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15 Gorgeous Cocktail Party Outfit Ideas For Your Next Event

Finding the perfect cocktail party outfit can be a bit of a challenge. There is a thin line between what is or isn’t appropriate to wear. There’s also a lot of rules when it comes to your cocktail party attire. Keep the hemlines appropriate, the glam to a sophisticated level, and the cuts sexy, but reserved. Your outfit really all depends on the person hosting it and how fancy/casual the event is. Here are 15 gorgeous cocktail party outfit ideas for you to copy for any event!

1. Off The Shoulder Dress

The off the shoulder trend has been huge, so it’s no surprise that it has made the list. You want to keep your dress at a knee/midi length when you wear an off the shoulder dress so you aren’t showing off too much skin.

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2. Satin Silhouettes

Satin dresses are another trend that has become really popular. There is something about satin that makes your look instantly sexy. Go for a satin dress that isn’t too reveling and that is an appropriate length. Keep the accessories at a minimum and let your dress do all the talking.

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New Rules Rusty Rose Satin Sleeveless Bodycon Dress 1  

3. Lace And Embroidered

Lace and embroidered dresses are always a go-to when it comes to parties or events. Add a nude heel to your lace dress and you’ll look fabulous.

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Wishful Wanderings Burgundy Lace Bodycon Midi Dress 1  

4. All In The Details

Sometimes all you need is a dress with some detail to really stand out. Choose a dress with some pretty sequins or detail around the neck line. For this look, all you really need is a pair of earrings or a simple bracelet and voila!

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Alluring Evening Black Beaded Bodycon Dress 6  

5. Jumpsuit/Pant Suit

Dresses aren’t your only cocktail party outfit options. Try going for the jumpsuit/pant suit look to really stand out from the crowd. Add a cute clutch to pull everything together!

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6. Minimal Slip Dress

When in doubt, keep things simple with a minimal slip dress. A slip dress is a really classy way to look sexy at any event. Make sure that the plunge isn’t too much and the length isn’t too short for whatever event you’re attending!

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7. Crushed Velvet

Velvet has made it’s way back around and is an absolutely stunning look for a cocktail party. This is another style that really requires little to no accessories. Finish the look off with a pair of strappy heels and a small clutch.

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8. The Glam Look

If you’re a lady who loves the glam, these cocktail dresses will be perfect for you. Wear your hair in an up do and add a simple necklace to keep the attention on your dress.

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9. Bell Sleeve

Bell sleeves are a subtle way to get a really classy and sophisticated appearance. Since the dress is really simple, you have more room to play with accessories. Wear a cute pair of strappy shoes and accessorize with a simple necklace.

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All She Wants Burgundy Off-the-Shoulder Midi Dress 1  

10. Sexy Reds

Red is the signature sexy color. You can really never go wrong with choosing a red dress for any event.

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11. One Shoulder Dresses

The one shoulder trend is making it’s way back around. It allows you to show off a little bit of skin without doing too much. Wear long, dangly earrings with an up do to show off the dress!

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12. Tulle Skirt

If you want to feel like a princess for the evening, a tulle skirt is a great option. Wearing this style skirt with a bodysuit is an easy way to pull together a really classy look.

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13. Open Back Dress

The sexiest of all the looks may be the open back dress. Pull your hair back into an up do, add a few simple bracelets, and a pretty necklace.

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Best is Yet to Come Burgundy Backless Dress 1  

14. Midi/Maxi Skirt And Body Suit

Similar to the tulle skirt look, pairing a midi skirt with a body suit is another cute outfit idea if you don’t feel like wearing a dress.

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15. Classic Little Black Dress

Let’s not forget about the classic little black dress. To step it up a little, go for a slip dress or any style that has some added details to it.

15 Gorgeous Cocktail Party Outfit Ideas For Your Next Event

Do you have any other cute cocktail party outfit ideas!? Share in the comments below!