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Best Cocktail Dresses to Rule the Party

The best cocktail dresses are those that deliver 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 mend 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, and a stylish clutch.

High heels are another staple with a cocktail dress. Platform shoes, 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.

Keeping the above details in mind, we’ve gathered 10 of the best cocktail dresses we are loving right now. Take your pick and get ready to rock the party.

1. Rose Pink Strapless Cocktail Dress

Rose Pink Stretch Crepe Cocktail Dress

Made of stretch crepe suiting, this cocktail dress is sure to turn heads. The shadow off-shoulder dress hugs your body for that perfect shape. This knee-length strapless dress with a back slit is elegantly sexy! Buy this Now.

2. Green Satin Cocktail Dress

Lulus Dark Green Strapless Bodycon Cocktail Dress

With an angular, overlapping bodice, this strapless dress is bold and sexy. This dress with a banded waist over the bodycon skirt is for that fun and flirty look. Your perfect cocktail dress! Buy this Now.

3. Metallic Fringes Cocktail Dress

Silver Metallic Fringe 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

Blue Lace Back Ribbon Cocktail Dress

This midi dress by Lulus 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 Crotchet Lace Cocktail Dress

Yellow Crotchet Lace Cocktail Dress

When laces are done right, they have the potential to take the oomph factor a few notches up. This dress proves just that!

The yellow lace on top of a nude lining with fringe trim accents and a trumpet hem, this is a fun cocktail dress. This sheath dress with a V-neck and a figure-flaunting skirt is a stunner! Buy this Now.

6. Burgundy Velvet Cocktail Dress

Strapless Velvet Burgundy Cocktail Dress

The stretch velvet material of the strapless fitted bodice makes this dress super stylish along with being comfortable. With a fitted waist and that side slit on the bodycon skirt, this burgundy dress is sure to turn heads on the dance floor. Pair it with a stylish clutch to rock the party! Buy this Now.

7. Rusty Rose Velvet Wrap Cocktail Dress

Brown Velvet Midi Cocktail 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

Navy Blue Cocktail 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. Burgundy Lace Evening Dress

Burgundy Lace Bodycon Cocktail Dress

The surplice bodice, bodycon skirt and the sheer scalloped high low hem of this dress make it one of our favorites. Eyelash lace atop a knit liner covers this burgundy dress with adjustable crisscross straps.

With its low dipping back and a figure-hugging fit, this dress is a perfect combination of classy and sexy. Buy this Now.

10. One Shoulder Jacquard Sleeve Silver Dress

One Shoulder Rose Gold Metallic Dress

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