With winter party season fast one the approach and the shops soon to be bursting with party style, we wanted to get ahead of the game and arm you with everything you need to consider in your search for the perfect cocktail dress.

Know Your Cocktail Dresses

A cocktail dress is categorised by the fact that it looks smart but stylish and appropriate for formal occasions. It’s a knee-length cut or there about, but some are much longer — it often varies depending on the event!

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Think About The Setting

Are you choosing a dress for a black-tie event or an office do? Not all cocktail dresses are designed equal. Consider the temperature; what type of fabric would be most suitable; the length you prefer; and what you’ll feel most comfortable in.

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Find Your Fashion Inspo

It’s a minefield looking for a new dress with so many different shops and so many webpages to trawl through. Flick through fashion magazines and click through online style advice to get a rough idea of the piece you’re looking for.

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Choose Your Colour

Start narrowing down your search by choosing colours that our on trend and look fantastic on you. Some staple advice is blue, turquoise and green are all failsafe options for those with lighter skin tones. Neutral colours look fantastic with darker skin tones. For a bold look opt for pinks and reds.

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Dress Your Body Shape

Fashion experts often offer guidance as to the sort of clothes that suit your body shape, but remember it is just guidance. The key thing is that you choose a dress shape and style that you feel comfortable in.

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Complete Your Look

You can make or break a look with accessories. Fortunately when choosing a dress, many clothing websites suggest accessories to complement your look. Consider it free fashion advice from the experts!

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Ask A Friend

When in doubt, always consult your friends. They’ll give you the confidence boost you’re looking for and let you know if your fashion choice isn’t right for you at all!

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About The Author

Lauren Hyland
Editorial Assistant

As Editorial Assistant at My Baba, Lauren keeps our readers up-to-date with the latest London events: from family outings to workshops for children to date nights in the city, she knows exactly what’s on and where.

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