It is time to give your little black dress a rest, and wear a white cocktail dress instead.
Wearing the wrong silhouette or design can make you look more like a bride who is getting ready to walk down the aisle. To save yourself from such fashion faux pas, know what are the latest designs and patterns in white cocktail dresses and how you can choose the right one for your body structure and skin tone.
One of the best white cocktail dress designs that you can choose is a sleeveless draped dress. An ivory colored cocktail dress with an asymmetrical front looks modern and elegant. The neat lines of such a dress can be paired with sleek nautical patterned jewelry or heavy bejeweled jewelry.
The best materials for a white draped dress is crepe silk and raw silk. Minimal crystal and bead embellishments in the bust area can make such a dress more fancy. This dress in pristine white is suitable for women looking to camouflage problem areas like wide hips, small bust, or heavy thighs.
If you are attending a high profile event and want to look glamorous, then a white cocktail dress with feathers and sequins would knock everyone's socks off. You might have to hunt a lot to find such a dress, but if you do come across it then grab it with both hands.
A feather embellished dress, particularly one that is white, is the latest in fashion. Choose a mid length white feathered dress with a strapless neckline to look chic and elegant. To pull off such a bold look, you will need to accessorize it with crystal and pearl jewelry and silver peep toe pumps.
Do not even think of wearing over embellished jewelry as it would detract from the beauty of the dress. A mother of pearl clutch and minimal makeup would look great with such a dress.
Another great design is a mid-thigh length lace dress with a scalloped neckline. Lace has made a comeback this year with lot of layering. Although earlier most designers used black or burgundy lace to make dresses, this year white lace is very popular.
White lace dresses which are free of embellishment and are full sleeved are the rage this season. A lace dress makes a statement by itself, so keep accessories simple with clean lines. Red pumps and a gold clutch will complete your look.
An origami dress in white is also a good choice for a cocktail dress this season. Ruffled lace edge white dresses or tunic style dresses are excellent summer cocktail dresses. If you are bold and have the body structure to carry it off, then choose a white balloon dress. It is just right for a cocktail party and it can create a 'wow' factor.
This season do not shy away from wearing white cocktail dresses. They look great on all women, and the best thing is that they offer you a lot of flexibility in matching it with accessories.
One shouldered white dresses, origami dresses, ruffled dresses, and white dresses with waterfall sleeves are all in fashion and would make an excellent choice for a cocktail party.