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10 Best Cocktail Dresses to Rule the Party

The perfect cocktail dress is the one that is sexy, classy and comfortable – all at the same time. Typically, a cocktail dress is a knee-length party dress. But depending on the occasion, you can break this rule. For a semi-formal or a formal occasion keep it knee length or slightly below the knee. If it’s a bit of a casual occasion, you can go with above the knee length as well. For a formal do, make it a little dressy by teaming it with a single statement jewelry piece, a classy watch or a stylish clutch.

High heels are another staple with a cocktail dress. Flats or sneakers are a big no-no. The key is to look classy. So you need to keep your hemlines and necklines in check too. Here are 10 Great Cocktail Dresses we are loving right now.

1. Burgundy Velvet Strapless Cocktail Dress

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Burgundy Velvet Strapless Dress

Made of soft and comfortable stretch velvet, this cocktail dress is sure to turn heads. The material hugs your body and the hidden boning prevents the strapless top from slipping. So dance the night away in this fitted waist and bodycon style dress with asymmetrical side slit. Buy this Now.

2. Hot Pink Off-the-Shoulder Cocktail Dress

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Hot Pink Off-the-Shoulder Bodycon Mini Dress

This eye-catching option has a vibrant hot pink color. You can sport this midi dress with ruffled off-the-shoulder neckline for a fun and flirty look. The top of the dress has no-slip strips to keep it in place. The bodice contains boning to give you a structured and slimming look. Buy this Now.

3. Metallic Fringes Cocktail Dress

If you love sequin dresses, this metallic silver dress from Rachel Zoe is perfect for you. This shimmery metallic cocktail dress is 73% rayon and 27% metallic. The stunning metallic fringe detail provides a lot of movement when dancing. Buy this Now.

4. Blue Lace Bodycon Midi Party Dress

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Blue Lace Bodycon Midi Party Dress

This midi dress is a versatile piece that will be a great addition to your wardrobe. It comes in a beautiful blue color with an eyelash lace overlay. It has a delicate ribbon tie in the back for adjusting the fit. The princess seam bodice and kick pleat give this cocktail dress a timeless look. Buy this Now.

5. Yellow Satin Long Sleeve Cocktail Dress

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Yellow Satin Long Sleeve Cocktail Dress

A sleek satin material in golden yellow hue is what will make you fall in love with this dress. The dress is lined and the tie-cuff sleeves are without lining. The mini skirt and ruffled bodice with a deep v-neck add elements of style to this ‘love’ly dress. Pair this party dress with a stylish clutch and you are ready to rock the party. Buy this Now.

6. Burgundy Lace Bodycon Cocktail Dress

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Burgundy Lace Bodycon Dress

This little burgundy cocktail dress can take you from date night to girls night out without missing a beat. This bodycon dress has an elegant lace overlay and a beautiful sweetheart neckline. Made of 100% polyester it is a fully lined dress. Buy this Now.

7. Rusty Rose Velvet Wrap Cocktail Dress

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Rusty Rose Velvet Wrap Dress

You can’t go wrong with a wrap dress like this rusty rose bodycon option from Lulus. This dress is flattering to any body type. The stretchy velvet gives you a snug and comfy fit too. The skinny straps of this dress can be adjusted for a custom fit. Buy this Now.

8. Navy Blue Midi Cocktail Dress

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Navy Blue Midi Dress

The layered midi skirt, with front slit, is what makes this dress unique. A trendy high-low hemline, fitted waist and a sash belt with belt loops complete the look in style. The medium-weight polyester provides lots of movement to this cocktail dress. The strappy neckline and princess-seamed bodice will accentuate your curves too. Buy this Now.

9. Dusty Blue Lace Evening Dress

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Dusty Blue Lace Midi Dress
Pierced crochet trim, dusty blue lace overlays, and dainty ruffles lend this dress the elegance. The triangle bodice has a sheath skirt with a sheer lace. With a lining that goes to the mid-thigh, this cocktail dress has a stylish exposed silver zipper in the back. Buy this Now.

10. One Shoulder Jacquard Sleeve Silver Cocktail Dress

Flowy fabric with a metallic finish makes this shoulder jacquard sleeve dress a stunner. The interesting one-sleeve design and the fitted lower half adds to the stylish appeal of this cocktail dress. Buy this Now.

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