Monday, October 24, 2011

Fantastic Cocktail Dresses to Consider

Formal season has started.  Our local university is having their homecoming this weekend.  In most places, homecoming has, well, come and gone.  But not to fret – there are still a ton of opportunities for a fancy-schmancy frilly dress. 

How about a cocktail party?  There’s a huge selection of cocktail dresses that are really quite chic.  This strapless number is a dress that you can go back to again and again.  A lovely line that’s fairly timeless with great detail across the bodice that almost looks like pin tucking.  Did I mention it’s only $69?  How awesome is that?

Are you a little more daring?  Wanna be featured in the Style section, but NOT with the black bar over your eyes?  Perhaps this one is up your alley.  Yes, it’s a bit of a short dress, but it really packs a punch.  The tulle skirt flares out from the red and black striped satin bodice.  The has a bit of a tutu feel.  I think this is total pinup vamp, which I love.  In fact, I wish I could pull the pinup look off!  And the skirt?  It’s accented by feathers!  Feathers!!  Stripes + feathers=total squee!

Perhaps a gown is more your style.  This one reminds me of Austin Scarlett’s great design from Project Runway season 1.  The one he designed for Nancy O’Dell and the Grammys.  This strapless gown has a sweetheart neckline and a long, sweeping skirt that has a slit that reveals a purple mini dress.  And the print?  It looks like a peacock!  The bust has woven detailing for some added interest.  This is really the best of both worlds – a short dress to show some leg, a long skirt for modesty and glamour.  I think this would be a good compromise dress with the teens, too.  

How about a great Maxi dress as a gown?  This one is all kinds of gorgeous!  The fabric is silk chiffon (sigh!) with a fun, almost watercolor tie-dye hybrid print.  It’s a cross-back straps so it fits nicely and you don’t have either the inelegant boob tug or the straps that continuously fall.  Highly sequined cummerbund style waistband and straps add some glitz and glam.  The way the bodice is creates quite the slimming effect as well.  It’s nearly backless, but does have some nice coverage, due to the straps.  This dress is famous, too!  It was featured on America’s Prom Queen on ABC Family. 

Whether you or your daughter need a formal dress for Prom, Homecoming, or Winter formal, has you covered.  They’ve been in business since the last millennium (1999), so you know they have some longevity. 

Do you want to win a free dress?  Well, do ya?  Then run over to’s facebook page and register for their monthly giveaway. 

I received no compensation for this post.  I received a sample garment for evaluation. 


Ola said...

These dresses are so gorgeous. I wish I had a daughter to take dress shopping.... maybe my sons girlfriend will let me take her!!!

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