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. Rose Pink Strapless Cocktail Dress

Rose Pink Stretch Crepe Cocktail Dress

Made of stretch crepe suiting, this cocktail dress is sure to turn heads. This rose 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. Pink Satin Slip Midi Cocktail Dress

Pink Slip Satin Midi Cocktail Dress

Falling from skinny straps this silky satin slip dress is bold and sexy. This midi dress with cowl neck and the figure-hugging bodice 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 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 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. Blush Pink Chiffon Cocktail Dress

Chiffon Tiered Ruffles Blush Pink Cocktail Dress

Who’d not like to twirl in this flirty blush pink cocktail dress by Lulus? This breezy chiffon midi dress has tiered ruffles on the V neckline and on the high low hem. The fitted waist gives it the needed shape. 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. Dusty Blue Lace Evening Dress

White Lace Nude Lining Cocktail Dress

Elegant white crochet lace overlays a nude knit liner is what will make you fall in love with this dress. Beautiful lace on a nude lining with a high neckline and sleeveless bodice makes this a ‘love’ly dress! Buy this Now.

10. One Shoulder Jacquard Sleeve Silver Cocktail Dress

One Shoulder Rose Gold Metallic 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.