5 cocktail dresses to flaunt at your next event
Is your inbox blowing up with RSVP’s? Yep, we feel you, because it’s that time of year. Everyone and their mother and their third-cousin-once removed is getting together to celebrate the warm weather. We can’t blame them after all, because these balmy days have us rejoicing over the fact that we finally have an excuse to flaunt the abundance of bright hues, sultry silhouettes, and light-as-air fabrics we’ve been dying to don. And since we know that soon enough, it’ll be hot enough to want to skip clothes entirely, we’re jumping at the chance to prep our summer wardrobe with some frocks that will make “effortlessly chic” our everyday modus operandi when it comes to social affairs.
As if pencilling in all these rendezvous wasn’t tricky enough, finding cocktail attire that doesn’t feel restrictive can be somewhat of a challenge. Getting dressed up for that big event doesn’t mean you have to look like a sartorial clone or cardboard cut-out. As busy, professional and stylish women we demand options — and of course, that applies to our fancy frocks. For such occasion, we’ve rounded up 5 different cocktail dresses from NOVO London to suit any summer occasion—be it races, garden parties, weddings or even a Wimbledon match or two.
This pleated pencil dress has been cleverly designed to enhance your curves in all the right places with its eye-catching detailed pleats. It also includes a dramatic plunging neckline with mesh insert. You don’t always need bright colours and flashy prints to make an entrance! Tone this muted green piece with strappy nude heels and dainty gold jewellery to keep your look elegant yet accessible for day-time events.
We’re taking note from our favourite Kardashians, Kim and Khloe with this tan faux leather strapless dress. Designed with a clean, uncomplicated silhouette, it features a curved neckline and daring thigh-high split trimmed in contrasting white faux leather. The colour and revealing cut is perfect to show off your summer glow… definitely not for the faint hearted! Keep it classy with a pair of black pointed stilettos (omit any chunkyness—and by that we mean wedges).
Of course we couldn’t put together a summer style guide without including at least one floral! This tailored dress exudes effortless style, not to mention the graphic take on the floral print and mesh detailing give an otherwise classic look an edgy twist. The feminine yet modern print works well with its contrasting structured design. A definite wardrobe must-have.
Ok, so this isn’t technically a dress, but we’re still loving it! This green faux leather two-piece is definitely on our summer wish-list. It includes a slim-fitting crop top that reveals a tasteful hint of midriff and a figure-hugging structured faux leather skirt. Its high waist design and elusive front slit that exposes a show-stopping glimpses of leg—making this set not only a total knockout, but also extremely flattering on the feminine form.
White after labour day? Shock horror! This edgy full circle dress is perfect for a effortless hourglass figure, with its cut out waist detail and circle skirt, making it as comfortable as it is cool. Taking a quirky play on fabrics with its embellished body, it’s bang on trend for SS15 (just don’t wear this to any summer wedding—we reckon the bride wouldn’t be too happy about it).
These pieces ahead will win you just as many compliments at your next social function, but if you end up buying all of them, well, we’re not taking blame.
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