Find the perfect cocktail dress for any occasion
Here at Kaleidoscope, we’re really proud of our collection of cocktail dresses. Many of them have received four and five star reviews from happy Kaleidoscope shoppers, and that’s high praise indeed.
We’ve got quite the range of women’s dresses and cocktail dresses, including items form our own ladies’ fashion collection as well as much-loved collections from the likes of Heine, Together and Apart.
All of this is great, but which cocktail dress should you choose if you have a specific occasion to attend this winter – say a winter wedding, or a formal ball? Are all cocktail dresses the same, or are some more suitable for certain occasions than others?
We’ve had a (very enjoyable) rifle through all of the cocktail dresses in our very own home shopping catalogue to come up with a few great suggestions for your winter occasions.
Winter weddings are becoming increasingly popular. Well, at least you know that you’re going to get terrible weather on the day! Joking aside, winter weddings are great because the amount of party dresses available is outstanding at this time of year.
If you’re going to a smart casual wedding, then choose a cocktail dress that’s short and neat, like this Together Beaded Party Dress. It’s fun and smart at the same time and great for dancing in. We also love its vibrant colour; weddings are a great excuse to wear colourful ladies’ fashion.
If you’ve been invited to a black tie wedding, then do choose a cocktail dress on the longer side. This is your chance to wear something truly stunning and dramatic! We adore this Lace Detail Dress, which is elegant and just the right side of sexy as well. Put your hair in a chignon and wear high heels to complete the look.
New Year’s joy
Ah, New Year’s Eve. Can you believe it’s going to be 2011? Celebrate the new year in style with a cocktail dress that will turn heads. This is the one night of the year where you can really dress up, and why not?
This Wow One Shoulder Maxi Dress is wow by name and wow by nature. This is a really stunning number and in vibrant red it’s cheery enough for a festive party as well.
If you like your ladies’ fashion and cocktail dresses to be shorter in length, then this Waterfall Chiffon Dress is for you. It’s vibrant and fun and great for dancing in.
Work it, work it
Lots of organisations have company balls and black tie awards around this time of year. You might be going in your own capacity or with your partner. Either way, it’s important to keep things professional when choosing the right cocktail dress. This is not the time to flash your cleavage or bare your legs in a micro mini. Elegance and timeless sophistication are the watchwords here.
Our pick of the women’s dresses for smart work parties is this Pleat Detail Dress, which is graceful, demure and lovely all round.