it is a "ballerina length" usually associated with an evening dress, the differences between which are hard to tell.

When choosing the color of a cocktail dress, it is worth considering that floral prints, light pink, blue, soft green and yellow, as well as other pastel colors look good in the summer season. For winter meetings, gray, crimson, black, dark brown and dark blue dresses are suitable.

Rules for choosing and styling a cocktail dress

• A cocktail dress is a standard outfit for those occasions where a long evening dress is not required. Short or midi dresses are suitable for buffets.

• Do not wear a long dress and tight black tights to a party.

• When choosing a dress for a cocktail party, follow the unspoken rule: the more open the top, the more closed the bottom, and vice versa.

• In the summer, the dress is mostly more open, made in light colors and made of light materials - silk, crepe de chine, chiffon. Deeper shades of blue, purple, black and red are traditionally worn in winter.

• It is not recommended to wear a full set of jewelry: earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and rings. Limit yourself to two subjects.

What cocktail dresses are represented on the EXPANSION platform?

It is on our website that exclusive and exquisite cocktail dresses of Ukrainian designers are presented, which exactly correspond to the specified style. The EXPANSION online store has engaged a certified fashion etiquette expert who determines whether a dress is suitable for a specific party and how best to style it.

In order to look elegant at an official or semi-official event with an appropriate dress code, you should simply buy a dress in the "Cocktail dresses" category. All of them are created by talented Ukrainian designers who share the philosophy of feminine sophistication and elegance.

By buying cocktail dresses on the EXPANSION website, you not only get a unique work of art that will become part of your wardrobe, but also support the development of Ukrainian designers. They have united to make every woman, wherever she is, truly happy. Choose EXPANSION - get quality, beauty, experience, talent, perfection of your outfit delivered!